March Networks hires new acting COO

March Networks, an Ontario-based firm providing digital and IP video surveillance solutions, announced today that the company has hired an acting COO.

Stephen Nicolle, the former president of the OSS software unit at Nortel Networks, has come aboard the security technologies firm as acting chief operating officer, and will be reporting directly to March Networks' President and CEO Peter Strom.

Nicolle brings some 22 years of communications and technology industry experience; in addition to his time at Nortel's OSS unit, he was at Bell Northern research, Sigma Systems Group and Tatara Systems.

March Networks' CEO Strom said that Nicolle's addition to the management team would be vital as the company prepares for expansion of its global presence.