Former U.S. Transportation Secretary, Norman Y. Mineta, Joins Allied Telesis Holdings K.K. Board of Advisors

TOKYO, Japan - February 14, 2013 - Allied Telesis Holdings K.K., announces that Norman Yoshio (Y.) Mineta has joined its global Board of Advisors, a move to further enhance the IT infrastructure solutions leader's strategic oversight and management team.

Mineta, an American politician and member of the Democratic Party, most recently served as the United States Secretary of Transportation in President George W. Bush's Cabinet. With more than five years in that role under his belt, he was the longest-serving Transportation Secretary in the Department's history. Mineta also served as President Bill Clinton's Secretary of Commerce for the last six months of his term.

According to Takayoshi Oshima, Allied Telesis chairman and chief executive officer, Allied Telesis Holdings K.K. and chief executive officer, Allied Telesis Group, “Allied Telesis is pleased to welcome a former political leader with the stellar credentials of Mineta to our Global Board of Advisors. His insight into business issues, along with his wealth of experience in America's political framework, will enable him to serve a vital role as we continue worldwide initiatives in providing reliable video, voice and data network solutions to clients in multiple markets including government, healthcare, and defense.”