ORG Fujitsu Laboratories of America Title BIO David Hawkins is senior director, professional services, at Fujitsu Network Communications based in Richardson, Texas. David has over 19 years of telecommunications experience. He joined Fujitsu in 1999 as the director of manufacturing and quality engineering and product qualifications and subsequently has held a number of positions with increasing responsibilities including acting vice president for the western region sales. In this role, he was responsible for sales of fiber optic transmission equipment to Qwest and independent telcos. Currently, David is responsible for developing and delivering high margin professional engineering services such as system commissioning, network engineering, and fiber characterization to customers. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Missouri, and an Executive MBA from the University of Texas-Dallas.