Qwest names new vice president

Oct. 1, 1997

Qwest names new vice president

Nayel Shafei has been appointed executive vice president of product development at Qwest Communications International Inc., Denver, CO. He will focus on the development of data-transfer services to optimize the company`s new, 13,000-mi high-capacity fiber-optic network. Former employers include Allied Signal and Computervision. Shafei is a consultant for the United Nations Development Program and a member of the Telecommunications Industry Association, Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association, Society of Cable Engineers, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society. Ken Williams has been named vice president of customer services at Qwest. Previously, he worked at Sybase Inc., Radius Corp., Ingres/Ask, and Intel Corp.

Stephen Montgomery has been named president of ElectroniCast Corp., a market research company in San Mateo, CA, and a member of the board of directors. He has been with the company since 1990, most recently as vice president and chief operating officer. Jeff D. Montgomery, founder of the company, will remain chairman of the board.

Joseph P. Clayton has been named president and chief operating officer of Frontier Corp., Rochester, NY. He has more than 24 years` experience in the consumer electronics industry, with tenures at Thomson Consumer Electronics, General Electric, and rca. Most recently, he was executive vice president of marketing and sales for the Americas and Asia at Thomson.

Robert G. Deuster, president and chief executive of Irvine, CA-based Newport Corp., has assumed the additional position of chairman. He joined the company in 1996 as president and chief executive and was formerly a senior executive with Applied Power Inc.

Richard T. Klein, Jr., has been named president and chief executive of Klein Tools Inc., Chicago, IL. He is a fifth-generation descendant of the company`s founder, Mathias Klein, who founded the company in 1857. Klein joined the company in 1978 as a member of the quality control department and also served as vice president of process engineering, executive vice president, and president, and has most recently been acting as the company`s chief operating officer.

Jim Harrison has been named product line manager of two-dimensional, high-power diode-laser arrays at Opto Power Corp. in Tucson, AZ. Previously, he worked in the research division of Schwartz Electro-Optics. Merrill Apter has been promoted from sales manager to manager of international sales, and Lesley Rogers has been promoted from applications engineering manager to manager of North American sales.

George B. Holmes has been appointed vice president of broadband sales at Ortel Corp., Alhambra, CA. He will direct the company`s worldwide broadband sales organization and continue Ortel`s global expansion into the cable-TV and telecommunications industry. Previously, he was vice president of worldwide sales at Level One Communications Inc. Former employers include Telecom Solutions, a division of Symmetricon Inc., and Global Synchronization Products.

John Rogers has been named assistant director of Optical Research Associates` optical engineering group in Pasadena, CA. Before joining the company, he was a member of the teaching staff at the University of Rochester and was head of the optical development group at Leica Aarau. Rogers has extensive experience in all phases of optical engineering, with a special emphasis on optical testing.

Bill Charuk has been appointed fiber-optics product manager at Berk-Tek, Fuquay-Varina, NC. He has more than 12 years` experience in developing fiber-optic cabling products for the advanced telecommunications industry. Before joining Berk-Tek, he worked at Siecor Corp.

Don Williams and Brad Farris have been named account executives at Philips Broadband Networks, Manlius, NY. Williams will provide support and sales to service operators in the northwestern United States. He has more than 18 years` experience in radio-frequency engineering and technical service in the telecommunications industry. Williams is a long-time member of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (scte), where he previously served as an executive office in its Oregon chapter. Farris will provide support and sales to service operators in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas, and Louisiana. Also a member of the scte, he most recently served as district sales manager for a cable operator in Texas.

Daniel S. Joseph has been named general manager of Donnelly Optics Corp., Tucson, AZ, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Donnelly Corp. He has been with the company since July 1995 and was originally hired as a business unit director for the automotive supplier. The company manufactures products that can be used in the telecommunications and computer industries.

Laurie D. Schwartz has been appointed project director of digital-video technologies in the strategic assessment department of Louisville, CO-based Cable Television Laboratories Inc. Former employers include Bell Atlantic and Pacific Telesis.

Joseph G. Fogg, III, and Mitsuhiro Naoe have been appointed to the board of directors at gst Communications Inc., Vancouver, WA. Fogg is currently chairman and chief executive at J.G. Fogg & Co. Inc., a private venture capital firm. Previously, he held a variety of senior management positions during his 26 years with Morgan Stanley & Co. Naoe is a retired senior manager of Tomen Corp. He currently serves as chairman of California-based Areal Corp. and is a consultant to Tomen Electronics Corp.

Gregory A. Peters has been named vice president of international operations at Advanced Fibre Communications Inc., Petaluma, CA. Previously, he held management positions for at&t, The Connell Co., and the Kuwaiti Ruling Family. Most recently, he was vice president of international operations at adtran Inc., a designer, developer, and manufacturer or high-speed digital-transmission equipment. During his career, Peters has been responsible for business development, marketing, and sales in more than 65 countries.

Charles Neel has been named manufacturing manager for Ocean Optics Inc., Dunedin, FL. Previously, he worked on military aircraft target systems for Litton Laser Systems. Brian Grabbe has been appointed materials manager. Most recently, he was a buyer for Henry`s Food Products. New support staff includes electro-optic technicians Brenda Winans and Brian Rogers, and optical-mechanical technician Donna Salamida.

James Q. Crowe has been elected a director of Qwest Communications International Inc. of Denver, CO. In addition to his new role, Crowe is president and chief executive of Kiewit Diversified Group Inc., and a director of Peter Kiewit Sons` Inc., CalEnergy Inc., and c-tec Corp. Roger J. Attick has been appointed vice president of business market sales. Attick joins Qwest from mci Communications Corp., where he was director of local services sales and support at mcimetro, that company`s local services subsidiary. Michael Fair has been appointed director of marketing--business markets. Most recently, he was a director of strategic pricing and promotions for Sprint Corp.`s business products. Mark W. Hagood has been appointed director of access development. He comes from WorldCom Inc., where he was a senior implementation manager. Previous experience includes service as a franchise specialist with mcimetro.

Arnold J. Candray, most recently a national director for People to People International, has been named vice president of affiliate acquisitions at International Telecom Ltd., Seattle, WA. He has extensive international experience in the call re-origination industry, academia, and military fields.

Grant Lu has been appointed business manager of fiber optics at Heraeus Amersil in Duluth, GA. He has been with the company since 1995, and most recently served as business manager for the company`s specialty fiber-optics division. Lu`s new responsibilities include North American sales of the company`s fiber-optic products and growth and development of the company`s fiber-optic business.

Jack Bryant has been promoted to executive vice president of sales and marketing of antec Network Technologies of Rolling Meadows, IL. Previously a senior vice president and president of the company`s digital systems division, Bryant will direct organizations involved with the sales and marketing of antec-manufactured laser, optical receiver, radio-frequency distribution electronics, powering, and fiber interconnect products. Bryant has 18 years of technical sales and marketing experience and has been with antec since 1991.

Patrick L. Welker has been appointed president of reltec Europe & Latin America, which gives him responsibility for all of the Cleveland, OH-based company`s activities in those areas. Welker, who joined reltec`s predecessor company Reliance Comm/Tec in the 1970s, has also been named to reltec`s office of the president, which was established in 1996. Succeeding Welker in his previous position of vice president/general manager of transmission products is Michael Pratt, who joined reltec in 1996 as vice president of engineering and marketing of access products. He previously served for six years with dsc Communications Corp.

Vincent Raisa has been promoted to director of international sales at Philips Broadband Networks of Eindhoven, Netherlands. Raisa has served as a sales representative for the company, and the former Magnavox catv Systems Inc., since 1979, most recently as an international sales manager. His new duties involve directing and overseeing the company`s sales activities in South America, Australia, and New Zealand.

Marcus M. Annicelli has been appointed director of manufacturing for Fiber Options Inc. of Bohemia, NY. He has more than 20 years of experience in the electronics manufacturing industry, the last 8 of which were spent as the manufacturing manager for Sentrol-Aritech Corp.

Bob Belard has joined Floral Park, NY-based Fiberall Corp. as sales manager. He has several years of experience in fiber optics and will be responsible for the company`s sales and marketing activities.

Daniel Easter has been named vice president for worldwide sales and channel development at Transition Networks Inc. of Minneapolis, MN, a wholly owned subsidiary of enstar Inc. He spent the past five years at Allied Telesyn International Corp., most recently as vice president of distribution operations and channel management. Easter`s new duties include strengthening the company`s sales channels and developing new partnerships for its products worldwide.

Thomas J. Elliot has joined Cable Television Laboratories Inc. (CableLabs) of Louisville, CO, where he will work on projects involving digital television, high-definition television, and the consumer industry. He has worked in the cable-TV industry for more than 30 years, most recently as senior vice president of engineering and technology at tci. Elliot was a visiting executive at CableLabs from 1989 to 1991.

Kirk Flatow has been appointed vice president of international sales at Harmonic Lightwaves Inc. of Sunnyvale, CA. Before joining Harmonic Lightwaves, Flatow held several senior management positions at Flextronics, including his most recent role as vice president of business development. He also was a founder of nChip, a semiconductor packaging company later acquired by Flextronics.

Daniel C. Petri, president of nynex Global Systems Co., has been named acting chairman of Flag Ltd. following the resignation of chairman and chief executive Joseph C. Timpanaro. Flag Ltd. is the builder of Fiber-optic Link Around the Globe, and nynex Global Systems is responsible for its construction, sales, and marketing. Petri joined nynex in 1971. He was appointed managing director of Worldwide Operations in 1994 and was elected president of nynex Global Systems in 1995.

Bruce Thomas and Guillermo Ocampo have been hired as part of the Christiansburg, VA-based Force Inc. sales team. Thomas was named national accounts manager and handles sales for cable-TV, telephone, and broadcast customers. Formerly, he served as regional account executive of the network systems group for C-Cor Electronics Inc. Ocampo was named regional sales manager--Latin America and is responsible for sales and marketing activities in Latin America and for sales support in Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, and Louisiana. He has more than 12 years of experience as systems engineer and sales manager for A/V Texas and aves Visual Systems.

Austin Lese, vice president of advanced product development for Larus Corp., has been named a director of the San Jose, CA, company where he has worked since 1985. Lese`s product development work includes designing systems for tpl, aps, timing, fiber-optic transmission, and spread spectrum wireless digital transmission.

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