MCI promotes information technology executive

Aug. 1, 1998

MCI promotes information technology executive

Susan Popyer has been promoted to vice president of business market information technology at mci (Washington, DC). In this position, Popyer will oversee the development and management of all order entry, billing, customer management, and reporting systems that support the company`s mid-size and large business customers. Her organization is composed of more than 1900 analysts, managers, and support staff located primarily in Colorado Springs, CO; Cedar Rapids, IA; Washington, DC; and Atlanta, GA. For 12 years, Popyer has held executive management positions in finance and information technology at the company. She has led efforts to deploy some of mci`s most successful business products, such as Vnet, networkmci One, and the family of HyperStream data-communications products.

Vinod Khosla has joined the board of directors of Qwest (Denver, CO). Khosla was a cofounder of Sun Microsystems in 1982. Currently, he serves as general partner with the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and as a partner of the Java Fund. In addition to serving on the board at Qwest, Khosla is a member of the board of directors at Concentric Network, Excite Inc., Fiberlane Communications, Juniper Network, Microprose, Nova Communications, and Total Entertainment Network.

Qwest also announced its new senior management team as both Qwest and lci International Inc. (McLean, VA) prepare for their pending merger. The new team will report to Joseph P. Nacchio, president and chief executive officer of Qwest, and is comprised of executives from both lci and Qwest, including Lawrence J. Bouman, executive vice president of product development and multimedia services; Stephen M. Jacobsen, executive vice president of marketing and strategic accounts; Brij Khandelwal, executive vice president and chief information officer; Joseph A. Lawrence, executive vice president of corporate development and chief administrative officer; Larry A. Seese, executive vice president of network engineering and operations; Lewis O. Wilks, president of business markets; Robert S. Woodruff, executive vice president and chief financial officer; Gregory M. Casey, senior vice president of broadband capacity; John G. Musci, senior vice president of wholesale switch services; Reynaldo U. Ortiz, senior vice president of international; John C. Taylor, senior vice president of consumer markets; A. Dean Wandry, senior vice president of government markets and fiber sales.

Howard Juul has been appointed general manager of the Independent Network Consortium (inc--Plymouth, MN), a new limited-liability corporation. Juul was director of engineering and operations at means Telecom, which contributed to the establishment of inc. Juul had been hired by means when it was established eight years ago.

Willem V. Riesen will serve as European sales manager for Ripley Co. (Cromwell, CT). Riesen has more than 25 years` experience in sales and marketing in the European markets. Prior to joining Ripley, he worked for Gilbert Engineering, a manufacturer of cable-TV connectors, helping to direct their sales and marketing growth efforts in Europe.

Rolla P. Huff has been appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer of Frontier Corp. (Rochester, NY). Huff was most recently president of at&t Wireless for the central United States and had served as chief financial officer for that company. Huff succeeds Louis L. Massaro, who has been acting as a consultant for Frontier since retiring from the position in February.

Jack Finlayson has been named senior vice president of Global Crossing Ltd. (Hamilton, Bermuda). Previously, Finlayson was corporate vice president and general manager of Motorola`s Asia Pacific Cellular Infrastructure group, responsible for managing the wireless infrastructure business. He has more than 17 years` experience in the telecommunications field.

Robert Lee has been promoted to general manager of alltel`s (Jacksonville, FL) front-end systems division. Lee served as senior vice president of the company`s front-end systems for three years and previously as vice president of marketing. Lee will be responsible for all aspects of the suite of front-end systems, including supervising the development and implementation of several new products.

Desmond P. Wilson III has been promoted to president of Hekimian Laboratories Inc. (Rockville, MD). He replaces Robert M. Ginnings, who will retire at the end of the year after 28 years of service. Wilson began his career as a sales trainee at the company in 1987 and was promoted to vice president of sales in 1994.

James Wimbush has been elected to the board of directors of LightPath Technologies Inc. (Albuquerue, NM). Wimbush is the former president of the Ethicon Inc. division of Johnson & Johnson and former chairman and chief executive officer of Lukens Medical Corp. He acquired Lukens Medical through a company he founded in New Jersey in 1984. He then moved it to Albuquerque.

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