OSP names two corporate officers

Sept. 1, 1998

OSP names two corporate officers

Ken Merryweather has been appointed vice president of engineering and fiber operations of osp Consultants Inc. (Sterling, VA). Formerly director of engineering and fiber operations for the California region, Merryweather will now focus on large-scale turnkey projects and will directly control all nonregulated engineering and splicing operations nationwide. Larry Litteral has been appointed vice president of project management. With more than 25 years of telecommunications experience, Litteral will oversee business development activities for the program management division, as well as mobilize and manage projects to fulfill contract requirements. Prior to his appointment, he served as the company`s director of broadband systems.

Larissa Herda has been named president and chief executive of Time Warner Telecom (Greenwood Village, CO). Before joining the company as senior vice president of sales in March 1997, Herda was southeast regional vice president and general manager for mfs Telecom Inc., responsible for sales, network construction, installation, and network performance. She succeeds Stephen McPhie, who has completed his assignment of reorganizing and refocusing the subsidiary of Time Warner Entertainment and will return to MediaOne.

Douglas Malchow has been appointed director of marketing and sales for commercial products at Discovery Semiconductor Inc. (Princeton, NJ). Malchow will work with customers to develop optoelectric integrated circuits for the telecommunications industry. Prior to his appointment, Malchow worked at Instruments SA Inc., a division of the analytical instrumentation company Horiba Inc.

Dieter B. Brauer, president of the broadband cable division of Philips Broadband Networks Inc. (Manilus, NY), retired from the company in July. Brauer has more than 28 years of experience in the broadband cable telecommunications industry. He joined Philips in 1987 as director of engineering. A year later he was named vice president of engineering before being named president in 1990.

Colin Boyd has joined Harmonic Lightwaves Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA) as vice president of North American sales and worldwide marketing. He will be responsible for overseeing the company`s North American sales group and identifying new market opportunities worldwide. With more than 24 years of sales and marketing experience, Boyd most recently served as vice president of international sales for General Instrument`s Satellite Data Networks Group.

Tom Nilson has been promoted to vice president and managing director of broadband operations for the North American region at Scientific-Atlanta Inc. (Atlanta, GA). Nilson will set the strategic direction for sales and support aimed at all broadband operators in the United States and Canada. Nilson will work out of the company`s Denver, CO, office. With 20 years of experience in the telecommunications and cable industries, Nilson previously worked in sales and marketing for at&t.

Mark Graf has been named to head Altitun Inc. (Pepperell, MA), a recently formed subsidiary of Altitun AB. With more than 11 years of experience in the fiber optics industry, Graf most recently was founder and general manager of Diamond USA Inc.

Dominick DeAngelo has been named senior vice president of Internet services for ixc Communications Inc. (Austin, TX). DeAngelo has more than 25 years of telecommunications experience, most recently with Sprint Communications.

James C. Gorton has been named general counsel for Global Crossing (Hamilton, Bermuda). Gorton was a partner in the corporate department of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. He specializes in international financing transactions, with a particular emphasis on project finance and telecommunications.

William J. Coyne, III, Michael Ferzacca, and Thomas J. Murphy, Jr. have each been promoted to the position of chief operating officer for Cable & Wireless usa (Vienna, VA). Collectively, they will form the newly created office of the chief operating officer, which will oversee day-to-day line functions. Coyne will focus on the company`s direct sales strategy; Ferzacca will focus on carrier and partnership programs, as well as marketing and customer care; and Murphy will focus on operations, engineering, and information technology.

David W. Dorman, chairman, president, and chief executive of PointCast Inc., has been elected to e-tek Dynamics Inc.`s (San Jose, CA) board of directors. Also, Philip J. Anthony has been appointed vice president of engineering for e-tek, where he is responsible for managing research and development in fiber-optic componenets and optoelectronic packaging. Previously, Anthony was director of passive devices and integrated optical modules at Lucent Technologies, where he was employed for 10 years.

Edward McIntyre has been named director of sales for afo`s (Fremont, CA) eastern regional sales office. McIntyre has 20 years` experience in broadband, satellite, RF/microwave, and electronics component signal transmission products. Before joining afo, he was North American sales and major accounts manager for Ortel Corp.

Hirokazu Hashimoto has been appointed president and chief executive officer of nec Electronics Inc. (Santa Clara, CA). He has been with the company for more than 10 years, where he founded and built its asic business. Hashimoto will be responsible for all of the company`s North American semiconductor operations. Shigeki Matsue, former president and chief executive, has been appointed to nec Corp.`s board of directors.

Charles E. Synborski has been named vice president of sales and marketing for Fusion UV Systems Inc. (Gaithersburg, MD). Prior to his appointment, Synborski was vice president of sales and marketing and vice president of flexible assembly systems at DT Industries, Hansford Automation Systems.

William T. Schleyer has been elected a director of the board of directors at antec Corp. (Rolling Meadows, IL). A private consultant to the telecommunications industry, Schleyer also serves on the board of directors and executive committee of CableLabs Inc. Previously, he was president and chief operating officer of MediaOne. Bradley Halverson has been promoted to director of global marketing and communications at antec Network Technologies (Norcross, GA), where he has held several positions, including director of marketing communications, director of advertising, and product manager.

Duncan M. Smith has been appointed manager of engineering at trw MilliWave Inc. (Redondo Beach, CA). Smith will have responsibility for the insertion of mmic technology into the company`s product line and for managing all computer-aided drafting and engineering personnel.

David Hollingsworth has been named vice president of finance for gst Telecommunications Inc. (Vancouver, WA). He has more than 10 years of finance experience in the telecommunications and finance industry. Prior to joining the company, Hollingsworth was vice president of equity research with George K. Baum & Co. Brian Thomas has been appointed vice president of intercompany relations. Thomas has more than 17 years of telecommunications experience and worked most recently as director of interconnection strategies for Pacific Telecom.

David A. Woodle has been named president and chief executive at c-cor Electronics Inc. (State College, PA). With more than 20 years` experience in management for engineering and manufacturing, Woodle most recently was general manager of strategic systems for Raytheon Systems Co.

Andrei Vankov has joined ai/focs Inc. (Franklin, MA) as product engineer for copper and fiber interconnect cables. With more than nine years of technical experience, he will support the company`s design, development, and manufacture of custom fiber-optic and copper cable assemblies.

Jack Fenster has been named director of RF communications products for Broadband Communications Products Inc. (Melbourne, FL). He will be responsible for market analysis, product planning, product management, account management, and marketing communications.

Alan E. Negrin has been appointed to the board of directors of Broadband Technologies Inc. (Research Triangle Park, NC). He has more than 30 years of telecommunications experience and co-founded two of the industry`s leading access equipment suppliers: E/O Networks and Optilink Corp. (acquired by dsc Communications).

R.C. Johnstone, Jr. has joined the board of directors at reltec Corp. (Cleveland, OH). Most recently, he was the president of Bechtel`s telecommunications, environmental, space and defense, government services, and industrial business units.

Jim Connors has joined Meridian Technologies Inc. (Inwood, NY) as national sales manager. Connors has 14 years of experience in fiber-optic video, audio, and data network systems design, as well as cable-plant installation.

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