Cable & Wireless names vice presidents and director

Cable & Wireless names vice presidents and director

Richard Yalen has been named senior vice president of business development at Cable & Wireless Inc. (CWI), Vienna, VA. Yalen is responsible for managing the business development activities of CWI, including acquisitions and alliances. The company also announced the promotion of Michael Ferzacca to senior vice president and general manager of alternate channels, responsible for expanding new distribution channels for CWI services, and the appointment of Dirk Cotton as director of the company`s newly formed NetWorth group.

Jim Pflaging has been appointed president of 3Com`s new subsidiary, Pacific Bell Network Integration (Pbni), Dublin, CA. In his new role, Pflaging--who previously held sales and management positions with 3Com Primary Access and Sprint--is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day activities of Pbni and for developing opportunities to further expand its data network design and management business.

Leslie A. Riseberg has been named vice president of technology planning at GTE. He will be responsible for coordinating and reviewing the technology-related aspects of the company`s business plans. Based at company headquarters in Stamford, CT, he will also serve as the technical resource for technology, intelligence and planning on a worldwide basis. Riseberg joined GTE in 1972 and most recently was director of the Systems Technology Laboratory at GTE Laboratories.

Earl Ingalls, Jr., has joined Astarté Fiber Networks Inc., Boulder, CO, as director of business development. He has more than 20 years` experience in the computer, data communications and telecommunications industries and has held senior management positions at Honeywell Information Systems and Digital Equipment Corp.

Gordon Martin has been named vice president of marketing and product development at Williams Telecommunications Systems Inc. in Houston. He will be responsible for product development, advanced software development, marketing communications, proposal preparation, client base marketing, information systems and Internet services. Martin has been with the company for 10 years, most recently as director of Internet services.

Michael Potter has been appointed vice president and chief financial officer at Alcatel Network Systems, Richardson, TX. He will report directly to President and Chief Executive David Orr and will assist in financial matters related to Alcatel Telecom`s Nafta area management. Previously, Potter served as general manager and comptroller of Alcatel Services International, based in Paris.

James A. Guseilo has been named vice president and general manager of Reltec Corp.`s International Business Unit, Cleveland. Guseilo succeeds Robert A. Dirks, who announced his retirement after 36 years of service with the company. Guseilo is returning to Reltec after serving as vice president-controller for the past two years at Reliance Electric.

Dennis G. Hall, professor and director of The Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester, has been named to an endowed chair, the William F. May Professorship in Engineering and Applied Sciences. Known for his investigations of optical effects that occur near the surface of or within thin metal films, semiconductors and optical wave guides, Hall was named a fellow of the Optical Society of America and the International Society for Optical Engineering in 1987 and 1984, respectively, and in November 1995 was named as a fellow of the American Physical Society.

Terry Poindexter has been named director of software solutions at Integration Technologies Inc. in Denver. He will lead a new group responsible for providing consulting and network management and operational support systems integration services. Poindexter has 15 years` experience in application software development and information technologies. Previously, he was associated with Objective Systems Integrators and Accugraph Corp.

Wayne A. Budd has been named Nynex senior vice president for government affairs and regulatory matters in the five New En gland states served by Nynex: Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Previously, Budd was a senior partner with the law firm of Goodwin, Procter & Hoar and a president-appointed, Senate-confirmed commissioner with the U.S. Sentencing Commission. He has held a number of high-profile positions at the federal and state levels.

Dale R. De Hart has been appointed vice president of operations at Vixel Corp., Broomfield, CO. He is responsible for setting up the company`s manufacturing operations for high-speed fiber-optic transceiver products, as well as Fibre Channel module and hub products that the company is acquiring from Western Digital. Previous employers include Spectrian Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co., TRW and M/A-COM.

Dale Flanders has been promoted to vice president of engineering at Lasertron in Burlington, MA. He has worked at Lasertron for 12 years, most recently as director of engineering. Early in his career, he led a team that introduced the first commercial 1550-nanometer distributed-feedback lasers. Evan Sanders has been promoted from sales manager to director of sales. Before joining Lasertron, he worked at Sipex Corp. as marketing manager for converter products.

Robert J. Phillippy has been appointed vice president and general manager of the science and laboratory unit of Irvine, CA-based Newport Corp. Before joining Newport, he worked at Square D Co., most recently as vice president of strategic accounts. He held a number of sales and marketing positions within the company.

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