Paul Hunter, managing director in Europe, Anritsu

Paul Hunter has been promoted to managing director of Anritsu Ltd, the holding company for Anritsu's European operations. He will also continue as general manager at Anritsu's European Measurement Division in Stevenage and Luton, UK, which has developed and produced solutions for measurement and testing of communications technologies.

Previously, Hunter worked in Canada, the UK, France, Germany and the USA for Nortel Networks, Marconi, Mobile Systems International and Tertio. He has a degree from Warwick University, UK and a Masters of Electrical Engineering from Carleton University, Canada.

Michael Crossey, VP marketing, Transmode Systems

Stockholm-based Transmode Systems AB — which has been shipping CWDM-based transmission system for metro networks since March 2001 — has appointed Michael Crossey as vice president of marketing, responsible for product management, strategic marketing and marketing communications.

Previously, with Nortel Networks, Crossey was responsible for product marketing and product management for its Metro Optical and Access solutions in EMEA then, most recently, director of market development, Nordics and Benelux, for its Optical business, responsible for business development and technical sales for the Metro and Long Haul DWDM portfolio.

Bjorn Andersson, customer project manager, Lumentis

Stockholm-based Lumentis AB — which supplies platforms for unamplified metro networks — has appointed Bjorn Andersson as customer project manager, responsible for coordinating and implementing major customer programs. Andersson is managing the second build-out of the 3G mobile network of Operator 3 (previously Hi3G) in Southern Sweden.

In over nine years of experience, Andersson was responsible for account support and project management as well as sales of transport networks at Sycamore Networks, then involved in software engineering projects, technical product and customer support as well as sales and marketing initiatives at Ericsson.

Mikel Williams, chief operating officer, LNG Holdings

Mikel Williams has been promoted to chief operating officer of Luxembourg-based LNG Holdings SA, after joining last August as COO and managing director of New Business Development at LamabdaNet France and Spain. LNG is the parent of Hannover-based service provider LambdaNet Communications.

Williams will support the on-going restructuring of LNG, its operations and management organisation, to reflect its business objectives as part of a plan to adopt more customer-focused sales and marketing in Europe. Williams will unify LHG across the countries served by the LambdaNet network, says Bernie Smedley, CEO of LNG.

Paul Atherton, supervisory board member, C2V

Professor Paul Atherton has become a shareholder and supervisory board member of MEMS supplier Concept to Volume BV, a management buy-out of Alcatel Optronics Netherlands based in Enschede.

As a graduate student he co-founded Queensgate Instruments and was MD from 1986 until its sale in March 2000. After a PhD in physics and research work at Imperial College he had a staff appointment at the University of Groningen, Netherlands. He has an MBA from the London Business School (1989).

Atherton is visiting professor in Nanotechnology at Cranfield University, vice president of euspen, board member of the Institute of Nanotechnology, and a governor of the London Business School. He is now MD of NanoVentures and non-executive director of seed fund Sussex Place Ventures and Sulis Innovation.

Royce Murphy ,chief executive officer, Nexagent

Royce Murphy has been made CEO of London's Nexagent, a supplier of software that automates and optimises design, implementation and assurance lifecycle of multi-carrier WANs. He succeeds founder Charlie Muirhead, who remains as president, responsible for marketing, business strategy and solution roadmap.

Murphy was senior VP EMEA for FileNET, a business process management and content management software vendor. Previously he was CEO of UK venture capital backed start-up PeopleDoc Ltd, which developed software for document and process collaboration in corporate finance. He has also held senior positions at Eastman Software and Hewlett-Packard.

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