David W. Garrison, George B. Cobbe, and Stanley M.D. Beck have been elected to the board of directors at GST Telecommunications Inc. (Vancouver, WA). Garrision currently serves on the board of directors of Ameritrade Holding Corp. Cobbe serves as a director on the boards of Perigree Investment Counsel Inc., Alternative Resources Corp, Global Election Systems, and Bombay Co. Beck serves currently as a director on the boards of International Comfort Products Corp., New Growth Corp., Utility Corp., Central Capital Corp, Canadian Life & Health Insurance Compensation Corp., First Marathon Inc., and Philex Gold Inc.
Michael J. Fitzpatrick, president and chief executive of E-TEK Dynamics Inc. (San Jose, CA), has also been appointed chairman of the board. Walter G. Kortschak, the former chairman and a general partner in venture capital firm Summit Partners, will remain on the board of directors and retain his role as a member of the Audit and Compensation committees. Fitzpatrick joined E-TEK in November of 1997, following the company's recapitalization in July 1997, when the founders sold a controlling stake to Summit Partners. He was previously president and chief executive of Pacific Telesis Enterprises.
David M. Rossi has been appointed market and technology analyst at ElectroniCast Corp. (San Mateo, CA). He was previously a senior staff engineer with SDL Inc.
M. Arely Castellón has been appointed vice president and general manager of the Latin America region at CIENA Corp, (Linthicum, MD). She has worked for AT&T, MCI, Sprint International (Global One), and Xerox. Most recently, she served as vice president and general manager with Motorola International.
Malcom Barnett has been appointed managing director of Corning cables at Corning Inc. (Corning, NY). He formerly served as technology director for BICC Communications. Before that, Barnett was technology director for BICC's European cable businesses in both telecommunications and energy.
George J. Roberts has joined SpecTran Corp. (Sturbridge, MA) as senior vice president and chief financial officer. He served most recently as senior vice president, chief financial officer, treasurer, and chief operating officer of Microelectronics & Computer Technology Corp., a consortium of 10 major U.S. corporations cooperating in the areas of information technology and advanced electronics in order to gain a sustainable competitive advantage over foreign competition.
Charlotte G. Deneberg has been appointed vice president and chief technology officer of Metromedia Fiber Network Inc. (New York City). She has more than 25 years of telecommunications industry experience. Denenberg previously worked for Southern New England Telephone Company for 11 years, most recently as vice president of network technology and chief technology officer.
Jerry R. Davis has been appointed to the board of directors of Qwest Communications International Inc. He most recently served as vice chairman of Union Pacific Railroad. Previously, Davis was president and chief executive of Southern Pacific Railroad.
Walter Alessandrini has joined Avanex Corp. (Fremont, CA) as president and chief executive. He was most recently president and chief executive of Pirelli Cables and Systems North America.
Mark Stewart has been named director of European market development at IXC Communications Inc. (Austin, TX). He was previously head of marketing at Gemini Submarine Cable Systems Ltd. He has also held various posts at Cable & Wireless in the UK and Far East.
Stephen Cockrell has been appointed chief financial officer of Bookham Technologies (Oxfordshire, UK). Since 1987, he has been group finance director and company secretary for MTL Instruments Group plc.
Steven D. Warwick has been named vice president of product strategy at Wavtrace Inc. (Bellevue, WA). Warwick, who has five patents pending, including one for WBA systems design and radio planning, most recently served as senior vice president and chief technology officer at WebCel Communications. Also, Kimberly Tassin has been named director of marketing. She has worked for several months at the company's public relations agency, The KMC Group, leading the firm's wireless group.
George E. Alberts has joined Technology Futures Inc. (Austin, TX) as a senior consultant. He worked for 35 years with the National Security Agency, most recently as technical director of research and advanced technology.
John Hughes has joined Qtera Corp. (Boca Raton, FL), as vice president and chief technology officer. Most recently, Hughes was president and chief executive of American Photonic Systems.