Pirelli Cable names marketing vice president

Pirelli Cable names marketing vice president

Mehmet N. Balos has been named vice president for marketing and business development at Pirelli Cable Corp., Lexington, SC, which is expanding into the systems arena. Before joining Pirelli, he was vice president for marketing communications at ADC Telecommunications Inc. Other former employers include Fujitsu America Inc., Northern Telecom Inc. and AT&T Network Cable Systems.

M. Scott Burroughs has been appointed assistant director of device engineering at Lasertron, Burlington, MA, where he is responsible for the development and manufacture of laser diodes. He previously worked at AT&T Microelectronics Division, where he held various management positions.

Christopher Pinyan has been promoted to product manager at Isowave, a division of Deltronic Crystal Industries Inc., Dover, NJ. He is supervisor of the optical-isolator production team and also liaison between manufacturing and engineering and marketing. Since joining Isowave in 1989, he has been involved in the research and development of new products.

Jeff Purchon has been named director of sales and marketing at Acton-based Micracor Inc. He has 10 years` experience in fiber-optic component sales and is responsible for launching Power-link 1319-nanometer communication sources and links targeting cable-TV, radio-frequency and cellular markets.

Carl E. Painter, chairman and chief executive officer at BICC Cables Corp., has been named a director at its parent company, London-based BICC plc. He has almost 20 years` experience in the electrical industry, including senior management positions.

William D. (Rick) Wilson has been named vice president for video services at Irving, TX-based GTE Telephone Operations, which provides voice, video and data products and services. He joined GTE in 1973 as an assistant internal auditor at GTE Southwest and held financial and business-planning positions.

D. Craig Young was named president and chief operating officer at Brooks Fiber Properties Inc., St. Louis. He has 16 years` experience in telecommunications, serving most recently as vice president for sales operations at Ameritech Inc. Other former employers include US West Communications Inc. and Executone Information Systems.

Andy Scott has been appointed telecommunications services engineer at Columbia Cable of Oregon in Beaverton. His responsibilities include engineering and marketing advanced communications and telecommunications network services to local businesses and governmental agencies. He has 16 years` experience in the telecommunications industry and during the last 13 years, has held key positions at the company.

J. Jim Hsieh has been named general manager at Wuhan Telecommunication Devices Co. in the People`s Republic of China. He is also president of Burlington, MA-based Lasertron Inc., which he co-founded in 1980. Peter Kang has been appointed deputy general manager at Wuhan Telecommunication Devices. His previous experience includes 15 years as senior vice president at Transtech International.

Harry W. (Bill) Brogdon has been named vice president, strategic marketing, at Omaha, NB-based MFS Network Technologies Inc., an operating company of MFS Communications Co. Inc. He is responsible for worldwide strategic and technical marketing, as well as sales support. Prior to joining MFS Network Technologies, he was associated with Motorola ISA. Brogdon spent 19 years with AT&T Network Cable Systems, where he held management positions.

Robert Eide has been promoted to vice president for network systems sales. He is responsible for all channels of distribution, including federal and commercial sales of the company`s network systems integration services. He was formerly employed by Northern Telecom Inc. and Motorola Communications and Electronics.

Ronald W. Kaiser has been appointed chief financial officer of American Communications Services Inc., an Oak Brook, IL, telecommunications company that builds and operates fiber-optic networks throughout the South. He has more than 15 years` experience in financial management. Previous employers include Adak Communications Corp., George Fischer AG and Leeco Diagnostics Inc.

Hugo Vifian has been named vice president for research and development at Harmonic Lightwaves Inc., Santa Clara, CA. He has 25 years` experience at Hewlett-Packard Co., where he was most recently research and development manager and chairman of strategic council. Pete Cornish has been appointed director of systems engineering. His responsibilities include overseeing the development of systems, customer requests and general product enhancements. He was previously manager of systems support for broadband transport products at Raynet Corp.

Dan Bart has been named vice president for standards and technology at the Electronic Industries Association/Telecommunications Industry Association, Arlington, VA. He was formerly TIA vice president, technical and regulatory affairs. He has worked closely with the EIA on important projects, including the production of the EIA/TIA White Paper on National Information Infrastructure.

Cory Mitchell has been appointed president at New Haven, CT-based Southern New England Telecommunications Corp.`s multimedia services unit. SNET is currently operating an interactive television trial in West Hartford, CT, delivering video-on-demand, enhanced pay-per-view service and 40 channels of television and premium channel programming to area homes. Mitchell was founder and president of Poseidon Entertainment, a Los Angeles multimedia consulting practice.

Jeffrey Bazemore has been named district manager for Fullerton, CA-based Fibertron Corp.`s southeast region. Previously a process engineering manager at Siecor Corp.`s telecommunications cable plant, he has 4 years` experience as a senior field engineer and field engineering supervisor, providing sales support to telephone, cable-TV and local area network companies.

Garet N. Romeo has resigned his position as president and director of Porta Systems Corp., Syosset, NY, to pursue other business interests. Vincent F. Santulli, chief executive officer and chairman of the company, will assume Romeo`s responsibilities.

Michael Ozburn has been appointed vice president of Telecom SBU, a strategic business unit established by Hatboro, PA-based General Instrument Corp. He is responsible for the strategic management of the communications switched digital video, the hybrid fiber/coaxial-cable telephony and the data services PC Linx programs.

Janet Hale, a former senior official in the Bush and Reagan administrations, has been named vice president of government relations for the United States Telephone Association. She was most recently vice president at the University of Pennsylvania.

Christopher Walters has been appointed western regional sales manager at Force Inc., Christiansburg, VA. He is responsible for all fiber-optic transmission product sales activity and original equipment manufacturer agreements throughout the western United States. He has extensive experience in selling fiber-optic communications systems for telephone-company, cable-TV, broadcast, high-definition television, videoconferencing and surveillance applications.

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