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Ottawa-based Meriton Networks is ramping up global expansion, having recently appointed several heads of regional operations. Industry veteran Bert Whyte has been named managing director of Europe, Middle East, and Africa regional sales/support. Whyte brings a variety of experience with industry suppliers as well as broadband and access services and products providers to his new role. To address the demand for its products in the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) region and in Asia Pacific, Meriton has established offices in Southern Florida and Seoul, respectively. The CALA group is led by Manuel Andrade, vice president of sales for that region, and prior president of the CALA Regional Business Unit for ECI Telecom Ltd. The Asia-Pacific team is managed by telecom executive D.Y. Hwang under the direction of Steve Robinson, vice president of sales, Asia Pacific.

Mahwah, NJ-based Infogate Online Inc., a provider of IPTV middleware, plans to extend its reach in the North American market with the addition of Frank N. Condito as director of sales for the US and Canada. As northeast national account manager at Time Warner Cable-Road Runner, Condito provided Fortune 100 companies with broadband solutions including IPTV.

NanoOpto Corp., a manufacturer of nanofabricated optical components, has brought Nada O’Brien on board as vice president of product development. O’Brien brings 12 years of research and development, technology, and product development knowledge in optics and thin-film coatings to NanoOpto. She began her career at Optical Coating Lab Inc. (OCLI) as an R&D engineer. After JDSU acquired OCLI, O’Brien led product development efforts in JDSU’s OCLI Products Division. Prior to joining NanoOpto, she was product development manager at JDSU, where she was responsible for the launch of new products in a $40 million global optics and display business.

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