Global Crossing names chairman

Leo J. Hindery, Jr. has joined Global Crossing as chairman and CEO of its GlobalCenter Inc. Internet services operation. Previously, he was president and CEO of AT&T Broadband & Internet Services. Hindery had been president and CEO of Tele-Communications Inc. (TCI) before it was acquired by AT&T. During his tenure at TCI, Hindery helped create more than $50 billion in value for TCI shareholders.

Paul L. Kelley has joined Syrtis Networks Inc. as a consulting engineer. Kelley comes from Tufts University, where he was director of the electro-optics center and professor. He has held positions at M.I.T. Lincoln Laboratory, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, University of California at Berkeley, Cornell University, and Northeastern University.

P. Harshavardhana has joined Virtual Photonics as vice president, advanced tool development and customized network solutions. He will lead development of the Photonic Network Design Suite, a family of transport planning tools that characterize networking technologies, architectures, cost structures, and traffic forecasts. Previously, Harshavardhana worked at Lucent Bell Labs, where he was responsible for the development of advanced algorithms for high-speed networks like SONET/SDH, ATM, optical networking, and IP.

Ming Jun Li has been appointed research associate at Corning. Li began his career at Corning in the Optical Cable Division in 1991. In 1994, he joined the Telecommunications Products Division where he developed a new process that allowed for increased output. Li joined Fiber Development in the Science & Technology group in 1996 and was instrumental in the development of LEAF optical fiber.

Bruce Becker has been appointed general counsel and senior vice presid ent for law and external affairs at GST Telecommunications Inc. He brings over 20 years of legal and regulatory experience to the company, most recently as general counsel of Ameritech Corp.'s long-distance industry-services unit. In that capacity, Becker was responsible for the transactions, federal and state regulatory matters, employment issues, and ongoing legal strategy of the 650-person business unit.

Christopher H. Honigman has been appointed vice president of sales for the East and Midwest regions of Broadwing, a newly formed company created from the merger of Cincinnati Bell Inc. and IXC Communications. Honigman will be responsible for leading sales initiatives and providing sales support in the regions. He was most recently vice president of Electronic Commerce for Philips Electronics North America Corp. and led the company's electronic commerce strategy, taking it from development to implementation. Prior to that, he held numerous executive sales positions during a 10-year career at MCI WorldCom Inc. Tom Schilling has been appointed senior vice president of finance for Broadwing's national subsidiary, Broadwing Communications. Schilling will be responsible for planning, budgeting, reporting, accounting, collections, and internal auditing and will be reporting to Rick Pontin president and COO of the company. Prior to joining the company, Schilling was CFO at AutoTrader.com, where he oversaw financial accounting, reporting, planning, budgeting, and billing operations.

R. Steven Davis has been named senior vice president of government affairs and senior associate general counsel at Qwest Communications International Inc. Previously, Davis was vice president of law and state government affairs at AT&T in Basking Ridge, NJ. In his new position, he will direct the company's federal and state regulatory and legislative business for offices in Arlington, VA and Denver. A key area of Davis's responsibility is the merger of Qwest with US West, which is expected to close in mid-year.

Michael Bourton has joined TTC as general manager of local loop-test products. Previously, he was with Wavetek Wandel Goltermann as managing director of its local-loop division in the United Kingdom.

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