Tektronix names new team
Bob Agnes has been appointed vice president and general manager of the video business unit of Tektronix, responsible for video measurement and monitoring as well as leveraging the business's core competencies in the convergence of video and communications. Prior to this new position he was U.S. director of strategic markets where he defined and built the marketing and sales organization. Scott Bausback was named vice president and general manager of the communications business unit. He will have full responsibility for measurement and monitoring products focused on the telecommunications market. David Churchill was appointed vice president and general manger of the instrumentation business unit. David Coreson, a 33-year veteran of the company, was named vice president, central operations, responsible for worldwide manufacturing, worldwide customer service, central engineering, administrative services, and operational excellence. Richard McBee was named vice president for global marketing and strategic initiatives, responsible for the company's worldwide market operations, including public relations, marketing communications, and strategic initiatives such as the Internet business group, new finance program, and strategic planning. Craig Overhage was appointed vice president and general manager of the digital-systems business unit. He has been with Tektronix for 16 years.
Dan A. Petrescu has been appointed vice president and general manager of the Newport Fiber Optics and Photonics divisions. He will oversee the company's fastest-growing business unit, which is expected to grow 30% to 50% in 2000. Prior to joining the company, he was director of manufacturing operations and carrier solutions for Nortel Networks Inc. in Quebec. Mark V. Edwards has been appointed vice president of the Vision Metrology Division and will focus on the development and implementation of a long-range strategy for the company's vision metrology business. Formerly, he was director of the controls, measurement, and sensing division of Giddings & Lewis a manufacturer of metrology equipment.
John Barter has joined Kestrel Solutions as chief financial officer. He has 20 years' experience in executive management, previously serving as the executive vice president of AlliedSignal Inc. and president of AlliedSignal Automotive. Prior to that, Barter was AlliedSignal's CFO. Throughout his career at AlliedSignal he contributed to the strategic and financial development of the company, including its acquisition and restructuring activities. He currently sits on the board of directors for BMC Software Inc. and Louisiana-Pacific Corp. and has been on the Kestrel Solutions' board of directors since 1998. Barter succeeds Allan Wakefield who has been appointed to senior vice president of corporate development. In his new role, Wakefield will focus on building alliances and partnerships in the industry to accelerate the company's growth.
Perry Tanner has been appointed to vice president of marketing, reporting directly to Jim McDonald, president and CEO of Scientific-Atlanta. He also remains a corporate officer of the company. In his new assignment, Tanner will leverage his extensive experience within the company and the telecommunications industry to help shape the vision of the company as it continues to add value to its interactive TV solutions, establish new partnerships, and create new business opportunities. Tanner replaces Steve Necessary who was named CEO of PowerTV Inc. Prior to being named vice president of marketing, Tanner was a corporate officer and president of the company's media networks business, responsible for manufacturing, marketing, research and development, and sales operations. Previously, he was responsible for the worldwide business operations, including marketing and research and development of the company's transmission network-systems sector.
Yasuo Sakata has been appointed president of Sumitomo Electric Lightwave Co., succeeding Hiroaki Horima, who held the position since 1994. Prior to his new appointment, Sakata was general manager of the cable engineering department in the Com munications Div. of Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd., where he was instrumental in the research, design, and development of optical-fiber cables and related products for the company's global market.
Michael Bantz has joined Digi International Inc. as vice president of North American sales. Bantz was selected for his vast sales experience and familiarity with the company's sales model. He has been charged with the task of growing and developing Digi's North America sales channel along with its Federal, OEM, and MiLAN technology sales divisions. Bantz comes to the company from EMC Corp., where he served as regional channel manager, supervising approximately 30% of EMC's North American sales channel. Before joining EMC, he was sales manager for Centrol DPL, a data-networking value-added reseller, where he was also responsible for starting the company's networking-services division.
Neil Unger has been named general manager of InRange Technologies' newly formed InRange Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) Group.
John Corsiglia has been appointed chief operating officer of 2nd Century Com munications and will direct the company's corporate operations from Washington, D.C. He will oversee the management of the company's operations, information technology, and e-commerce organizations that support the company in its current 11 markets. In addition, Corsiglia will be integrally involved in the company's expansion to a total of 35 markets this year. He comes to the company with 27 years' experience in the technology industry. Previously, he worked at AT&T, serving as corporate officer and managing partner of AT&T Solutions, where he was responsible for the operations and infrastructure that allowed the unit to scale from a startup in 1995 to over $1.5 billion in 1999 revenues. Also, Eric W. Vaughn has been named vice president of e-commerce at 2nd Century, where he will design the e-communications platform enabling customers and partners to interact with the company via the Web, phone, IVR, pager, and e-mail. Most recently, he worked as the director of electronic commerce and Web development at Fannie Mae.
Steve Tsui has been appointed vice president of sales and marketing at WaveSplitter Technologies Inc., primarily responsible for the company's optical-amplifier and DWDM component sales, strengthening relationships with the company's customers, and promoting its core values. He brings more than 25 years' experience to the position, including IBM, Acer America, and most recently Intellicorp, where he served as president.
Dennis Taylor has been appointed chairman of the board of directors at Optical Micro Devices Ltd. He has many years of senior-level management experience, including 16 years managing Hewlett-Packard's operations in the United Kingdom and Scandinavia. More recently, he has been involved in the development of several technology companies, including Integrated Optical Components Ltd. Also, Narinder Singh Kapany, widely acknowledged as the father of optics, has joined the Optical Micro Devices' board as a director. His research and inventions have encompassed a wide range of fiber subjects, from fiber-optic communications and lasers to biomedical instrumentation, solar energy, and pollution monitoring. He has over one hundred patents and received many awards, including the Excellence 2000 Award from the USA Pan-Asian American Chamber of Commerce.
Former U.S. Congressman Jack Kemp has joined Global TeleExchange (GTX) as a member of its board of directors. Kemp is currently co-director of Empower America, a public policy and advocacy organization that he co-founded in 1993. Charles Menatti has been named president of Global TeleExchange Europe, headquartered in the company's London offices, where he will oversee GTX's European operations. Menatti, an 18-year telecommunications veteran was most recently the president of European development for CompleTel based in Paris. He also held similar posts at Level 3 Communications and Advance Radio Telecom Corp. Menatti serves on the board of directors for the European Competitive Telecom Association, is responsible for starting the first Chinese language edition for Business Week, and founded Communications Week International.
Jean-Luc Nogues has been promoted to chief operating officer and Todd Childress to chief financial officer at Geltech Inc. Nogues has been serving as chief technology officer and before that as vice president of R&D. Childress has served the company as controller and later as vice president of administration.
George Bayz, Kevin Roberts, and Richard Tanaka have been named directors of Optical Research Associates' board of directors. An attorney and a CPA, Bayz is president and CEO of Thinque Systems and has held management positions at several other software companies. Roberts is CEO and director of Superscape VR PLC and has 28 years' experience in growing software and high-tech companies in large and small startup environments. Tanaka is chairman and CEO of V-Systems and has nearly 35 years of software and high-technology business-management experience.
John van Saders has been promoted to vice president of advanced development at Anadigics, where he will expand the company's product offerings for the wireless and broadband communications markets. Before joining the company in 1990, he worked on line-of-site laser communications and fiber-optic systems at Codenoll Technology and acousto-optic signal processing and multigigabit fiber-optic links at Lockheed Electronics.
Ronald E. Spears, president and CEO of CMGI Solutions, has been appointed to the net.America.com (whose name will be changed to RateXchange, pending shareholder approval) board of directors. He will help drive the company's strategic planning, corporate vision, and business alliances to better respond to the recent surge in demand for Real-Time Bandwidth Exchange, the online commodities exchange for telecommunications bandwidth. Spears has 20 years of experience in senior-management positions, including CMGI Solutions, e.spire Communications, Citizens Utilities, MCI, and AT&T.
Guillermo P. Recio has been appointed director of sales at SpectraSwitch Inc., responsible for overall worldwide sales. He previously was sales vice president at Mariposa Technology Inc.
Kathy Bishop has been appointed customer service coordinator of Intertek Testing Services ETL SEMKO, Americas cabling products group. Her duties include scheduling and coordination of cabling products testing projects. She also serves as the group's client liaison, responsible for client contact, project scheduling and tracking, and follow-up services.
Richard W. Miller, former senior executive vice president and chief financial officer of AT&T, has joined Mpower Communications' board of directors. Previously, he served as chairman, president, and CEO of Wang Laboratories Inc. He is also on the board of directors of Avalon Bay Communities, Closure Medical Corp., and SBA Communications Inc.
David L. Fox has been named engineering vice president at Intelect Communications Inc., where he will direct the company's product-development programs aimed at extending the capabilities of the OmniLYNX product line to support applications in the domestic and international markets. Fox has significant experience in developing carrier-grade systems, including SS7 STP, local and tandem circuit switches, SONET/SDH crossconnnects, ATM, packet switching, and 3G wireless multiservice switching system. Previously, he was at Samsung Telecommunications America as acting senior director of engineering and principal engineer for the company's Network Systems Lab developing next-generation products.
Ronald E. Wagner has been named senior vice president of operations at Nanovation Technologies, responsible for leading the company's production and distribution activities. He has more than three decades of senior operational experience. During the past seven years, he built and managed the North American plant capacity of Alcatel Network Systems as senior vice president of operations.