General Instrument names vice president

General Instrument names vice president

Randy Roberson has been appointed vice president, engineering, for the Communications Div., Western Operations, of General Instrument Corp., Chicago, IL. He will oversee the engineering function for the company`s analog and digital satellite network system business as well as the private and commercial network systems business. Former employers include Motorola ISG, AT&T Paradyne and IBM.

Michael J. Birck has been named to the board of directors of Illinois Tool Works Inc., Glenview, IL. He has been president and chief executive of Tellabs Inc. since 1975 and served as chairman of the Telecommunications Industry Association in 1991. Birck is director of the Purdue Research Foundation, vice chairman of the board of trustees of Benedictine University and director of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy.

Edward H. Kennedy has been named vice president of marketing at Alcatel Data Networks, Ashburn, VA. He is responsible for strategic planning, marketing development, product management and marketing, and marketing communications. Kennedy has more than 17 years of telecommunications experience. Formerly, he was vice president of marketing and sales at Dynatech Communications.

Phillip L. Williams and Joe C. Culp have been named to the board of directors of IXC Communications Inc. in Austin, TX. Williams held executive positions at The Times Mirror Co. and served on its board of directors from 1986 to 1993. Culp is president of Culp Communications Associates and is responsible for senior-level consulting in the telecommunications industry. Previously, he was chief executive and president of Lightnet, a fiber-optic telecommunications carrier.

Russell K. Turner has been appointed sales manager and is responsible for the southeastern states at exfo Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. in Vanier, QC, Canada. Before joining exfo, he held technical supervisory and sales and product management positions at Sumitomo Electric.

James F. Orr has been elected chief operating officer and a director of Cincinnati Bell Inc. He was executive vice president of the company, and president and chief executive of its information management subsidiary, Cincinnati Bell Information Systems (cbis). Robert L. Marino succeeds Orr as president and chief executive of cbis. He has broad experience in wireless and wireline telecommunications. Roger L. Howe has been named to the company`s board of directors. He is chairman of U.S. Precision Lens Inc. and a director of several Cincinnati companies.

Scott Fine has been appointed corporate vice president, strategic planning and business development, as reltec Corp., Cleveland, OH. Former employers include Goldman, Sachs & Co. and McKinsey and Co.

Thomas A. Brancati has resigned as president and chief executive of Simi Valley, CA-based Whittaker Corp., for personal reasons. He was named chief executive in 1995, was president of the company since 1993 and served as president of its electronics systems unit beginning in 1987. Joseph F. Alibrandi will succeed Brancati as chief executive, in addition to his duties as chairman.

George Stromeyer has been named vice president and managing director of the Latin American sales region of Norcross, GA-based Scientific-Atlanta. He will be based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and will oversee the Latin American sales, marketing and technical support of the company`s transmission, headend, subscriber, coaxiom, cable modem and satellite television network products. Before joining the company, Stromeyer worked for Raychem Corp., where he held several management positions.

Gerard Hauser has been named president of the cable sector of Alcatel Alsthom, Paris, and a member of its executive committee. Before joining Alcatel, he was associated with the Pechiney group and Philips France.

Steve Hane has been appointed vice president of sales for the Network Services Div. of Richardson, TX-based ADC Telecommunications Inc. Formerly, he was ADC`s regional vice president of sales and regional manager of operations and strategic planning.

Andrew Evans has been appointed vice president of sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Tellabs International Inc., Lisle, IL. He will head the operation from the company`s regional sales headquarters in the United Kingdom. Evans joined the company in 1991. Previous responsibilities have included sales management in the United Kingdom as well as management of sales offices throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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