TIA names director of regulatory affairs

TIA names director of regulatory affairs

Thanos Kipreos has been appointed director, technical and regulatory affairs, at the Telecommunications Industry Association, Arlington, VA. He will be involved with the direction and coordination of TIA`s role in implementing the North American Free Trade Agreement, and work with the Inter-American Telecommunications Commission, Asia Pacific Economic Committee, European Telecommunication Standards Institute and International Telecommunication Union.

Gabe Battista has been appointed chief executive officer at Cable and Wireless Inc., Vienna, VA. Previously, he was president and chief operating officer. Before joining CWI, Battista held a variety of senior management positions in the telecommunications and computing services industry, including General Electric Co., U.S. Sprint, GTE Telenet and National Telephone Services.

Carl Symons has joined Astarte Fiber Networks Inc., Boulder, CO, as president and chief operating officer. His 18 years` experience in telecommunications includes management positions with US West. Astarte develops, manufactures and markets photonic matrix switches for multimode and singlemode fiber-optic networks.

Elizabeth Rogers Brooks has been named executive director, communications and public relations, for the United States Telephone Association, Washington, DC. David Cohen was assigned to USTA`s small company affairs department. The association represents the interests of small telephone companies on many regulatory and legislative matters.

George Roshon has been appointed vice president for manufacturing at Epitaxx Optoelectronic Devices Inc., West Trenton, NJ. Before joining the company in 1992 as director of manufacturing, he held senior management positions at Hercules Aerospace Display Systems, General Electric Co., Hayes-Albion Corp. and Acrodyne Industries.

Krish Prabhu has joined Alcatel Network Systems, Richardson, TX, as chief technical officer and vice president for business development. Alcatel has simultaneously created a product marketing group devoted to positioning asynchronous transfer mode products in telephone and video networks throughout North America.

Kevin T. Pope has been appointed vice president for development engineering at Applied Digital Access Inc., San Diego. He is responsible for the company`s network elements operating at synchronous optical network, digital signal, level 3 and level 1 rates. Previous employers include AT&T Bell Laboratories and ABB Hafo Inc.

Michael Scobey has been named vice president and technology director at Optical Corporation of America, Marlborough, MA. He is responsible for technology developments relating to thin film and fiber-optic component areas. Scobey joined OCA in 1990 and was previously associated with Psi Max Inc. and OCLI.

Robert Thurman has been promoted to vice president, project development, at MFS Network Technologies Inc., Omaha, NB, an operating company of MFS Communications Co. Inc. He is responsible for proposal engineering, estimating and development. Before joining MFS, Thurman was associated with Communications Transmission Inc. and Sprint Communications.

Sal Raia has been named executive vice president at Bohemia, NY-based Fiber Options Inc., where he was previously vice president, marketing. The company develops, manufactures and markets fiber-optic products for voice, video and data applications.

John J. Smith has been named president at GC Technologies Inc., Atlanta. He has been chief operating officer since September 1994. His recent appointment follows the departure of W.R. "Bob" Bruce, who left the company to pursue other interests. Smith has more than 20 years` operations management experience and was formerly associated with Beede Electrical Instrument in Penacook, NH, GCT`s parent company.

Mark V. Emery has been appointed major account manager at GC Technologies. He is responsible for account activities at some of the company`s major telecommunications and cable-TV customers in the southern region. Emery previously worked at Xerox Corp.

Conrad Wredberg has been appointed president of broadband transmission systems and a vice president and officer of Scientific-Atlanta Corp., Atlanta. He was previously president and chief executive officer of American Microsystems Inc. James Crofton is vice president of finance for broadband communications. Before joining Scientific-Atlanta, he spent 20 years at Unisys Corp., where he held key senior financial positions.

Lalit Goel has been named product line manager for pump lasers at AT&T Microelectronics Division in North Andover, MA, where he has worked since 1980. He most recently served as product manager for the multichip module product line.

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