Women in Cable & Telecommunications has announced that Sharon O'Malley Monahan, partner at Fleischman and Walsh LLP, will serve as WICT's national chair. The 4,600-member organization will be led by an executive committee that includes Vice Chair Rori Peters, vice president, affiliate relations for Comedy Central; Secretary Robin Sangston, vice president/assistant general counsel, Cox Communications; Treasurer Nancy Carmichael Murphy, director, regulatory affairs, AT&T Broadband; At-Large Member Susan Lewis, division vice president, Starz Encore Group LLC; and At-Large Member Melanie Penna, vice president, human resources, Comcast Cable Communications Inc.
Newly elected board members for WICT include Lisa Bryant, director, affiliate operations, Home Box Office; Dana Caterson, marketing manager, Pioneer Studios/QVC; Carol Hicks, vice president, marketing communications, Adlink; Wonya Yvette Lucas, senior vice president, CNN; Maureen O'Hanlon, vice president/general manager, AT&T Media Services; and Kim Roden, vice president, Time Warner Cable. Returning board members are: Pamela Burton, director, worldwide broadband marketing, CaritaSoft; Donna Gregg, partner, Wiley, Rein & Fielding; Jane Li, marketing and sales director, metro applications, Corning Inc.; Nina Henderson Moore, chief operating officer/president, BET Pictures; and Susan Scott, vice president, sales, The FeedRoom.
Pace Micro Technology has named Tim Fern, currently director of engineering, to its board of directors as chief technology officer. In this added role, Fern will develop the company's business for value added engineering services in customer network development and engineering services. Andy Trott, currently director of technology and strategic development, will become the divisional CEO of Pace's newly formed division for home networking and Internet appliance technologies.
Pace has also announced Neil Gaydon, currently president Pace Americas, has been promoted to director of worldwide sales. In addition, two members of its board of directors have announced their retirements. Kurt Risdon, director in charge of manufacturing and the supply chain, and Rob Fleming, operations director, will retire from the board. Fleming will be retiring from his executive role, but will remain on the board as a non-executive director.
Liberate Technologies has named Chris Bowick and Dana Evan to its board of directors. Bowick is senior vice president of engineering and chief technical officer at Cox Communications. Evan is chief financial officer and executive vice president of finance and administration at VeriSign.
Pacific Broadband Communications has announced two additions to its executive team. Sydney Carey has been named chief financial officer and Clint Tripodi has joined the company as its new vice president of human resources. Previously, Carey served as chief financial officer and operating officer at Entera Inc., while Tripodi most recently served as director of human resources for Entera as well.
Cox Communications has promoted Kay Jackson to director of regulatory affairs. For the past 18 months, she served as the company's manager of regulatory affairs. In her new role, she will provide regulatory support for the launch of both commercial and residential telephony services in Louisiana. She will also work with regulatory authorities in Texas, Arkansas and Missouri.
Cox has also announced the promotion of Scott Petre to vice president, Cox Business Services for Kansas. In this new position, Petre will be responsible for the sales, support, service delivery, service assurance and overall customer satisfaction for Cox Business Services' operations in Wichita, Topeka and in other cities across the state of Kansas. Most recently, Petre served as the company's vice president of broadband services in the state.
Dolby Laboratories Inc. has appointed Terry Bratcher as its new director, game developer relations. Bratcher will direct the activities of the Game Developer Relations Group located in San Francisco, the United Kingdom and Japan, as well as the creation of the Dolby Virtual Incubator Group.
Wave7 Optics Inc. has announced that Larry Thalacker will join the company as director of hardware engineering. Thalacker was formerly director of hardware design and technology for ECI Telecom.
Trilogy Communications Inc. has named Ken Nair as vice president of operations. In this new role, Nair will oversee engineering and manufacturing for the company's entire line of coax cables. Before joining Trilogy, Nair spent 20 years with Magnetek, most recently serving as director of engineering and technology.
Celerity Digital Broadband Test, a division of L-3 Communications, has promoted John DeMott to vice president of communications products. In this role, he will be responsible for the development of innovative test and measurement solutions for the communications industry. Most recently, DeMott served as director of advanced wireless products.
Touch America, the broadband communications subsidiary of the Montana Power Company, has promoted Cortlandt (Cort) Freeman to vice president of corporate communication. He will assume the new position when the subsidiary becomes a standalone corporate entity this spring. Most recently, he served as director of corporate communication for both Touch America and Montana Power.
Logic Innovations has announced the appointment of Trevor Morecraft as sales manager. Morecraft will be responsible for all direct and secondary channel sales in Europe. Previously, he was vice president of EMEA sales for Lightworks Inc.
Geyser Networks Inc. has announced that John Vice has joined the company as CEO. He joins the company after a 15-year career at Nortel Networks, where most recently, he served as vice president and general manager for Nortel's Wireless Solutions group.
Time Warner Cable, Minnesota has promoted Scott Olson to vice president of engineering and named Ron Gullberg as director of engineering. Olson began his 20-year career as utility technician with Rogers Cable TV in suburban Minneapolis. Since then, he has held a number of technical operations positions with its successors, Paragon Cable and Time Warner Cable. Most recently, he served as TW's director of engineering.
With Olson's promotion, Gullberg will step in as director of engineering. Gullberg began his career as activation technician with Rogers Cable TV in suburban Minneapolis. Most recently, he was system engineer with ADC Broadband. In his new position, he will direct outside plant, system construction and FCC proofs of performance.
Standard Communications has named Ian Thomas as its new director of sales. He joins the company from ACI Communications, where he served as sales manager for the Western United States.
Lightchip has appointed Kameel Wakim to the newly created position of vice president of product management. Most recently, he served as Alcatel's senior director of marketing and product management.
The National Cable Television Center and Museum has named James Anderson to the position of director of development. In this new position, Anderson will represent The Cable Center with key constituents throughout the cable and broadband telecommunications industry. He most recently served as president of Peak Productions Inc. in Denver, and was also the co-owner of FilmStruck, the feature film division of Peak Productions. The Cable Center, which will showcase the business, history, technology and programming contributions of the cable telecommunications industry, will open its permanent Denver home later this year.
Adaptive Networks has retained the services of William (Bill) Rose to provide consulting and support in deploying the company's high-speed powerline home networking technology. Rose is the chairman of CEA's R7 Home Networking Committee and its Technology and Standards Council, as well as being a member of the Home Networking and IT Division Board.
Allegro Networks has named Dave House as its new chairman, president and CEO. House is the former CEO of Bay Networks, president of Nortel Networks, and one of the key architects of microprocessor development and marketing at Intel.
HellermannTyton has announced the appointment of Jim Campion as president of the company. Campion has been with the company for 11 years. He served first as vice president of sales and was then promoted to executive vice president in 1994. He succeeds Dennis Plesha, who has been named regional president of the Americas and chairman of the board.
fSONA Communications Corp. has named Robert Kehr as its new director of operations. In this newly created position, Kehr will be responsible for overseeing the company's advance research, product engineering and product development activities.
DATACentric Broadband has announced that Jimmy Byrd has joined the company's board of directors. Byrd is currently COO of 360networks and former president of North America at Level 3 Communications.
Com21 has announced two executive appointments. William Gallagher has been named vice president of sales and marketing, and Jeff Jarvis has been appointed vice president of the company's Network Systems Division. Gallagher returns to the company, having previously served as vice president of worldwide sales for Com21. Jarvis comes to Com21 from NetSchools Corp., where he served as vice president of operations.
SeaChange International Inc. has appointed Stephanie Brownlee to vice president, interactive television sales. She brings more than 14 years of experience to the job, including the last 12 years at United Video, where she was responsible for corporate accounts and cable operator contract negotiations.
Alpha Technologies has named Roger Draper as strategic accounts director for North American cable television sales. In this newly created position, Draper will be responsible for cable product sales into specific accounts, as well as defining future product needs and power architectures for specific customers.
Harmonic Inc. has announced a reorganization of its senior management staff. Michael Moone has joined the company as COO. Moone is the former group vice president, consumer line of business for Cisco Systems Inc. Dr. Yaron Simler has been promoted from vice president of marketing to president of the company's Convergent Systems Division. Dr. Tom Lookabaugh, former president of DiviCom and the Convergent Systems Division, has left the company to pursue new opportunities, but will be available as a consultant to Harmonic.