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BCE MAKES EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTBCE of Montreal has announced the appointment of Michael Sabia as Executive VP, reporting to Jean C. Monty, company chairman and CEO.In his new position, Mr. Sabia will ...


September 1, 2000  


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BCE MAKES EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENT

BCE of Montreal has announced the appointment of Michael Sabia as Executive VP, reporting to Jean C. Monty, company chairman and CEO.

In his new position, Mr. Sabia will lead the strategic, financial and legal operations of the company.

Mr. Sabia joined the BCE group in October of 1999 when he became Vice-Chairman and CEO of Bell Canada International (BCI). Prior to joining BCI, he was Executive VP and CFO of Canadian National Railway Company (CN).

BCE has also announced that Wes Scott, Chief Corporate Officer, will be retiring from the corporation, effective March 1, 2001.

CROSSKEYS APPOINTS BOARD MEMBERS

CrossKeys Systems Corp. of Kanata, ON, has appointed two telecommunications executives to its Board of Directors — Patrick N. Smith and Peter Gordon Jollymore.

Mr. Smith has 30 years of experience in the systems integration business. His current position is VP of Systems Integration and Technology Planning for Sprint. In this capacity, Mr. Smith’s responsibilities include assessing the technology opportunities in the systems integration marketplace, and the interoperability of systems throughout Sprint divisions.

Mr. Jollymore, an electrical engineer, has over 30 years of experience with telecom service providers. He has held various senior executive positions with New Brunswick Telephone Company (NBTel) and Stentor, where he was president of Stentor Canadian Network Management (SCNM).

TELEXIS GETS NEW CHIEF

Ottawa-based Telexis Corp. has appointed Terry Matthews, former CEO of Newbridge Networks Corporation, to the position of CEO.

Mr. Matthews has been active with the company since 1998 as Chairman of the Board, and replaces Eli Fathi who assumes the role of Executive VP, Business Development.

fSONA NAMES PRODUCTION LEADER

Dr. Robert F. Carlson has been named VP of Engineering at fSONA Communication Corp. of Richmond, BC.

Mr. Carlson will lead the firm’s engineering team that will manufacture the new SONAbeam optical wireless transceiver systems. He will also be responsible for transforming the R&D conducted at fSONA’s labs in Los Angeles, CA into commercial production at the firm’s Canadian headquarters.

Mr. Carlson brings nearly 20 years of experience in the design and production of high-speed laser telecom systems. He joined the company after serving as co-founder and VP of engineering for Laser Cellular Corp., of Downington, PA, a manufacturer of free-space optical wireless equipment.

NORTEL APPOINTS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Clarence J. Chandran has been appointed to the position of Chief Operating Officer for Nortel Networks of Brampton, ON. Previously, he was president of Nortel Networks’ Global Carrier and Service Provider business.

Mr. Chandran has held a wide range of executive positions during his 15-year career with Nortel. He joined the company in Canada in 1985 and was transferred to the United States in 1990 where he held a variety of positions with the company.

Prior to joining Nortel, Mr. Chandran worked at Bell Canada in Ontario.

SENIOR MANAGEMENT CHANGES AT ISLAND TEL

Philip Acorn, president and COO of Island Tel of Charlottetown, PEI, has decided to retire after almost 32 years in the telecom industry. Mr. Acorn will be succeeded by Ron Waite, who will become Regional VP (PEI) and VP Carrier Services for Aliant Telecom.

Mr. Waite began his career with Island Tel in 1974 and has held a variety of senior sales, marketing and customer service roles.

SR TELECOM NAMES NEW PRESIDENT AND COO

Montreal-based SR Telecom has named Pierre St-Arnaud as the Company’s new president and COO. Mr. St-Arnaud has more than 20 years of diverse experience in several high technology companies.

He will be responsible for the core operations, including marketing, manufacturing and the design of the company’s wireless access solutions. Ron Couchman will continue to serve as the company’s CEO.

SR Telecom designs, markets, manufactures, and installs advanced digital wireless access solutions for public, private and industrial telecommunication networks.

TRIPP LITE NAMES CANADIAN VP OF SALES

Power protection equipment manufacturer Tripp Lite of Chicago, IL has named Steve Kleckner as its new VP of Sales for Canada. In this role, Mr. Kleckner will oversee sales of the company’s product lines for the Canadian marketplace.

Mr. Kleckner is a former Senior VP of Sales for Electro Source, a video game distribution company. He also has more than 15 years of experience as VP of Sales at Philips and JVC.


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