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ENTERASYS VP TO LEAD EXPANSIONEnterasys Networks of Rochester, NH, has announced the appointment of Paul Johnston as VP and GM for Canada.In this role, Mr. Johnston will be based in the company's Toro...


March 1, 2001  


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ENTERASYS VP TO LEAD EXPANSION

Enterasys Networks of Rochester, NH, has announced the appointment of Paul Johnston as VP and GM for Canada.

In this role, Mr. Johnston will be based in the company’s Toronto office and will lead all Canadian operations, including sales, customer satisfaction, channel development, growth, and profit and loss. He will also spearhead Enterasys’ expansion plans north of the border.

Mr. Johnston has over 25 years of experience in the IT business. Before joining Enterasys, Mr. Johnston held a number of senior positions with both Digital Equipment and Compaq; most recently, he was VP of Intria HP.

CSC MAKES APPOINTMENT

The Canada Standards Council (CSC) has announced the nomination of Dave J. Dykeman, president of Connec DJ & Assoc. Inc., to CSC/IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) Technical Committee 89, Working Group 11.

Technical Committee 89 is responsible for the fundamental concept of fire relevant to all electrical products. Working Group 11 prepares guidance and test methods for evaluating the affects of fire effluents as a hazard to life and property.

EDGEFLOW EXPANDS ITS TEAM

Ottawa-based edgeflow Inc., a developer of intelligent optical networking products, has made several additions to its team.

Michael Gassewitz has joined the company as VP of Engineering and Product Management. Mr. Gassewitz comes to the company from SpaceBridge, where he was VP of Research and Development.

Joining the company as Director of Hardware Product Management is Denis Gallant. Mr. Gallant is the former Assistant VP of Product Management for the core data switching group at Alcatel.

Alain Brazeau has also come on board as edgeflow’s new Director of Research and Development. Previously, Mr. Brazeau was assistant VP of Research and Development for the fixed wireless business unit at Alcatel.

ALIANT MAKES LEADERSHIP CHANGES

Aliant Inc. of St. John’s, NF has announced several changes to the company’s senior management team.

As part of these changes, Colin Latham, president of Aliant Telecom, will retire from the company later this year. Gerry Pond, previously executive VP of Aliant Inc. and president of Aliant’s Information Technology and Emerging Business units, will become president of Aliant Telecom and Aliant Emerging Business.

The Aliant group of companies delivers integrated systems through its core lines of business: wireline and wireless telecom, information technology, remote satellite communications and Internet-based business systems.

NEW GM ANNOUNCED AT RCC

RCC Electronics of Mississauga, ON, a provider of products and services to the electrical/electronic community, has appointed Stephen Penny as General Manager of the company. Mr. Penny has been with RCC Electronics for 14 years in various sales and management positions.

He replaces Henry Taub, who managed the operation for 18 years.

VALDOR APPOINTS DIRECTOR

Glenn Fung has been appointed as the new Director of Valdor Fiber Optics Inc. of Vancouver.

Mr. Fung has more than 17 years of experience in the investment community. Before joining Valdor, Mr. Fung was Senior VP and Western Canada Regional Manager with HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc.

Valdor specializes in designing and manufacturing of fiber optic connectors, ferrules, splices and other optical and opto-electronic components.

VP OF SALES APPOINTED AT QUBECTEL

Montreal-based QubecTel Group, a TELUS company, has announced the appointment of Louis Morin to the position of VP of Sales and Marketing, with responsibility for business clientele in the Province of Qubec.

Mr. Morin, who has 17 years of experience selling and marketing telecom products and services, was most recently VP of Sales for Eastern Canada with a national telecom company. Prior to that, he worked on the team that launched Metronet, the first national local service supplier in Canada.

ROGERS AT&T WIRELESS APPOINTS VP

Rogers AT&T Wireless has appointed Mike van der Lee as its new VP and GM for the company’s British Columbia region. In this position, Mr. van der Lee will assume responsibility for all sales, marketing and customer care activities for the province.

Mr. van der Lee joins the company from Telus Mobility where he was, most recently, Director of Corporate Sales.


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