TOTAL TELCOM MAKES MANAGEMENT CHANGESEdmonton-based Total Telcom Inc. says it has made strategic changes in management that will enhance the corporation's initiatives in broadband deployment and netwo...
December 1, 2000
TOTAL TELCOM MAKES MANAGEMENT CHANGES
Edmonton-based Total Telcom Inc. says it has made strategic changes in management that will enhance the corporation’s initiatives in broadband deployment and network ownership.
As part of these changes, the company’s CEO, Craig Baker, will step down and assume the role of Executive VP of the corporation. Glen Boyd, VP and GM of Total Telcom Fiber Inc. (the company’s network ownership and operating division) will replace Mr. Baker as CEO. Former chairman and president of Total Telcom Inc., Neil J. Magrath, will fill the position on the Board of Directors vacated by Mr. Baker.
Total Telcom designs, constructs and maintains broadband communication systems.
TRIPP LITE APPOINTS REGIONAL SALES MANAGER
Tripp Lite, the Chicago-based manufacturer of power protection equipment, has appointed Don Monahan to the position of Regional Sales Manager for Eastern Canada.
In his new position, Mr. Monahan will service resellers and corporate accounts in the provinces of Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland. He will be based at Tripp Lite Canada in the Montreal area.
Previously, Mr. Monahan was Sales Manager with Future Shop and worked in Inside/Outside Sales at Merisel Distribution.
GALLIARD RECEIVES WOMEN IN TECH AWARD
Margaret A. Galliard, Director of Technical Operations at AT&T, has been named as the 2000 recipient of the Women in Technology Award.
The award — presented by the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers, Women in Cable & Telecommunications, and Communications Technology — honours women leaders within the broadband and telecom communities.
Ms. Galliard was selected for this year’s award in recognition of the technical role she has played in the cable industry for almost 20 years.
CALL-NET APPOINTS PRESIDENT AND CEO
Call-Net Enterprises Inc. of Toronto has appointed William Linton to the role of president and CEO. He replaces Peter Tanaka, a senior member of the company’s Board of Directors, who has been interim president and CEO since July 2000.
Mr. Linton has had more than 20 years in the Canadian telecom and technology industries. His recent roles included Chairman and CEO of PRIOR Data Science Inc., Executive VP and CFO of SHL Systemhouse Inc., and VP of Finance and CFO for Rogers Cantel Inc.
CELL-LOC NAMES NEW VP OF OPERATIONS
Calgary-based wireless location-based technology provider Cell-Loc Inc. has announced the appointment of John Krpan to the position of VP, Operations.
Mr. Krpan comes to Cell-Loc with more than 18 years of business and technology experience from a wide range of industries. Most recently, he was president of WestVista Advertising Services, a Texas-based print advertising company.
He has also held senior management positions with companies including: Telus, the World Bank and CGI Information Systems.
JDS MAKES ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES
JDS Uniphase Corp. of Nepean, ON has announced organization changes, designed to integrate recently acquired operations and their management teams.
As part of these changes, the company has appointed Dr. David King as president of the Semiconductor Products Group, which now combines all activities in optical amplifier modules, light sources and pump lasers. Maurice Tavares has been named as president of the Fiber Optic Products Group, which now integrates the former E-TEK Dynamics subsidiary.
The company has also made the following appointments: Dr. Philip Anthony has been named VP and GM of worldwide passive components for optical amplifier activities; Kumar Visvanatha is the new senior VP of worldwide DWDM and switching activities; Scott Parker is the company’s new VP of Global Sales; and Nadine Melka has been named VP of Marketing.
FSONA APPOINTS MANUFACTURING DIRECTOR
Optical wireless firm fSONA Communications Corp. of Richmond, BC has named Derek Montgomery as its new Director of Manufacturing.
Mr. Montgomery brings to fSONA an extensive background in engineering and manufacturing within the field of optics technology. In his new position, he will direct the company’s Canadian manufacturing operations, including production, materials management and quality assurance.
Mr. Montgomery joins the company from Cymbolic Sciences International, where he was manufacturing engineering manager.
RIM HIRES CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Don Morrison has joined the executive management team of Research in Motion Ltd., Waterloo, ON as Chief Operating Officer (COO).
Mr. Morrison’s mandate will include strengthening the company’s international operations and helping to build a service organization to support its BlackBerry wireless email system.
Before joining RIM, Mr. Morrison held a number of senior positions in Canada, Europe and the U.S. with AT&T and Bell Canada.