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TELESIS APPOINTS DIRECTORSToronto-based Telesis has announced that John Ciardullo and Stephen Shaver have been appointed to the Board of Directors and have been appointed Chairman of the Compensation ...

May 1, 2001  

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Toronto-based Telesis has announced that John Ciardullo and Stephen Shaver have been appointed to the Board of Directors and have been appointed Chairman of the Compensation and Audit Committees, respectively.

Mr. Ciardullo was, most recently, Executive VP of Stratos Global Corp. Prior to joining Stratos, Mr. Ciardullo practiced corporate and securities law at a leading international law firm, with an emphasis on the telecom sector.

Mr. Shaver is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years experience in the financial and technology sectors. He is currently CEO of Energenius, a company that develops energy storage technologies and is also President of Disha Inc, a private investment company.


Telecom service provider Stratos Global Corp. of Toronto has appointed two new executive VPs to its team: Richard P. Halka has come on board as executive VP and CFO, and David J. Oake has become executive VP, Corporate Development.

Mr. Halka was previously VP, Acting CFO and European Finance Director with Euronet Worldwide. Prior to that appointment, Mr. Halka was Treasurer and Controller of Hungarian Telephone and Cable Corporation.

Mr. Oake, who has been the Interim CFO with Stratos since January, will take on the permanent role of executive VP, Corporate Development. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Oake was VP, Corporate Development of Aliant Inc.


ITF Optical Technologies, the Montreal-based supplier of photonic components for DWDM systems and optical amplifiers, has appointed John Herzing as VP of Sales.

Mr. Herzing brings over 20 years of experience in semiconductor sales to his new position. Most recently, he was part of the executive team at Oki Semiconductor. Prior to that position, he was VP of Sales and Marketing at Fujitsu Microelectronics, Inc. and held various sales and marketing positions at Texas Instruments.


Edward R. Kientz has been named chairman of the Telecommunications Industry Association’s (TIA) Board of Directors. Mr. Keintz succeeds William J. Cadogan, who will remain on the Board of Directors as Chairman Emeritus.

Mr. Kientz, president of Benner-Nawman, Inc., was formerly TIA’s vice chairman and served on its Board of Directors from 1987 to 1993. He also held the positions of secretary, treasurer, vice chairman, and chairman with the TIA.

The TIA has also named James Romlein, president of MIS Labs, as the new chair of its Technical Committee. This committee has overall responsibility for establishing the broad technical policy of the association.

Mr. Romlein has been a TIA Board member for the last five years. He currently serves as chairman of TIA’s TR-41.5 “Multimedia Systems” and TIA’s TR-41.7.2 “Premises Safety.”


Paul Dickie, Chairman of Montreal’s SR Telecom has announced that company CEO Ron Couchman is stepping down. Mr. Couchman, who has been with the company since 1981, will remain active with the company as Deputy Chairman. Pierre St-Arnaud, currently president and COO, will succeed Mr. Couchman.

Mr. St-Arnaud has more than 20 years of experience in several high technology companies, including ABB. He has held a number of senior management positions, including that of COO, for over 10 years.


The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE), Exton, PA has named Paul D’Arcangelo, Mark Giblin and Suzanne Holzer as recipients of its 2001 Personal Achievement Awards. These awards recognize members who have demonstrated personal and professional growth.

Paul D’Arcangelo is VP of engineering for AT&T, supervising an 850-employee engineering department.

Mark Giblin is a construction supervisor for AT&T, for which he is responsible for maintaining cable plant construction. He is also a safety team leader at the company.

Suzanne Holzer is utility engineer liaison for Cox Communications. She is responsible for coordinating plant and construction issues between local systems and city agencies and utility companies.


Panduit Canada of Markham, ON has recently announced some organizational changes. The company now markets products and programmes through two business units: The Electrical/Electronic Group and the Network Connectivity Group.

The Panduit Electrical/ Electronic Group (PEEG) offers a range of wire management systems. New appointments within the PEEG include Scott Lucas, Director of Sales; Angela Morgillo, Marketing Co-ordinator; and Kevin Wilkinson, Strategic Pricing Manager. Steve Spade will become Central Region District Sales Manager in the Markham office.

The Panduit Network Connectivity Group (PNCG) offers network infrastructure solutions. New appointments within the PNCG include Chris Newell, Channel Manager and Mike Baker, Strategic Accounts Manager.

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