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UTC APPOINTS CANADIAN REGIONAL CHAIRSThe United Telecom Council (UTC) of Washington, DC has chosen two representatives to serve on its Board of Directors as the Chairs of Eastern Canada (Region 11) an...

February 1, 2001  

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The United Telecom Council (UTC) of Washington, DC has chosen two representatives to serve on its Board of Directors as the Chairs of Eastern Canada (Region 11) and Western Canada (Region 12).

Richard Fahey, Director of Project Development with Gaz Mtropolitain Inc. has been appointed as Chair of Eastern Canada, and Murray Matiowsky, Manager of Communications with Manitoba Hydro, has been named Chair of Western Canada.

The two new Regions were formed to help UTC better meet the regulatory, technological, and business development needs of North American telecom and IT professionals.


Vancouver-based 360networks has announced the appointment of Jimmy Byrd as chief operating officer. In this position, Mr. Byrd will be responsible for network operations, interconnection, provisioning, co-location and information systems for the company.

Most recently, Mr. Byrd was the North American president at Level 3 Communications, where he oversaw all commercial operations in North America and managed approximately 2,400 people. He has also served in senior roles at Corporate Express International, IBM and Temple-Inland Inc.


Avaya Inc. of Basking Ridge, NJ, has announced that Patricia F. Russo has joined its board of directors as chairman. Ms. Russo replaces Henry Schacht, who remains on Avaya’s board, but stepped down as chairman in October, 2000 to become chairman and CEO of Lucent Technologies.

From 1993 to 1997, Russo served as president of the Lucent Technologies businesses that now form the core of Avaya, spun off from Lucent earlier this year. More recently, Russo was executive vice president and CEO of Lucent’s Service Provider Networks Group.

The company’s Board has also named Donald K. Peterson, Avaya president and CEO, to the additional post of vice-chairman.


Wireless provider Infowave Software, Inc. of Burnaby. BC has named Thomas U. Koll to the position of CEO.

Mr. Koll comes to the company after serving as VP of Microsoft’s Network Solutions Group, where he was responsible for Microsoft’s worldwide business with telecom companies in the wireline and wireless markets, network equipment providers and Internet service providers.


The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE), Exton, PA has named the winners of its 2001 Emerging Technologies Awards. Presented annually, these three awards recognize cable telecommunications professionals and SCTE members whose commitment and efforts have helped to advance the industry.

This year’s award recipients included Glyndell Moore, operations manager for Bellsouth Interactive Media Services, who earned the Polaris Award for 2001. Mr. Moore was given the award to recognize his achievements in the development and use of optical fiber.

Randy Goehler, engineering manager for Cox Communications, received the 2001 IDEA Award for his accomplishments in deploying emerging technologies over hybrid fiber-coax (HFC) networks.

David Pangrac, CTO for Advent Networks Inc., received the 2001 Star of Integrity Award for his use of creative solutions to advance network integrity and effectiveness of high-speed data applications.


Telecom service provider Stratos Global Corp. of Toronto has appointed Carmen L. Lloyd as its new president and CEO and David J. Oake as its interim CFO.

Mr. Lloyd, who has been a member of Stratos’ Board of Directors since 1998, was previously president, Corporate and Regional Aircraft Engine Division, Rolls-Royce plc. Prior to that appointment, Mr. Lloyd was president and CEO of Canadian Marconi Company.

Mr. Oake, previously VP, Corporate Development of Aliant Inc., Stratos’ majority shareholder, has been a director of Stratos since 1998. He has held executive positions within NewTel, and senior positions with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, including Secretary of the Treasury Board and Deputy Minister of the Department of Industry, Trade and Technology.

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