Lower-power plan accepted In a Public Notice issued June 29, the FCC accepted the Land Mobile Communication Council’s modified low-power consensus plan. Accordingly, the FCC will license only low-power operations on specified 12.5kHz offset frequencies in the 450MHz-470MHz band. Each frequency coordinator must maintain a current listing of frequencies designated for low power and make it available to the public upon request.
Fourteen channels have been designated as low-power for the public safety pool and 90 channels have been designated as low-power for the industrial/business pool.
New regulatory postings: John Borkowski has been named an assistant division chief for the Public Safety and Private Wireless Division of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Borkowski has served as chief of the policy and rules branch of the division since 1997.
William D. Lane has been named chief technologist of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Lane is former chief scientist with Femme Comp. Prior to that position, he was responsible for the Joint Tactical Radio System Program of the U.S. Army. Lane was a colonel with the Army Signal Corps and was deputy head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the U.S. Military Academy. He is a senior member of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Changes at Wood & Douglas, Baughurst, United Kingdom: Martin Farrow departs Yokogawa Marex Technology, Cowes, Isle of Wight, as marketing manager to join Wood & Douglas as business development manager. Rachael Penfold leaves Radio Frequency Investigation, Basingstoke, Hampshire, as development manager, to join the company as broadcast product manager.
Promotions at Sabre Communications, Sioux City, IA: Rolli Sexton moves up from inside sales manager to national sales manager. Sarah Urick, sales manager, advances to marketing manager. David B. Jessip moves up from director of sales and marketing to the position of vice president of sales.
Reimer Nagel, research and development manager for Radio Frequency Systems, Marlboro, NJ, accepts appointment to senior vice president.
J. Michael Gearon, executive vice president of American Tower, Boston, advances to the position of president.
William F. Schwartz, retail and advertising manager for the Washington Post, moves to the position of marketing manager at Metrocall, Alexandria, VA.
Mike S. Zafirovski, president of GE Lighting, replaces James A. Norling as president of the personal communications sector at Motorola, Schaumburg, IL.
Michele C. Farquhar, a partner in the law firm of Hogan & Hartson, succeeds Paul B. Najarian as president of the Land Mobile Communications Council.
Allen Groh, director of international trade & regulatory compliance for Ericsson, Stockholm, Sweden, assumes the position of chairman of the TIA’s technical regulatory issues committee.
Steven M. Nielsen, vice president and general manager of Nextlink-Washington, McLean, VA, advances to chief financial officer of Independent Wireless One.
Changes at JBro Batteries, Lisle, IL: Donald Riley rejoins the company as vice president-distribution sales. Alan ElShafei, electronic battery engineer for TDI Batteries, joins the organization as vice president-engineering.
Harlan Plumley, chief financial officer of Marcam Solutions, Irvine, CA, joins Lightbridge, Burlington, MA, as chief financial officer.
Arkady Shkolnik, North American sales director for VLSI/Philips Semiconductors, San Jose, CA, advances to vice president of sales for Widcomm, San Diego.