Steve Largent tapped to lead CTIA
Former Congressman and NFL Football Hall of Fame member Steve Largent will replace Tom Wheeler as President and CEO of the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association (CTIA) effective November 2003.
Largent, a Republican, served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995-2001 representing the first congressional district of Oklahoma. He was the Vice-Chairman of the Energy and Air Quality Subcommittee and served on the Telecommunications Subcommittee, the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee and the Environment and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee.
Largent, 48, resigned from Congress at the end of 2001 to run for Governor of Oklahoma. In May 2003, he joined the Wheelchair Foundation as Mid-West Chapter Executive Director. The Foundation’s goal is to raise $150 million and distribute more than 1 million wheelchairs worldwide between 2003 and 2008. For the past several years, Largent has also worked as a motivational speaker and a marketing/advertising consultant. Largent, who holds a degree in biology, started his successful football career at the University of Tulsa. While in college, he twice led the nation in touchdown catches. He is best known for his record-setting performances as a wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks. His professional football career spanned 14 years. In 1988, he was elected NFL Man of the Year, and in 1995 was inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame.
Largent, his wife, Terry, and four children reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
CommScope names vice president
CommScope announced that Alan Walp has been named vice president of wireless marketing and sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
In his new position, Walp will have sales and marketing responsibilities for CommScope’s wireless business in those regions.
Walp will be based in the United Kingdom where he currently lives. Prior to joining CommScope, he was Director of Business Development for Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), a division of Alcatel, and served as the company’s Global Key Account Manager for Ericsson and Nokia as well as European Key Account Manager for Hutchison. From 1991-2001, he held various sales and marketing leadership positions for Cambridge Broadband, Comtech EF Data Corporation and Andrew Corporation. Prior to that time, he was a Director/Partner with the Crown Company, and he began his civilian career as a radar systems engineer for the Hughes Aircraft Company. A native of the United States, Mr. Walp served in the U.S. Navy from 1975-81, where he received his initial training and experience in radar systems operation.
Little names N. America team
Arthur D. Little announced new executive appointments for North America. Thomas Manning will assume the managing director role, and Director Paul MacKinnon will join the management team as it redefines and expands its presence in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
The Arthur D. Little Global Management Team Arthur D. Little’s global management team (GMT) is made up of leaders from each of the firm’s market areas and is chaired by Richard Clarke, Managing Director of Arthur D. Little, UK. The GMT determines Arthur D. Little’s global strategy and helps provide direction to, and coordination between, each of the firm’s market operations. Manning will join the GMT in his new role. Each market area focuses on their specific client and market needs, relying on centralized operations in the areas of marketing, human relations, and the distribution of intellectual capital.
Manning has more than 20 years of experience in strategy and operations management consulting. Prior to joining Arthur D. Little, Manning was the founder, President & CEO of CMG, a management consulting firm, focused on developing operational solutions for customer focused business strategies.
Prior to CMG, he was a senior vice president of Digitas, where he developed a consulting group, a founding partner of Exchange Partners Inc., a consulting firm and before that he was with Ernst & Young.
He received his MBA from the Carroll Graduate School of Management at Boston College and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Merrimack College.
Since joining Arthur D. Little in 1992, MacKinnon has led and consulted on a wide-range of projects for clients conducting vision and strategy development, operations redesign and information management improvement. MacKinnon has also led a number of large assignments for the U.S. Postal Service’s Logistics Group in developing strategy, redeveloping the logistics information infrastructure and developing and implementing Operations Centers.
Prior to joining Arthur D. Little, MacKinnon worked extensively in the defense and aerospace industry performing a variety of managerial tasks in program management, procurement, and contracts administration.
MacKinnon is a graduate with distinction of the Arthur D. Little School of Management with a Master of Science degree in Management. He also holds a B.S. degree in Management, concentrating in Marketing, from Babson College.
Andrew Corp. names new HR officer
Karen A. Quinn-Quintin has joined Andrew Corp. in the newly created role of Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. In this position Quinn-Quintin will be instrumental in steering the company through a significant period of global restructuring.
Quinn-Quintin has more than 20 years’ experience in human resources, most recently as vice president, human resources, for Textron Industrial Products. She joined Textron in 1989, was appointed director, corporate office human resources in 1991, and in 1993 was appointed vice president and corporate secretary. During her Textron career, Quinn-Quintin spent three years on international assignment based in London, England.
Prior to joining Textron, Quinn-Quintin worked for Johnson & Higgins, Sheaffer Eaton, and Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, holding positions in the fields of benefits, compensation, and group pensions.
Quinn-Quintin holds a B.A. in criminal justice and political science from Stonehill College in Massachusetts. She is a past board member of the New England Benefits Council (NEEBC), Rhode Island Urban Project, and has served as chairperson on the Human Resources Committee for the Providence Public Schools.
Extend America fills top posts
Extend America Inc. has named three key senior executives to its management team. Chere’ Heintzmann will serve as the company’s chief operating officer, Jeff Hardesty will serve as the chief financial officer and George Yineman will serve as the vice president of sales. Extend America plans to launch service at the end of this year.
Heintzmann brings a strong operational background in both start up businesses and established corporations within the wireless communications industry. Her 20 years of experience include numerous executive roles with companies such as McCaw Communications/AT&T Wireless Services, and Qwest Communications. In these companies, Heintzmann served as senior vice president of operations, senior vice president of sales and marketing, and vice president and general manager. She was also a co-founder of a broadband start-up company that raised $100 million in Series A funding.
Hardesty has 15 years of finance experience in the telecommunications industry as an investor, director, and investment banker for cellular, PCS, rural local exchange carriers, inter-exchange carriers, fixed wireless, towers and paging companies. Most recently, he was a managing director at Koch Ventures, Inc. As a vice president at First Union Capital Markets, he invested and managed $1.5 billion of growth and acquisition capital in more than 50 telecommunications and media companies.
Yineman, a North Dakota native, has 20 years of sales experience, including 12 in the telecommunications industry. Most recently, he was vice president and general manager for Sprint PCS in Wisconsin.
Yineman also served as general manager for Swiftel Communications, an affiliate of Sprint PCS. Prior to Sprint, he was executive vice president and founder of Positive Communications.
Spotwave names board member
Spotwave Wireless Inc. has announced the appointment of Dominique Jodoin to the company’s board of directors.
Jodoin is Executive Vice President of Business Development and Sales, North America for WaterCove Networks. His extensive experience in mobile telecommunications includes managing and directing multi-faceted global sales, marketing, and operations. Jodoin joined WaterCove after spending 16 years with Ericsson, most recently as Executive Vice President and GM for Ericsson North America where he had general responsibility for global business with AT&T Wireless and its affiliates. He was previously President of Ericsson’s Belgium-Luxembourg Market Unit, where he was responsible for all business operations. Jodoin also held several executive positions with Ericsson in Sweden, including Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Operations for the TDMA Systems Business Unit.
Former Microsoft exec joins Myriad
Mark Ryland joins Myriad Telecom as a 12-year veteran of the software industry, 10 of those at Microsoft Corp.
At Microsoft Ryland led teams in a wide variety of areas, from sales and technical marketing to distributed object systems to standardization. From 1998 until his retirement from the company in 2000, Ryland was Director of Standards Strategy reporting to Senior Vice President Craig Mundie. Ryland is also a lawyer with broad experience in software patents and licensing. Ryland serves Myriad as Chief Technology Officer and Director of Patent Licensing.
Vishay promotes executive VP
Vishay Intertechnology Inc. has promoted Glyndwr Smith to executive vice president. He begins the new position immediately.
In addition to serving in his new position of Executive Vice President, Market Intelligence, Smith will remain Assistant to the CEO. He is also chairman of the Board of Siliconix Inc.
Broadband National names president
Broadband National announced that Vinny Olmstead has accepted the position of president and CFO of the two-year old company.
As Broadband National’s president, Olmstead will use his experience to guide the company through its next phase of growth.
Most recently, Olmstead was Senior Vice-President of Corporate Development for GlobeNet Communications, an international telecom provider with operations in the United States, Venezuela, Brazil and Bermuda. Olmstead facilitated the successful sale of GlobeNet to BrazilTelecom. Prior to GlobeNet he was Senior Director of Corporate Development for 360networks, a global telecom provider.
He also held the position of partner with the international consulting firm William M. Mercer. Olmstead earned his MBA at the University of Florida, and a degree in accounting from Flagler College.
SmarTrunk promotes manager
SmarTrunk Systems Inc. has announced that Dalia Castro has been promoted from sales administrator to assistant sales manager.
Castro has worked with SmarTrunk for more than three years and has been instrumental in the company’s efforts to offer bi-lingual customer and sales support to its customers.
Castro began her career at Ranger Communications in September 2000, working with Latin American customers. She then transferred to the accounting department where she assisted Spanish-speaking customers with technical questions, customer service and accounting issues. At that time, she began helping SmarTrunk with its Latin American market. At the beginning of 2003, she began working full-time with SmarTrunk.
Prior to joining Ranger Communications/SmarTrunk, Castro worked for four years at Logistech, Inc., a logistics software company and before that, at Hallmark Circuits.
Broadbeam names new VP
Richard Jenoriki has been appointed vice president — worldwide sales and Solutions Group, for Broadbeam Corp. Based in Cranbury, Jenoriki will be responsible for overseeing the company’s worldwide sales and professional services groups in support of the company’s revenue and profitability objectives.
Jenoriki brings more than 20 years of sales management and major account selling experience in business and technology to Broadbeam.
Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President Sales for Q-Link Technologies, a venture-backed start up organization with design tools that enable IT and business professionals to create and deploy highly scalable, enterprise-class business applications.
While at Q-Link, Jenoriki created the company’s first sales/marketing organization and closed the largest deal in the company’s history. Prior to Q-Link, Jenoriki served as the Regional Vice President of IPNet Solutions, which focused on improving how companies interoperate with their supply chain trading partners through flexible and secure transaction delivery. In this role, Jenoriki had profit and loss responsibility for the creation and management of all sales, pre-sales and alliance marketing in the eastern United States and Canada.
Before joining IPNet, Jenoriki served as the Vice President Sales, Financial Services — Americas for Mercator Software, where he delivered a 400 percent growth in software sales over the previous fiscal year.
From 1993 to 1998, Jenoriki oversaw major accounts at BEA Systems where he was responsible for forming vertical sales teams and national account penetration programs.
Prior to BEA, Jenoriki also held sales positions at Oracle Corp., XL Datacomp Corp., Software Plus and ABC Payroll.
MAXRAD names Golder to VP post
Antenna manufacturer MAXRAD Inc. has named Tom Golder as Vice President of Sales. Golder brings over 30 years of sales experience in the wireless, land mobile radio and broadband microwave industries, with a strong background in channel access management.
Golder has led the sales efforts of well-known industry players, most recently as Vice President of Sales for microwave antenna manufacturer Gabriel Electronics, and North America Business Manager for MOBAT (Israel). Previous to that, he retired from Motorola after a 23-year career, during which he was responsible for various sales management functions.
Golder holds a bachelor’s degree from Bellevue University, NE and a Masters in Management from Webster University, NE. He and his wife Theresa reside in St. Louis, Missouri, and have four children.
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