Network USA, a pensacola, Fla.-based paging company, announced several new appointments.
Lynn Pomas has been named manager of operations. Pomas previously was operations manager for American Paging in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and has 18 years experience in the industry, having worked for both MobileComm and BellSouth Corp.
Marie Campbell, formerly Network USA’s co-manager of customer service, has become manager of customer service. She joined the company in April 1993.
Becky Smith was named Network USA’s manager of distribution; she formerly was co-manager of customer service. Smith joined the company in April 1992.
Jay Bush was named the company’s new manager of information systems. He was previously test support manager and analysis branch chief for Information Systems and Networks Corp. in Bethesda, Md.
Glenayre Technologies Inc. named Lowell Hardison, a 10-year company veteran, to head its new narrowband personal communications team.
Most recently, Hardison was Glenayre’s vice president of sales in the Western region. Prior to his employment at Glenayre, Hardison held sales and managerial positions with BBL Industries, a paging equipment manufacturer Glenayre acquired in 1989. He also served as national sales manager for Martin Marietta Corp.
Hardison will report to Russ Allen, who recently was promoted to executive vice president of worldwide sales for Glenayre.
Allen Telecom Group Inc. announced the promotion of John Kepple to vice president and chief executive officer.
Kepple’s position was created to allow company president Erik van der Kaay to focus on the Allen Telecom Systems division, where previously his attention was divided among the company’s five divisions.
Kepple will manage the A/S Site Products Division, the Antenna Specialists Division, perform ATG administrative functions and oversee the Cleveland and Mexico operations.
Kepple brings 25 years experience in finance, operations and general management to his new post.
Jim Bensberg joined the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association as manager for transportation safety issues, where he will oversee all aspects of the industry’s efforts to educate drivers and policy makers about the safe use of wireless phones in cars.
Bensberg served as a legislative affairs specialist for the American Motorcyclist Association for three years prior to becoming chief Washington representative four years ago.
In addition to positions with the AMA, Bensberg has served in administrative and public relations roles with a number of Colorado organizations.
Gannon N. Sutter was named project manager for TynanGroup Inc.’s Worthington, Ohio office. In his position, Sutter coordinates public affairs and media relations, oversees permitting and zoning projects and maintains office manager duties.
Sutter came to TynanGroup in February from a Santa Barbara, Calif.-based public relations firm. TynanGroup, also based in Santa Barbara, is a real estate consulting firm for the wireless industry.
Signal Measurement Corp. announced the addition of Hugh MacDonald to the sales and marketing department of the company’s electro-mount division in Tomball, Texas. MacDonald will be directing sales of SMC electro-mount products into the public-safety, special emergency and utility markets.
MCI Communications Corp. has promoted Timothy F. Price to executive vice president and president of its Communications Services Group. He previously was president of MCI Business Markets and manager of the company’s U.S. and worldwide alliances.
In his new position, Price will be responsible for positioning MCI in emerging new markets, such as wireless, global alliances and information services. He has been with the company for 12 years.
Price led the revitalization of the company’s business market strategy, introducing the Proof Positive brand, providing on-line information services and desktop computer software.
Hubbell Premise Wiring Inc. has hired John J. Szupiany for the position of marketing manager, where he will oversee product management, advertising, inside sales and sales administration. Szupiany comes to the company from General Cable Co., where he had served for 12 years, most recently as director of marketing for the premise product organization.
James R. Andrews has been appointed senior vice president of marketing and sales for Hutton Communications Inc. He is a 25-year veteran of the industry, previously working at Uniden America Corp. and Turner Microphone Co. Andrews will be responsible for all sales, marketing and customer service functions for the company. Based in Dallas, Hutton is a distributor of wireless equipment and accessories.
Francis E. Girard has been appointed executive vice president of world sales for Boston Technology Inc. He previously handled the company’s North American sales.
Paul W. DeLacey was appointed Boston Technology’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. DeLacey has held several senior executive positions in the company during the last five years, most recently with the international business division.
Robert J. Slezak is Boston Technology’s new executive vice president of development. He retains his previous responsibilities for engineering and assumes product line planning and execution. He was a major force behind the company’s new product AccessMAX application software environment. Robert L. Pokress was promoted to senior vice president of marketing. He joined the company in August.
Stanford Telecommunications Inc. has appointed Lee Lucca vice president of operational services for the company’s telecom products group. She will be responsible for operational services including finance, contracts, production control and business administration.
Lucca joined Stanford Telecom in 1987 and was most recently director of operations for the company’s custom products division. Stanford Telecom, headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., designs and manufactures advanced digital telecommunications systems for commercial and government markets.
Its telecom products group specializes in emerging commercial market applications in satellite, wireless and digital cable applications.
TMI Communications and Company L.P. has appointed John H. Farrell as president and chief executive officer.
Farrell began his career in 1959 as an engineer with Bell Canada and has most recently served as chairman of NorthwesTel Inc. and chairman and CEO of Northern Telephone Ltd.
He succeeds Robert Ferchat, who was recently appointed chairman, president and chief executive officer of TMI’s parent, BCE Mobile. Ferchat will remain involved with TMI as a member of its board of directors.