Charles Hunter has been named vice president of business development and general counsel for Toll Free Cellular. Hunter will lead the company’s business development efforts, manage contractual relationships with cellular providers nationwide and provide legal counsel to the company. For the past six years, Hunter has served as a consultant to companies on legal, regulatory and legislative issues affecting the telecommunications industry.
David Lowry is now senior vice president and chief technical officer of GO Communications Corp. Lowry joined GO in 1994 and most recently served as vice president of technology. Prior to that, he was executive director at U S West International, where he led technical operation and engineering of international wireless properties and new business development.
GO also named Lance Cawley chief financial officer. He served as vice president of finance since 1994. Cawley previously served as vice president at American Personal Communications and was responsible for financial planning and special projects, including international wireless development.
Thomas Case has been named president of Alltel Information Services Telecom Division. Case most recently served as senior vice president of business development for Alltel Corporate Services, where he directed a large portion of the company’s acquisitions and developed new business for Alltel’s subsidiaries. Prior to that, he served as president of Alltel Mobile from 1985 to 1992, a period when the cellular company activated its first service territories.
ReCellular Inc. has named Charles Newman, the company’s chief executive officer, chairman of the board. He will continue to serve as CEO. Newman has served as president and CEO since ReCellular was founded in 1991.
The company also appointed Frank Stoup III to the positions of president and chief operating officer. Stoup previously served as chairman of the board and president of Gmara, a joint venture operation of General Motors and Aramark based in Rochester Hills, Mich.
John Daly has been named chief financial officer. Daly formerly served as vice president of finance for Edgewood Tool and Manufacturing Co. of Romulus, Mich.
McCaw International Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nextel Communications Inc., has named its senior management team to lead the company’s growing operations.
Keith Grinstein has been named president and chief executive officer of the company. He will be responsible for all international licensing and operations for McCaw and Nextel. Previously, Grinstein served as president and chief executive officer of the aviation communications division of AT&T Wireless Services, where he was responsible for the division’s strategic and operational decisions.
McCaw has appointed Mark Nelson senior vice president and chief engineer. Nelson will lead the technical development of the company’s international business opportunities. Prior to this position, Nelson was senior vice president of engineering, operations and technology development for Nextel.
The company named Heng-Pin “Ping” Kiang senior vice president and general counsel. Heng-Pin was most recently a partner at Perkins Coie, a Seattle-based law firm.