Telemac appointed Peter McCracken chief executive officer, with responsibility for overseeing the development of innovative software technology and formulating strategic alliances with wireless industry leaders. Previously, McCracken was president and CEO of VentureLine Database Corp., an Internet/intranet database company he founded.
Dr. Ronald C. Maehl is the new president of CyberStar, a division of Loral Space & Communications Ltd. Maehl joins CyberStar from SS/L where he served as senior vice president of strategic ventures and senior vice president of advanced programs. Prior to that, Maehl was vice president of commercial programs at Fairchild Space, where he was responsible for the division’s commercial communications satellite business.
Rogers Cantel Inc. named Lynda S. Cranston executive vice president and general manager for Cantel’s western region. She will be responsible for all customer and distribution aspects of Cantel’s business in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and northwestern Ontario. Cranston most recently was president and chief executive officer of B.C. Women’s Hospital and Health Centre in Vancouver and before that she was president and CEO designate overseeing the amalgamation of B.C. Women’s Hospital, B.C. Children’s Hospital and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children.
Paging Network Inc. appointed Roy A. Wilkens to a newly created seat on its board of directors. Wilkens founded WorldCom Network Service’s predecessor company, WilTel, in 1985 as an operating unit of Williams Pipe Line Co. He served as president of the company, which was acquired by LDDS Communications in 1995 and became WorldCom Inc.
Charles “Rip” Tilden was promoted to senior vice president of communications, investor relations and strategic planning for InterDigital Communications Corp. Tilden joined the company last year as vice president of communications and investor relations. Prior to joining the company, Tilden was vice president of corporate affairs for Alco Standard Corp.
ArrayComm Inc. named William Ferguson systems engineering manager and Fred Pantsios sales applications manager. Ferguson will oversee the company’s field trials, create a customer training program and start a 24-hour technical assistance center. He joins ArrayComm from Diva Communications, where he was a senior field engineer responsible for system design, testing and deployment of wireless local loop systems worldwide. Pantsios will be responsible for applications design, responses to tenders and proposals, technical customer presentations and support of ArrayComm’s increased field trial activities. He joined the company from Jampro Antennas, where he was manager of Latin American sales and marketing.
William O. Hunt has been appointed to DSC Communications Corp.’s board of directors. He currently is serving as chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of Intellicall Inc., a manufacturer of telephone equipment and supervisory systems for advanced telecom services. Prior to joining Intellicall, Hunt held executive positions with Hogan Systems Inc., Communications Industries Inc., Electronic Arrays Inc. and Collins Radio Inc.
BellSouth Mobility named Karen K. Bennett its first on-site Alabama vice president with responsibility for more than 700 employees. She also is the new general manager for the state. Bennett has spent 15 years with the company, most recently as regional general manager of the Raleigh, N.C., region of BellSouth Personal Communications.
Willis Corroon Corp. appointed Angela E. Kieffaber assistant vice president and account executive to head its newly formed risk management program. Kieffaber joins the company from Sprint PCS in Kansas City and Cellular One in Kansas and Missouri, where she was responsible for implementing insurance, marketing and customer loyalty and retention programs. The new program also will include Kevin S. Hagan, vice president and account executive. He has six years of wireless risk management program design and implementation experience.
Jess Rosenthal joined Telecom Analysis Systems Inc. as vice president of sales. He will oversee all sales management and customer relations for the company. Rosenthal most recently was with NEC Electronics where he was worldwide account manager for the AT&T Corp./Lucent Technologies Inc. account.
Richard W. Gall was named president of Cellular One’s expanded Mid-South market area, which includes Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and northern Alabama. He will have overall management responsibility for the more than 1,500 Cellular One employees in the area. He joins Cellular One from GTE Mobilnet in Austin, Texas.