Business News - ADDS, MOVES & CHANGES

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July 1, 2000

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Business News - ADDS, MOVES & CHANGES

Posted: 07/2000


KMC Telecom Holdings Inc.
(, a privately owned, facilities-based CLEC based in Bedminster, N.J., has announced the appointment of William F. Lenahan as CEO. Lenahan joins KMC from BellSouth Wireless Data, where he was president and CEO. The appointment completes key management changes at KMC which began in April and included the promotion of COO Roscoe C. Young II to president and COO, and the appointment of William Stewart as CFO.

CO Space Inc.
(, a provider of network-neutral collocation space and operations services to the communications market, has expanded its management team with the hiring of Frank F. Petz as vice president of business development.
Petz, who had been serving as vice president of AEW Capital Management’s Investment Banking Group, will oversee CO Space’s real-estate relationships.

Teltrust Inc.
(, an e-commerce support service company specializing in multimedia inbound customer-support services and operator-assisted voice and data services, has announced the appointment of five senior management executives as part of the company’s recent expansion program. Blaine Colton has been appointed vice president of sales and account management for
OpNow!, the company’s call center outsourcing unit. Tim Dorr has been appointed vice president of marketing to provide marketing direction to
OpNow! and OneVoice Solutions, Teltrust’s multimedia, inbound, customer-relationship management outsourcing unit. Other appointments are Chris Plato as vice president of product development, Keith Reynolds as vice president of call center operations and Bill Palafox as vice president of customer service.

Alves Leaves Sprint for PointOne

Startup packet-based service provider PointOne
Telecommunications Inc. ( has lured yet another prominent carrier executive from a top post, naming Paget L. Alves as its CEO and president. Alves was the president of sales and support for Sprint Business Services Group
(, a position he was awarded last year after re-energizing the No. 3 carrier’s wholesale division.

Previously, PointOne recruited its COO Ron Harden from his role as vice president of marketing for the network services unit of Williams Communications Group Inc.

Alves succeeds Richard Sorenson, who will remain as PointOne’s chairman of the board.

“Paget has the experience we were looking for to continue growing our wholesale business, to expand our data product set, and to penetrate enterprise markets,” says Sorenson. “With a focus on sales and management, Mr. Alves has demonstrated success in creating new markets and distribution channels domestically and internationally.”

Alves brings 20 years experience in the technology and communications industry. At Sprint, he served as president of the Wholesale Services Group and vice president and general manager of reseller services for the Wholesale Services Group. Prior to joining Sprint, Alves was executive vice president and COO of Murata Business Systems and area counsel and staff attorney for IBM Corp.

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