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Adds, Moves & Changes

Posted: 12/1999

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Adds, Moves & Changes

PointOne Telecommunications Inc., Austin, Texas, has appointed 26-year industry veteran
Ron Harden chief operating officer. Harden will be responsible for the management
of strategic planning, customer care, sales and marketing for PointOne’s Internet protocol
(IP) communications network. Harden most recently was vice president, sales and marketing
at Williams Communications Group, a unit of Williams. Prior to his role as vice president,
Harden served as director of wholesale marketing for WilTel, a division of WorldCom Inc.

Net2Phone Inc., Hackensack, N.J., the Internet telephony arm of IDT Corp., has
announced Jonathan Fram has joined the company as president. He oversees the
expansion of the company’s voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) business, broadens
Net2Phone’s distribution agreements and develops strategic relationships with Internet
service providers (ISPs) and communications companies worldwide.

Net2Phone also has added three executives to its board of directors. Dan Schulman,
president and chief operating officer of priceline.com; Martin Yudkovitz, president
of NBC Interactive Media; and Michael Fischberger, senior vice president of
domestic telecommunications and Internet services at IDT, will join the board, bringing
the number of directors to 11.

RateXchange Inc., San Francisco, has named Donald H. Sledge
chairman and CEO of the wholesale bandwidth exchange. Sledge is an industry veteran with
32 years of management experience and 15 years of CEO experience, his most recent post
being president and CEO of TeleHub Communications Corp. Sledge also served as president
and chief operating officer of WCT, which was acquired by Frontier Corp.; head of
operations for New T&T, a Hong Kong-based startup that competed with Hong Kong
Telephone; and chairman and CEO of New Zealand Telecom International.

Donald H. Sledge

Charles F. Liggett is now part of the executive team of Pathnet Inc.,
Washington. Liggett has become senior vice president and chief marketing officer of the
carrier’s carrier of digital telecommunications capacity to second- and third-tier U.S.
markets. He previously served as vice president-portfolio development and strategy at
Concert Global Communications.

IXC Communications Inc., Austin, Texas, has elected Richard Irwin chairman of
the board of directors, and named Stanley W. Katz chief financial officer. Irwin
succeeds former chairman Benjamin Scott, who resigned from the board. Katz replaces
outgoing chief financial officer James Guthrie, who resigned from the company to pursue
other opportunities.

A former MCI International president has taken the helm of GlobeNet
Communications Group Ltd. (Globe-Net), St. David’s, Bermuda. Jerry A. DeMartino now
is the independent undersea cable company’s CEO, assuming the day-to-day-duties of
GlobeNet from present CEO and Chairman Mike Kedar, who will focus his attentions on his
role as chairman. DeMartino has more than 26 years of experience in international
telecommunications.

Jerry A. DeMartino
CapRock Communications Corp. has named Leo J. Cyr president and
chief operating officer and has been nominated to fill a vacant seat on its board of
directors. Cyr comes to CapRock from MCI WorldCom, where he spent 13 years in various
positions. Most recently, he was senior vice president of MCI WorldCom’s intelligent
network architecture and development organization.

Leo J. Cyr

 


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