Canoga Perkins (Chatsworth, CA) has acquired Ellipsys Technologies Inc., a vendor of expert systems solutions for managing and improving the quality of enhanced telecommunications services. The acquisition is seen as expanding the telecom supplier/designer/manufacturer's end-to-end solutions.
Cable Design Technologies (Pittsburgh), a provider of gigabit network connectivity products, has acquired BoseLAN, a small Silicon Valley-based active fiber-optic- components company.
Yasuo Sakata has been named president of Sumitomo Electric Lightwave Corp. (Research Triangle Park, NC), succeeding Hiroaki Horima. Previously, Sakata was general manager of the cable-engineering department in the communications division of Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd. (Yokohama).
Ronald E. Wagner has been named senior vice president of operations at Nanovation Technologies Inc. (Miami). Most recently, he managed the North American plant capacity of Alcatel Network Systems.
Kathy Bishop has been appointed customer service coordinator for ETL SEMKO's cabling products group (Cortland, NY). ETL SEMKO is a division of Intertek Testing Services (Boxborough, MA).
Full-service integrated communications provider CTC Communications (Waltham, MA) has named Russell Oliver vice president of network operations. He will be responsible for the company's IntelliNET, one of the first commercially available converged voice and data networks. Oliver has more than 16 years' experience in technical operations. Former employers include Williams Communications and Comlink Network Services.
Stacey G. Black has been named senior vice president of business development at Integrated Data Communications (Bainbridge Island, WA). A 22-year veteran of the wireless industry, he was most recently vice president of marketing and strategic business development at Siemens Information & Communications Products.
Lynx Telecommunications (Fort Lauderdale, FL), a BellSouth agent, has named Mark Brame to lead its growth in northern Florida. As consulting engineer, Brame will work with businesses from the Orlando area northward to provide voice and data network solutions.
Ken DeHoff has been named a senior vice president at Carlson (San Francisco), a single-source provider of consulting, design, and implementation services for mission-critical networks. He will spearhead the company's new infrastructure integration initiative, working with clients within the Internet and telecommunications industries. DeHoff has more than 20 years' experience in building, managing, and sourcing information technology.