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CDMA Development Group Announces New Executive Board Members

LOS ANGELES, Nov.18, 1998 -- The CDMA Development Group (CDG) today announced the appointment of new Executive Board members. The CDG's Executive Board consists of senior level executives from cdmaOne operator companies, leading the organization's global efforts in the development and implementation of cdmaOne. The CDG Executive Board now includes:

  • Perry LaForge, executive director
  • Brian O'Shaughnessy, president
  • Craig Farrill, past president
  • Keith D. Paglusch, treasurer
  • Ted L. Hoffman, secretary

"We welcome the new Executive Board members and look forward to working with them on the continued success of cdmaOne around the world," said LaForge.

"Their insight experiences as cdmaOne operators will prove to be invaluable in leading the CDG to the next level of success."

LaForge continued, "As our past president, Craig Farrill has greatly contributed to the success of the organization, and his efforts are recognized and appreciated. I am also excited to welcome Brian O'Shaughnessy to his new role of president – we have worked together for a number of years and know that he will significantly contribute to the CDG's growth and success."

Mr. O'Shaughnessy, newly appointed president of the CDG, is vice president, technology development for Bell Mobility, where he is responsible for corporate technology planning and development as well as international consulting activities.

Mr. Paglusch, treasurer of the CDG, is senior vice president of network engineering and operations for Sprint PCS, where he oversees the design and deployment of the Sprint PCS nationwide wireless network.
Mr. Hoffman serves as secretary of the CDG and is also vice president of technology development for Bell Atlantic Mobile, where he oversees the company's network integration from analogue to digital CDMA infrastructure.

In addition to the Executive Board, other CDG entities include:

  • CDG Leadership Council -- Consists of senior executives from CDMA equipment manufacturers; provides input to the Executive Board on issues that impact CDMA equipment.
  • CDG Steering Committee -- Executives from member organizations who review and approve the activities of the CDG Working Groups and address group-related resource issues.
  • CDG Working Groups (Teams) -- Consist of operator and manufacturer business and technical resources dedicated to specific development tasks. CDG teams consist of a technical group, promotions/conferences/education groups, a next generation systems group and international working groups.