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
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
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.