Andrew Karney Joins Integrated Micro Products (IMP) Board.
Karney's extensive career in computing and telecommunications includes more than 20 years with Logica plc, the international computer systems company, where he was a main board director for the past eight years. Most recently he was Corporate Development Director with worldwide responsibility for developing the company's business in key market sectors, particularly telecommunications, media and finance.
He was Chief Executive of Logica Communications and Electronics Systems, one of the four principal operating subsidiaries in the UK, and Chairman of Logica Space and Communications. He was responsible for Logica's operations in the Far East and established a joint venture with Jardine Matheson and Co. Ltd. in Hong Kong and a partnership with Mitsui and Co. Ltd. in Japan. He also set up joint ventures in Italy with Finsiel SpA (part of the STET group), and with British Airways to service the air transport industry globally.
Prior to his time at Logica, Karney was a senior scientist in the telecommunications group at GEC Hirst Research Centre and a development engineer at Standard Telephones and Cables Ltd. (now Northern Telecom). He was a founding director of Cable London plc, one of the largest Cable TV companies in the UK. He studied engineering at Cambridge University and worked for the United Nations in the Middle East.
As a member of the board, he will contribute a deep understanding of the telecommunications industry in many countries as well as expertise in how best to meet its needs in a rapidly changing environment. He knows the business problems that telecommunications operators face and will assist in promoting IMP as a uniquely qualified telecom computing company.
IMP is an international supplier of fault-tolerant systems and embedded computing elements to telecommunications equipment and solution providers. IMP's technology is based on low-cost, high-volume technologies with specially developed hardware and software for the telecommunications industry.
IMP has its headquarters in Consett, County Durham, England, and its Worldwide Marketing Center in Dallas. IMP's North American headquarters is in Bannockburn, Ill.
CONTACT: Integrated Micro Products, Durham
Dick Penny, 011-44-207-580000