Excelsus Technologies Inc. Names New Vice President, Sales; Telecommunications Guru Frank Laughton Joins DSL Accessory Manufacturer After More Than 30 Years With AT&T.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 21, 2001
Excelsus Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of premium self-install DSL filters and accessories, today announced the hire of its new Vice President of Sales, Frank Laughton.
In his role, Laughton will be responsible for boosting Excelsus' domestic DSL DSL
in full Digital Subscriber Line
Broadband digital communications connection that operates over standard copper telephone wires. It requires a DSL modem, which splits transmissions into two frequency bands: the lower frequencies for voice (ordinary and broadband filter market share, increasing corporate revenue streams, coordinating production schedules at the company's worldwide distribution centers and overseeing global sales.
Laughton's first major objective is to maintain and expand Excelsus' long-term business relationships with embedded regional Bell operating companies that provide DSL service. Additionally, he will be responsible for boosting Excelsus' income through partnerships with Internet service providers Internet service provider (ISP)
Company that provides Internet connections and services to individuals and organizations. For a monthly fee, ISPs provide computer users with a connection to their site (see data transmission), as well as a log-in name and password. , original equipment manufacturers, retail outlets and distributors.
"With the number of DSL users projected to skyrocket in the next few years, Excelsus is in a favorable situation," said Laughton. "Because we manufacture only microfilters for high-speed Internet See broadband. connections, we have a tremendous advantage over our competitors, all of which make several different products. By focusing only on broadband filters and accessories, we are able to produce the highest quality products in the world."
Previously a general manager of AT&T's Business Network Sales Unit, Laughton worked in field sales, operations and corporate marketing positions. He supervised more than 100 sales and technical support employees in Southern California Southern California, also colloquially known as SoCal, is the southern portion of the U.S. state of California. Centered on the cities of Los Angeles and San Diego, Southern California is home to nearly 24 million people and is the nation's second most populated region, and Hawaii while maintaining accounts worth more than $150M.
"Laughton's track record at AT&T speaks volumes about his skills as an executive," said Excelsus' Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Thomas F. Murphy. "His industry experience and market knowledge will be invaluable as we continue our expansion into worldwide markets. Laughton will strengthen our executive team tremendously. We have already increased revenue each year of our existence and we are anticipating accelerated growth with Frank on board."
Laughton's work history also includes time donated to charitable organizations, including the San Diego San Diego (săn dēā`gō), city (1990 pop. 1,110,549), seat of San Diego co., S Calif., on San Diego Bay; inc. 1850. San Diego includes the unincorporated communities of La Jolla and Spring Valley. Coronado is across the bay. Executive Service Corps and the Mission Trails Regional Park Mission Trails Regional Park is a 5,800 acre (23 km²) open space preserve within the city of San Diego, California. It is the sixth largest municipally-owned park in the United States, and the largest in California. . During the course of his volunteer service, he has served as chairman for both the San Francisco San Francisco (săn frănsĭs`kō), city (1990 pop. 723,959), coextensive with San Francisco co., W Calif., on the tip of a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, which are connected by the strait known as the Golden and San Diego Chapters of the March of Dimes
Laughton graduated from American University American University, at Washington, D.C.; United Methodist; founded by Bishop J. F. Hurst, chartered 1893, opened in 1914. It was at first a graduate school; an undergraduate college was opened in 1925. Programs provide for student research at many government institutions. and participated in the University of San Diego's International Program. In addition, he completed AT&T's Advanced Management Program and the Managing Critical Resources program at the University of Virginia's Darden Business School.
About Excelsus Technologies:
Excelsus Technologies Inc. designs and delivers DSL filters and accessories for broadband application worldwide. Excelsus' patented product, Z-BLOCKER(R) stops interference between data and voice, maximizing the data rate and minimizing noise, while enabling rapid deployment of broadband Internet access Broadband Internet access, often shortened to just "broadband", is high speed Internet access—typically contrasted with dial-up access over modem.
Dial-up modems are generally only capable of a maximum bitrate of 56 kbit/s (kilobits per second) and require the full use of a on existing telephone lines. Excelsus' broad line of products enables customers to self-install DSL filters in the home, easily and inexpensively. Excelsus, with its high quality filters and rapid production capabilities, is uniquely positioned to service the estimated 9.2 million DSL users that will exist in the United States by 2003.