Printer Friendly

MCDONALD NAMED TO HEAD SPRINT/MID-ATLANTIC POST; CROSS TO LEAD SPRINT EASTERN UNIT OPERATIONS

 KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- William E. McDonald, 51, has been named president of Sprint/Mid-Atlantic Telecom, and Dale L. Cross, 46, has been named president of Sprint/United Telephone-Eastern unit, according to an announcement by D. Wayne Peterson, president and chief operating officer of Sprint's Local Telecommunications Division. The appointments are effective Aug. 15.
 Mid-Atlantic Telecom, headquartered in Wake Forest, N.C., oversees local telephone operations in North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina and Tennessee. The Eastern unit, headquartered in Carlisle, Pa., serves customers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
 McDonald has served as president of Sprint/United Telephone Eastern's business unit since November 1988. Prior to that appointment he was president of the Sprint/United Telephone-Northwest operations in Hood River, Ore.
 He began his telephony career in 1968 in various data and traffic management positions before being named director of the company's East Central Regional Data Center in 1976. Other positions he has held include Sprint senior vice president-network operations; Sprint/United Telephone-Midwest vice president-operations and vice president of revenue requirements and regulatory affairs; and president of Sprint's Uninet subsidiary.
 "Bill McDonald brings to his new post the varied and diverse background necessary to compete in today's local telecom environment," said Peterson. "The telephone industry of today and tomorrow will be dramatically different than the past, and I am confident he can meet the challenges ahead."
 Cross most recently served as vice president of transition and integration at Sprint, where he has been involved with Sprint's merger with Centel Corporation which went into effect in March of this year. Prior to that he had been president of Centel's Florida operations since 1990, and vice president there since 1988.
 Cross began his telephone career with Rochester Telephone in 1974 before joining Centel's headquarters regulatory department in 1979. Two years later he was named customer services manager for Central Telephone-Illinois/Ohio and in 1984 vice president-operations for Central Telephone-Virginia.
 "Dale's background will enable us to capitalize on his experience with Centel's local operations and help us implement the best of both worlds," said Peterson.
 Sprint is a diversified international telecommunications company with more than $10 billion in annual revenues and the United States' only nationwide all-digital, fiber-optic network. Its divisions provide global long distance voice, data and video products and services, local telephone services to nearly 6 million subscriber lines in 19 states, and cellular operations that serve 42 metropolitan markets and more than 50 rural service areas.
 /delval/
 -0- 8/3/93
 /CONTACT: Judith Shannon, 913-624-3221 or, after hours, 816-931-7156, or John Landsberg, 913-624-3354 or, after hours, 913-345-1649, both of Sprint/
 (FON)


CO: Sprint ST: Missouri IN: TLS SU: PER

DC-TW -- DC008 -- 8803 08/03/93 10:15 EDT
COPYRIGHT 1993 PR Newswire Association LLC
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1993 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:PR Newswire
Date:Aug 3, 1993
Words:449
Previous Article:GLOBAL SPILL MANAGEMENT, INC., ANNOUNCES ELECTION OF LUKE P. LAVALLE JR. TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Next Article:BROADCAST DOCUMENTS FROM YOUR DESKTOP TO THOUSANDS INSTANTLY
Topics:

Terms of use | Copyright © 2017 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters