BT Appoints Chuck Pol COO, Americas Region
LONDON, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- BT today announced that Chuck Pol has been appointed Chief Operating Officer, Americas Region. In this newly created position, Chuck will oversee operations across the lines of BT's businesses with a presence in the Americas. He will directly manage BT's US Sales and Service teams -- a unit of about 150 people returned from the former Concert business -- and will have responsibility for working with the channels to expand BT's capabilities in the Americas by developing new supplier and distribution partnerships. Tim Smart, President of BT Ignite Global Business, said: "We couldn't be more pleased to have Chuck leading operations in the Americas -- a market key to our global strategy. As a US citizen with considerable international experience, he understands the market and the requirements of the multinational corporate customers BT's serves in the Americas." "We have a strong offer for customers on this side of the Atlantic -- now more than ever," said Chuck Pol. "We have experienced people on the ground who know the international marketplace as well as infrastructure to support our customers -- including around 900 professionals and key network and customer service centers based in the US. And BT's global portfolio delivers a full range of managed communications services and solutions with complete global reach." Chuck will be returning to the US after 4 years in the UK, where most recently, he served as Director of Mobile Markets, BT Wholesale Services and Solutions. In this position Chuck directed the sales and marketing and service operations as well as setting the strategy for BT's key mobile markets. His previous BT roles were Business Manager, Hi-Tech Sector, BT Major Business and V.P. Sales and Service. Before joining BT in 1988, Chuck held various sales and marketing positions with ITT in New York. Chuck graduated from Belmont Abby College in North Carolina in 1978. Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Central Islip, Long Island, he lives with his wife and three children in Edison N.J. His office is based in New York City. Notes to Editors: BT Group plc is the listed holding company for the BT Group of companies, while British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly owned subsidiary. BT is one of the world's leading providers of telecommunications services and one of the largest private sector companies in Europe. It is focused on providing broadband products and solutions as part of a portfolio that includes domestic and international telephony services. In addition to its extensive UK capabilities BT serves the needs of corporate customers in Europe and provides global reach through partnerships. BT is an integrated communications company with separate operating lines of business: -- BT Ignite, an international broadband network business, focused primarily on corporate and wholesale markets; -- BTopenworld, an international, mass-market Internet business; -- BT Retail, serving end-business and residential customers; and -- BT Wholesale, selling network capacity and call terminations to other carriers. Further businesses make up the BT Group, including BTexact Technologies, the internationally renowned advanced research and technology business. In the year to March 31, 2001, BT's group turnover was 20,427m pounds with profit before goodwill, amortisation, exceptional items and taxation of 2,072m pounds. For more information in the US contact: Diane Noe BT Global Business Public Relations 703-755-6215 email@example.com All BT news releases can be accessed at our website: http://www.groupbt.com/mediacentre MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X37948671
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