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
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
-- 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
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
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