People on the Move
Vonage promotes Timothy G. Smith to interim president of Vonage Network Inc. Smith held management roles at Sun Microsystems Inc., UUNET Technologies Inc. and Wayport, Inc. before becoming senior vice president of network and systems infrastructure at Vonage in July 2005. Responsibilities for his new position will include overseeing the company’s network and systems operations globally and managing Network’s staff. Smith’s move from within will allow Louis Mamakos, CTO and former president of Vonage Network, to serve solely as CTO.
Dana Innovations appoints Elliot Schwartz to director of sales for HomeTech and HiFiWorks retail-distribution brands. He brings with him audio-video experience from his management roles at AR, Bose and KLH. Schwartz will work with Charell Robinson, national sales manager, to manage and enhance sales of the HiFiWorks and HomeTech brands, specifically in the custom install and “Do-It-Yourself” market.
Warrantech hires Sean M. Hicks as president of the consumer product services division. The industry veteran comes with 18 years of experience from sales and executive management positions with companies such as Travelocity.com/Sabre Holdings, Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation and Parago. Most recently, Hicks served as vice president and general manager at CUNA Mutual Group. Joining Warrantech, his responsibilities will include exploring new distribution channels, expanding relationships with retailers, increasing sales within the existing customer base as well as establishing new business relationships throughout the United States.