* Amino Technologies appoints new chairman
Amino Technologies has appointed Keith Todd chairman of its board of directors. Todd currently also serves as executive chairman and CEO of FFastFill, a software and services company focused on the capital markets, and as non-executive chairman of Magic Lantern, a U.K. media company. He previously was non-executive chairman of Easynet plc, a broadband services company, until January 2006 when it was sold to BSkyB, and chief executive of ICL plc from 1996 to 2000 (now Fujitsu Services).
* Mixed Signals expands sales, engineering teams
Mixed Signals beefed up its sales and engineering teams with several new hires, including Laurie Baker and Colleen Reichert as sales directors; Simon Branton-Housley as sales engineer; Marcia Kawano as quality assurance engineer; and Daniel Huang as software engineer.
Baker has experience with Motorola’s Connected Home Solutions group and C-COR, and Reichert also with C-COR and with Philips Broadband Networks. Branton-Housley joined from EchoStar Communications; Kawano from Connect3 Systems; and Huang from Gateway Computers.
* Cedar Point hires sales director for Latin America
Cedar Point Communications named Chris Zanyk managing director, Latin America, responsible for working with the company’s customer base in that market. Zanyk joins Cedar Point after 10 years with Nortel, most recently as manager for Nortel Chile.
Amdocs currently owns 14 percent of SigValue’s outstanding capital stock.
Amdocs will buy the rest of SigValue’s share capital for approximately $54 million in cash, net of cash on hand. SigValue targets service providers in emerging markets, such as Eastern Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia, where the telecommunications customer base is predominantly composed of mobile pre-paid subscribers.