October 12, 1995
NYNEX CONTACT: Media Relations,
Jack Plating Named President BELL ATLANTIC NYNEX Mobile
New England/Upstate New York Region
WALLINGFORD, CT -- Jack Plating
has been named president of the New England/Upstate New York region
for BELL ATLANTIC NYNEX Mobile.
Plating will be responsible for sales, marketing, network systems
expansion, finance and administration in the region which includes
all of New England and Upstate New York.
Plating replaces Tom Bartlett, who was named president and CEO
for Bell Atlantic International Wireless Inc. in August.
Plating will be located in the company's regional headquarters
in Woburn, Mass.
Prior to this appointment, Plating was vice president for BELL
ATLANTIC NYNEX Mobile's Southeast region, covering
North and South Carolina. Plating guided the reorganization of
the Southeast region and the establishment of its headquarters
in Greenville. He was also responsible for directing the company's
expansion into rural service area markets which increased coverage
in the Carolinas.
"Jack brings an outstanding track record from the Southeast
region to his new assignment," said Cynthia White, executive
vice president and chief operating officer for BELL ATLANTIC
NYNEX Mobile. "He has grown the customer base in
excess of 70 percent in the past four years and aggressively expanded
the region's cellular coverage "footprint" through the
acquisition of six new rural service area markets.
Plating began his career in the telecommunications industry
in 1981 as district sales manager for Motorola Communications
and Electronics and has held management positions at Digital Paging
Systems and A+ Communications. Actively involved in his local
community of Greenville, he was named the 1994 Business Person
of the Year by Greenville (S.C.) Business magazine.
Plating earned a degree in business administration and marketing
from the University of Arkansas in 1975.
BELL ATLANTIC NYNEX Mobile, headquartered in Bedminster,
N.J., is the largest wireless service provider on the East Coast
and the second largest provider in the United States. The company
offers a full range of wireless voice, data, and paging communications
solutions to its three million customers in the Northeast, mid-Atlantic,
Southeast, and, through a separate subsidiary, in the Southwest.
The company was formed in July 1995, through the combination of
Bell Atlantic's Mobile and NYNEX's cellular operations.
The new company has more than 5,000 employees.
NYNEX is a global communications and media company that provides
a full range of services in the northeastern United States and
high-growth markets around the world, including the United Kingdom,
Thailand, Gibraltar, Greece, Indonesia, the Philippines, Poland,
Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
The Corporation is a leader in the telecommunications, wireless communications,
cable television, directory publishing
and entertainment and information services.
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