December 7, 1995
NYNEX CONTACT: Media Relations,
Eugene Connell To Assume New Responsibilities at
NYNEX; John Killian To Succeed Him at NYNEX CableComms
NEW YORK - NYNEX Corporation (NYSE:NYN) announced today
that Eugene P. Connell, president and chief executive officer
of NYNEX CableComms Group (NASDAQ:NYNCY), its communications affiliate
in the United Kingdom, will become executive vice president for
the NYNEX Worldwide Communications and Media Group, and that John
F. Killian, NYNEX CableComms chief operating officer, will succeed
him at CableComms. The changes are effective Jan. 1, 1996.
In his new position, Connell will be responsible for accelerating
the delivery of NYNEX's media capabilities to customers around
the world and for developing other global marketing capabilities
with NYNEX's operating units and partners.
"In three and a half years at NYNEX CableComms, Gene Connell
built -- literally from the ground up -- one of the world's first
companies to successfully provide cable television and telecommunications
services over the same network," said Richard W. Blackburn,
president and group executive - NYNEX Worldwide Communications
and Media Group. "With his experience in both the United
States and the United Kingdom, he understands how customers' needs
vary across borders -- and how they remain the same. This kind
of knowledge makes him the right person to help NYNEX address
the global market needs of customers."
NYNEX CableComms has grown into one of the UK's leading communications
companies, with 16 franchises covering 2.7 million homes and 167,500
businesses. CableComms' advanced fiber optic-based broadband network
now passes more than 1.1 million of those homes, and the number
of its cable television customers has grown to 165,000 while the
number of telecommunications customers exceeds 200,000. CableComms
is quoted on NASDAQ and listed on the London Stock Exchange following
an initial public offering completed earlier this year.
Since joining CableComms in March 1995 as chief operating officer,
Killian has overseen all day-to-day operations, including network
development, sales and expansion of customer service capabilities.
"With John's focus on quality and operations excellence,
in the past nine months CableComms has doubled its revenues over
the same period last year while accelerating construction of a
robust, low-cost infrastructure and creating an exemplary customer
service organization," Blackburn said. "His experience
in numerous senior assignments at NYNEX has given him exceptionally
well-rounded knowledge of the operations and strategy of a communications
and media company, and he is ideally suited to take CableComms
through the next phase of its development."
Before joining NYNEX CableComms, Killian spent 15 years with
NYNEX in positions of increasing responsibility in accounting,
finance and budgets, market planning, external relations and operations,
including the vice presidency of Massachusetts for NYNEX Telecommunications.
A certified public accountant, he began his career at the firm
now known as KPMG Peat Marwick. He holds degrees from Providence
College and Bentley College.
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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