06.24.2002|Corporate

Verizon Names Trinidad Aguirre To Head Network Operations in Western U.S.

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NEW YORK - Verizon has selected Trinidad Aguirre, director of field operations in Texas for the company's Network Services organization, to assume the position of vice president of field operations for the western part of the U.S., which includes 17 states. The appointment is effective immediately.

In his new position, Aguirre is responsible for operating and maintaining Verizon's telecommunications network infrastructure as well as modernization of switch and transport systems. Aguirre will be based in Dallas, Texas.

He replaces David DeStefano, who was named to the position of senior vice president of National Operations for Verizon.

"Trinidad has the ideal combination of expertise and vision to ensure that Verizon's network operations meet the highest standards of excellence," said John M. Bell, president of Network Operations for Verizon. "His leadership and drive have provided inspiration to those with whom he worked in Texas, and I am confident that these qualities will serve him and the company well in his new assignment."

Before his appointment as Texas director of network field operations, Aguirre served in a variety of planning and network management positions. He began his career in telecommunications in 1980 as a technician with the former GTE company.

Aguirre has been active in a number of professional and community organizations and currently serves on the board of directors of the Dallas chapter of AVANCE, a non-profit group that provides support and education services to low-income families. He holds a business administration degree from Angelo State University and a master's degree in telecommunications from the University of Dallas. Aguirre and his wife, Marie, live in Trophy Club, Texas.

Verizon Communications

Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) is one of the world's leading providers of communications services. Verizon companies are the largest providers of wireline and wireless communications in the United States, with 133.8 million access line equivalents and approximately 29.6 million wireless customers. Verizon is also the largest directory publisher in the world. With more than $67 billion in annual revenues and nearly 248,000 employees, Verizon's global presence extends to more than 40 countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Pacific. For more information on Verizon, visit www.verizon.com.

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