FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC), a leading global IP solutions provider, today announced the appointment of Bill O'Neill to the position of vice president, Federal Sales, in the company's Federal Sector business unit. O'Neill, who is based in Reston, Va., is the former vice president of Qwest Government Services. He will begin his new assignment immediately.
"Bill has a long and successful track record of managing major accounts in the defense and intelligence communities and civilian and security business areas, as well as leading teams that provide end-to-end telecommunications solutions," said John Sutton, general manager of Global Crossing's Federal Sector business. "Bill is a talented executive whose experience and skill are a welcome addition to the team."
O'Neill joined Qwest in 2008 from Nortel Networks, where he was vice president and general manager of Product and Managed Services for Nortel Government Solutions in Fairfax, Va. Prior to joining Nortel in 1999, he was general manager of Operations for Raytheon Technical Services in Norfolk, Va. He serves on the TechAmerica Public Sector board and the AFCEA DC board as an executive member.
"I'm delighted to be joining Global Crossing at a time when there is so much attention focused on cybersecurity, virtualization and IP solutions," O'Neill said. "The company's global reach, industry-leading customer experience scores, and robust voice, data, video and security solutions are a great match for the current needs of this customer set."
O'Neill graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Roger Williams College in Bristol, R.I. and a Masters in Business Administration from Tufts University. He also earned a graduate certificate in electro-optics engineering at Tufts University in Medford, Mass.
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Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC) is a leading global IP and Ethernet solutions provider with the world's first integrated global IP-based network. The company offers a full range of data, voice and collaboration services with an industry leading customer experience and delivers service to approximately 40 percent of the Fortune 500, as well as to 700 carriers, mobile operators and ISPs. It delivers converged IP services to more than 700 cities in more than 70 countries around the world.
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