Xten Networks, Inc. (OTCBB: XNWK), a provider of VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), Video over IP, Instant Messaging (IM), and Presence SIP softphones, today announced that Ken Rekrutiak has joined the Xten Corporate Advisory Board.
Most recently Ken was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Westcoast Energy Inc. and a member of the company's Corporate Leadership Team. Ken led e-business strategy and initiatives to adapt the business to the opportunities and challenges created by technology. Ken was responsible for corporate governance and management of all major information technology endeavours. In 2002, Ken was selected as CIO of The Year, by the Canadian Information Processing Society of BC.
During his 12 years at Westcoast, Ken served as a CEO and Director of several Westcoast subsidiaries and technology start up ventures. He also served as Chief Administrative Officer with responsibilities for corporate organization initiatives including the creation of a corporate centre, integration of acquired companies and acting as secretary to the Human Resources and Compensation Committee of the corporate board.
After graduating from the University of Manitoba in 1965 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Ken spent 18 years with IBM becoming manager for the BC operation in 1979. In 1980, he attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. From 1983 to 1990 he worked as an officer and director in the high technology industry focused on international marketing and business development.
"I am extremely honored to have someone of Ken's caliber join our corporate advisory team and I see him as a great benefit to the Company and our shareholders going forward," stated Mark Bruk, chief executive officer of Xten Networks. "His background in information technology and corporate governance will help us leverage our intellectual capital; people, knowledge, experience, technology and best practices. Ken's addition will further strengthen the depth of knowledge and commercial expertise of our team."
Advisory Board - Technical Team
Advisory Board - Corporate Team
Xten is a developer of award-winning, high-quality, carrier-grade SIP softphones for service providers, cable operators, Internet telephony service providers, IP PBX manufacturers and OEMs. Xten's SIP softphones are available either pre-configured or as a software development kit (SDK), and provide VoIP (Voice over IP), Video over IP, IM (Instant Messaging), and Presence functionality. Xten has a feature-rich FREE SIP softphone dubbed X-Lite, in addition to the fully featured X-PRO commercial softphone and eyeBeam, a SIP Video over IP softphone with IM and Presence. Through its deployments with leading service providers, Xten has more than 700,000 IP endpoints deployed worldwide.
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