Corporate People News in Brief (June 2, 2008)
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Corporate People News in Brief (June 2, 2008)

New people in new positions at Alaska Communications Systems Group, Hard Creek Nickel, Exide Technologies and Aviom.

Paul Holmes

ANCHORAGE, AK—Alaska Communications Systems Group, a leading integrated communications provider, has named Paula Dobbyn as director of corporate communications. In her new role, Dobbyn will act as the company’s media spokesperson, with responsibility for public relations and internal communications. Before joining ACS, Dobbyn covered business and environmental news as a reporter for the Anchorage Daily News for seven years, focusing on Alaskan corporations and natural resource industries.


VANCOUVER, BC—Hard Creek Nickel Corp. has appointed Tom Corcoran as manager of corporate communications, responsible for all aspects of communications with media, investors and shareholders. Corcoran spent a decade as a radio and TV journalist before launching a career in corporate communications for public companies involved in mining, specialty materials, nano-technology and gaming.


ALPHARETTA, GA—Exide Technologies, a leader in stored electrical-energy solutions, has appointed Carol Knies as senior director of investor relations. Knies will be responsible for the company's global investor and shareholder relations. She served most recently as vice president, investor relations for Atlanta-based HomeBanc Corporation, and before that as regional administrative manager for McDonald's Corporation.


WEST CHESTER, PAAviom, developer of the audio transport protocol A-Net, has promoted Kim Treanor to marketing and corporate communications specialist. Previously, Treanor served as executive assistant to president and CEO Carl Bader and has been handling corporate communications since she started with the company. In her new position, Treanor is responsible for coordinating and communicating Aviom’s message worldwide and will also manage the company s public relations, advertising and trade show coordination. 

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