BAE Communications and defence contractor BAE Systems North America has named Bob Murphy (right) president of the company's technology solutions sector. He joined BAE Systems after 18 years at General Electric, where he worked in finance. Most recently he held the role of manager finance - military engines operations for GE Aircraft Engines. He replaces Bruce Hamilton who has retired following a 37-year career with BAE Systems and its legacy companies. ARCONTECH Mak Kam-wah has resigned as executive director and Zhang Xiaoming has resigned as independent non-executive director and audit committee member. The two will be replaced by Lo Chi-ko and Ho Yung-san. Mr Lo, 34, has nine years' experience in corporate finance and accounting. He is a member of the Hong Kong Society of Accountants and the Australian society of Certified Public Accountants. He also runs his own accounting firm. Mr Ho, 40, is an industrial engineer with 16 years' experience in project management in Hong Kong and China. He is the director of an engineering firm. BORLAND SOFTWARE Borland Software has promoted Brian 'Boz' Elloy to senior vice-president of software products, responsible for the growth and management of the complete range of Borland products. He will also oversee research and development, helping to guide corporate strategy for technologies such as Java, the Microsoft .NET Framework, Web services, and wireless, among others. Mr Elloy joined Borland in 2002 as vice-president and general manager of enterprise solutions, overseeing the Borland Enterprise Server product line. Before joining, Mr Elloy, who has spent 15 years in the enterprise software business, held executive positions at diCarta and Oracle, where he spent six years in their applications business. He has also held consulting positions at companies including Telecom Australia (Telstra). TSI Communications firm TSI Telecommunication Services has hired Paul Corrao (right) as vice-president of network operations. He will head TSI's network operations, including engineering, provisioning and monitoring activity. He has worked in customer care and operations throughout most of his 29-year career. He spent 12 years with AT&T where he dealt with switching quality control, VTNS operations, 800 and business application services, ISDN installations and customer care. He also worked with Bell Atlantic's Global Networks division, and most recently held the positions of vice-president service delivery for Intermedia Communications and vice-president operations for EPIX. SARANTEL Antenna manufacturer Sarantel has recruited Joe Murray to head its new Sarantel Asia/Pacific business. The British company last month opened a regional office in Singapore to handle expanding sales in China and the Asia-Pacific. As president for the Asia-Pacific region, Mr Murray will be responsible for marketing and business development, as well as regional distribution of Sarantel products . He will be expected to establish relationships with regional handset and GPS manufacturers and designers. The company's products are manufactured at its US$20 million plant in Britain. 'We recognise the growing importance of design and manufacturing in the Asia-Pacific region,' said Sarantel chief executive Barrie Foley. 'Joe is a Singapore permanent resident with broad regional expertise and has the experience Sarantel now needs to drive business forward.' Mr Murray has more than 20 years' experience in telecommunications business development and has worked with AT&T and Lucent Technologies. DATACRAFT Systems integrator Datacraft Asia has appointed L.C. Singh as an independent member of its board of directors. He has 30 years' experience with offshore software development companies in India. 'India has been Datacraft's best performing market for the last couple of years and we anticipate continued robust growth there for some time to come,' said Datacraft chairman Patrick Quarmby. 'Securing the support of L.C. Singh is therefore something of a coup for Datacraft since his insight will be invaluable to the company in realising the full potential in India.' Mr Singh is the president and chief executive of technology consultancy Nihilent Technologies, which he helped establish three years ago. He spent 17 years with Indian software firm Tata Consultancy Services, where he was the senior vice-president responsible for the European, Middle East and African market operations. In the late 1990s, he was also the chief executive of Zensar Technologies. Mr Singh replaces Bob Mansfield who, after six years, has resigned as an independent director of the Datacraft board. Mr Mansfield, who is the chairman of Telstra, reportedly left because time and travel commitments conflicted with his Australian directorships. SIEMENS The German electronics giant has found a new head for its mobile phone business. Rudi Lamprecht (above), head of Siemens mobile and member of the managing board of Siemens, passed on global responsibility for the mobile phone business - one of five businesses under the Siemens Mobile group - to Ian Moyes. Mr Moyes took up his new position on September 1. He was head of Siemens' worldwide mobile phone sales. Before that, he was managing director of Siemens Mobile in Britain. He previously managed the service sector of the enterprise networks business, Siemens Communications, in Britain, for about five years. Mr Moyes joined Siemens in 1986.