(The Hosting News) – The Planet, the global leader in IT hosting, today announced the appointment of two industry leaders to its Board of Directors. Charles E. Hoffman and Charles A. Picasso bring to the board years of extensive experience in the telecommunications, networking and technology industries.
“As we continue to grow our business, we looked to expand our board of directors with seasoned industry leaders who’ve grown companies into customer-centric, powerhouse operations,” said Chairman and CEO Douglas J. Erwin. “The combined insights and intellectual capital of both Charles Hoffman and Charles Picasso compliment the talent of our board members and bring the operational experience of growing companies both domestically and internationally.”|
During the course of his career, Hoffman served for 11 years as CEO of two publicly traded companies. He was formerly president and CEO of Covad Communications Group, the only independent nationwide broadband and hosted VoIP network. He also served as president and CEO of Rogers Wireless, Canada’s nationwide provider, and as president of the Sprint PCS Northeast Region. During his 16-year tenure with Southwestern Bell and AT&T, Hoffman held a series of increasingly responsible executive positions, the last as Director General of Telcel, the national wireless carrier in Mexico.
Picasso formerly served as president and CEO of IHS Inc., a publicly traded business information firm based in Englewood, CO. He also was COO of Digital Island, prior to its acquisition by London-based Cable & Wireless. For four years, Picasso was president and CEO of Concept Group, a European software and computing services company based in Paris. Additional experience includes senior leadership roles with Matra Group (now EADS), Control Data Corporation, Prime Computer and Xerox Corporation.
To learn more, please visit The Planet website at http://www.theplanet.com/board-of-directors/.
About The Planet
The Planet is the leading provider of On Demand IT Infrastructure solutions, hosting more than 18,000 small- and medium-size businesses and 12 million websites worldwide. Customers have the power to choose from the broadest range of hosting solutions in the industry, from dedicated servers, Managed Dedicated Servers, Managed Hosting™ and data center colocation, all backed by 24x7x365 support. With the best choice of servers, software tools and world-class service, backed by state-of-the-art data centers and an enterprise-class network, The Planet turns IT into a powerful competitive advantage that enables customers to grow their businesses. For additional information, visit http://www.theplanet.com.
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