Louis Morin has been named VP sales and marketing at QuébecTel. He is a 17-year veteran of the telecommunications industry. QuébecTel is part of Telus Corp. John Maduri has been appointed EVP of Telus and president of business solutions. He has 14 years’ experience in communications, most recently as president of the western division of Telus Mobility.  Eftia, an OSS provider in Ottawa, has made a series of management changes. Stephen Parker is promoted from president/COO to CEO. He has been with the company since last May. Bill Kalyn, the former VP research and development, has been named senior VP, research and development and country manager for Canada. The senior director of product architecture and advanced design, Joe McKinnon, has been elevated to VP development, architecture and verification. Debbie Lawes has been promoted to publisher of Decima Publishing. Lawes was appointed associate publisher and managing editor in January 2000, where she spearheaded the re-launch of Network Letter, Report on Wireless, Canadian NEW MEDIA and Canadian Communications Reports. She will continue in her capacity as managing editor of the company, overseeing the overall editorial direction and daily operations. Now that the publications have been successfully re-established in the marketplace, Gerry Wall has decided to step down as publisher to focus on his role with Wall Communications, an economics research firm which specializes in the telecommunications and broadcasting sectors. The Federal Communications Commission has a new chair. Michael Powell, who spent three and a half years as a commissioner, was appointed to the top job following the resignation of William Kennard. Another commissioner is expected to be named soon to fill the vacancy caused by Powell’s elevation.