Randy Benson has resigned as senior VP/CFO of Call-Net Enterprises Inc. effective December 31. He had been with the CLEC since 1999. Bruce Calder has been appointed VP/GM of Telus Enterprise Solutions. The 30-year telecom veteran began his career with BC Tel and served most recently as senior VP sales B.C. and Alberta for Telus Client Solutions. BCE Capital has named John Piercy as managing director. The alumnus of Leitch Technology Corp. and AT&T Canada was most recently president/CEO of OnSite Access Canada (NL, June 5/00). Howard Bedford is the new VP EMEA sales for Core Networks Inc. Before joining the Halifax company, he worked for The Interactive Enterprise Ltd., General Instrument and Motorola Broadband Communications. Peter Ciceri has joined the board of directors of Progressive Solutions Inc. He has experience at Rogers Telecom, Compaq Canada, Tandem, Hewlett-Packard and Unisys. T S Telecom Ltd. has appointed Raymond Richard to the board of directors. The president of a consulting firm since 1986, he has worked at Toronto Dominion Bank and the Canadian Bond Rating Service (now Standard & Poor’s). Andrew Wong, the former senior VP operations at Cybermation Inc., has resigned from the board. He left Cybermation last October. Matthew Heffernan, VP Telus Enterprise Solutions, has joined the board of zed.i solutions inc. Telus provides key services to the Calgary technology firm. 3Com Canada has named 10-year telecom veteran Trent Ready as voice solutions specialist. Joining him at the Mississauga ON firm is Gavin Fick, the new national channel sales manager. Tom Vidar Rygh is the new CEO of Sweden’s Enskida Securities AB. His place as chair of Telnor will be filled temporarily by Ashild Bendiktsen. Charles Pyott is the new committee administrator for the Industry Numbering Committee of the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions. He replaces Alissa Medley. Malcolm Collins has been appointed president of enterprise networks for Nortel Networks Corp. The 10-year veteran of the equipment manufacturer served most recently as senior executive for the U.K. and northern European region and was managing director and GM of the European data business before that. New Brunswick has created an innovation foundation to expand the province’s role in the knowledge-based economy. The board of directors is made up of Business New Brunswick deputy minister Jacques Dubé; Warren McKenzie of the Richmond Group; Intergovernmental Affairs deputy minister John Kershaw; Paul van Eijck, director of the McCain Potato Processing Technology Centre; Don Ferguson, deputy minister Training and Employment Development; Clarissa Desjardins, EVP corporate development Caprion Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture deputy minister Maurice Bernier; John McLaughlin, president and vice-chancellor of the University of New Brunswick; Yvon Fontaine, president of l’Université de Moncton; Douglas Wright, president emeritus systems design engineering, University of Waterloo; Jean-Claude Mercier, VP east division, Forintek Canada Corp.; Gabrielle Landry, Produits Gilbert; Blaine Lewis, VP New Brunswick, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters; and Robert MacLeod, VP marketing and sales, G.E. Barbour Inc.