Jason de Boer has been appointed VP of sales at Infowave Software Inc. He brings more than 20 years experience in sales management and business development. De Boer will leverage that experience for global sales and business development efforts, including strategic partnerships and third-party channel distribution expansion. Prior to joining the Vancouver-based firm, he worked at NetiQ, Oracle, Epiphany and Digital Equipment.  Nortel Networks Corp. has named Don McKenna as VP of global manufacturing services, responsible for all aspects of the company’s production operations. He joins the company from General Electric where he led manufacturing processes, supply chain and quality assurance efforts. McKenna will be based out of Nortel’s Research Triangle Park facility in North Carolina. The company has also appointed Dennis Carey as executive VP of corporate operations, effective January 30. He will be responsible for human resources, the business transformation office, ethics and information services, as well as the company’s environment, safety and business continuity programs, and diversity focus. Carey, who will be based in the Toronto headquarters, has more than 25 years experience at General Electric. He has also worked at AT&T, The Home Depot, and Motorola.  Late last year, TenXc Wireless strengthened its management team with the appointment of Thomas Ginter as VP product management and Chris Polito as VP of sales. Ginter brings more than 20 years experience to the table in product management, sales engineering, standards and systems engineering in the wireless industry. Polito has more than 25 years experience is sales and management experience. Both previously worked at TruePosition and Ericsson before joining Ottawa-based TenXc.  Marc Bouchard has been appointed to the board of directors of Manaris Corp. He replaces Cherry Lim, who resigned due to greater responsibilities related to business activities in China. Bouchard is chair of Toll Cross Securities Inc., an investment brokerage company in Toronto and formerly a senior officer at BCE Inc. There, he was responsible for various aspects of corporate development, finance and operations.  Peer 1 Network Enterprises Inc. has announced that David Harrison has joined the company’s board of directors. He was appointed at a board meeting on January 16. Harrison has more than 25 years experience with major companies at a senior executive level. From 2002 to 2004, he worked at Accenture Inc. as vice-chair of Accenture Business Services.  Erich Clementi has been brought in to strengthen IBM Corp.’s services arm. He has been tasked with heading the business performance transformation services unit, a sub-unit within the services division. Clementi formerly worked in the hardware division where he led the company’s mainframe business. The systems integrator and computing giant also created a technology collaboration solutions unit that will be headed by Adalio Sanchez, who previously oversaw IBM’s Unix servers.  Cognos has announced that Renee Lorton has joined the company as senior VP and GM of performance management applications. This includes solutions for enterprise planning, financial management and corporate reporting, and performance analytics. She has more than 15 years experience in the enterprise software and performance management industries most recently serving as senior VP and GM at PeopleSoft. Lorton also worked in the financial advisory services practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers.  Ante Rupcic and Cam Ruttle have joined the executive management team of SlipStream Data Inc., an Internet and web acceleration company. Rupcic will lead the company’s expansion into the wireless service provider market. He has more than 16 years experience in the wireless industry having held a number of senior-level positions with several mobile wireless carriers. Ruttle will use his more than 20 years experience to lead SlipStream’s sales for North American wireless carriers and ISPs. He joins the company from Research in Motion Ltd. where he was VP of carrier management and director of sales.  Jeff Baum has been named VP of global communications for systems integrator EDS. He will be responsible for all of the company’s internal and external communications in 60 countries around the world. Baum replaces Tom Mattia who is leaving the company. Prior to joining EDS, Baum was director of financial media relations for Lucent Technologies. Previously, he managed government affairs, corporate communications and corporate media relations for Warner-Lambert Co.