Victoria-based broadband networking company Vecima Networks Inc. has appointed Richard Funnell as senior VP, corporate development and promoted Sumit Kumar to executive VP. Funnell brings more than 20 years of high-tech management experience in the US, Canada and the UK. His previous executive positions include president of the Datastream Division of Xyratex and director of product management at Network Associates, now part of the McAfee computer security company. Kumar was previously VP, corporate strategy at Vecima. Since joining Vecima in 1996, Kumar worked in the R&D department on the architecture and development of EdgeQAM and WiMax products as well as within the business development and senior management groups.