Wireless cellular technology company CellPoint has named its first
worldwide director of corporate communications.
Hamish Kuzminski joins the Nasdaq-listed firm from IBM software
subsidiary Lotus Development Corporation (LDC), where he held the
communications manager UK and Ireland post for three years.
His departure comes at the same time as an announcement that the LDC
communications operation is disbanding and the team of ten is merging
with the main IBM UK press office. Kuzminski's role will now, however,
'Although CellPoint is a US company, current restrictions in the
domestic licensing and telemetry structure means Europe is its main
market,' said Kuzminski, who will be responsible for both external and
internal communications, and who will also undertake marketing, PA and
He will report to CellPoint vice-president Lynn Duplessis, who
previously held all communications responsibilities.
'I currently have a team of three but this will expand with aggressive
growth,' he said.
CellPoint recently appointed Maidenhead-based technology PR firm
Noiseworks (PRWeek, 23 March) to handle its media and press interests.
Noiseworks is also the incumbent agency at LDC.
Noiseworks MD Nick Hayes said his agency, which has been retained by LDC
for eight years, is to continue working through the transitional next
six months, when, he said 'we will find out if we are to be retained
under IBM contracts or asked to re-pitch, or otherwise'.
CellPoint, which is based in Surrey, builds commercial and business