MariTEL, Inc. today announced that Dan Smith has been named President
and Chief Executive Officer effective February 1, 2002. Smith joins MariTEL from BellSouth, where he has been executive vice president of Latin America North for BellSouth International since 1998. Prior to his assignment at BellSouth International, Dan was vice president of sales and marketing for BellSouth Cellular and earlier, regional vice president of BellSouth Mobility. Dan has also been group vice president of American Cellular.
Donald DePriest, Chairman of the Board of MariTEL stated, “We are thrilled to have Dan Smith join MariTEL. Dan brings us tremendous knowledge and experience in the wireless field at this critical time when MariTEL is about to roll out its first regional service. We know Dan’s leadership will be instrumental in carrying MariTEL to the next level.”