Most people know the company as Pipex, so one of the things Pat Chapman-Pincher must do in her new role as UUNet MD is teach people to think UUNet whenever they want to connect their businesses to the Net.
Chapman-Pincher comes from parent company MFS International where she worked as Commercial Operations Director in the London office. She was in London last month to announce an alliance with Novell whereby its resellers will recommend the use of UUNet for Net connection to Novell NetWare LANs. She also announced PipeWare Express, software that links NetWare via a leased line to the Net.
Pincher is pleased about the Novell link, which was largely in place before she arrived. She lists her priorities as "learning a lot" and planning the direction of UUNet now that it has emerged from "the early days with Peter Dawe (ex-Pipex MD), pioneering access in the UK to the global Internet scene we're now a part of".
Chapman-Pincher is at pains to point out that Pipex was bought by UUNet, which was then bought by MFS, which was then bought by Worldcom. "We are now one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world.
" On her move to Cambridge, she says: "It's a charming place." More time perhaps for her interests, which she lists as singing, bell ringing, skiing, riding and theatre.
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