Cinci Bell names new COO, CFO

Independent teclo Cincinnati Bell has named its current chief financial officer, Brian Ross, as its new chief operating officer. Ross, a 13-year Cincinnati Bell employee, succeeds former COO Rodney Dir, who left the company late last year. Also, Gary Wojtaszek has been named to succeed Ross as CFO. Both moves will go into effect Aug. 1.

Cincinnati Bell last year became one of the first telcos in the U.S. to launch a fixed-mobile converged service. The company also made three acquisitions within the last year, and has been viewed as thriving under the guidance of CEO Jack Cassidy. Still, the company saw its net income decline by 49% in the first quarter of this year.

For more:
- see this Associated Press story at CNN Money