Level 3 Communications has named company veteran Laurinda Pang as its new regional president for North America and Asia Pacific, replacing John Blount, the former COO and president of tw telecom who retired at the end of 2015.
Before taking her new role, Pang served as Level 3's executive VP and chief administrative officer.
Pang will oversee Level 3's North American and Asia-Pacific operations as well as marketing sales for these regions.
Previously, Pang served in a number of senior executive positions at Level 3, including chief human resources officer and vice president, customer experience re-engineering.
She has been credited with driving key business initiatives including major acquisitions such as tw telecom and the development of corporate strategies designed to increase growth and bottom-line results. During her tenure at Level 3, she was part of the team leading the integration of tw telecom.
A 20-year telecom industry veteran who has experience in human resources, customer experience, investor relations, operations, product management, sales and sales operations, Pang came to Level 3 after the company purchased Global Crossing.
At Global Crossing, Pang served as the company's senior VP of human resources and as VP of global customer experience re-engineering, where she was responsible for all aspects of global business transformation affecting customer experience. She also held various management roles at Frontier Communications.
Pang's appointment comes at a key growth period for Level 3, particularly in North America where the provider reported $1.57 billion in fourth quarter 2015 revenues, up from $1.5 billion in the fourth quarter of 2014.
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