Franklin Telecom Names New President

Franklin Telecom in Westlake Village, a provider of telecommunications and Internet products and services, has named Peter Buswell as president and chief operating officer.

"Peter is a key addition to Franklin's executive team," said Frank W. Peters, chairman and chief executive. "Having served on our board of directors since 1996, he not only envisions the specific opportunities for our technology, he understands how to translate that technology into marketable products and services."

For the past two years, Buswell has served as chief operating officer of Xantel Corp., which specializes in providing computer telephone services. Before joining Xantel, he was chief marketing officer for TAA, and he helped move the voice-processing company to the No. 37 position on INC. magazine's fastest-growing 100 companies.

Franklin Telecom, founded in 1981, designs and manufactures communications devices and software. Its subsidiaries, FNet Corp. and Internet Passport, provide telephony services using Franklin products.

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