services, today announced the appointment of Ross McAlpine
as President and
Chief Operating Officer.
Mr. McAlpine was previously President, Network Services Group with
, a communications equipment provider and subsidiary
of Mitel, Inc.
Mr. McAlpine came to Inter-Tel in 1991 when Inter-Tel
acquired Telecommunications Specialists, Inc.
from Bell Atlantic
Since 1991, Mr. McAlpine has served in a number of positions
for Inter-Tel and its operating divisions serving from 1997 to 2001 as
President of Inter-Tel.Net
, one of the worlds initial Internet Telephony
Service Providers utilizing Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
McAlpine has also held the positions of Senior Vice President of Inter-Tel
Incorporated, Vice President and Treasurer of Inter-Tel Communications
Inc. (now Inter-Tel Technologies, Inc.), and founder and President of
Inter-Tel Leasing, Inc.
Prior to 1991, Mr. McAlpine
was Chief Financial
Officer of Telecommunications Specialists, Inc.
, a Bell Atlantic Company
McAlpine holds a BBA in Accounting from Texas State University.
"I'm very pleased to have Ross joining Internet America at this
comes to Internet
America with a strong background in guiding publicly held emerging