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John T. Losier

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John Losier was most recently Regional Executive North America, President and Chief Executive Officer of Philips Electronics North America. The Board of Management of Royal Philips Electronics appointed him to this position effective October 1, 1998. In this role he devoted particular attention to leading Philips North America in the development and execution of an electronic commerce and broadband services strategy.

Mr. Losier, 50, has a wealth of experience across the electronics and networking industries. Prior to Philips, he was Vice President of Global Accounts at Compaq and Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Marketing, Services and Support at Tandem Computers. Under his leadership, Tandem implemented new sales, distribution and marketing strategies which restored growth and profitability to the company. He successfully led the turnaround of a $1.9 billion field business unit, enabling the merger of Tandem and Compaq Computers in August 1997.

Prior to joining Tandem in 1996, Mr. Losier was President of Large Business Services for Bell Atlantic Corporation and served as Chairman of its Network Integration subsidiary. While there he led a business unit with revenues of more than $1.6 billion, and his contributions included the development of new businesses including Bell Atlantic's entry into network integration.

From 1986-1993, he was with Northern Telecom and as Vice President of Marketing for its Private Networks Division negotiated a joint venture partnership between Bell Atlantic and Northern Telecom and served as Bell Atlantic Meridian Systems’ President. He joined Northern Telecom in 1986 as Director of National Accounts, subsequently assuming positions of increasing responsibility.

Mr. Losier has extensive experience in the communications and information technology industries, having worked at AT&T Information Systems, Sperry Information Systems and IBM, where he began his career in 1976. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors of mFormation Technology. He was also recently on the Boards of Philsar Semiconductor and Netplane Systems which were both acquired by Conexant Corporation and EPX which was acquired by Intercept, Inc..

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, N. Y.