Internap Network Services this week announced the appointment of James P. DeBlasio as president and chief operating officer. DeBlasio, who has served as a member of Internap's Board of Directors since 2003, will oversee the day-to-day operations of the company's engineering, operations, marketing and sales functions.
DeBlasio most recently served as a financial vice president and chief financial officer of several Lucent Technologies divisions. With more than 23 years of telecom experience, DeBlasio also worked for AT&T Corporation prior to its spin off of Bell Laboratories.
"Internap is primed to take advantage of the industry's changing landscape," said Gregory A. Peters, chief executive officer, Internap. "With the addition of a proven operational leader like Jim, Internap will benefit from his management of the day-to-day business, while I focus on strategic growth opportunities to increase shareholder value."