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Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Redstone Converged Solutions appoints Peter Deacon managing director

Redstone plc announces the appointment of Peter Deacon as managing director, Redstone Converged Solutions.Deacon was formerly managing director and corporate vice president at Telindus UK, where, during his six years he grew the business into one of the UK's most successful solutions led IP integrators. Deacon's career has spanned over 35 years moving through technical and senor management positions at Unisys, starting his own network integration business which was subsequently acquired by Bull Information Systems where he then became divisional director for the entire Networking and Integration Services division of Bull in the UK and Ireland before moving to Telindus.

This is the first key appointment to Redstone Converged Solutions since Redstone plc announced its new structure in September 2005.

Martin Balaam, chief executive officer, Redstone plc said: "I am delighted to welcome Peter to Redstone. He will play a key role in the company's future development with special emphasis on our strategy to transform Redstone Converged Solutions into a significant player and one of UK's most successful converged IP solutions provider".

Commenting on his appointment, Peter Deacon said: "Joining Redstone will give me the opportunity to really use my experience and skills to best effect in helping to build the business to provide customer centric, IP services based solutions which add real business value. I am delighted to be working with Martin and the team, and we will look to enhance and develop a number of core solution portfolios within the emerging converged ICT arena. Redstone, with the pedigree and skills already in-place, is ideally positioned to work strategically with current and future clients to provide service excellence, value add IP business solutions and support along with technical consultative advice to develop and grow the relationships and strategic alliances well into the future".

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Peter Deacon biography (supporting image available on request)
Peter's career spans from 1966 when he joined Burroughs / Unisys as a field engineer, moving through various technical roles and senior management. He worked with the telecommunications and integration in the late 1970s when he was involved with the first major UK online rollout with Midland Bank to over 3,000 locations to provide the first online banking services in a technical support role. Peter moved into sales in 1982 as a client director, mainly involved in manufacturing and financial services sectors. He worked on several broadband communications projects with K-NET Ltd. He left Unisys in 1990 and founded Environet Ltd, a specialist network integration company in LAN/WAN and mainframe integration services. The company was acquired by Bull Information Systems in 1998 when Peter took on the role of divisional director for the Networking and Integration Services divisions across the UK and Ireland. Peter moved to Telindus in 2000 as managing director of the UK & Ireland, and was appointed corporate vice president and took on a number of corporate initiatives alongside his responsibilities for the UK business.

About Redstone
Redstone plc delivers a complete range of specialist voice, data and smart building communications services and networking solutions. As a multi-tier ISP and network operator holding a telecom licence, the company has 370 staff in eight UK offices and a turnover of over £60m (2004). As an end-to-end provider, Redstone can manage the lifecycle of any solution from consultancy to delivery and managed services, backed up by excellent customer care. It has accreditations from Cisco and Avaya as a Global Partner and strategic partnerships with vendors including BT Wholesale and Siemens. Working across all market sectors, Redstone has particular expertise in education, healthcare, local government, property and retail. Redstone is Cisco Systems UK Mobility Partner of the Year and won the 2003 Channel Network Award for innovation for developing the retail network infrastructure at Bullring Birmingham. For more information see http://www.redstone.co.uk.

 

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