ReCellular Inc. Announces Three Key New Executives: Dexter-based ReCellular, the world’s largest collector and re-processor of used cell phones and personal electronic devices, announced today the hiring of three new key executives: Joining as vice president of business development and marketing is Eric Miller. Prior to joining ReCellular, Miller worked as business unit leader of channel services for Celestica where he had global responsibility for wireless carriers, pay TV operators, insurance providers, retail and ecommerce. Prior to Celestica, Miller held executive positions in both business development and operations at Solectron, Teleplan and Magnetic Data Technology. In addition to Miller, Joe McKeown joins ReCellular as vice president, marketing and communications. McKeown joins ReCellular from The Atlantic Partners, a business turnaround and venture capital firm. He brings more than 20 years of consumer and business marketing and communications experience in companies ranging from start-up entrepreneurial ventures to Fortune 100, big brand companies like MCI and AT&T. The newly created role of Vice President of E-Commerce is Elyssa Edwards. Edwards has nearly two decades of consumer marketing and demand generation experience for premier brands like TiVo (where she led e-commerce sales of refurbished product), Apple, AOL, and Netscape, as well as several successful start-ups. Most recently she led the direct to consumer business for SugarSync, a cloud service in the mobile access and storage arena. In addition, the company announced the promotion of John Wetherholt to General Manager, Dexter Operations. More at www.ReCellular.com.
DTE Energy Announces New CIO: Steven B. Ambrose has been named vice president and CIO at Detroit-based DTE Energy, effective June 1. He replaces Lynne Ellyn, who has announced her retirement. Ambrose will be responsible for securing, operating, and applying the company’s information technology assets toward achieving the company’s strategic objectives. Ambrose has been with DTE Energy for 13 years, most recently as director for enterprise performance management. He also has served as director of information technology for the company’s non-utility businesses. In addition, Ambrose has served as the Chief-of-Staff to President and CEO Gerry Anderson, providing support for key enterprise initiatives. Ambrose earned an MBA with high distinction from the University of Michigan, a Project Management Professional certification, a master’s certificate in management information systems from the University of Southern California, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bellevue College. Ellyn has served as CIO since 1998. She was instrumental in successfully integrating the Detroit Edison and Michigan Consolidated Gas Co. IT organizations following the merger of the two companies in 2001. She also has been a utility industry leader in the areas of emerging technology and cyber security. More at www.dteenergy.com.