New director named for science and technology foundation

Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2002

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Alaska Science and Technology Foundation announced Wednesday the name of its new director.

J.A. Hans Roeterink will replace Jamie Kenworthy, who is leaving the post at the end of the year.

Roeterink has more than 15 years of experience in the technology industry and is currently chief technical officer and vice president of network operations for T-Systems Inc. in New York, foundation officials said.

T-Systems holds major government contracts. Roeterink recently oversaw the design and construction of an 18,000-mile North American telecommunication network.

Roeterink, who will begin his foundation tenure Nov. 1., has spent considerable time in Alaska with his wife, Catherine, who was born and raised in Anchorage, according to foundation officials.

The foundation is a state agency that invests money to improve Alaska's economy and to increase the state's science and engineering capabilities.

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