Airband Communications Fills COO, CFO Openings

Airband Communications Inc., a provider of fixed-wireless broadband services, reported Monday that it has hired Timothy W. Kinnear as chief financial officer and promoted Layne L. Levine to chief operating officer. Kinnear, the Dallas-based company said, hails from WiQuest Communications, where he was CFO and helped raise $23 million in venture capital. Before that, Airband noted, he held executive and senior management positions at InnerWireless, Intrusion Inc. and Cyrix Corp. Airband said Levine has served as its president of sales and marketing since September 2007 and will retain those responsibilities as COO. Levine boasts more than two decades of communications experience, Airband added, including stints with Level 3 Communications and Broadwing Communications.