National LambdaRail, one of the two leading high-speed networks for colleges and universities, announced the appointment on Monday of a business and Internet veteran as its new president and chief executive.
The appointment of Glenn Ricart, who joins LambdaRail from PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Center for Advanced Research, comes almost two years after a failed merger between LambdaRail and Internet2. That situation had led some to speculate that one of the networks might not survive if colleges decided they couldn’t afford both.
Mr. Ricart’s arrival follows the six-year tenure of Tom West, LambdaRail’s first chief executive. Mr. Ricart has also founded three technology start-ups, served as Novell’s chief technology officer, and acted as the military’s technology liaison to the Clinton White House.