Tandberg CEO Departs

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Eric Cooney has resigned as president and CEO of video-equipment vendor Tandberg Television to become the chief executive of Internap Network Services.

Cooney, 42, will become president and CEO of Internap, a provider of Internet data center and content-distribution services, effective March 16, Internap announced Thursday. He takes over for James DeBlasio, who has resigned but will remain president and CEO until Cooney assumes the role.

In a statement, Ericsson said it has initiated a search for Cooney's replacement. The telecom and wireless equipment company acquired Tandberg Television in 2007 in a deal valued at $1.4 billion.

Cooney joined NDS's digital video equipment business in 1997, and that unit was acquired by Norway-based Tandberg Television in October 1999. He was named president and CEO of Tandberg in June 2003. Earlier in his career Cooney spent several years working in systems engineering and sales in the computer process control industry and also spent five years as an officer in the U.S. Navy.

Internap, which has about 430 employees, is based in Atlanta. Tandberg's U.S. operations are based in nearby Duluth, Ga. 

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