James M. Lowrie, Executive Vice-President of Worldwide Sales has been in the telecommunications industry for over 25 years and is a veteran in the start-up realm. As Vice President of Sales Jim was responsible for all sales leading to the acquisition of Astral Point Communications by Alcatel in 2003 and was part of the Ascend acquisition by Lucent in 1999. Most recently Jim was Vice President of Sales and Bus Development at Matisse Networks. Jim enjoyed a 15 year career at NYNEX/Bell Atlantic (now Verizon) and has a BSBA from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts. Jim Resides in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife Elizabeth and two teenage sons.