Wireline and wireless networking solutions provider Fujitsu Network Communications Inc. of Richardson, Texas, announced yesterday that longtime employee Satoshi Ikeuchi has been appointed president and CEO, succeeding Takanobu Yoden, who retired. Ikeuchi began his career with Fujitsu in 1975 as an engineer in coaxial and optical transmission product development. From 1987 through 1995, Ikeuchi held management positions with increasing responsibility in the Transmission Group at Fujitsu, and from 1995 to 2001, he served as senior director, vice president and eventually senior vice president of Engineering for Fujitsu Network Communications. In 2004, Ikeuchi was promoted to senior vice president of the Photonics Systems Group, where he was responsible for the company's telecommunications business overseas. Ikeuchi holds a BS in electronics engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology University.