Timothy Murray of Simsbury, Conn., has been named chairman and CEO of OFS Networks, effective June 20. Murray was formerly chief operating officer of the Norcross, Ga.-based company. He succeeds Katsuhiko Murota, who has been nominated to serve on the board of Furukawa Electric Co. Ltd. (FEC) and who wil be president of its telecommunications company. FEC is the parent company of OFS, a provider of optical fiber, optical fiber cable, fiber-to-the-x, optical connectivity and specialty photonics products. Murray has spent the past seven years with OFS and its predecessor, Lucent Technologies. He was previously president of operations and engineering, North American operations, in the telecommunications business of OFS and headed its specialty photonics business. Before joining Lucent in 2000, Murray held management, marketing, sales, business development and R&D management positions at ATMI, AMP, ICI PLC and E.I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co. He has a BS in chemistry from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a PhD in organometallic chemistry from Princeton University. OFS also has facilities in Avon, Conn.; Carrollton, Ga.; Somerset, N.J.; and Sturbridge, Mass., and in Denmark, Germany and Russia.