Force10 Networks, a leading pioneer in building and securing reliable networks, has announced that Eric Tom has been named vice president of business development. In this newly created position, Tom will be responsible for building channel relationships and establishing strategic alliances that will expand the company's worldwide market opportunities. Tom brings nearly 20 years of domestic and international sales management and business development experience to Force10. Most recently, Tom served as CEO for Broadband Interactive TV, an early-stage software start-up that eventually sold its technology to Time Warner Cable. Prior to that, Tom held senior executive sales management positions with Qwest, Sprint and data center service providers Pihana Pacific. Tom earned a B.A. degree from the University of Hawaii and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.