eOn Communications (Nasdaq: EONC), a provider of unified voice, e-mail and Web-based systems and software, has appointed Frederick W. Gibbs to its board of directors.

Gibbs will be assuming the position vacated by Jenny Hsui Theleen, who, after serving for five years, resigned from the board on Nov. 27 due to additional personal and business commitments.

Currently, Gibbs is a practicing attorney. In 1988, he founded Mulberry Hill Enterprises, a consulting firm that specializes in telecommunications and electronics, business acquisition analysis and international business.

Gibbs previously served in various management and consultant roles for International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation (ITT) over a 23-year period, including executive vice president and senior group executive of Telecommunications and Electronics, a division of ITT. He also served on the boards of CMC Industries and ACT Manufacturing.

“eOn will benefit immensely from the business acumen that Mr. Gibbs will bring to our Board of Directors, and we welcome his extensive experience,” Troy Lynch, eOn’s president and chief executive officer of Atlanta-based eOn, said in a statement. “We believe that Mr. Gibbs’ background in the communications industry will be very valuable to eOn as we continue to grow our business.”

eOn Communications: www.eoncommunications.com