ATLANTA…AirGate PCS Inc. (Nasdaq:NM:PCSA), an affiliate of Sprint, has named William J. Loughman vice president and chief financial officer.

Prior to joining AirGate, Mr. Loughman served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Baran Telecom (formerly o2wireless Solutions) in Atlanta. During his tenure there, he also served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer.

Loughman was the former general manager for AT&T Wireless in Atlanta and director of business development for the Southeast region. His previous positions include director of operations in Europe and the Middle East for Motorola; vice president – finance and executive director for Bell Atlantic Mobile; vice president, controller for Metro Mobile CTS, Inc.; and controller for Cellular One in New York.