Lewis Jaffe, a former executive at Arthur Andersen, is the new president and chief operating officer at Verso Technologies, a provider of integrated communications.

Jaffee was president and COO of PictureTel and led a turnaround of the company. It was later sold to Polycom.

He replaces Gary Heck, who was president and COO for the past nine months on an interim basis. He remains a member of Verso’s board.

Verso: www.verso.com