James DeBlasio, a former executive with Lucent, is the new president and chief operating officer of Internap Network Services.

DeBlasio has been a board member at Internap (Amex: IIP) since 2003.

His previous posistion was as financial vice president and chief financial officer of the wireline and wireless product portfolio at Lucent. He has also worked at AT&T.

“Internap is primed to take advantage of the industry’s changing landscape,” said Gregory A. Peters, chief executive officer, Internap. “With the addition of a proven operational leader like Jim, Internap will benefit from his management of the day-to-day business, while I focus on strategic growth opportunities to increase shareholder value.”

Internap: www.internap.com