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Apple Appoints Adobe’s CTO as VP, Tech

Kevin Lynch, 45, Adobe's CTO, has left the company to join Apple as VP of technology. Prior to his role as the CTO, he served as Chief Software Architect, EVP and General Manager of Designer and Developer Business at Adobe Macromedia Software, SVP of Experience, Technology & Organization of Adobe Systems, SVP and Chief Software Architect of Platform BU of Adobe Systems, COO of Syzygy Entertainment, COO of Triple Bay Industries, and General Manager of Web Publishing. He worked for General Magic, where he pioneered a navigational user interface for handheld communicators. He designed the user interface and developed the first Macintosh release of FrameMaker software for Frame Technology.

GE Appoints Controller & CAO as CIO

GE named Jamie Miller, 44, as SVP & CIO. In this role, Miller will lead the IT teams across the company to further leverage technology to enable speed, growth and profitability. Miller previously was VP, controller and chief accounting officer for GE, where she led a globally distributed GE controllership team comprised of about 3,500 accountants. Prior to joining GE in 2008, she served as the SVP, chief accounting officer and controller of WellPoint. She was also a partner with PwC, where she served in a number of roles including Financial Services leader for the Chicago practice. Miller also served as VP, corporate controller and chief accounting officer at Genworth Financial (formerly GE Financial Assurance).

In the CIO role, Miller succeeds Charlene Begley, 45, who has taken a leave of absence for personal health reasons.

GE Capital Promotes IT Exec as CIO for IT Technology Centers and Services

Charles Galda was promoted as CIO, IT Technology Centers and Services at GE Capital. Previously he served as VP, Strategic Technology Initiatives, CIO - Simplification & Initiatives (Canada) at GE Capital, CIO (GE Capital Solutions Canada), Executive Audit Manager, Corporate Initiatives Group Manager, and Initiative Leader at GE. Prior to GE, he was Director, Business Systems at Transamerica Leasing, Sr. Project Manager at PepsiCo, and Project Leader at Pechiney Corporation.

Facebook Names CTO

Facebook named VP of engineering, Mike Schroepfer, as the company’s CTO. The position was previously unoccupied due to the departure of former CTO Bret Taylor last summer. Prior to joining the social network, Schroepfer was the VP of Engineering at Mozilla where he led the global, collaborative, open, and proprietary product development process behind the company’s popular softwares, including the Firefox web browser. He also was a distinguished engineer at Sun Microsystems, specifically leading the data center automation division as its CTO.

Panasonic Names Laboratory CEO as CTO

Panasonic Corporation of North America has appointed Todd Rytting its CTO. Rytting, the President and CEO of Panasonic Electric Works Laboratory of America, will concurrently continue to lead that research group in addition to taking on his new CTO responsibilities.  Rytting has held engineering leadership positions at the Panasonic laboratory in Salt Lake City since it began in 2005, with the acquisition of emWare, a networking infrastructure technology venture, in which he served as SVP of Engineering.  Prior to that, he managed engineering teams that produced state-of-the-art robotics systems for the entertainment industry and non-destructive testing systems for aerospace applications.

Hyatt Hotels Appoints First Global Head of Technology

Hyatt Hotels appointed Alex Zoghlin as the company's first Global Head of TechnologyMost recently he was CEO at VHT, a provider of innovative technology and visual marketing solutions for the real estate industry. Zoghlin was founder and CEO for G2Switchworks, an airline global distribution system that automated ticket exchanges, ticket refunds and ticket price changes. In 2000, Zoghlin was a founder, and first employee of Orbitz, an online travel agency built to revolutionize the way consumers buy and plan travel. There, he oversaw all aspects of the company and served as CTO, overseeing strategy, design development and operations. Earlier, Zoghlin founded and served as CEO and CTO for, a business-to-business sporting goods distribution company as well as Neoglyphics Media Corporation. In the early 1990s, he was a senior research programmer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and started his career in active duty for the U.S. Navy Submarine Force.

SAIC Names Recognized IT Leader as CIO

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) named Robert Logan as CIO. Logan will also serve as CIO for planned National Security, Health and Engineering Solutions company, Leidos, following the planned separation into two independent, publicly traded companies. Logan joined SAIC in 2004 and has served as Director of Engineering for SAIC's IT Services, where he is responsible for building a new SAIC cloud infrastructure that will allow for faster, more scalable and on-demand IT services for employees. He also leads the overall transition and migration of enterprise IT functions in support of the planned separation. Logan was the recipient of Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders Award for 2007 in recognition for his infrastructure upgrade efforts. Prior to SAIC, Logan was a career Marine Corps officer with extensive experience in operational communications, systems engineering and program management.  Logan will replace Charles Beard, who will remain the general manager of the company's cybersecurity business unit.

Markel Promotes Tech Leader to CIO

Markel Corporation promoted Mike Scyphers to CIO. Mike is an IT industry veteran with 23 years of experience who has been employed with Markel since 2009. Since joining Markel, Mike has served as technology lead for Markel Wholesale. Mike worked previously for the National Cancer Institute, Signet Bank, Circuit City, and JP Morgan Chase.

Pitney Bowes Appoints CIO

Pitney Bowes appointed Joe Schmitt to the position of VP and CIO. Schmitt succeeds Greg Buoncontri, who recently retired from Pitney Bowes. In his new role, Schmitt will lead IT strategies and teams worldwide. He will have a particular focus on developing and deploying an innovative information and IT infrastructure for the company, including all data and technical service centers, communications networks (both voice and data), and enterprise software applications. Schmitt previously held CIO positions at Steward Health Care System and Cerberus Capital Management. He started his career with Accenture, the global management consulting and technology services firm, and then spent twelve years in roles of increasing responsibility at General Electric.

Zynga CIO Leaves to take up Top Job at Nirvanix

Cloud storage provider Nirvanix has named social game developer Zynga’s CIO Debra Chrapaty as the company’s new CEO. Chrapaty joins Nirvanix after a long tenure at Zynga where she served as CIO. In this role, she oversaw the company’s infrastructure design, technical and support operations as it developed games for millions of people. Before Zynga, Chrapaty served as the SVP of Cisco’s Collaboration Software Group where she oversaw the design and development of Cisco’s collaboration services. She has also worked at Microsoft as a corporate VP and was president and COO of E*TRADE Technologies.

Choice Hotels International Promotes Veteran Tech Exec to CIO

Choice Hotels International, one of the world's largest hotel companies, announced the promotion of CTO Todd Davis to CIO. Davis' new role as CIO reflects his increased scope of responsibility and the exceptional technology leadership he provides the company. During the past 18 months, he has assumed direct ownership over Corporate IT and vital back-office systems, as well as playing a global role with the internationalization of Choice Hotels' technology systems, particularly in the overseas deployment phase of choiceADVANTAGE, Choice Hotels' industry-leading property management system. Davis' career in IT spans nearly two decades. Prior to joining Choice Hotels nearly 18 years ago, he was an advanced systems engineer for Electronic Data Systems (EDS) focusing on hotel industry solutions. Prior to EDS, he designed global reservation solutions for Cendant Corporation and focused on the consolidation of Cendant's multiple data centers.

Mellanox Technologies Appoints VP of Architecture

Mellanox Technologies promoted Benny Koren to VP of Architecture. Koren re-joined Mellanox in 2010 and is responsible for Mellanox's switch silicon, firmware, software and system architecture. Previously, he was VP of architecture at Kaminario from 2008 to 2010. From 2000 to 2008, he was a lead architect at Mellanox Technologies. From 1998 to 2000, he was a chip design engineer at Oren Semiconductors, now part of Zoran Microelectronics.

Supervalu’s New CIO Hired from OfficeMax

Randy Burdick has been named EVP and CIO, responsible for IT infrastructure and personnel, as well as the shared service/contact center organization. He joins SUPERVALU after spending the past eight years as CIO at OfficeMax. Burdick has more than 28 years in a variety of technology leadership positions, including experience as group information officer for Hewlett-Packard and CIO at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). He began his career as an automation engineer at Harris Semiconductor.

Burdick replaces Kathy Persian, SVP and CIO, who will leave the company. Persian has served in her current role since 2012 and previously held the positions of group VP, corporate planning, analysis and business process, finance, and group VP of retail and merchandising systems, IT, with the company.

ServiceSource Appoints SVP of Engineering

The global leader in recurring revenue management, ServiceSource, appointed Tim Fleming as SVP of engineering. Tim helped establish E*TRADE as a leading ecommerce company by building the technology organization while developing a highly successful international product offering. Tim also modernized Visa's global endpoint infrastructure, transforming the existing legacy product to an open systems-based, distributed computing-based access solution. Under Tim's leadership, Visa increased penetration by more than 400% in 2 years, reducing overall endpoint costs by more than 60%.

Internet Video Company Appoints CTO

China-based Ku6 Media appointed Jian Lu as the Company's CTO. He has served as VP of Multimedia Technology and Head of Shanda Innovations, Beijing, since 2010. Prior to joining Shanda, he was co-founder and CTO at Vobile, and led the development of VideoDNA, a content fingerprinting and identification technology that is widely used by Hollywood film and television studios. Before that, he worked at Apple for more than 8 years, where he led technical development of QuickTime compression and streaming, which has been widely used in Apple's digital media products, including Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, iMovie, iDVD, iPhoto, and iTunes.

Cambium Learning Group Appoints CTO

Paul Fonte, 44, was promoted from VP of Technology for Cambium Learning Technologies to CTO for Cambium Learning Group, the company that creates computer software and hardware products serving students. Before Cambium, he joined Voyager in 2003 as Senior Project Lead and was promoted to a number of positions within Voyager, including the Director of Technology where he served until 2009. He has over 20 years of professional experience developing and delivering software at all levels.

Twitter Promotes VP, App Development to CTO

Twitter has promoted Adam Messinger from VP of application development to its new CTO, as the company continues to put the pieces in place for an IPO. Messinger joined Twitter in 2011, after serving as VP of development at Oracle.

VP of Application Development Promoted to CIO at Prime Therapeutics

Prime Therapeutics, a leading pharmacy benefit manager (PBM), promoted Ellyn Hosch to CIO. Hosch joined Prime in 2008 as VP of application development and support. In that role, she led in-sourcing of Prime's claims processing system, RxCLAIM, which was successfully completed in 2011. She has also been instrumental in shaping and implementing the strategy for improving internal IT development and support processes to ensure application stability and availability. Over the last five years, Ellyn has progressively increased her scope of responsibility and contribution to Prime. Prior to joining Prime, Hosch held leadership roles at Diversified Pharmaceutical Services, HealthPartners and UnitedHealth Group.

Rasmussen College Welcomes New CIO to Oversee the Continued Growth of Online Education Opportunities

Rasmussen College appointed Marshall Lancaster as the new CIO of the College. Lancaster will oversee all technology and information systems infrastructures at Rasmussen College to help further position the regionally accredited college as a leader in online education. Prior to joining Rasmussen College, Lancaster served as the VP of I.T. Enterprise Applications at United Stationers, in Deerfield, Ill. In this position, he led business solution development for the entire company and created a shared services organization that consolidated all application development within one leadership structure. During his tenure at United Stationers, Lancaster held accountability for all enterprise shared service and technology architecture functions – such as IT operations, security infrastructure, and IT policy ownership – and also led the modernization of several of the company's e-commerce platforms.

SmartBrief Welcomes AOL’s VP, Tech as New CTO

SmartBrief, the leading online publisher of targeted content for business professionals, named Vineet Mahajan as the company’s CTO. Most recently Mahajan was VP, Technology for AOL. In addition to responsibility for all aspects of technology strategy, he served as interim CTO for The Huffington Post. As SmartBrief CTO, Mahajan will be responsible for the development of new technology solutions and products for SmartBrief’s audiences, as well as for the ongoing operation and improvement of its existing software systems.

Marketwire Rebrands, Names Former Yahoo VP As CTO

Marketwire is now operating under a new name, Marketwired, and CTO, former Yahoo VP Stu Ogawa, leading the company's focus on tech to support a connected world. Ogawa will spearhead Marketwired's product road map. The focus turns to social media beyond the listening and monitoring and more toward advertisements.

SynteractHCR Appoints Former Goldman Sachs Exec as CIO

SynteractHCR, a leading full-service contract research organization (CRO), has hired Bill Pierce as CIO. As CIO, Pierce will be responsible for driving operational excellence, streamlining processes and delivering high returns for invested capital. He brings a strong foundation in the CRO industry and is very experienced across clinical data management platforms and technologies. He gained leadership experience across various industries, including his last position at INC Research as CIO. Previously he served as VP both for Fidelity Investments and Goldman Sachs, among other leadership positions.

Spectra7 Announces Appointment of CTO

Spectra7 Microsystems, a high performance analog semiconductor company delivering unprecedented speed, resolution and signal fidelity to consumer and wireless infrastructure products, welcomed Dr. Andrew Kim as CTO. Prior to joining Spectra7, he was a Senior Principal Systems Engineer at Intersil, where he was instrumental in creating new system architectures and processing blocks for high-speed wireline products. Prior to that, he was a Senior Engineer at Samsung Electro-Mechanics from 2008 to 2010 where he developed RF signal integrity solutions for spectrum sensing and interference cancellation applications. From 2001 to 2008, he was a Senior Systems Architect at Quellan, where he developed signal integrity solutions for both wired and wireless high-speed channels. He has 21 granted patents and 10 pending in the field of signal integrity.

IBM Vet Joins Ahold USA as New CIO

Ahold USA has announced a change in its executive ranks, Paul Scorza has been appointed to the position of CIO. In his new role, Scorza will oversee all of the company's information management functions, with a focus on the development and implementation of systems and business processes to improve efficiency, effectiveness, controls, and operations across Ahold USA. Scorza brings more than 30 years with IBM to his new position at Ahold USA, kicking off his career as a programmer with the company. He moved up the ranks, taking on roles that ranged from Project Manager to Director, and VP. He has held three VP positions at IBM including World Wide Application Solutions Delivery, World Wide Transformation Executive for the CIO Office and World Wide Sector Leader for the IBM Global Account Infrastructure.

Elemica Appoints CIO and Head of Global Customer Support

Elemica, a provider of supply chain integration and optimization solutions, appointed Vince Squillacioti as CIO and Head of Global Customer Support. Previously, Squillacioti was the CIO for CDI, a provider of engineering and IT outsourcing solutions and professional staffing.

LivingSocial Co-Founder and CTO to Leave Company

Aaron Batalion, the co-founder and CTO of daily deals site LivingSocial, is leaving the company. Aaron has extensive experience in strategy and development, having led technology direction for multiple web properties that reached tens of millions of users. Prior to LivingSocial, he was Architect at Revolution Health, and led design and development for Blockbuster’s Online Subscription effort.

NASA Appoints Acting CIO

Richard Keegan, NASA associate deputy administrator, will assume the CIO role on an acting basis after Linda Cureton retires. Keegan has served in his current role since 2010 and previously served as deputy associate administrator of NASA’s mission support directorate since the directorate’s inception in April 2010. He also has led NASA’s office of program and institutional integration for four years and held other business management positions since joining NASA headquarters in 2002.

BSS Expert Named New CTO of Orga Systems

Dr Ralf Guckert has been appointed as a further managing director and CTO of Orga Systems GmbH. Most recently, he was responsible at Ericsson Group for the area of Business Support System Solutions. Before that, he had worldwide responsibility for the development and implementation of product strategies for charging, billing and customer care at international corporations such Nokia Siemens Networks and Ericsson. At the beginning of 2000, he started his impressive career at the former LHS Group.

University of Texas Appoints New CIO

The University of Texas at Arlington has appointed Jim Bradley, a senior technology administrator at Tulane University in New Orleans, as VP for IT and CIO. Bradley is currently Tulane’s assistant VP for IT and academic computing and has held a variety of IT positions, primarily in higher education. He joined Tulane in 2010 after 23 years with the University of Houston. He also previously worked for the Bechtel Energy in Bay City. He succeeds Maurice Leatherbury, who is retiring after serving as UT Arlington VP of IT and CIO since 2010.

Patelco Hires New CIO

Kevin Landel takes the top tech job at Patelco Credit Union, that was recently hit twice by much-publicized Distributed Denial of Service attacks that took down its website, followed by the resignation of CEO Ken Burns earlier this month. Anthony Vitale had been the credit union’s VP of IT. Vitale left Patelco to pursue other opportunities.

Landel is a 30-year media technology veteran who most recently was SVP of information services at the $1.7 billion, 120,800-member California Coast Credit Union in San Diego. His career has included work at the San Diego Supercomputer Center and executive roles at technology startups, as well as helping California Coast CU complete a series of mergers and enhancements to its online banking and mobile services.

LifeSpring promotes CIO

LifeSpring promoted Christian Rice from Network Operations Manager to CIO and VP of IT. In this role, Christian oversees all IT areas and is responsible for the development, implementation and improvement of communication and access to information. Christian has worked in IT for 18 years in the insurance, financial and healthcare industries.

HFA Hires Media-Focused Tech Exec as CTO

HFA, the nation’s leading provider of rights management solutions for the music and other intellectual property-based industries, has announced that Matthew Beekman has joined the company as CTO. A seasoned technology leader, Beekman brings to HFA fourteen years of CTO experience from various media-based companies. Most recently, Beekman was co-founder and CTO of Ticket Fusion, an internet-based live event ticketing platform that Beekman designed and launched. Prior to Ticket Fusion, he was co-founder and CTO of, a live recording platform for the remote capture of production quality audio and video in real-time. Before that, Beekman was CTO of OnLine Voice Video & Data, where he developed the company’s e-commerce platform for the direct sales and distribution of computer, video conferencing and telephone equipment.

Nexstar Broadcasting Names VP of Technology

Nexstar Broadcasting Group, named Dione J. Rigsby, as VP of Technology. He most recently served as CTO, VP/Director of Engineering and General Manager of Newport Technical Operations Center for Newport Television from 2008 to 2012.  Prior to his role at Newport, he held various executive and senior IT positions with a focus on designing and implementing technology systems and developing cost-effective strategies to fit business objectives. He served in the United States Air Force (USAF) as a Staff Sargent (SSGT), Avionics Systems (1993-2000) and Sargent (SGT), Flight Mechanic (1988-1992).

Power Integrations Names VP of Technology

Power Integrations, the leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, appointed Radu M. Barsan as VP, Technology, in which role he will lead the company's technology development, foundry engineering and quality organizations. He assumes responsibilities currently held by Derek J. Bell, who will retire from Power Integrations after 12 years with the company. Dr. Barsan has more than 30 years of experience in engineering management, technology development and manufacturing in silicon and compound-semiconductor technologies. Most recently, he served as president and CEO of Redfern Integrated Optics, a privately held optoelectronics company. Previously, he served in a succession of engineering-management roles at Phaethon Communications, Cirrus Logic, Advanced Micro Devices and Cypress Semiconductor.

Wealth Access Hires CTO from Vitera Healthcare

Wealth Access, the financial software and services company, that provides a simple and complete view of wealth to high net worth investors and advisors appointed Ken Colson as its CTO. Prior to joining Wealth Access, he served as Director of Application Development at Vitera Healthcare in Tampa, Florida where he led the global software engineering team and provided technical direction on platforms and technology selections. Prior to Vitera, Ken spent 11 years at Sage Healthcare providing leadership and design expertise to multiple products for internal and external customers.

Glori Energy Names New CTO

Michael Pavia is taking over the role of CTO at Houston’s Glori Energy. Thomas Ishoey, the former CTO at the Houston biotech company, has relocated to California and will continue to work with the company as chairman of its science advisory board. During his two and a half years with Glori, Ishoey was influential in the development of the company’s technology and its current level of performance, predictability and success in recovering more oil from mature water-flood fields, CEO Stuart Page said in a statement. Pavia has worked at Glori since 2010 as EVP and a member of the science advisory board. Previously, he was CTO at Millennium Pharmaceuticals.

Molycorp CTO Leaves Company

Molycorp’s EVP & CTO John Burba, PhD., 60, has resigned. Before joining the company in 2008, he was VP of technology at Chevron Mining, where he was involved in identifying and developing technologies for Chevron Mining's businesses, including coal, molybdenum and rare earths. From July 2002 until August 2005, Mr. Burba was VP of technology at Molycorp , a subsidiary of Unocal Corporation.

Craftmaster Furniture Promotes IT Director to VP of IT

James Thomson has been promoted to the new position of VP of information technologies at Craftmaster Furniture. Thomson was previously the director of the IT department. Thomson has been in furniture industry for 20 years and has held positions at Ladd Furniture, La-Z-Boy and Lazar Inds.

Centric Health Appoints Experienced IT Executive as CIO

Centric Health Corporation, Canada's leading diversified healthcare company, appointed Jim Black as CIO. He was previously CIO and Executive Committee member at BCE-owned The Source, an e-tailer and wholesaler of consumer electronics products and services. Prior thereto, Black was VP, Global IT Operations at MDS , a publicly traded, multi-unit global life sciences company with 40 sites in 23 countries with more than $1 billion in annual revenue during his tenure.   Black has also held various IT management roles of increasing responsibility at Hudson's Bay Company.

Seven10 Appoints CTO From Agfa HealthCare

Seven10 Storage Software announced the addition of Chris Magyar to its executive team as the company's CTO. Most recently, he was the Head of the ICIS Business Unit for Agfa HealthCare, where he was instrumental in the creation of an enterprise, multi-specialty Imaging Clinical Information System (ICIS). Prior to that, Chris held a series of senior leadership positions with Emageon, and was responsible for the engineering, service and sales consulting of Emageon's integrated Vendor Neutral Archive and PACS solution.

DriTac Hires VP of Technology

DriTac Flooring Products hired Steve Lontchar as its corporate VP of technology. Prior to this position, Lontchar worked as a senior research chemist and technology manager at Bostik.

D&W Fine Pack Names New CIO

D&W Fine Pack, a Mid Oaks Investments portfolio company, announces that Michael Casula has been named CIO of the company. In his role as CIO, Casula will be responsible for directing business improvement programs and optimizing the IT investment agenda to deliver improved capability and business results. In addition, he will play a key role in driving operational excellence across the D&W Fine Pack organization. Previously a Senior Manager with Tahoe Partners, an IT consulting firm, Casula was also the CIO at Chef Solutions, a manufacturer of food products. Earlier in his career he held various positions of increasing responsibility with British Petroleum, Ondeo Nalco Company and Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company.

Acuity Management Solutions Appoints CTO with Strategic Software and Tech Experience

Acuity, a leading provider of web-based management and e-billing tools for the legal profession, welcomes Troy Burns as CTO. Burns brings extensive experience in developing and driving technology methods, architectures, products, and policies. Prior to joining Acuity, he served as CTO and HIPAA Security Officer at Capario, a provider of revenue cycle management solutions to streamline reimbursements for healthcare providers, payers and vendors.

The University of Adelaide Appoints CIO to Focus on e-learning and IT

The University of Adelaide appointed Mark Gregory as CIO. Gregory joined Portland State University in 1998 as Director/Manager, Computing and Networking Services before taking on the role of CIO in 2000, a position he held until 2006. He then became Associate VP (Finance and Administration) at Portland State University with responsibility for numerous infrastructure services units including IT, facilities and planning, campus public safety, campus sustainability, housing, parking & transportation and on-campus businesses. Previously, Gregory held senior IT roles at Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (now Education Northwest) and Applied Systems. He also founded Renaissance Technologies, an IT implementation and software development company servicing secondary schools, law offices, banks, state agencies and non-profit entities.

Utilidata Names Telcordia/Ericsson Exec as CTO

Utilidata, the advanced automated energy conservation and management technology solutions company, named Sridhar (Sri) Ramachandran as CTO. Mr. Ramachandran is a technology veteran and most recently served as CTO of the Telcordia/Ericsson Interconnection Solutions business in New Jersey. Under his leadership, Telcordia/Ericsson successfully established its Mobile Messaging business, forging multi-national partnerships and winning marquee customers. Prior to Ericsson, he was co-founder and CTO of NexTone Communications, where he scaled the business to become a market leader in Session Management, leading to an acquisition by Genband.  He is recognized as an industry thought leader and holds six patents for his work developing the Session Border Controller (SBC), now an essential component of VoIP networks.  He has also spanned technical and managerial tenures at GE Spacenet, and Hughes Network Systems.

Molded Fiber Glass Promotes Key Leader to SVP, Tech Position

The Molded Fiber Glass Companies (MFG) promoted Peter Emrich to SVP of technology at MFG Research Company, where he has spent the last 14 years guiding his group into a distinctive, industry-leading technology resource. The MFG Research team works with various MFG entities to discover innovative solutions that improve products and processes and to pioneer new applications for composites. In 2012, Emrich received the prestigious Hall of Fame award from the American Composites Manufacturing Association, which recognized his outstanding career contributions to the composites industry.

SourceKnowledge Hires CTO

SourceKnowledge, a private digital video network, hired Stuart MacDougall as its CTO. An expert in web application development, he was previously Manager, Web Development at Aeroplan, a loyalty-rewards management company in Canada. Stuart led a team of twelve developers responsible for and has over fifteen years of experience managing large scale web development projects.

TSA CIO retiring

Transportation Security Administration CIO and Assistant Administrator in the Office of IT Emma Garrison-Alexander is retiring after 29 years in government. TSA deputy CIO Steve Rice will move into the acting role. During her time as CIO, Garrison-Alexander focused on helping TSA's mission through technology. Garrison-Alexander started her career as an electronic engineer at the National Security Agency and worked her way up through the intelligence agency.

Former CBS, ABC and NBC Ops Exec Named CTO for KQED

Michael Englehaupt has been named KQED’s new CTO. Englehaupt will be a chief architect as KQED moves to increase regionally-focused content and distribution across multiple platforms, including mobile, tablet, Internet and broadcast. Michael Englehaupt joins KQED from KPIX/KBCW (CBS San Francisco) where he has been the Director of Broadcast Operations and Engineering. He is a 35-year broadcast technology veteran with a career encompassing all aspects of television and radio technology operations for CBS, ABC and NBC stations in Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco. He has extensive experience in studio and remote engineering/operations in radio and television, from analog legacy-based systems to HD and IP-based multiplatform systems and workflows. He has implemented large-scale projects including the rebuild of WLS-TV in Chicago, the relocation of KABC-TV to a new broadcast center in Glendale and the rebuild of KPIX/KBCW in San Francisco.

CardioWise Welcomes Former Philips Medical Systems Exec as CTO

Geoffrey Dalbow has recently joined Cardiowise, as CTO. Dalbow comes to CardioWise from CMS, Roper Industries where he was recently employed as the CTO and Director of Business Development. Prior to Roper, Geoffrey was the Director of Research and Development for Philips Medical Systems. Previous to that, Dalbow and a team of technology experts established R2 Technology, where he directed the research and development of medical solutions for computer-aided detection and diagnosis of cancer. In only three years, in his position as CTO, the company was taken from startup to market share leader and was successfully sold. Prior to R2 Technologies, Dalbow held several leadership positions with Varian Medical Systems.

Open-Xchange Names New Chief Technical Officer

Email and messaging solutions provider Open-Xchange has named Richard Landsman the company’s new chief technical officer. He succeeds former CTO Juergen Geck, who will continue to serve with Open-Xchange in a consultancy role.

Landsman joins Open-Xchange from carrier-grade email infrastructure provider Openwave Messaging, where he served as VP for engineering and product. He has almost 30 years of experience in product development and management within the technology sector. For the past decade, Landsman focused exclusively on messaging at companies such as AOL, where he was responsible for the global mail business.

Clinical Communications Technology Firm Voalte Appoints Chief Architect

Don Fletcher joins Voalte as Chief Architect, from Google, where he helped launch its telecommunications service Google Voice. He served as CTO of GrandCentral until Google bought the company and transformed into Google Voice in 2007. Fletcher continued in that role with Google until he retired from the company in 2009 and served as a consultant in Silicon Valley until joining Voalte.

Date Range: March 8th - April 7th

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Prior to founding the firm in 2005, Vell was a Partner at Heidrick & Struggles' Technology practice for seven years.  Before her career in executive search, she worked at IBM for 11 years, managing software engineering organizations of 100 people and software sales organizations with revenues of $150 million. She has also served as an executive assistant to the CEO of IBM Canada for one year.

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