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L-3 Communications Appoints Retired Four-Star General of U.S. military as Board member

L-3 Communications named Ann E. Dunwoody, 60, the first woman in U.S. military history to achieve the rank of four-star general, to the board. Throughout her 38-year military career, General Dunwoody served in a variety of senior staff positions in the Army. From 2008 until her retirement in 2012, she headed the Army Materiel Command, one of the largest commands in the Army, employing more than 69,000 people across 145 countries and all 50 states. General Dunwoody also served as Strategic Planner for the Chief of Staff of the Army and as Executive Officer to the Director, Defense Logistics Agency. She was the first woman in U.S. military history to achieve the rank of four-star general. During her career, she was decorated for distinguished service and has received many major military and honorary awards.

Alcatel-Lucent Announces 'The Shift' Plan; CFO to Step Down

Alcatel-Lucent has launched ‘The Shift Plan’ to focus on IP networking and ultra-broadband access. Paul Tufano, CFO of Alcatel-Lucent, will step down from his role once implementation of The Shift Plan is under way. Before joining Alcatel-Lucent, Tufano served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Interim Chief Executive Officer of Solectron. Prior to joining Solectron, Tufano was President and Chief Executive Officer at Maxtor. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and as Chief Financial Officer at Maxtor. From 1979 until he joined Maxtor in 1996, Tufano held a variety of management positions in finance and operations at IBM.

Digi International Elects New Board Members

Digi International, designer of networking devices including servers, serial cards, modem adapters, USB and wireless products, to announced that Satbir Khanuja, Ph.D., president and CEO of DataSphere Technologies, and Girish Rishi, SVP, Enterprise Solutions at Motorola Solutions, have been appointed as directors.

Dr. Khanuja has been president and CEO of DataSphere Technologies, one of the fastest-growing online marketing companies in the U.S., since 2008.  From 2006 to 2008, Dr. Khanuja was with SecondSpace, an online services company operating a network of immersive lifestyle-oriented websites, where he last served as SVP of marketing and BD.  From 1999 to 2006, Dr. Khanuja was with in a variety of roles, including, VP and Amazon In-Theater, and vice VP, worldwide traffic.  Prior to his work with Amazon, Dr. Khanuja was an engagement manager with McKinsey.

Rishi has served as SVP, Enterprise Solutions for Motorola Solutions, since January 2013.  Prior to that, he was corporate VP, enterprise mobile computing from 2010 through 2012, and VP, applications and data solutions from 2007 to 2009, also for Motorola. Prior to joining Motorola in 2005, Rishi was SVP, marketing and strategy at Matrics, a radio frequency identification systems company purchased by Symbol Technologies, from 2003 to 2004. Earlier on, he worked for Symbol Technologies from 1995 to 2003 and held positions of increasing responsibility, starting in product management and eventually leading the EMEA region.

Date Range: May 25th - June 27th

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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.

Vell holds seven worldwide software patents. She has published several Business of Leadership reports on governance and leadership and has been quoted in numerous articles including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Week, Fortune, Agenda Week, MSNBC, Mass High Tech, the OPUS for the World Economic Forum, Boston Business Journal, The Globe & Mail, CIO Magazine, and IEEE. She also has been a featured speaker on leadership at numerous conferences and at Columbia University's MBA program.

Vell is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the Boston CEO Roundtable. She has served on the boards of Framingham State, Entrepreneur's Organization, Goodwill, Mary Centre for developmentally handicapped adults,, and RBC Capital Partners.

She has received an MBA from the University of Toronto, a Master in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, and a Bachelor in Computer Science from Carleton. She has also completed the MIT Entrepreneurial Master’s program.

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