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Apple & Other Hardware Providers Leadership Changes Featured

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Apple announced that Bertrand Serlet, Apple's SVP of Mac Software Engineering, will be leaving the company. Serlet joined Apple in 1997. Before joining Apple, Serlet spent four years at Xerox PARC, then joined NeXT in 1989. Craig Federighi, Apple's VP of Mac Software Engineering, will assume Serlet's responsibilities and report to Steve Jobs. Federighi worked at NeXT, followed by Apple, and then spent a decade at Ariba where he held several roles including VP of Internet Services and CTO. He returned to Apple in 2009 to lead Mac OS X engineering.

Extreme Networks announced that Bob Corey has resigned as CFO and EVP of the Company to pursue other endeavors. The company has retained Jim Judson for the position of Interim CFO. Additionally, Extreme Networks is continuing with its national executive search for the permanent CFO role. Judson spent the first five years of his career with Xerox, and later, 19 years with Sun Microsystems, where he served as Vice President of Finance for Worldwide Operations.

Ingram Micro announced that John Soumbasakis, an 8-year veteran of the company, has been named SVP and president, Ingram Micro Latin America. Soumbasakis replaces Eduardo Araujo, who resigned to take an executive role with another company. He is currently SVP, specialty solutions for Ingram Micro North Americas. He previously held management consulting positions at Accenture and The BCG for eight years. He will be based in the Ingram Micro Latin America regional headquarters in Miami, Fla.

MIPS Technologies announced that semiconductor industry veteran Dave Singhal has joined MIPS as VP of corporate development and strategy. He joins MIPS from Cisco, where in his role as director in the corporate development and strategy organization, he drove vision, incubation and investment in cloud visual processing, 3D, streaming inference, mobile, and other advanced areas.

Fujitsu Frontech North America a leading provider of IT-based business solutions, including advanced technologies, retail solutions, biometric security, and digital media solutions, announced Adrian Thomas as SVP of the Retail Solutions Group. Thomas will report directly to Yoshi Masuda, CEO and president of Fujitsu Frontech North America (FFNA). Prior to joining the company, he served as president and CEO for ICS providing mobile application software, hardware and integration services to a variety of industries. Thomas's retail solution experience includes seven years (from 1998 to 2005) at Peak Tech where he served as president and CEO for global operations, as well as COO for Europe.

eMagin announced the appointment of Jerome T. Carollo as SVP, Bus. Dev. Mr. Carollo, 59, joins eMagin from Intevac Vision Systems where he held the position of VP/GM as well as VP of Strategic Planning and Business Development. He was responsible for developing the domestic and international business strategy for the Company's digital night vision systems, sensors, and helmet mounted and eyeware displays. From 2006 to 2007, he was the President and CEO of Creative Display Systems, a company he co-founded to provide innovative microdisplay and optical systems for both commercial and military markets, which he then sold to Intevac.

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Dora Vell is the Managing Partner of Vell Executive Search, a boutique executive search firm in Boston focused on recruiting technology executives and board members. Vell has successfully completed numerous board member and C-level executive searches, including CEOs, COOs, CIOs, and Vice Presidents - at both public and private companies.

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, garage.ca, 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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