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Brooke Chase Associates, Inc. Announces a New Executive Search Relationship with Rinnai America

International executive search firm, Brooke Chase Associates, Inc., the leading recruitment firm in the Building Materials and Kitchen and Bath Industries, is pleased to announce their relationship with Rinnai America to provide an annual National Account Executive Search and Recruiting and consulting needs for Rinnai America.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 26, 2005 -- International executive search firm, Brooke Chase Associates, Inc., the leading recruitment firm in the Building Materials and Kitchen and Bath Industries, is pleased to announce their relationship with Rinnai America to provide Executive Search and Recruiting services. Rinnai America is celebrating 30 years of providing their innovative products to American families and businesses. Rinnai's product line has grown from water heaters and cooking products to spa heaters and warm air furnaces.

Rinnai America has partnered with Brooke Chase Associates, Inc. to assist in recruiting highly-qualified executives to continue Rinnai's aggressive sales and brand awareness campaign. Brooke Chase Associates, Inc. developed the National Account Program for companies like Rinnai to focus on growing their businesses while also being proactive in their human resource capital needs. “Brooke Chase Associates, Inc. is excited to have an industry leader like Rinnai join our National Account Program. This program is designed to provide a strong, long-lasting relationship with its clients and provide for more than just their recruitment needs” said Joseph McElmeel, Chairman and CEO of Brooke Chase Associates, Inc.

About Brooke Chase Associates, Inc.

Established in 1980, Brooke Chase Associates, Inc. is an industry-focused Executive Search Firm with a specialization in the Building Materials, Home Builders, and Kitchen and Bath Industries. Brooke Chase Associates, Inc. has offices in Chicago, Charlotte, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Sarasota, FL.

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Agere Names New CFO

By TSC Staff
8/25/2005 3:29 PM EDT

Semiconductor outfit Agere (AGR:NYSE - commentary - research - Cramer's Take) named Peter Kelly chief financial officer, replacing John W. Gamble Jr., who took a position at another company.

Kelly was previously the Allentown, Pa., company's executive vice president of global operations. He joined Agere in September 2000 as vice president of operations for the company's integrated circuits division and was named head of global operations in August 2001.

Before coming to Agere, Kelly worked at Fujitsu-ICL Systems, where he served as chief operating officer for a year and chief financial officer for three years.


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Swiss Re H1 net below consensus, names new CEO, plans div hike - Forbes.com

Swiss Re H1 net below consensus, names new CEO, plans div hike
08.25.2005, 02:30 AM

ZURICH (AFX) - Swiss Re first half net income was slightly below consensus, falling 3 pct at constant currencies to 1.353 bln sfr compared to the average analyst forecast of 1.476 bln.

The combined ratio improved to 95.5 pct from 96.1 pct, and it expects a full year combined ratio at or below 96 pct.

It also named Jacques Aigrain as chief executive officer, effective Jan 1 2006, replacing John Coomber.

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Fairfax names new CEO and chairman

John Fairfax Holdings Ltd has named David Kirk as its new chief executive.

PMP chief executive officer David Kirk will be Fairfax's new chief executive while Ronald Walker will become the newspaper publisher's new chairman.

Mr Kirk, a former All Blacks rugby captain, will replace outgoing chief Fred Hilmer in November.

Fairfax chairman Dean Wills announced that he would step down as chairman on Friday and former Melbourne lord mayor Mr Walker would take his place on the board.

Mr Wills said Mr Kirk was the right choice for Fairfax at a time when the media landscape was set for a shakeup.

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Meedio Names Former DivX Executive David Brott as New CEO

Meedio, a leading developer of software for home entertainment and automation, today announced that industry veteran David Brott has joined the company as its new CEO. Mr. Brott will lead Meedio into a new phase of growth focused on expanded business relationships with companies in the computer and consumer electronics industries. Meedio co-founder and former CEO Victor Koosh has also been named President and Chief Strategy Officer, and will continue to provide leadership over the company's strategic direction.

Mr. Brott has over ten years experience in strategic business development and marketing within the digital home software industry. Mr. Brott has led growth-oriented marketing and licensing efforts at emerging technology companies such as DivX, Digital 5, Interactual and Ravisent Technologies. While serving at these companies he established business and technology alliances with numerous companies in the personal computer, integrated circuit, consumer electronics and software application markets including Dell, Gateway, HP, Intel, AMD, ATI, Broadcom, Conexant, ST Microelectronics, Philips, Panasonic, Pioneer, Toshiba, Dolby Laboratories and others. Mr. Brott also held tactical communications and mission planning roles as a member of Seal Team Three in the United States Navy. Mr. Brott received his BA from the University of California at San Diego with Highest Distinction, with advanced coursework at Wharton Executive Education and the Center For Creative Leadership.

"Meedio is quickly becoming recognized as a leader in our industry and I am very pleased to have joined the company at this stage in the company's growth. I am eager to leverage the relationships that I have developed over the years to bring Meedio's innovative technology to new partners and customers," said Mr. Brott.

About Meedio
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Meedio is a leading developer of software for digital home entertainment and automation. Recognized with a 2005 CES Innovations Design and Engineering award, the Meedio platform is used to create a suite of digital lifestyle products for consumers in more than 40 countries and is licensed to resellers, integrators, OEMs, and ISVs worldwide.

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JEDCO restarts executive search

METAIRIE — It’s back to the drawing board for Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission’s executive search committee.

The same panel of political appointees that chose Brian Freese to be JEDCO’s executive director last November will be responsible for selecting his replacement starting next month. Freese resigned his post after only six months on the job, saying the position was not a good fit.

The Jupiter-Fla.-based headhunting firm of Joan Jorgenson Consulting that recommended Freese will once again advise the committee on candidates. The firm was paid $50,000 for the initial search. Under the language of the original contract, the company is responsible for aiding in additional searches if the original choice for whatever reason did not work out, said search committee chairman and JEDCO board member Ric Smith. Jorgenson’s firm is not being paid any additional money for the new search, he said, though JEDCO will have to pay to bring finalist candidates to the area for in-person interviews.

Smith said, as of today, the agency has received 31 applications for the position. Those applications are being forwarded to Jorgenson’s firm. There is a tentative application deadline of Aug. 31, but he said applications will likely still be considered beyond that point. The 23-member search committee will formally reconvene to discuss the candidates sometime in mid-September, he said.

Freese was selected from a field of more than 80 candidates as JEDCO’s new chief last year and formally took over on Jan. 3. He replaced Scott Adams who served as executive director for six years. Adams resigned in 2004 to accept an economic development post in Las Vegas.

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Cross Match firm names new CEO

By By STEPHANIE MURPHY, Daily News Business and Real Estate Writer

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Ted Johnson of Palm Beach, chairman of Cross Match Technologies Inc., has appointed James W. Ziglar as CEO, a job Johnson has performed since co-founding the private firm in 1996.

Ziglar was the last Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service and is a senior executive at UBS Financial Services Inc., which has an office in Palm Beach. A long-time consultant to Cross Match, he bought a home on Singer Island and will relocate from Washington, D.C.

The company recently acquired Smiths Heimann Biometrics, and Ziglar will steer the combined entity, "positioning the company strategically and financially for global biometric industry leadership," said Johnson, who is the company's largest individual shareholder and will remain as chairman.

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Equant Names New CEO

PARIS -- Equant announces today the appointment of Barbara Dalibard as its new President and CEO. Barbara Dalibard remains France Telecom Group Executive VP in charge of the Enterprise Communication Services Division. She replaces Charles Dehelly who is leaving Equant to pursue a career opportunity outside of the France Telecom Group. Louis-Pierre Wenes, member of the France Telecom Executive Committee, and in charge of sourcing and performance improvement, has been suggested to replace Barbara Dalibard as the new Chairman of the Equant Supervisory Board.

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Equifax names new chairman, CEO

Credit reporting giant Equifax named a new chairman and CEO on Wednesday to replace Thomas F. Chapman, who plans to retire at the end of this year.

Richard F. "Rick" Smith, the chief operating officer of General Electric Co.'s GE Insurance Solutions, will assume the CEO's post Sept. 19, Atlanta-based Equifax said in a news release. He will become chairman Jan. 1, 2006.

Smith, 45, was responsible for an insurance group that posted $10 billion in revenue and $50 billion in assets last year.

The announcement ends a nearly year-long search for a replacement to Chapman, who announced last August his intent to retire.

Chapman has been Equifax's chairman and CEO since 1999.

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Synergy Financial Names New CFO

Holding company Synergy Financial Group Inc. said Wednesday it named A. Richard Abrahamian as chief financial officer and senior vice president of the company and its subsidiary, Synergy Bank.

Abrahamian joined the firm in July as senior vice president of finance and accounting. Previously, he was a senior vice president with PNC Bank, responsible for evaluating opportunities for expansion and performance enhancement within the bank's retail banking network.

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Cal Dive Names New COO

Energy service company Cal Dive International Inc. said Wednesday that Bart H. Heijermans will become executive vice president and chief operating officer in early September.

The company did not make clear in its press release who Heijermans would be replacing.

Heijermans will be responsible for managing the production facilities, well operations and deepwater contracting business units, Cal Dive said.

Previously, Heijermans worked in various senior management positions and most recently was the senior vice president - offshore and gas storage for a leading North American provider of midstream energy services.

Cal Dive shares rose 5 cents to close at $54.55 on the Nasdaq.

Cal Dive Names New COO - Forbes.com

CIOs must adapt to today's business realities

Dan Tynan, InfoWorld

24/08/2005 16:34:42

As companies increasingly seek employees who can straddle the line between business and IT, even the roles of traditional CIO and CTO positions are changing. In the past, a CIO could punch his or her ticket by spending a certain number of years in application development, a few years overseeing infrastructure, another few managing outsourcing, and so on, says Paul Groce, a partner at Christian & Timbers, an executive recruiter. Today, companies are looking for techies who can use IT to help them reinvent their businesses.

Tech chiefs who want to stay on top of the game must be much more business-savvy, especially when it comes to marketing and communication, says Mark Lutchen, senior partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers and author of Managing IT as a Business. "I think CIOs and CTOs need marketing skills more than ever," he says. "Most technology implementation is effecting change. When new implementations fail, it's usually not because of the technology but because of a failure to manage change effectively."

Lutchen should know. As a newly minted CIO of Price Waterhouse during its merger with Coopers & Lybrand in 1998, Lutchen was given four months to merge the two giants' IT operations, integrate their networks, and roll out 150,000 copies of Microsoft Office to employees in 150 countries. So he decided to create a multifaceted marketing campaign to alert PwC employees about the changes in store.

"When you do a large rollout of anything related to IT, you need to treat it the way a large consumer products company would do a product rollout," Lutchen says. "You need everyone to understand what they need to stop doing and what they need to start doing, and you have to do it at different levels for different types of users."

Lutchen broadcast multiple e-mails and voice mails. He mailed glossy brochures and interactive CDs to people's homes and provided "Day One guides" that employees could carry in their pockets. He created different messages for management and personnel, tax and audit, users and IT staff, and distributed them through multiple channels.

Lutchen says that while the technological side of big rollouts may be simpler these days -- pushing new software across the network, instead of distributing CDs -- the communications side is where many IT pros continue to drop the ball. "You can't just take the easy way out and blast an e-mail to everyone," he says. "That's like screaming into the forest -- no one will hear you. A single message won't do it. You've got to treat it like a campaign."

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Schnitzer Steel says under SEC probe

Reuters
Wednesday, August 24, 2005; 1:52 PM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. securities regulators have opened a formal investigation into improper commission payments by metals recycler Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc. to purchasing managers at its Asian customers, the company said on Wednesday.

Schnitzer said it is cooperating with the probe. An outside law firm under the supervision of the audit committee of the board of directors is already conducting its own independent investigation into the payments.


The company also named acting chief financial officer Kelly Lang to a new role overseeing the integration of acquired assets. Gregory Witherspoon will replace Lang as interim CFO until a permanent replacement can be found. Schnitzer has hired Korn Ferry International for that search.

Schnitzer Steel has experienced significant turnover in recent months. In mid-May it named John Carter president and chief executive, and Kenneth Novack as chairman, replacing Robert Philip, who left the company and the board.

In mid-July, the company elected Jill Schnitzer Edelson to the board but said three other Schnitzer family members resigned their board seats. The company hired Russell Reynolds Associates to find three new, independent directors before its next annual meeting.

Shares in Schnitzer were down 2 percent at $27.21 in afternoon trade on Nasdaq. The stock is down about 19 percent for the year. The Philadelphia SIG Steel Producers Index <.STQ2>, of which it is a component, is down about 10 percent on the year.


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Aquire, Executrack Solutions & Hudson Highland Group Sponsor the Talent Management, Leadership Development & Succession Planning Conference

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 23, 2005--The Talent Management, Leadership Development and Succession Planning for the 21st Century conference, scheduled for October 5th in Phoenix, Ariz., will attract the senior HR executives responsible for preparing and developing the future leaders of corporations across North America. The conference not only seeks to provide an educational experience via conference sessions and case studies for the delegation, but will also offer companies such as Aquire, Hudson Highland Group and Executrack with the opportunity to create awareness and market to a captive audience of senior HR executives.


Aquire, formerly TimeVision and Co-sponsor at the upcoming event, is the premier provider of unified workforce intelligence solutions that address challenges organizations face when managing organizational structures. The company's products, OrgPublisher and OrgBuilder, enable HR and executives to visualize the structure of their organization and automate critical workforce planning, compliance and budgeting processes. www.aquire.com

Hudson Highland Group -- Co-sponsor -- markets globally through two primary brands: Hudson and Highland Partners. Hudson: Hudson helps clients in all these endeavors, through specialized professional staffing and outsourcing as well as human resources consulting and inclusion solutions. Highland Partners is the unique boutique with global reach in C-level retained executive search, specializing in recruiting at the CEO, COO, CIO, CFO and Board of Director levels, as well as senior-level operations and staff positions. www.hhgroup.com

Executrack Software, exhibitor at the event, develops and implements first-class and industry-independent software solutions for Human Capital Management. www.executrack.com

Limited sponsorship opportunities remain for the Talent Management conference.

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Aquire, Executrack Solutions & Hudson Highland Group Sponsor the Talent Management, Leadership Development & Succession Planning Conference

BKF Capital Group and John Levin Structure New Relationship Providing for Transition to a New CEO; Continuing Relationship Between Mr. Levin and BKF

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 23, 2005--BKF Capital Group, Inc. (NYSE:BKF) today announced that it has reached an agreement with John A. Levin, the firm's current Chief Executive Officer, which provides for a continuing relationship between Mr. Levin and the Company. Mr. Levin will continue as Chief Executive Officer until the earlier of October 1, 2005 or the retention of a successor.

As previously disclosed, BKF has retained an executive search firm and is actively seeking a successor to Mr. Levin as CEO. BKF stated that it hopes to finalize the selection of a new CEO in the near future.

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Simmons names new president for subsidiary - 2005-08-23

Simmons Bedding Co. has named Joseph A. Paviglianti president of its Sleep Country USA Inc. retail subsidiary.

Paviglianti replaces Steve Fendrich, who earlier this month was named executive vice president of sales at Atlanta-based Simmons.

Paviglianti most recently was vice president of sales and operations at Seattle-based Sleep Country. Through six months of 2005, Sleep Country reported net sales of $37.9 million -- a 20.8 percent increase compared with the same period of 2004. Prior to joining Sleep Country in 2001, Paviglianti was divisional manager of the Rocky Mountain Division for Circuit City.

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Football star's battle is like office games

By Carol Hymowitz, The Wall Street Journal


A lot of buzz has been going through corner offices over the antics of Terrell Owens of the Philadelphia Eagles. The tempestuous wide receiver made news when, after a year with the National Football League team, he asked to renegotiate his seven-year, $49 million contract. He also landed in hot water when he lambasted the team's quarterback, Donovan McNabb, and argued with his coach, Andy Reid.

But T.O., as he is known, was back at training camp last week and working hard, according to team managers, after being sent home for seven days for disruptive behavior.

Many business leaders have a lot to say about T.O.'s in-your-face feistiness, and how they've dealt with similar behavior in their own employees, clients and themselves.

Though few admit it, the fascination is partly because many executives envy the role of the bad-boy superstar at the top of his game, unafraid to challenge the boss and win more recognition and money. Most also know the headache of managing a supertalent.

"T.O. wouldn't be a problem (to his bosses) if he wasn't so talented; he'd just be out of the game," says Dave House, former head of Bay Networks, now a unit of Nortel, and a former Intel executive. Such talent has to be cultivated and certainly can't be dismissed, he adds.

Still, he knows that "hugely talented people often feel, and have been treated, as special all their lives and so can be hard to deal with."

Mr. House learned that during his 23 years at Intel, where he launched the successful Inside Intel marketing campaign for the company's microprocessors, got to know Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs and did business with Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates. "Having dealt with both of them personally, I can tell you it's a challenge to work with brilliance," he says. "You've got to get their respect and prove you're up to dealing with them."

His strategy was just to listen when Mr. Gates talked about software. "I never tried to question him in areas he believed he knew better than me, even when I disagreed with him," Mr. House says. But he didn't hesitate to push his own ideas about semiconductor technology, "which I knew more about," he adds.

He figures Mr. Owens needs to be listened to by his coach and managers, and understands that stars often expect to be the center of attention. T.O. once pulled a pen out of his sock after scoring a touchdown, ran over to fans and signed an autograph. But he lives up to his hype. Last season he snagged 77 balls for 1,200 yards and 14 touchdowns, and made a quick comeback, against doctor's orders, from a serious leg injury to play well in the Super Bowl. "He is special, so why shouldn't he want to be recognized for that?" asks Mr. House.

Mark Cuban, the former Internet tycoon and owner of the Dallas Mavericks, is more disapproving. "The things T.O. was quoted as saying to his coaches -- like 'don't talk to me' -- are so outrageous that if they were in a sports movie, it would get panned as being completely unrealistic," says Mr. Cuban, who sold his Broadcast.com company for $5.7 billion before the dot-com crash.

Mr. Cuban is known for his publicity-grabbing courtside antics at Mavericks games, and once denounced NBA officials as unable to run a Dairy Queen stand. That triggered a $500,000 league fine against him, and an offer from Dairy Queen officials to work at one of their stores for a day. He accepted -- and attracted 14 TV camera crews. "It could be that he is just a drama queen," he says of Mr. Owens.

But there is a difference between unruly talk and unruly play, he says. T.O.'s managers "might know he is going to say bizarre things and be incredibly self-centered, but trust his preparation as an athlete and his knowledge of the system as a player," he says.

Mr. Owens's request to renegotiate his contract was predictable, says Brian Sullivan, CEO of Christian & Timbers, the big executive-search firm. Executives know that if they don't ask for what they think they're worth they'll never get it. Eagles managers should have seen it coming, he adds.Under his contract, Mr. Owens earns a base salary of about $3.25 million this year -- not high compared with other NFL wide receivers. In the NFL, players can be cut and lose their contracted pay if they are injured or don't perform well.

His managers "should have sat down with him in the spring and said, 'We're aware your contract reads like this and you might want more. And even though we're not willing to negotiate, we want to know what you think,' " says Mr. Sullivan.

Eagles President Joe Banner suggests he and his coach did just that. "We aren't opening the contract," Mr. Banner says. "But we have talked and tried to convey that we have the same goal."

He calls Mr. Owens "a great player" who wants to win a Super Bowl. "Let's try to do something great together," Mr. Banner says he told the player.

T.O.'s current agent, Drew Rosenhaus, who didn't negotiate the Owens contract, says Mr. Owens will honor his agreement, but they will "continue to discuss" the situation. "If a player outperforms his contract," he says, "he should have a chance to reopen it."

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A.T. Kearney, managers resume talks

Monitor walks away from talks to buy Chicago consultant from EDS

By Shruti Date Singh

The Monitor Group broke off talks to acquire A.T. Kearney from Electronic Data Systems Corp. Monday and Texas-based EDS has resumed buyout negotiations with managers of the Chicago-based consulting firm.
“A.T. Kearney and EDS are once again discussing a management buyout,” said a person familiar with the situation.

The possibility of selling to management was raised earlier this year before EDS began talks in June with Monitor, a Massachusetts-based consulting firm with about $300 million in revenue. It’s not clear why the talks failed to an agreement.
“We told them we were going to stand down. We would not be making an offer,” a Monitor Group source said. “We could not structure an equation that would make everyone happy.”

In February, EDS disclosed its desire to sell the 80-plus year-old management consulting firm as part of a plan to focus on its core information technology outsourcing business. EDS bought A.T. Kearney 10 years ago for about $600 million.

A.T. Kearney’s revenues grew from $500 million in 1995 to almost $1.3 billion in 2000. But revenues have slid since 2001 to $806 million in 2004, a decline some have blamed on EDS’s emphasis on cross-selling information technology offerings over A.T. Kearney’s management advisory services.

The recent downturn in A.T. Kearney’s fortunes has affected its attractiveness as an acquisition target. Some observers have pegged its value at between $300 million and $400 million.

After disclosing its intention to sell A.T. Kearney, EDS said it was exploring the possibility of a management buyout of the unit. In June, EDS indicated it was in talks with a “third party” acquirer, but never confirmed news reports Monitor was the suitor.

With Monday’s development, it appears a management buyout is back on the table. An EDS spokesman wouldn’t confirm that, but said: “I can’t comment on whether we are in negotiations with a third party or not. We are looking at what’s in the best interest of A.T. Kearney and its officers, its employees and its clients. We are pursuing a variety of options.”

In another sign the situation has changed, the EDS spokesman said the company has extended its timetable for selling A.T. Kearney to the end of the year from the end of the third quarter.

A.T. Kearney favors an ownership change of some kind, a spokesman for the subsidiary said.

“We’ve said that a change in A.T. Kearney ownership is in the best interest of both EDS and A.T. Kearney’s clients, officers and employees and we are pursuing a number of options to achieve that goal,” the spokesman said.

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Executive recruiting firms can add depth to searches

Executive recruiting firms can add depth to searches

Mie-Yun Lee

Hiring top-notch managers is no easy task. It can take dozens of hours placing ads, reading through resumes and interviewing people to identify the right person for the job.

If you find your company is having no luck in landing a candidate, or if you have trouble giving your recruiting search the attention it requires, you might want to consider hiring an executive recruitment firm. These companies work to match candidates with jobs, taking on the responsibility of the search and screening process for you. Of course, the ultimate decision to hire remains up to you.

The No. 1 advantage executive recruiters offer is their ability to tap candidates that you otherwise would be unable to approach. In particular, executive recruiters can recruit individuals who are currently employed, whether they are passively looking for a job or not even in the hunt.

Understandably, it is critical that any company you work with have substantive experience in your industry and in the functional area that needs to be filled. This can help ensure the recruiter has an extensive set of relevant contacts to help quickly fill the job.

Outsourcing your recruiting function is not inexpensive. You can expect to pay anywhere between 20 percent and 35 percent of a person's first-year salary.

Recruiting-related expenses can tack an additional 10 percent to 15 percent to your final bill. Since billing practices vary from firm to firm, it is important to get a clear picture of what you will be expected to pay for to avoid any surprises.

Executive recruiters are paid in one of two ways. Many firms work on a contingency basis, which means they are paid only when a candidate they submit is hired. Although this pay-for-performance structure has its appeal, firms working on a contingency basis tend to circulate resumes to multiple businesses to increase their odds of payment. This can place some time pressure on deciding to hire a candidate.

Other executive recruiters bill on a consulting basis, where the recruiter is paid regardless of the outcome. Clearly, you should learn the "completion" rate, or what percentage of searches are successful, for a firm before engaging its services. More importantly, learn what type of people were being sought for the unfruitful searches.

Regardless of the type of firm you engage, it is important to learn which firms, if any, are off limits to the recruiting company. Recruiters often promise not to approach executives at a client's firm for a one- or two-year period. While it is a nice courtesy for the client, it could mean a smaller pool of candidates for your company, particularly in some smaller industries.

Also, make sure you have a common understanding of the recruiting process from both a process and financial viewpoint. You should learn how active a recruiter will be in screening candidates for you. Similarly, it is important to discuss issues such as what happens if a potential candidate is hired for a job that was not part of the search request. By negotiating such issues in advance, you can avoid problems when you are ready to hire.

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Job boards threaten recruiters

Online and traditional fight for clients
Recruitment agencies are under threat from job boards selling CV databases direct to clients.

The practice, which Recruiter understands is now common throughout the online recruitment industry, cuts out the middle man and allows client firms to get hold of candidate details without using a recruitment agency.

Because candidate information is now so freely available, Recruiters face a race against time to track down suitable available candidates and submit their applications before employers call job seekers.

E-cruitment consultant Dave Ray said: “Practically every major job board does this. But employers don’t know the market as well as recruiters and how to get the best results out of the database. The employers will probably find good candidates about three or four days after a recruitment agency.

“Good recruitment agencies will be on that telephone first thing in the morning profiling the candidates and are in touch with them before the employers.”

Daniel Elkins, chief executive of TheSkillsMarket said the online recruitment industry is now in a price war with traditional agencies.

Employers must pay large amounts of money for CV databases, then pay someone to sift them and find suitable candidates who are able to work.

The challenge for recruiters is to prove they can do this process faster and more effectively than the clients’ in house recruiters.

Agencies with good market knowledge will always be able to source suitable candidates more efficiently, Elkins claimed.

He said: “The online recruitment industry has been telling the employers that they don’t need agencies – and the agencies know it.

“The online recruitment industry must prove it can reduce its costs per hire in order to gain market share. If the recruitment agencies can prove they can keep costs of hire down, the online recruitment industry is not going to gain as much ground.”

Mike Burke, a consultant at the agency Progressive, urged recruiters to get to know their chosen markets and the best candidates in it so they can provide more than just a CV matching service.

He added: “It is important to work proactively with candidates, get to know them and get them on your side. It’s no good waiting for people to come to you.”

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Zentrac Appoints Two New Outside Directors

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 23, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Zentrac Technologies Inc. (Pink Sheets:ZTCT) is pleased to announce that the company has appointed Mr. Richard Manley and Ms. Julie Hajduk as new outside Directors. Mr. Richard Manley is also taking the position of Chairman of the Board and CEO.

Ms. Hajduk brings to Zentrac 15 years of experience in working with publicly traded companies in the United States and Canada, ranging from the technology sector to resource management. Ms. Hajduk's areas of responsibility have included public and investor relations and various forms of public financing.

Mr. Richard Manley, Chairman of the Board and CEO, will be responsible for arranging directors meetings and setting corporate goals. From 1994 to 1998, Mr. Manley held positions as sales and account manager for a California/Colorado chemical company and marketing, sales, and business expansion responsibilities with a multimedia production company in the Silicone Valley. He also held a position as a stockbroker and portfolio advisor for a security firm.

From 1998 to date, Mr. Manley has been self-employed as a business consultant for a number of public companies. His responsibilities included raising capital, designing and executing innovative marketing strategies, creating strategic business relationships that have enhanced corporate value and perception and facilitating increased shareholder value.

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New CEO hired at DoveBid

DoveBid Inc., a company that auctions off capital assets of businesses, has a new CEO.
The Foster City company Monday named Brent Cohen as chief executive officer. Mr. Cohen has more than 25 years of executive experience, including C-level positions at First Advantage Corp. (NASDAQ:FADV - News), of St. Petersburg, Fla., and US Search.com Inc., of Culver City, both of which perform background checks on people for employers and individuals; and Packard Bell NEC, a computer maker.

Mr. Cohen replaces Ross Dove, who now becomes executive chairman of DoveBid, a newly created role: "Brent's arrival will allow me to continue to focus on growing the company's customer relationships."

DoveBid also said existing investors in the company are investing more money into it. Softbank Capital Partners, of Newport Beach, and Texas Pacific Group, of Fort Worth, Texas, have provided "additional capital for growth initiatives," but DoveBid would not disclose how much money was involved. Ron Fisher, managing partner of Softbank Capital Partners and vice chairman of Softbank Holdings Inc., is joining DoveBid's board.

Published August 22, 2005 by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal

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Infowave Appoints James Suttie as CEO

Vancouver, BC, August 23, 2005--(T-Net)--Infowave Software announced the appointment of James W. Suttie as the company's Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Suttie brings over twenty five years of senior executive management experience in the IT industry, most recently as the former Executive Vice President, Corporate Treasury Services of Thomson Financial Inc.
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About Infowave

Infowave provides enterprises with scalable and robust mobile solutions for improving operational efficiency and increasing the productivity of mobile workers. Infowave's configurable enterprise mobile application (EMA) suite, Telispark Mobile Enterprise, is designed to streamline and integrate business operations required by mobile workers. Some of the world's most innovative organizations, including Hydro One, Shell Oil, Unilever and the U.S. Navy use Infowave solutions to increase the efficiency of their large mobile workforces. For more information, please email info@infowave.com or visit www.infowave.com.

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Waterford Wedgwood CEO O'Donoghue to retire, Peter Cameron named new CEO

LONDON (AFX) - Waterford Wedgwood PLC said Redmond O'Donoghue is retiring and that it has appointed Peter Cameron, the current chief operating officer, as its new CEO with effect from Sept 1. O'Donoghue will remain on the board as a special consultant to chairman Sir Anthony O'Reilly and the new CEO, Waterford said.

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Winterthur Names New VP of Human Resources

August 22, 2005

Mike Bauer was recently named vice president of human resources at Winterthur U.S. Holdings, Inc., the parent company of General Casualty Insurance Companies.
Bauer's professional affiliations include the Executive Roundtable in Chicago, the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago, and the Society of Human Resources Management. He holds a bachelors' degree in business administration/industrial relations from State University of New York in Buffalo, N.Y., and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. He also holds an SHRM designation from the Society of Human Resources Management.
Winterthur U.S. Holdings, Inc. (WUSH), based in Sun Prairie, Wis., specializes in property and casualty insurance through two regional operating companies: General Casualty (Sun Prairie) and Unigard (Bellevue, Wash.). Winterthur's U.S. operations recorded direct written premiums last year of $1.5 billion and employ 2,200 people in offices throughout the U.S.

Winterthur Names New VP of Human Resources

Lycos Names New CEO; Continues Revamp

Lycos this week officially named Alfred Tolle as its new CEO, though he quietly took the reins in late February or early March. It's the most significant executive change the company has made since it was acquired by Daum Communications last year.
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The appointments of Tolle and Van De Kamp follow the re-hiring of two former Lycos executives earlier this year. Dan Sullivan, who had departed for a venture capital job, rejoined as senior vice president and general counsel, while Brian Kalinowski came on as chief content officer after working at people search firm Ziggs.

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UT names advisory committee for presidential search - 2005-08-22

An advisory committee has been named to seek a replacement for Larry Faulkner, president of the flagship Austin campus.
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Executive search firm Greenwood & Associates Inc. will assist the UT System in the search.

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UT names advisory committee for presidential search - 2005-08-22: "An advisory committee has been named to seek a replacement for Larry Faulkner, president of the flagship Austin campus. "

Stoneridge Chief Financial Officer Resigns

WARREN, Ohio, Aug. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stoneridge, Inc.
(NYSE: SRI) announced today that Joseph M. Mallak has resigned as the
Company's vice president and chief financial officer, effective immediately.
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About Stoneridge, Inc.
Stoneridge, Inc., headquartered in Warren, Ohio, is a leading independent
designer and manufacturer of highly engineered electrical and electronic
components, modules and systems principally for the automotive, medium- and
heavy-duty truck, agricultural and off-highway vehicle markets. Sales in 2004
were approximately $682 million. Additional information about Stoneridge can
be found at http://www.stoneridge.com.

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Trinity Mirror linked with £50m web recruitment group

Trinity Mirror linked with £50m web recruitment group
August 22, 2005 by Daniel Farey-Jones

LONDON – Trinity Mirror has been tipped to extend its string of digital acquisitions with the £50m purchase of recruitment agency Hot Group, which owns general job site Workthing.com as well a number of specialist recruitment businesses.

Hot Group, which operates traditional bricks and mortar recruitment businesses alongside its websites, made a turnover of more than £43m in 2004, of which £36.6m was from its traditional business and £6.5m was from online. However, the profits split was closer to two thirds for traditional to one third for online.

Hot Group was founded in 1999 and has grown by making several acquisitions, most recently Workthing.com from Guardian Media Group for £6.7m. Its other sites include Hotrecruit.com, Planetrecruit.com and Jobsfinancial.com.

The acquistion would mark the third in as many weeks for the Daily Mirror-owner.

Last week Trinity Mirror bought the owner of financial recruitment site Gaapweb.com for an initial £10.5m and a further performance-related £2.6m. In July it bought property website Smartnewhomes.com for an initial £11.3m and a further performance-related £5.3m.

It has also launched its own local recruitment sites and in the autumn is planning to relaunch national newspapers the Sunday Mirror and The People as well as Scottish titles The Daily Record and The Sunday Mail.

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Australia's Seek FY Net Rises 39% To A$19.3M

SYDNEY (Dow Jones)--Australian online recruitment company Seek Ltd. (SEK.AU) said Monday that net profit for the year ended June 30 rose 39% to A$19.3 million, from A$13.8 million a year before.

The company, which listed in April, declared a final dividend of 1 cent, and reiterated its prospectus forecasts for fiscal 2006.

Revenue for the year to June 30 increased 75% to A$71.3 million from A$40.9 million.

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Double turnover accounts for financial recruiter's expansion

A CAPITAL-BASED specialist recruitment company has announced plans to expand substantially - as it said turnover had more than doubled.

Think Global Recruitment, which finds employment for accountants in such far-flung places as Africa, Hong Kong, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands, recorded turnover of £3.2 million, up from about £1.2m 12 months earlier.

TGR, which has a team of 39 staff and other offices in Glasgow, London and New Zealand, plans to increase the size of the company by 60 per cent in the next year and hopes to open another international office in Australia by the beginning of 2006.

Managing director Abigail Stevens said the success of the company was in part because of a big demand for accountants around the globe. ....

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CRN | News | ePartners Taps New CEO

One of the country’s largest Microsoft Business Solutions partners, ePartners, is getting a cash infusion of $25 million and a new CEO.

Howard Diamond will be taking over the role from Dan Duffy, who had been CEO and the very public face of the company for five years. Duffy is leaving to pursue other interests.

Diamond, who had been executive chairman of ePartners and who engineered its merger with EYT just over a year ago, told CRN the company will focus more resources on Axapta ERP, Microsoft CRM and .Net development.

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Valley business people in the news

The Desert Sun
August 21, 2005
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Job changes
Roberta Cull has been named vice president and operations administrator at Desert Commercial Bank in Palm Desert. A 29-year banking veteran, Cull most recently served as senior auditor at Valley Independent Bank where she supervised branch and loan center operational audits as well as internal investigations.
Cull is currently working toward her accreditation as a certified fraud examiner and serves of the board of directors for Valley Crime Stoppers.

Kelly Newman has been hired as a multi-family housing development specialist by The Coachella Valley Housing Coalition. Newman will assist in development activities for CVHC multi-family affordable housing projects as well as being involved in site selection, acquisition, funding procurement and construction.

Mark R. Andino has been named executive vice president and chief administrative officer of Rabobank Group in El Centro. Andino brings more than 20 years experience in finance and management, including more than 10 years as chief financial officer at four California financial institutions. He will be based in Sacramento.

Todd Keefer has been appointed general manager of Toll Brothers Mountain View Country Club in La Quinta. Keefer, a Class A member of PGA and a member of Club Managers Association, previously was general manager at Trilogy at La Quinta.

Openings & movings
The Kramer Group, a new company specializing in senior level executive search, with a special focus on the building industry, has opened in Palm Desert at 77-564 Country Club Drive, Suite 238. Headed by Anita Kramer, The Kramer Group also provides creative marketing concepts to local businesses to facilitate their growth through a unique and proprietary marketing program. Information: 360-7012
Ryland Homes recently held a grand opening for model homes at its Sienna home subdivision in Indio. Located off Jackson Street near Interstate 10 in the Desert Trace planned community, three models are on display with one- and two-level versions, ranging from 2,448 to 3,143 square feet and three to five bedrooms. Prices start in the low $400,000s. Information: 342-0369.

Fastenal Company, a full-line distributor of industrial and construction supplies, has opened a new store in Palm Desert in the Industrial Park at the intersection of Cook and Hovely Lane East, 75-121 Mediterranean, Suite 1.


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Guaranty Bond Bank names new president

Guaranty Bond Bank names new president

Published August 21, 2005

Tanis Hager is the new president of Guaranty Bond Bank, Paris, following the resignation of Jim Richmond from that position.

Ty Abston, president of Guaranty Bond Bank, Mount Pleasant, made the announcement Thursday.

“Tanis is a banker with comprehensive skills and a lifetime of experience that knows the local market,” Abston said. “She will strengthen our bank’s ability to meet the needs of all customers.”

Richmond is leaving to take a new position in Abilene

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Cross Match firm names new CEO

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Ted Johnson of Palm Beach, chairman of Cross Match Technologies Inc., has appointed James W. Ziglar as CEO, a job Johnson has performed since co-founding the private firm in 1996.
Ziglar was the last Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service and is a senior executive at UBS Financial Services Inc., which has an office in Palm Beach. A long-time consultant to Cross Match, he bought a home on Singer Island and will relocate from Washington, D.C."

Cross Match firm names new CEO: "By By STEPHANIE MURPHY, Daily News Business and Real Estate Writer

Association for Conflict Resolution Appoints David Hart as New CEO

Washington, D.C. -- The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) is pleased to announce the appointment of David A. Hart as the organization's new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Hart succeeds Daniel Bowling, the former CEO of ACR, who will assume a new position as Executive Director of Duke University Law School's Private Adjudication Center and teach conflict resolution and related courses at the law school.

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Bayless taking on Maricopa health care system as CEO

After more than 30 years in public service, Betsey Bayless is diving into the health care system.
The Maricopa Special Healthcare District board of directors this month appointed Bayless as chief executive officer of the new district.
Bayless, who is director of the state Department of Administration, says her new job is both a challenge and an opportunity. Find out her plans. B6

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Cross Match firm names new CEO

Cross Match firm names new CEO

By By STEPHANIE MURPHY, Daily News Business and Real Estate Writer

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Ted Johnson of Palm Beach, chairman of Cross Match Technologies Inc., has appointed James W. Ziglar as CEO, a job Johnson has performed since co-founding the private firm in 1996.

Ziglar was the last Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service and is a senior executive at UBS Financial Services Inc., which has an office in Palm Beach. A long-time consultant to Cross Match, he bought a home on Singer Island and will relocate from Washington, D.C.

The company recently acquired Smiths Heimann Biometrics, and Ziglar will steer the combined entity, "positioning the company strategically and financially for global biometric industry leadership," said Johnson, who is the company's largest individual shareholder and will remain as chairman.

"We specifically sought an accomplished businessman with significant marketing experience to complement our large stable of quality engineers. Jim Ziglar brings exceptional expertise in working with government and financial markets and in managing large organizations," said Johnson. After the transition, he will focus on financing, including an initial public offering, strategic acquisitions, joint ventures and other relationships with larger partners.

Ziglar, a graduate of George Washington University Law School, clerked for the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun. He was an attorney and investment banker until President Reagan appointed him assistant secretary of the Interior for Water and Science.

Later, he was elected the 35th Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the United States Senate, where he worked three years as the Senate's business manager, protocol chief and law enforcement officer.

Johnson also recently retained William A. "Will" Smith II as the firm's general counsel. Smith formerly was a partner with the international law firm of Piper Rudnick and was based in Washington, D.C.

"He represented us on the acquisition [of Smiths Heimann], and elected to join us," Johnson said.

Cross Match Technologies is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens.

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New DCX chief Zetsche to run Mercedes, too - 08/19/05

New DCX chief Zetsche to run Mercedes, too

Cordes steps down as head of luxury car unit; he was key rival for automaker's top job.

By Brett Clanton / The Detroit News

DaimlerChrysler said Thursday that Eckhard Cordes would step down as head of the Mercedes Car Group at the end of August and Dieter Zetsche, the incoming chief executive of DaimlerChrysler, would take over management of the luxury car division.

Cordes had been widely expected to leave the company after being passed over in July for the CEO job at DaimlerChrysler by Zetsche, his longtime rival. But his departure comes sooner than expected, spurring the company to move swiftly to plug a key management hole.

At Chrysler, the Auburn Hills unit of Germany's DaimlerChrysler AG, the move means that Thomas W. LaSorda, Chrysler's chief operating officer, will replace Zetsche as CEO three months earlier than expected.

The management change will put pressure on LaSorda to gain a quicker command of the nation's No. 3 automaker when it is trying to build on recent gains, while Zetsche's new assignment atop Mercedes will find him in the familiar role of turnaround artist.

Mercedes, the crown jewel of DaimlerChrysler's empire, has had its upper-crust image tarnished by a 1.3 million vehicle recall in April and other quality problems. Mercedes profits have slumped and it has been forced to undertake a costly restructuring at its Smart minicar unit.

Under a turnaround plan, Mercedes aims to save $5.6 billion by 2007 and raise profit margins to 7 percent, up from 3.3 percent last year.

Zetsche, who led Chrysler back to profitability in 2004 after a three-year restructuring that shed 40,000 jobs and closed six factories, may decide to accelerate cost-cutting efforts to get Mercedes back on track.

"You will see some very decisive action very quickly," said David Cole, chairman of the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor. That could include closing the money-losing Smart brand, a move some industry analysts say is needed to pull Mercedes out of its slump.

"That would send the strongest possible signal that Dr. Zetsche is serious about changing the culture at (DaimlerChrysler)," Stephen Reitman, an analyst with Merrill Lynch, said in a July report.

DaimlerChrysler, in a brief statement, did not indicate how long Zetsche will run the division while he seeks a permanent successor to Cordes.

Cordes, 54, "will leave the company at his own request on August 31, 2005, after 29 years of service," and Zetsche would take over Sept. 1.

Analysts have speculated that candidates to succeed Cordes include Thomas Weber, head of research for DaimlerChrysler, senior Mercedes executive Klaus Maier, and Wolfgang Reitzle, the former No. 2 executive at BMW AG and former head of Ford Motor Co.'s Premier Automotive Group stable of luxury brands.

But at least one candidate mentioned in the media as a possibility -- Joe Eberhardt, Chrysler's marketing chief -- said he is not in the running.

"No one has ever talked to me about anything," he told The Detroit News this week. "And as far as I'm concerned, I have probably one of the best jobs in the industry, and I'm going to do it as long as I can."

Yet he didn't dismiss the idea out of hand. "Whatever happens, will happen," he said. "I can't think of anybody who wouldn't take (the Mercedes job) if they were approached with it. It's one of the best jobs in the car industry."

Another possible candidate, Volkswagen AG executive Wolfgang Bernhard, said last week that he planned to stay with VW.

Before joining VW, Bernhard was chief operating officer of Chrysler and was tapped to take over Mercedes in 2004, but was forced out at DaimlerChrysler before taking the reins.

On Wednesday, LaSorda said the transition would be smooth and he would continue the work Zetsche began in revitalizing Chrysler.

You can reach Brett Clanton at (313) 222-2612 or bclanton@detnews.com.

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Cameron Byers appointed President and CEO, BP Energy Company

Cameron Byers appointed President and CEO, BP Energy Company

HOUSTON, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cameron Byers, 46, has been
appointed President of BP's North American Gas and Power merchant energy
business, a leading provider of natural gas, power and risk management
services to the industrial and utility sectors in the United States and
Canada.

BP is the largest gas marketer in volumes sold to end-use and wholesale
markets, with a growing power marketing and trading business. Houston-based BP
Energy has offices across North America, including California, Idaho,
Massachusetts, Illinois and Calgary, Canada.
Byer was appointed following the transfer of former President, Tim
Bullock, to BP's operations in Asia. Prior to his present appointment Byers
was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for BP Energy since April, 2000. Most
of his career has been in trading, marketing and refining for BP, one of the
world's largest companies....

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O-I Appoints New Board Member

O-I Appoints New Board Member

TOLEDO, Ohio, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Owens-Illinois, Inc.,
(NYSE: OI) today announced that Albert P.L. Stroucken has been appointed to
serve on the Company's Board of Directors, effective Aug. 19.
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About O-I
Millions of times a day, O-I glass containers, healthcare packaging and
specialty closure systems deliver many of the world's best-known consumer
products to people all around the world. With leading positions in Europe,
North America, Asia Pacific and South America, O-I provides consumer-preferred
products that enable superior taste, purity, visual appeal and value benefits
for our customers' products. Established in 1903, the company employs nearly
30,000 people and has more than 100 manufacturing facilities in 23 countries.
In 2004, annual revenues were $6.2 billion. For more information, visit
http://www.o-i.com

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Columbia Bank Promotes Woodland Branch Manager Carol Rounds to Vice President

Columbia Bank Promotes Woodland Branch Manager Carol Rounds to Vice President

TACOMA, Wash., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Columbia Bank announced
the promotion of Woodland Branch Manager and Assistant Vice President, Carol
Rounds, to Vice President. She will continue her branch manager duties.

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Columbia Bank is a Washington state-chartered, full-service commercial
bank providing products and services to individuals, business and the real
estate community. A wholly owned subsidiary of Columbia Banking System Inc,
(Nasdaq: COLB) Columbia Bank currently operates 36 branches in Pierce, King,
Cowlitz, Kitsap and Thurston counties.

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Bain, Broner and Wilkins Join Wachovia Securities' Mergers and Acquisitions Group

Bain, Broner and Wilkins Join Wachovia Securities' Mergers and Acquisitions Group

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wachovia Securities
announced today that David E. Bain, James M. Broner and Michael M. Wilkins
have joined the firm's Mergers and Acquisitions Group and will report to Rob
Engel, head of the group at Wachovia Securities.

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TSA Names Federal Security Director for Palm Springs International Airport

TSA Names Federal Security Director for Palm Springs International Airport

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Transportation Security
Administration (TSA) has named Jim Spinden as the Federal Security Director
(FSD) for Palm Springs (Calif.) International Airport. Since July 2002,
Spinden has served as FSD for airports in Idaho Falls and Pocatello, Idaho,
and Jackson, Wyoming.
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Spinden replaces Acting FSD Don Barker, who has resumed his position as
TSA's FSD at Eugene (Ore.) Airport.
For more information regarding TSA, please visit our Web site at
http://www.tsa.gov.

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Headhunting: Expect a new chief executive officer to be named soon at SureWest Communications

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Headhunting: Expect a new chief executive officer to be named soon at SureWest Communications

Insiders report that several top candidates have been brought in for interviews recently. A decision could be made quickly on a replacement for Brian Strom, who is retiring.

All the top candidates are outsiders - folks recruited by the Heidrick & Struggles executive search firm. H&S is the same company that recruited current CFO Phil Grybas a year ago. "He's been fantastic," says one person familiar with the company and the CEO search, "so they're going back to that well again."

The new exec - who will take over a publicly traded company that's smallish but a technology innovator - is likely to get a salary similar to Strom's: About $500,000, including bonuses.

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People on the move

By Terry Dobson / The Detroit News

Associations

Wayne County Commissioner Alisha Bell (8th District) was elected northern regional director of the National Association of Black County Officials during the National Association of County Officials 2005 Conference.

Broadcasting
CBS Detroit (WWJ-TV Channel 62) hired Kevin Hayes as business development manager. Hayes will be responsible for bringing new business and nontraditional revenue sources to WWJ.

Consulting
Strategic Staffing Solutions (S3), Detroit, hired Lynn Clayton as branch manager for its New York office.

Finance
Paramount Bank, Birmingham, appointed David Levitt vice president/mortgage consultant. Levitt, an experienced mortgage banker for the past 10 years, will play an integral role in mortgage origination and sales within the residential lending division.

Health care
Margo Lee Aniol of Beverly Hills was named director of employment at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit. Aniol will be responsible for all Karmanos Cancer Institute and Karmanos Cancer Center employment activities.

Law
Kathleen McCree Lewis of Detroit, a member of Dykema Gossett's litigation practice group, has begun a one-year term as the president of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. Lewis, as leader of the appellate practice team, represents clients and consults with other lawyers and law firms on civil appeals in the Michigan Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

Nonprofit
Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan, Detroit, named the following new board members: Ned Greenberg of Bloomfield Township, vice president/general counsel, Data Net Quality Systems, Southfield, chair; Pat Berwanger of Bloomfield Hills, community leader/professional volunteer, senior vice chair; Catherine Genovese of Oxford, owner, Candy Cane Christmas Tree Farm, Oxford, vice chair; Vivian Pickard of Bloomfield Hills, director of corporate relations, General Motors, Detroit, vice chair; Wesley Van Houten of Bloomfield Hills, chief executive officer, SCI Floor Covering, Southfield, treasurer; Bill Winkler of Westland, assistant director planned giving, Wayne State University, Detroit, secretary; and Agostinho "Augie" Fernandes of South Lyon, Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan, president and chief executive officer.

Kristi Phillips of Troy joined Eisbrenner Public Relations, Troy, as account executive. Phillips will develop and manage communications programs, media relations, special events and industry positioning for automotive and technology clients.

Recruiting
Former dean of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Glenn Davis, MD, has joined Korn/Ferry International, Philadelphia, Pa., as a senior client partner in the Healthcare Services and Academic Health Center practices.

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People on the move - 8/19/05 By Terry Dobson / The Detroit News

Jaguar Nickel Inc. President Retires, Company Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 19, 2005--

Jaguar Nickel Inc. (TSX:JNI - News; The "Company") announces that Mr. John Yates, President and CEO has retired effective immediately. Mr. Yates will continue as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company.

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The Board of Directors announces that Mr. Richard Weizenbach has been appointed Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Weizenbach has over 25 years of varied experience in the operations, design and commissioning of base and precious metal process plants. He has held senior technical and operating positions with Sherritt International, Anaconda Nickel and Hatch Engineering. Richard has been directing Jaguar Nickel's activities in Guatemala for the past five months. Under his leadership the exploration potential of the property has been recognized and programs to exploit this potential have been developed and are being pursued.

"We all look forward to working with Richard as COO as we move Jaguar Nickel Inc. to the next stage in its development," said David Goldman. About Jaguar Nickel Inc.

Jaguar Nickel Inc. (TSX:JNI - News) is a professionally managed Canadian nickel exploration and mine development Company. The Company's current exploration and development program is focused on the nickel laterite deposits of its licensed properties in Guatemala, Central America.

This news release may contain certain forward looking statements which involve known and unknown risks, delays, and uncertainties not under the Company's control which may cause actual results, performances or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those implied by such forward looking statements.

Jaguar Nickel Inc.
2015 - 120 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5H 1T1


The Toronto Stock Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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Jaguar Nickel Inc. President Retires, Company Appoints New Chief Operating Officer: "TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 19, 2005--Jaguar Nickel Inc. (TSX:JNI - News; The 'Company') announces that Mr. John Yates, President and CEO has retired effective immediately. Mr. Yates will continue as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company. "

Ampad Names Donald Meltzer as President and CEO

RICHARDSON, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 19, 2005--
American Pad & Paper LLC ("Ampad"), a premier manufacturer and distributor of writing pads, filing supplies, retail envelopes and specialty papers, today announced the appointment of Donald Meltzer as President and CEO effective immediately. Mr. Meltzer replaces John Bermingham who has headed the company since its acquisition by an investment group led by Arcapita in August 2003.
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Mr. Meltzer comes to Ampad with an impressive track record of transforming businesses through customer-centered strategies. He joins the company most recently from Johns Manville where he served as Vice President and General Manager of the $600 million Roofing Systems Group. Prior to that, he was the Executive Vice President and COO of Clore Automotive, establishing Clore as the market leader in its key product segment. Mr. Meltzer was key to similar business accomplishments when he served as Vice President and General Manager of Ingersoll-Dresser Pump Co, North American Products & Services and as Director of Operations and Finance of AlliedSignal Inc. (now Honeywell), Carbon Materials & Technologies.

Mr. Meltzer holds a BA in Business from the State University of New York, and an MBA in Management from New York Institute of Technology.

About Ampad

Ampad is a premier manufacturer and distributor of writing pads, filing supplies, retail envelopes and specialty papers that serves many of the largest and fastest growing office products retailers and distributors in North America. Additional information on Ampad can be found at www.ampad.com.


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New Cedar Rapids Chamber President

New Cedar Rapids Chamber President

A former Cedar Rapids mayor will soon head the city's chamber of commerce. Lee Clancey will start September 1st as the new President and CEO of the Cedar Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce. Clancey served as mayor of Cedar Rapids from 1996 until 2002. Clancey says her past experience will help her create a better business climate in the area.

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Smart Chip Technologies Announces New Chairman and CEO

Smart Chip Technologies Announces New Chairman and CEO

LAS VEGAS & TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 19, 2005--Smart Chip Technologies (OTC: SCTN - News) is pleased to announce that the Airos Group's President Miki Radivojsa has agreed to join Smart Chip Technologies as its new chairman and CEO. As president of the company's development partner Airos, Radivojsa has been operating as Smart Chip Technologies' product development manager for nearly three years. SCTN Founder and outgoing Chairman and CEO David Simon will remain as a director and chief product architect, and will work alongside Radivojsa throughout the transition. ....
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About Smart Chip Technologies

Smart Chip Technologies' turnkey customer retention solution, including loyalty, pre-paid stored value, and gift cards, was co-developed with the Airos Group (www.airosgroup.com) and IBM(TM). This software solution enables card issuers and merchants to take advantage of click-and-mortar, real-time programs running on their existing cards and point-of-sale (POS) systems, including bar code, magnetic stripe, RFID, or smart cards, laptops, PDAs such as Palm(TM) or Windows(TM) devices, TV set top boxes or mobile phones. Smart Chip Technologies' end-to-end solution provides a seamless migration path from current customer ID and payment devices to future technology platforms, establishing business continuity across physical, mobile and virtual streams of commerce. (www.sctn.com)

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The New Jersey Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (NJ/IABC) to Host Career Fair and Networking Event

Press Release Source: New Jersey Chapter of the International Association of Business

The New Jersey Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (NJ/IABC) to Host Career Fair and Networking Event
Friday August 19, 11:00 am ET
The Creative Group, BOSS Staffing and The Cantor Concern to present job opportunities for participants


MORRISTOWN, N.J., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The New Jersey Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (NJ/IABC) will hold a Career Fair and Networking Event on August 25 at Jimmy's Haunt in Morristown, NJ, from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm.

Recruiters from BOSS Staffing, The Creative Group, and The Cantor Concern will be on-hand to discuss job opportunities and accept resumes.

"We're pleased to offer members and non-members an opportunity to learn about open positions in the fields of marketing, public relations, and more. Additionally, the forum allows for individuals to network and exchange contact information, all for a reasonable price," said Wendy Flanagan, NJ/IABC president. The cost for the event is $20 and to register, please visit the NJ/IABC website, www.njiabc.com, or, call 973-267-4328.

About BOSS Staffing

Specializing in the creative niche since 1987, BOSS Staffing (www.BOSSstaffing.com) is a leading provider of innovative staffing solutions for hundreds of employers and job seekers throughout the mid-Atlantic region. BOSS Staffing's expertise in sourcing and evaluating creative talent provides employers with a continuous stream of qualified, pre-tested talent to meet both temporary staffing and permanent search needs. The company also provides retained search services for executive level positions under the BOSS Executive Search name. BOSS Staffing is a certified Women's Business Enterprise headquartered in Bethesda, Md., with branch locations in greater Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Pa., New York City/northern New Jersey and Richmond, Va.

About The Creative Group

The Creative Group® provides a comprehensive range of freelance creative, advertising, marketing and Internet professionals to a variety of companies. The Creative Group, a division of specialized staffing leader Robert Half International Inc., focuses on placing freelance professionals in the creative, advertising, marketing, web and public relations fields. As companies develop short- and long-term strategies for building visibility in an increasingly competitive marketplace, they require immediate access to specialized freelancers. As more and more firms look to supplement their in- house creative and communications teams and outsource projects, they look to The Creative Group for consultants who possess expertise in a range of areas, including Internet design, direct marketing, e-marketing and media relations. The Creative Group places a range of creative, production, advertising, marketing, web, training and public relations professionals with a variety of businesses. For more information, go to www.creativegroup.com.

About The Cantor Concern

The Cantor Concern is a leading executive recruiting firm for the public relations and communications industry. Cantor Concern Staffing Options Inc. will find qualified temporary personnel to meet customers' communications needs. Freelance professionals can register in the company's temporary assignment database. For communications needs beyond the scope of traditional executive recruiting, Cantor will provide consulting services such as PR Agency Searches, Staffing Analysis, and Audits. The Cantor Concern has placed communications professionals in over 60 agencies, 130 corporations, and 50 associations and non-profit organizations. They fill full- and part-time positions in: Corporate Communications, Public Relations, Public Affairs, Marketing Communications, Media Relations, Investor Relations, Internal Communications, Community Relations, Editorial Services, Writers (Speech, Editorial, Technical). For more information, visit www.cantorconcern.com.

About NJ/IABC

IABC, the International Association of Business Communicators, provides products, services, activities and networking opportunities to more than 13,000 IABC members worldwide, helping individuals and organizations achieve excellence in public relations, employee communication, marketing communication, public affairs and other forms of communication. For more information on the 300-member New Jersey chapter and to sign up for programs and membership, visit the Web site at www.njiabc.com.

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The New Jersey Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (NJ/IABC) to Host Career Fair and Networking Event: "Press ReleaseSource: New Jersey Chapter of the International Association of Business The New Jersey Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (NJ/IABC) to Host Career Fair and Networking Event
Friday August 19, 11:00 am ET
The Creative Group, BOSS Staffing and The Cantor Concern to present job opportunities for participants
MORRISTOWN, N.J., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The New Jersey Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (NJ/IABC) will hold a Career Fair and Networking Event on August 25 at Jimmy's Haunt in Morristown, NJ, from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm."

Web Hosting Firm Interland Names New CEO

Web Hosting Firm Interland Names New CEO

Atlanta, Georgia - (via THE HOSTING NEWS) - August 2, 2005 - The only pure-play publicly held web hosting company, Interland, has announced that it will be transitioning leadership of the firm from Chairman and CEO Joel J. Kocher to Jeffrey M. Stibel, former United Online, Inc. Senior Vice President effective August 11, 2005. Mr. Kocher will relinquish his CEO position to Mr. Stibel, transition out of management and remain on the Board of Directors. Mr. Stibel is expected to be appointed to the Board of Directors.

Mr. Kocher has this to say about the changes, ''I am extremely pleased to name a successor as uniquely qualified as Jeff. His extensive experience in marketing and technology makes him the perfect fit to take Interland to its goal of being the marketing services and applications leader for small businesses. Jeff is a proven industry executive and brings a wealth of experience and capabilities to our company.''

Prior to joining Interland, Mr. Stibel was senior vice president for United Online's web services division, with responsibilities including web hosting, email, online digital photos, search and domain registration across numerous brands. Prior to working for United Online, Mr. Stibel was Chairman and CEO of Simpli.com Inc., a search and marketing technology company currently owned by ValueClick, Inc. As a founder, he led Simpli.com from its inception and played a central role in all areas of the business, including general management, marketing, securing capital, strategic planning and business development. Mr. Stibel previously worked at GTE (Verizon) on SuperPages, an online yellow pages and ecommerce business directory. In addition, he has worked in mergers and acquisitions at the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP and in marketing for The Greenfield Consulting Group. He currently serves on the board of directors for several private companies. Mr. Stibel received a master's degree from Brown University and studied business and brain science at MIT's Sloan School of Management and at Brown University, where he was a Brain and Behavior Fellow.

Mr. Stibel commented on his new responsibilities, ''I am excited about the opportunity to grow Interland into a world-class online marketing services company. I look forward to working with the company's extremely talented employees. Having built and grown several companies in the past, I feel confident that my skill set and ability to execute, along with this great team, is a winning combination for Interland.''

''I am confident that under Jeff's leadership we will be able to strengthen the value of our company and grow the business,'' continued Mr. Kocher. ''The decision to transition was my choice. It is the right time for a CEO change and Jeff is well suited to lead in the next phase of our growth as a company. Commuting for five years has been very hard on my young family. I now look forward to spending more time with them. I intend to remain on the board and to support Jeff in any way I can.''

In addition, Interland has announced the nomination of three new members to its Board of Directors, including a new chairman. The new nominations include Seymour Holtzman as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Holtzman has been involved in public companies for over 40 years and is currently director and Chairman of the Board of Casual Male Retail Group, Inc. In addition, Efrem Gerszberg, current President and Chief Operating Officer of MM Companies, Inc., and Alex Kazerani, founder of HostPro and VP of KnowledgeBase Group at Talisma Corporation, have also been nominated to the Board of Directors.

''On behalf of the Board of Directors and myself, we are excited about Jeff coming onboard,'' said Mr. Holtzman. ''We would all like to thank Joel for his strong leadership during his tenure, and for moving the company in this new direction. We look forward to his continued effort as an active member of the board.''

For more information about Interland, please visit www.interland.com.

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Symbian names new CEO

Symbian names new CEO

By Jo Best and Sylvia Carr
Published: Wednesday 18 May 2005

Symbian has announced Nigel Clifford will be the company's new CEO, starting this June.

He takes over from David Levin, who left the smart phone operating system company in April to become the chief executive at United Business Media.

Clifford, 45, was formerly CEO at telecoms software and service provider Tertio Telecoms and joins Symbian charged with boosting the smart phone OS company's shipments in the mid-range mobile segment.

Symbian was known to have used headhunters Russell Reynolds in its search and according to the Financial Times, Clifford was chosen from among 12 potential candidates and his selection has raised eyebrows and questions alike. Despite the low profile of Tertio Telecoms, the company's customers include some well-known names, including Hutchison, Telewest, T-Mobile and Vodafone.

Under Clifford's leadership, Tertio opened new offices outside Europe in order to make inroads into the Asia-Pacific market. That broader geographical reach made the company a ripe takeover target, eventually resulting in its $41m sale to US-based Evolving Systems.

Clifford's move from Tertio to Symbian will see the ex-C&W VP heading up a considerably larger company than in the past: Tertio Telecoms' revenue for the full year 2003 came in at Ј10.8m, a fraction of the Ј26.6m that Symbian raked in in the first half of 2004. However, during his time at Cable & Wireless, Clifford handled a capital programme in excess of Ј200m.

He has also held executive positions at BT, where he stayed for 11 years, and the Glasgow Royal Infirmary University NHS Trust.

Clifford's uniquely British pedigree has provoked questions as to whether he will be able to take Symbian into pastures new.

Steve Brazier, analyst at research firm Canalys, said: "It's difficult to forget Symbian's past inside Psion - ultimately it didn't succeed because it failed to internationalise. There's some level of disappointment about the appointment of a classic British executive."

Sir Peter Gershon, independent non-executive chairman at Symbian, said in a statement Clifford's appointment is the result of a "wide-ranging search" and "Nigel was our unanimous choice".

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