ARINC, based in Annapolis, Md., elected James Pierce chairman and CEO.

Legent Corp. of Herndon, Va., has named Jerre Stead, formerly a vice president with AT&T, chief executive officer.

Cable & Wireless Inc. of Vienna, Va., has promoted Jeri Abernathy to the newly created position of vice president of customer satisfaction.

Wang Laboratories Inc. has appointed Gregory Thompson vice president and corporate controller.

Quarterdeck Investment Partners of Washington, D.C., has named three new vice presidents: Stephen Loftus, Nathan Brostrom and Stacy McCarthy.

David H. Leham has been appointed director of intelligence and special programs at The Mitre Corp. of McLean, Va.


Edward McDonnell was appointed director of quality systems for Biometric Institute Inc. of Arlington, Va.

Decision Systems Technologies Inc. of Greenbelt, Md., named Rebecca Umbaugh technical director.

Cathleen Boyer has been appointed contracts manager at Rockville, Md.-based Standard Technology Inc.

International Computer Networks of Rockville, Md., appointed Edward Ingram branch manager.


Sheer Partners Inc. of Rockville, Md., has been hired by Realty Investment Company as the exclusive leasing agent for their most recent acquisition, the Meadows Corporate Park in Silver Spring, Md.


A group of SAIC employees have won Federal Aviation Administration recognition for their support of a new system that allows emergency helicopters to land despite very bad weather conditions. The Administrator Award of Excellence was presented to SAIC's Systems Control Technology Group, based in Arlington, Va., and to Division Manager Ed McConkey and systems engineers William Wright and Allen Judkiewicz.

Grubb & Ellis of Vienna, Va., has been named Firm of the Year by the Northern Virginia Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks.

Rockville, Md.-based Apex Environmental Inc. recently received awards from the Associated Builders and Contractors to include the Excellence in Construction award in the Hazardous Abatement category and the Environmental Consultant of the Year category.


The Greater Baltimore Committee has released its 1994-95 TechConnect Directory, a listing of more than 148

Baltimore-area technology companies. The book includes information such as a company's

primary business focus, personnel listings and revenue figures. TechConnect is free to GBC Technology Council members. For nonmembers, the cost is $50. For more information, call (410) 727-2820.

The National Academy of Sciences and America Online have teamed up to provide NAS Online, a new interactive information service featuring science, technology and health news from NAS and its affiliates. AOL members can access NAS Online by using the keyword "NAS."

The Electronic Industries Association has relocated its headquarters to 2500 Wilson Blvd., in Arlington, Va.

Who's On First highlights promotions and new arrivals at high-tech companies in the Washington marketplace. To include your company, send a press release, which may include a photograph (photos cannot be returned), to Who's On First Editor, Washington Technology, 8500 Leesburg Pike, Suite 7500, Vienna, Va. 22182; or Internet E-mail to technews@access.digex.net.

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