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Motorola Inc., Schaumburg, Ill., has promoted Pertti Johansson to senior vice president and general manager of the international cellular infrastructure division. Johansson previously spent 14 years with ITT Corp.

U.S. Order's Financial Services Division, Herndon, Va., announced the following appointments: Peter M. Smith as vice president, sales; Laurie A. Fettinger as vice president, customer relations and Ronald E. Ball as vice president, marketing.

Certified Network Systems and Services, Gaithersburg, Md., has appointed Annemarie Baranick as president of the company. Baranick will oversee daily management and serve as a member of the board of directors.

VSE Corp., Alexandria, Va., has promoted Deborah R. Blakeman, Michael E. Hamerly and Jeffrey H. McCurdy to assistant vice presidents.

Intelsat, Washington, D.C., has appointed John Stanton as chairman and Wolfgang Wagner as vice chairman.

Acumen International, San Rafael, Calif., announced that David Ellett and Elizabeth Chaney have joined its board of directors. Ellett is the corporate vice president of Oracle Corp., and Chaney is a managing partner with Gemini McKenna Inc.

Irving Group, Tysons Corner, Va., announced the addition of Dave Potter to head an expanded facility management division. Potter was formerly senior manager of corporate facilities with MCI Telecommunications.

LCI International Inc., McLean Va., announced Kenneth A. Neimo as vice president of network computing. In this position, Neimo will have oversight for LCI's internal and external data networking capabilities, including responsibility for the company's Internet and frame-relay networks.

ATM Network, McLean, Va., has elected David A. O'Connor and Barry Fingerhut to its board of directors of Online Resources & Communications Corp. O'Connor is CEO and president of Internet Inc. Fingerhut is president of GeoCapital.

Anteon Corp., Fairfax, Va., has appointed Seymour Moskowitz as senior vice president. Moskowitz served more than 10 years as a senior executive at Vitro Corp.

SpaceWorks Inc., Rockville, Md., appointed David MacSwain, former senior vice president at Software AG, as the new president and CEO. MacSwain will direct the company's planned growth in operations, market expansion and new product development.

Computer Data Systems Inc., Rockville, Md., has announced the appointment of Peter A. Bracken to its board of directors. Bracken is CDSI's president and CEO. The company also appointed Stephen Penyak as vice president in CDSI's Business Applications Solutions Co. As vice president of the education systems division in BAS, Penyak will be responsible for production services activities on the Department of Education's Direct Student Loan contract. He will also continue to serve as deputy project manager on the contract.

Marasco Newton Group Ltd., Arlington, Va., has promoted James R. Whittaker Jr. to senior vice president.

Versatility Inc., Fairfax, Va., appointed Mark C. Paine as senior vice president of Versatility's international operations, based in Aldermaston, England.

James A. Cusumano, president and CEO of Catalytica Fine Chemicals, Mountain View, Calif., was elected to serve on the board of directors of the Society of Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association. Cusumano is also a member of the Endocrine Task Force and the Value to Members Board Action Group.

Economic Development Commission of Mid-Florida Inc., Orlando, Fla., has hired Daniel A. Lynch as EDC president. Lynch will be responsible for the management of all business development and marketing activities for a four-country region in central Florida.

Dennis Patrick was named chairman and CEO of Milliwave L.P., Washington, D.C. From 1990 to 1995, Patrick served as president and CEO of Time Warner Telecommunications.

Dan Bannister, president and CEO of DynCorp, was elected to serve an unprecedented third term as chairman of the Northern Virginia Technology Council, Herndon, Va. Tom Hicks of Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge, has also been added to the newly established position of general counsel. Other officers will include Michael W. Dawkins of ISSC as vice chairman, Michael A. Daniels of SAIC as vice chairman, Jim Laf of Coopers & Lybrand LLP as treasurer and Valerie Perlowitz of Reliable Integration Services as secretary. NVTC's new leadership team for 1996-97 includes the following: Michael W. Dawkins as director of operations, Michael A. Daniels as director of membership, Todd Stottlemyer of BDM International Inc. as director of government affairs, Katherine K. Clark of Landmark Systems as director of programs, Daniel McGinn of Ryan-McGinn Inc. as director of communications, Carol Walcoff of Walcoff & Associates as director of community development, Jim Roth of GRC International as director of investor conference, Todd Rowley of Signet Bank as director of emerging businesses, Milton E. Cooper of CSC as director of peer groups and Dr. Douglas S. Ingram of LCT Inc. as director of networks.

Orkand Corp., Tysons Corner, Va., has appointed Jacqueline D. Marsteller as vice president. Marsteller will be responsible for the company's four current contracts with the Department of Energy and take an active role in building new markets. The company has also named Edwin M. Firth III as vice president of corporate development. His addition will enhance and expand the company's current strategic marketing activities and open up new opportunities for continued growth.

Quantum Design, San Diego, has appointed Gerald Daviess as president. Daviess joined the company in May 1995 to lead the marketing, sales and service efforts. He was responsible in large part for record high orders and sales achievements in 1995 and 1996, and for the successful introduction of the MPMS XL product earlier this year.

Commerce Direct International, Issaquah, Wis., named Toby Tobaccowala CEO. He will guide CDI through the introduction of its technology for Internet-based computer software distribution.

Compaq Computer Corp., Houston, announced that William McBee III is joining the company as vice president, quality and customer satisfaction. McBee comes to Compaq from Armstrong World Industries Corp., a leading manufacturer and marketer of interior furnishings, where he served as director of corporate quality for the past nine years.

Andersen Consulting, San Francisco, has announced that Larry Leisure, a consultant with more than 20 years experience in the managed-care industry, has joined the firm's health-care industry practice as a partner.

Lockheed Martin Corp., Bethesda, Md., announced the election of Dr. Vance Coffman to president and chief operating officer. Following the merger with Martin Marietta, Coffman served as president of the Space & Strategic Missiles Sector, and in early 1996, he was named to his previous position as executive vice president as well as a director.

Wang Federal Inc., McLean, Va., named Jorge Diaz as vice president of marketing and special programs. Diaz will be responsible for worldwide marketing activities for Wang Federal, as well as profit and loss, sales and marketing for the special programs group.

Signal Corp., Fairfax, Va., announced that Barry Kane has joined the company as vice president of integrated systems. In his new position, Kane will focus Signal's presence in the Department of Transportation marketplace.

R&R International Inc., Baltimore, announced that Lester Young has joined the company as vice president of its western region. Young has spent more than 25 years working in the engineering, construction and environmental industry.

The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, Vienna, Va., has announced Dr. H. Steve Swink, president of Coffee and Beverage Division, U.S. Office Products, as its chairman of the board.

MAXM Systems Corp., McLean, Va., announced Timothy Summers as vice president of product development. Summers brings 15 years of experience in systems management to the company, where he will be responsible for overseeing and implementing software research and development, support, quality assurance, productivity and joint technology development efforts with other vendors.

GTE, Stamford, Conn., announced that Horace Lindsay, president of the company's Airfone unit, has been named vice president of technology marketing and will lead a major technology marketing initiative aimed at federal government customers in Washington.

In addition, Katherine Harless, currently president of GTE telephone operations in the Texas/New Mexico region, will succeed Lindsay as Airfone president. GTE has also named Robert McCoy president of GTE long distance. McCoy previously served as vice president and general manager for small-business sales for GTE telephone operations.

Decision Systems Technologies Inc., Greenbelt, Md., announced that Martin Wapner joined the company as vice president, Integrated Systems Group. Wapner was previously senior vice president at Synetics Corp. and had general management responsibilities for government business operations.

IDC Government, Falls Church, Va., announced that Cynthia Kendall, former deputy assistant secretary of defense, information management, Office of the Secretary of Defense, will lead the area of performance measurement services for the firm.

NCI Information Systems Inc., McLean, Va., has announced the following new hires: Dr. John Picarelli as senior vice president of business development, Jerry Sparger as senior vice president and general manager of the Enterprise Services Group and William Post as senior vice president and general manager of the Enterprise Solutions Group.

Personal Communications Industry Association, Alexandria, Va., has named Mark Golden to the Telecommunications Access Advisory Committee of the U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board. Golden is vice president of industry affairs.

Pulsar Data Systems, Lanham, Md., has new hires: Ted Evans and Kathy Simpson have both been appointed to systems engineer in Pulsar Data System's technology division, and Thomas Joseph Ferris has been appointed to consultant. Stephen Lesnik is technical project manager, Kelvin Thom is junior systems engineer and Laveda Maria Le'Sure is a professional services account representative.

Storm Integration Inc., Herndon, Va., has named Michael Bracken as director of Storm East programs. Bracken joins Storm after nine years of service at NASA's Goddard Space Fight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

Vistronix, Vienna, Va., has appointed David Sanger and Jeff Stefanowicz to directors of business development.

Ryan McGinn, Arlington, Va., has named veteran journalist and public relations counselor John E. Peterson as director of media relations. Peterson joins the company after four years as a national media advisor with Fleishman-Hillard.

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