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The board of directors of the Maryland Bioprocessing Center Inc. in Baltimore, has appointed Brandon J. Price, Ph.D. as the organization's next chairman of the board. Price, vice president of business development for Microbiological Associates Inc. in Rockville, Md., will lead the non-profit into its next stage of development.

Intelus Corp. of Rockville, Md., has appointed Jon Rosen as vice president to oversee all phases of sales and marketing activities for Intelus' Financial Services group. Rosen has more than 15 years of management experience with client/server, imaging and storage products.

XLNT Designs Inc. of San Diego announces the addition of two members to its executive team. Rick Cramer, formerly director of western regional sales for Whittaker Communications Inc., has joined XLNT as vice president of sales. Dorrie Bachakes-Chung has accepted the position as vice president, finance and chief financial officer.

Carlton B. Crenshaw has been appointed senior vice president, chief financial and administrative officer for Anteon Corp. of Fairfax, Va. Formerly, Crenshaw served as executive vice president, finance and administration, and chief financial officer for Orbital Sciences Corp., Dulles, Va.

BTG Inc. of Vienna, Va., announces the appointment of Dr. Alan G. Merten to the board of directors. Merten is the president of George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.

Siemens Nixdorf Informationsysteme AG (American office) announces the appointment of Edward A. Blechschmidt to the executive board in Germany. He will head all operations for Siemens Nixdorf in North and South America and also assume the role of president and CEO of Pyramid Technology of San Jose.

Maxm Systems Corp. of McLean, Va., appointed Ken Davis to vice president of business development. Davis will be responsible for managing marketing relationships, as well as developing strategic new marketing and technology initiatives.

KPMG Peat Marwick LLP has admitted 122 professionals, seven of whom are resident in the firm's Washington office, to partnership. Jeff Heath provides tax services for clients in telecommunications, software development, systems integration and real estate. Scot Janssen is a member of the firm's Public Services practice. He specializes in providing assurance services to not-for-profit clients. Jim Lingan is a member of KPMG's Federal Services practice and works in the systems and technology group. Prior to joining KPMG, Lingan worked 11 years as a naval aviator. Darryl Moody, a member of the firm's Federal Services practice, specializes in providing consulting services for federal agencies, including the U.S. Postal Service and U.S. Department of Agriculture. A member of the firm's Washington National Tax practice, Steve Rainey specializes in providing financial services clients with assistance on mergers and acquisitions. Rick Speizman is a member of the firm's Exempt Organizations tax practice. He specializes in providing tax services for not-for-profit organizations such as hospitals, colleges, universities, and professional and trade associations. Bob Sullivan, a member of KPMG's Federal Services practice, works in the systems and technology group, which provides consulting services for clients such as the Department of Defense.

Primark Corp. of Waltham, Mass., announced that noted economist Allen Sinai will be named CEO and chief global economist of Primark Decision Economics Inc., a new company to be formed as a joint venture between Primark and Sinai.

Business Development Counsel, Silver Spring, Md., has appointed Mark Greathouse as president and chief executive officer. Greathouse will lead BDC in providing business planning, Internet marketing, and marketing communications services to technology-based businesses.

Carol Walcoff, president and CEO of Walcoff & Associates Inc., has been named to leadership positions in two of Northern Virginia's premier business organizations. Walcoff was named president-elect of Women in Technology, a regional business group whose purpose is to promote professional development and networking opportunities for women in the high-technology industry. She was also named to the 1996-97 board of directors of the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce.

GTE Directories based in Dallas/Ft. Worth, has named Oliver P. Vincent to vice president and general manager. This new position will be based in Brussels, where GTE publishes directories in partnership with Belgacom through its joint-venture company, BDS.

Dr. Jeremiah F. Creedon has been named director of NASA's Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va. Creedon began working at the center 33 years ago as a research engineer.

The Honorable Marilyn Lloyd, former U.S. Representative from Tennessee and chairman of the Energy Subcommittee, has joined the Spectrum Group, based in Washington. Lloyd will provide expertise in energy, technology and defense issues, as well as knowledge of the legislative process and consensus building.


Kevin Jackson has joined Sentel Corp., Alexandria, Va., as chief technology officer. Jackson will direct the company's strategy for technology commercialization and information technology.

Nextel Communications Inc. announced that Robert Trenchard has joined the company as chief technology officer. Trenchard joins the company from Sony Corp. of America, where he served most recently as vice president of management information systems.

R&R International Corp., Baltimore, announced that Steven Carpenter joined the company as senior manager. Carpenter has worked in the engineering, construction and environmental industries.

Decision Systems Technologies Inc., Greenbelt, Md., announced the following appointments: James Stewart, Charles Wafle and George D. Walker as directors of business development and M. Tracy Forte as corporate communications specialist.

William D. MacDonald has been named director of contracts and procurement for Rochester, N.Y.-based Eastman Kodak Co.'s Commercial & Government Systems. MacDonald will be responsible for the contracting, subcontracting and purchasing activities for Commercial and Government Systems in support of its federal, state, local and commercial contract-based businesses.

DoxSys Inc., Bethesda, Md., has appointed the following: Robert Ford as director of technical operations; Patricia Buckley as director of sales; Maryanne Torrey as manager of customer support; Alan Curtis as business development manager; and Ken Hambright as software development manager.

Hughes Aircraft Co., Arlington, Va., has named John W. Snyder director of international market development. Snyder will be responsible for advancing international business initiatives and identifying new global markets that offer growth potential.

Schlumberger Smart Cards & Systems, Chesapeake, Va., has appointed Joseph Schuler as director of sales and marketing. Schuler joins the company from Stored Value Systems, a division of National City Corp., where he served as senior vice president of business development and marketing.

Eliassen Group Inc., Wakefield, Mass., announced the establishment of a national operations division and the appointment of Laura Gillette Johnson as general manager of the division.

The U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Arlington, Va., named the Telecommunications Industry Association to its Telecommunications Access Advisory Committee. The board also named Roberta Breden, TIA director of technical and regulatory affairs, to serve as chair of the committee.

Axent Technologies Inc., Rockville, Md., has named Cliff Spitz regional sales manager for the U.S. central region. Spitz will be responsible for growing the company's direct sales channel covering the Midwest, Southeast and mid-Atlantic states.

Network Companies, Vienna, Va., has announced that Sue Marcum has joined the company as an associate. Formerly, Marcum managed the tax function for Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey.

BoxTop Interactive, Los Angeles, has appointed Tim Dorcey director of technology. Dorcey, the creator of CU-SeeMe, a breakthrough videoconferencing software, is directing and developing the latest technologies at the firm.

Inacom Corp., Omaha, Neb., has named Hernan Orellana general manager of Inacom of Brazil. His responsibilities will include overseeing business performance and operations in Brazil, as well as developing Inacom's presence in Chile and Argentina.

ASIC International, Knoxville, Tenn., has named Joel Ruths sales representative. Ruths will represent and support AI's design and development services, as well as the company's specialized cores.

Dean Kernus has joined Argy, Wiltse & Robinson, McLean, Va., as an audit manager. In addition, Irwin Kaplan and Amy Sereno have joined as staff auditors, and William Peterson has joined the tax staff.

Advanced Digital Information Corp., Redmond, Wash., a division of Interpoint Corp., has hired Barry Hyman as director of mid-range library systems. Hyman served as worldwide sales manager for Metrum, a dealer of high-capacity data storage libraries.

ISSI Inc., Vienna, Va., has hired Tom McMenamin as program director and Ed Milch as technical operation director.

Pulsar Data Systems' Technology Division, Lanham, Md., announces several new staff. Dale Meek was appointed program manager. He is responsible for pursuing federal business opportunities in the San Antonio area and the Army Medical Command. David N. Elliott Jr. was appointed senior systems engineer. Elliott will update and upgrade installed networks for Pulsar's field offices. Joseph M. Scott was appointed computer systems engineer in the consulting division. Before joining Pulsar, Scott worked for Nyma Inc. as a network and systems analyst and administrator.

Lanigan, Ryan, Malcolm & Cox, P.C., a regional CPA firm based in Rockville, Md., has promoted two members of its professional staff, Steven Butera and Meredith Martin, to the position of staff accountant.

Larry Lapidus has been appointed marketing manager for the Facsimile Division of Panasonic Office Products Co. In his new position, Lapidus will be responsible for all marketing and sales support programs and promotions for facsimiles, multifunction machines and Panaboards, Panasonic's electronic whiteboards.

The National Science Foundation has awarded eight recipients the 1996 National Medal of Science -- the American equivalent of the Nobel Prize: Stephen Smale for four decades of pioneering work on basic research questions that have led to major advances in pure and applied mathematics; Wallace Broccker for his pioneering contributions in understanding chemical changes in the ocean and atmosphere; Norman Davidson for breakthroughs in chemistry and biology that have led to the earliest understanding of the overall structure on genomes; James L. Flanagan for his foremost leadership and innovation in bringing engineering techniques and speech science together to solve basic problems in speech communication; Richard Karp for his groundbreaking work as university professor emeritus at the University of California-Berkeley in theoretical computer science; C. Kumar Patel for his invention of the carbon dioxide laser; Ruth Patrick for her leadership in understanding biodiversity as an indicator of environmental research and Paul Samuelson for his contributions to economic science, education and policy for 60 years.

Edward Brady, managing partner of Strategic Perspectives Inc., Fairfax Station, Va., has been awarded the Vance R. Wanner Award by the Military Operations Research Society. The Wanner Award is the society's most prestigious award given in recognition of outstanding contributions to the nation in the field of analysis of military operation. Brady is a past president and fellow of the MORS.

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