To a Corner Office

Billy Thomas was named vice president of government relations and business development at ITT Defense and Electronics, a division of ITT Industries, McLean, Va.

Fortner Research LLC, Sterling, Va., appointed George Brandt as its new president and chief executive.

Trimeris Inc., Durham, N.C., appointed Dr. Charles A. Sanders, to its board of directors.

Force 3 Inc., Crofton, Md., named John D. Miller chief financial officer. The company also named Thomas G. Hines director of government services and Francis J. Caruso as general counsel.

Electronic Instrumentation and Technology Inc., Sterling, Va., hired Edward M. Murchie as president and chief operating officer. Murchie will also serve as director of the company.

The Federal Communications Commission, Washington, announced that Donald H. Gips will step down as chief of the FCC's International Bureau to join the Office of the Vice President as chief domestic policy adviser.

Paul B. Silverman was named CEO of Scies Inc., Reston, Va.

Artemis Management Systems, Fairfax, Va., appointed Steven C. Yager as president.

Gabriel M. Vargas and Lee A. Miller were named to the board of directors of Techresponse Inc., Vienna, Va.

The Potomac KnowledgeWay Project, Reston, Va., named Alan G. Spoon and Kay S. Miller to its board of directors.

Robbins-Gioia Inc., Alexandria, Va., named Tony Baggiano president and , appointed retired Brig. Gen. Avon C. James executive vice president of government operations. The company also appointed Susan Case executive vice president of commercial operations.

Cable and Wireless Inc., Vienna, Va., named Richard Yalen chief operating officer.

Haystack Labs Inc., New York, appointed James M. Geary as president of the company.

Visix Software Inc., Reston, Va., appointed Bob Flury as senior vice president of worldwide sales, marketing and services.

Microdyne Corp., Alexandria, Va., named Christopher M. Maginniss president of the Support Services Division.

General Dynamics Corp., Falls Church,Va., named Michael J. Mancuso senior vice president and chief financial officer.

Open Market Inc., Cambridge, Mass., appointed Regina Sommer to the position of senior vice president and chief financial officer.

Microlog Corp., Germantown, Md., appointed Richard A. Thompson president and chief executive officer. Joe J. Lynn was named chief development officer.

PFN Inc., New York, appointed John B. Landry to its board of directors.

Michael Petruzello was named president and managing director of Shandwick Public Affairs, Washington.

Hughes Aircraft Co., Arlington, Va., named Lewis A. (Tony) Palumbo vice president for domestic market development.

Export Software International, Chantilly, Va., hired Larry Ferrere as vice president of worldwide marketing.

Sanders, Nashua, N.H., appointed John M. Lydiard III vice president and general manager of Sanders Avionic Division.

Intermec Corp., Everett, Wash., named Daniel A. Kruger vice president of human resources.

Xerox Corp., McLean, Va., appointed Franklin L. Edmonds vice president and general manager for the Maryland/Virginia Customer Business Unit.

Hagler Bailly Inc., Arlington, Va., named Kathleen J. Murphy vice president of corporate infrastructure.

Global Knowledge Network, Waltham, Mass., named Alexandre F. Melin vice president of central and southern Europe and Robin Tan Tiong Bin as vice president of Asia Pacific.

General Signal Networks Inc., Mt. Laurel, N.J., named Peter Weil to the position of vice president for European Sales and Service.

Landmark Systems Corp., Vienna, Va., appointed Mark Knecht as vice president of marketing and business development.

Signal Corp., Fairfax, Va., appointed Phil Foote, David Gauldfeldt, Wayne Self and Mike Yager to vice president positions within the corporation.

V-One Corp., Rockville, Md., named Kenneth I. Rokoff vice president of channel marketing and sales.

Amstar Communications, Frederick, Md., named O. John Dauplaise, III vice president of sales. Kathleen W. Cramer joined the company as director of contracts.

Unisys Corp., McLean Va., named Ed Hogan vice president of market development and planning, Unisys Federal Systems Division.

Science Applications International Corp., Arlington, Va., promoted Jane Hayes and Gary Wintrode to the position of vice president.

Haystack Labs Inc., New York, named Alisa Nessler vice president of marketing.

MicroEdge Inc., Apex, N.C., hired Bryan A. Weisinger as vice president of sales.

TranTech Inc., Alexandria, Va., named Mark Whitty vice president of consulting services responsible for commercial and DoD programs.

Getting a Window

Avatar Solutions Inc., Vienna, Va., named Rosemarie Swaim director of North American sales.

Johnson, Mirmiran and Thompson, York, Pa., named Brad Brosius branch manager of the JMT Pennsylvania office.

Reed Smith Shaw & McClay, Washington, named Daniel K. Steen as a counsel.

MCI Communications Corp., Atlanta, promoted Gordon Stark to the position of director, local service support for the Business Markets Unit.

Force Inc., Christiansburg, Va., named Michael Jordan as manager, sales and market development.

Thea Glidden was named director of communications and public affairs for the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.

AlliedSignal Technical Services Corp., Columbia, Md., named Elijah Turner director of Navy Programs.

Federal Sources Inc., McLean, Va., named Mark Mistrik manager of IDIQ Tracking Service and Julie Switzer Fedmark account manager.

Strategic Communications Group Inc., Silver Spring, Md., announced the addition of three new staff members. J. Daniel McComas will be senior vice president, Mitchell R. Nydish will be director of graphics and production, and Tracey J. Roach will be account manager.

EA Engineering, Science and Technology Inc., Hunt Valley, Md., hired Stephen M. Sorett as general counsel as well as director of contracts and procurement.

Computer Data Systems Inc., Rockville, Md., named William H. Gaal group director of CDSI Information Technology Solutions Co.

Network Companies, Vienna, Va., hired Mary M. Fabean as director of business services. Bertrand Dussert was hired as marketing director.

Panasonic Communications and Systems Co., Secaucus, N.J., named Steven Pearl marketing manager for the Plain Paper Copier Division of Panasonic Office Products Co. Richard Heckelmann was named product manager for the Facsimile Division. Judah Zeigler was named marketing manager for the Facsimile Division.

Eastman Kodak Co., based in Rochester, N.Y., named Edward J. Evenski manager of precision optics, Image Acquisition Systems.

Allan R. Plumley III joined the international retainer executive recruitment practice of D.E. Foster Partners, Washington.

Photo Science Inc., Gaithersburg, Md., hired Gido Langen as senior GIS analyst.

Federal Sources Inc., McLean, Va., named Terry Dymond account manager in the Consulting Division and Linda Giannino as deputy director of customer support in the Fedmark Division.


Planning Technologies Inc., Atlanta, was named 1997 Small-Business Prime Contractor of the Year by the Small Business Administration Region IV. The company, which tripled in staff and had revenues of roughly $75 million, will be the region's nominee for the national award.

Cordant, a subsidiary of the Tracor Information Systems Co., Austin, Texas, was honored with the 1996 Good Neighbor Award for Virginia for outstanding, sustained effort in support of the Embry Rucker Community Shelter in Reston, Va.

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