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The Sytex Group Inc., a Doylestown, Pa., group of information technology companies, appointed Ralph Palmieri Jr. as chief operating officer of Sytex Inc. Palmieri will be responsible for day-to-day operations. He has more than 35 years of experience and has been with Sytex since 1990.

MacAulay Brown Inc., an engineering and technical services company based in Dayton, Ohio, and a member of the Sytex Group of companies, announced two promotions. Bull Pratt, former director of San Antonio operations, has been promoted to vice president. Pratt has been instrumental in growing the San Antonio work force to more than 75 employees and recently won a major contract with the Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team. Fred Norman is the program manager for the Federal Aviation Administration's Contract Weather Observer program, the company's first contract outside the Department of Defense. As director of the CWO Program he is based in Shalimar, Fla., and oversees 60 employees countrywide.

MetaCarta, a Vienna, Va., geographic software search firm, promoted Randy Ridley to vice president and general manager of federal systems. Ridley has more than 20 years of experience.


MARC Global, a Dulles, Va., supply chain execution software and services provider, named former Manhattan Associates executive Oliver Cooper as chief executive officer. Cooper has more than 20 years of experience. Most recently, he has been involved with several early stage technology firms, including Neovest Inc.

Karen Quinn-Quintin joined Andrew Corp., an Orland Park, Ill., communications equipment and solutions firm, as vice president and chief human resources officer. She will steer the company through a significant period of global restructuring. Quinn-Quintin was most recently with Textron Industrial Products.

The company also named three new corporate officers following the acquisition of Allen Telecom Inc. Terry Garner, former president of Grayson Wireless, a division of Allen Telecom, is president of the new Andrew Network Solutions Group; Gianpiero Villa, former president and CEO of Forem SRL, a subsidiary of Allen Telecom Inc., is president of the newly created Andrew Wireless Innovations Group; and James LePorte III, former vice president of finance at Allen Telecom, is vice president of Merger Integration.

NCI Information Systems Inc., a McLean, Va., information technology firm, appointed Kelly Callison as vice president and deputy general manager of NCI's Homeland Security and Civilian Services Group. Callison will oversee the operation of NCI's civilian agency programs. Before joining NCI, Callison worked at the CNA Corp.

Mazu Networks, a Cambridge, Mass., provider of network intelligence and security solutions, opened sales and services offices in San Francisco and Washington. Eric Martin, Mazu's director of sales for the western region, will oversee the San Francisco office. He previously worked at Opnet Technologies. Joshua Wolfe will oversee the federal market office. Before joining Mazu, he was with Network Associates.

Cell Block Technologies Inc., a Fairfax, Va., provider of products that allow customers to block unwanted wireless communications in restricted areas, appointed Richard Seiter to its advisory board. Seiter is an associate professor at St. Louis University and the director of its criminal justice programs. Seiter will help the company apply its technology to better suit the specific needs of the prison industry.

Raytheon Co. appointed Ron Ross as vice president of Raytheon Information Solutions in Reston, Va. Ross has more than 35 years of experience, most recently at Scientific and Engineering Solutions.

Savi Technology, an Alexandria, Va., provider of real-time solutions for global supply chain security, visibility and asset management, appointed David Stephens as senior vice president of public sector. Stephens has more than 15 years of experience, most recently with The Tracey Group, a firm he co-founded.


Manugistics Group Inc., Rockville, Md., congratulates Navy Cmdr. Michele Burk on her selection as the Military Logistician of the Year in the 2002 Admiral Stan Arthur awards for logistics excellence. A team leader with the Naval Inventory Control Point, Mechanicsburg, Pa., the award recognizes Commander Burk's efforts in leading the design, development and implementation of the Advanced Planning System component of the Naval Supply Systems Command's Supply Maintenance Aviation Re-engineering Team. Under Burk's leadership, the APS team created an agile and robust supply chain management system that manages the necessary tasks to support the warfighter, both afloat and ashore.

The Sytex Group Inc., Doylestown, Pa., announced that received the Greater Philadelphia 2003 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the business services category. The award recognizes outstanding people on regional, national and global levels.

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