Celerant Technology, a provider of management software for retailers, hired a former CIO of Casual Male as its COO. Jay Scheiner joined the Staten Island based company earlier this month. He most recently worked for Atsco Footwear and Work N Gear as both companies COO.
The News and Observer of Raleigh, N.C. reported that the state capital would get a new CIO on October 2, 2006. Gail Roper is leaving her post as CIO of the city of Kansas City to serve in the same capacity in Raleigh.
Government Computer News has the scoop on Mark Day, the CTO of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA.) Day, who’s worked for the agency since 1999, is starting a job with McDonald Bradley as CTO.
William Catania was another victim of Massachusetts’ Governor Mitt Romney’s response to the ceiling tile collapse in the Ted Williams Tunnel that killed a newlywed couple in July. Catania, the now former CIO of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority (which oversaw the construction of the Ted Williams Tunnel as part of Boston’s Big Dig highway construction project) was laid off last week, according to The Boston Globe. Gov. Romney called for the resignation of Catania’s former boss, Matt Amorello, in the immediate aftermath of the tragic tunnel accident. The new Turnpike Authority chief, John Cogliano, axed Catania and other members of Amorello’s administration last week.