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Gilles Bouchard starts a new job as COO of Opnext today. He joined the Eatontown, N.J.-based manufacturer of laser technologies from Hewlett Packard (HP). Bouchard most recently served as HP's executive vice president of global operations.
Plus: Dow Chemical CIO David Kepler Joins Teradata's Board of Directors
For details on Amazon.com's growth story, read CIO.com's recent article about the company's evolution and IT infrastructure.
Plus: Banner Bank Promotes its CIO, and Bucknell U Recruits New IT Chief from Arcadia U.
"Is there a CIO more famous for shaking things up than Mitchell Habib," writes my colleague, Senior Editor Kim Nash. Over the years, Mitchell Habib, who is Nielsen's executive vice president of global business services, developed a rep....
Plus: New CIO at Liquidity Services
Align Technology seems to have a revolving door for CIOs. The maker of orthodontic devices announced last week that it had hired a new CIO, Sunny Azadeh.
Todd Nelson joined $2 billion performance material supplier Ferro Corp. as its CIO on September 28. He comes to the Cleveland, Ohio-based company from Lubrizol Corp., where he was VP of corporate infrastructure and VP of information systems for the N....
Scott Arvidson was promoted from SVP and CIO to EVP and CIO at Kansas City Southern amidst a reorganization of the transportation holding company's executive managment on October 1, 2007. He's the latest CIO to make lemonade out of an execu....
Plus: State Street Hires New CIO and Elizabeth Hackenson Gets Board Appointment
Rather than shop around for new IT executives, ShopKo tapped two internal employees to fill the CIO and CTO spots. Tammy Hermann was promoted to SVP and CIO of the $2.2 billion retailer. She reports to Chairman and CEO Michael R. MacDonald. Ray Peter....
Keith Morrow is back in the CIO role after serving as a leadership consultant. Blockbuster announced yesterday that it had hired Morrow as its new CIO.
Dana Deasy is joining British Petroleum (BP) on October 1 as its CIO and group vice president of the company's IT function, Digital and Communications Technology (DCT). He will report to BP CFO Byron Grote and will be based in London.
Jan Bertsch, who was appointed VP of IT and CIO of Chrysler Group and Mercedes Benz in May 2006, will be leading Chrysler LLC's IT organization as VP and CIO, the newly privatized automaker announced yesterday.
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Amazon.com SVP and CIO Rick Dalzell plans to retire from the e-commerce company by the end of this year.
Paper and packaging distributor Unisource Worldwide hired an Accenture consultant as its new SVP and CIO. Tim Kutz worked in Accenture's Global Forest Products practice as a partner before joining the Norcross, Ga.-based company. He joined the c....
Aussie Airline Qantas hired a new CIO who starts on September 17, 2007. Jamila Gordon was selected for her experience managing complex outsourcing arrangements, and lord knows, Qantas has many of those.
Banking technology company Metavante named EVP Gary Refinski CIO last week. Refinski, 48, succeeds Brian Hurdis in the CIO role.
RehabCare, a $614 million provider of physical rehabilitation services, elected Kroger CIO Christopher Hjelm to its board of directors on July 31.
Expedia announced changes to the top of its IT organization on Tuesday, August 7. The online travel company promoted Pierre Samec, its SVP of worldwide product development, to CTO.
Supply chain management software provider i2 selected a former CIO to serve as its new CEO.
TIAA-CREF announced last week that it is looking for a new executive to replace technology chief Susan Kozik, who left the financial services company on August 2. Kozik had been with TIAA-CREF, which manages more than $414 billion in assets and serve....
With Bill Crowell leaving the CIO Job Search blog for greener pastures in San Diego, Calif., CIO.com lined up a new blogger to take Bill's place.
Colin Osburn was promoted to CIO of Intelligentz, a provider of inventory management and RFID software. Osburn most recently served as vice president of operations, a position he had held since he joined the Austin, Texas-based company in 2006.
Ameristar Casinos officially welcomed Sheleen Quish to the company as its CIO on June 28. Quish had been serving as Ameristar's interim CIO since January. She works with CEO John Boushy, the former CIO of Harrah's Entertainment.
FedEx CIO Rob Carter was elected to First Horizon National's board of directors. Jerry Baker, CEO of the Memphis, Tenn.-based financial services company, said in a statement that Carter would help the board evaluate technology investments.
Isle of Capri Casinos snatched up Virginia McDowell, the former EVP and CIO of Trump Entertainment Resorts. She lost her job with Trump in early July in what appeared to be a cost-cutting move.u00a0 McDowell begins her bigger (and hopefully better) j....
Cedric Vanzura is leaving his post as Borders' chief strategy officer and EVP of emerging business and technology. The Ann Arbor, Mich.-based bookseller announced today that it is eliminating Vanzura's position.
Earlier this week, two outsourcing advisory firms, TPIu00a0 and Equaterra, hired public sector CIOs into their organizations.
Michael Capellas was appointed CEO of First Data, the Denver-based electronic payment solutions provider announced yesterday. Capellas will assume his new role once First Data is acquired by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR), which is expected ....
Still catching up on CIO announcements from last week...On June 29, ELM Resources announced that it had hired Rich Garner as its new SVP and CIO. Garner
I missed some good news and bad news while I was on vacation, and in case you missed it, too, here I am, your humble, faithful servant, filling you in. First, the good news:
Guardian Life Insurance Company promoted Frank Wander to SVP and CIO. He most recently served as CIO of Guardian's Group Insurance division. Before joining Guardian he was CIO of Prudential Institutional, COO of an Internet startup, and held lea....
David Kline is joining Discovery Communications as the broadcaster's new EVP and CIO. As the top
Hertz tapped Joseph Eckroth to restructure the Park Ridge, N.J.-based rental car company's IT operations.
Richard Agar begins his new job as SVP and CIO of H&R Block today. He reports to Mark Ernst, chairman and CEO of the tax preparer, and is a member of the executive team.
In 1929, Virginia Woolf wrote in her groundbreaking book A Room of One's Own that female writers required financial independence to dedicate themselves to their craft and succeed in their work. The same goes for women in technology. If they want....
The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Commissary Agency appointed Janet Haase as its CIO. In this role, Haase oversees the planning and execution of IT investments, and she manages the information assurance architecture for the entire commiss....
Ajay Waghray is flying high at Verizon Wireless. The 2006 Ones to Watch honoree is moving into the company's CIO post on July 1, 2007.
InnerWorkings, which helps corporate clients procure printed products, hired Brian Secord as its new CIO.
Plus: New CIOs at Alere Medical and OrthoSynetics
Last week, The Shaw Group promoted Patrick Thompson to EVP and COO of Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure. Thompson joined the Baton Rouge, La.-based engineering and construction company in 2002 as corporate CIO.
Yesterday, research and recruiting firm Sheila Greco Associates released its 2006-2007 Women in Technology Study. Sheila Greco Associates has been surveying the state of female IT leaders since 1998. Some of this year's research results were dis....
Plus: New IT exec at Experience and a new blog on CIO.com.
Plus: The Planet and Onvia hire new IT execs.
Yahoo's long-time CTO Farzad Nazem is leaving the Internet company on June 8. Nazem has worked for Yahoo since 1996. Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang will head up the technology group Nazem lead until a replacement is found.
Credit card company names Robert Alexander Bailar's successor.
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