George Laplante Joins Santur as Chief Financial Officer standard

FREMONT, CA – March 22, 2007 – Santur Corporation, the leading manufacturer of reliable tunable transmitters for the global telecommunications industry, today announced the appointment of George Laplante as CFO. George is an industry veteran with over 25 years of financial leadership experience, and his expertise in successfully linking accounting and finance to business operations has driven organizational development and earnings growth in several multi-million dollar firms.  Taylor Winfield, Inc. conducted the search. Prior to his current appointment as CFO of Santur, George was CFO at 2Wire and CFO and then president of London’s Action Computer Supplies Holdings PLC, the third largest computer product reseller in the UK. George facilitated the development of financing and growth strategies and took the ...

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Measurement Specialties Announces Appointment of New Chief Financial Officer standard

Hampton, VA, March 14, 2007 – Measurement Specialties, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEAS), a designer and manufacturer of sensors and sensor-based systems, announced that Mark Thomson has been appointed Chief Financial Officer, beginning April 2, 2007.  The search was conducted by Taylor Winfield, Inc. Mr. Thomson joins MEAS from Allied Aerospace Industries, Inc. (“Allied”), a premier provider of complex engineering solutions for aerospace & defense contractors and government agencies, where he held positions of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Thomson was recruited to Allied by Kohlberg & Co, a New York-based private equity firm, to assist in the turnaround and restructuring of the company, culminating in the sale of Allied to Triumph Group last year. Prior to Allied, Mark served ...

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The dreaded signing bonus is back standard

(Editor’s note: We asked Amy Vernetti, an executive recruiter in Silicon Valley, to report what the high-tech executive job market is like these days, now that the economy is humming and unemployment rate is down.) January 17, 2007 – It’s time to put the fatigues back on as the War for Talent is escalating. We’ve all watched as valuations for venture capital backed start up companies have risen over the past year. We are now seeing the inevitable return of rising cash compensation packages, candidates with multiple offers and yes, the signing bonus is back!!! The bonus was popular during the silly period of the late 1999, but universally hated by employers and investors. It’s surprising to see it come ...

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Tablus Names David Puglia as Vice President of Marketing standard

January 9, 2007 – Tablus Inc., a leading provider of content loss prevention solutions, today announced the appointment of David Puglia to the position of vice president of marketing.  Puglia joins Tablus with over 20 years of extensive marketing, sales and business development leadership.  In his new position, he will lead the strategic direction of Tablus’ marketing and product management groups and will report to Anne Bonaparte, president and chief executive officer of Tablus.  The search was conducted by Taylor Winfield, Inc. “The addition of David to the Tablus executive management team comes on the heels of the most successful year in the company’s history,” said Bonaparte.  “We saw a wave of sales growth and technology accomplishments in 2006, and ...

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SHOP.COM Names Mondy Beller Senior Vice President of Marketing standard

January 8, 2007 – SHOP•COM, the multi-merchant marketplace with OneCart™ convenience, today announced that Mondy Beller will join the company as its new head of marketing. In her role as senior vice president, Beller will be responsible for all aspects of SHOP•COM’s consumer marketing strategy, from site design and customer experience to external communication and promotion. Beller will report directly to SHOP•COM CEO Ken Goldstein, filling the last open spot on his senior executive team. She joins the Monterey-based ecommerce company with plans to soon open a new office in Southern California. “Mondy displays an extremely broad set of both creative and analytical skills that are rare in combination,” said Ken Goldstein. “In particular, her deep experience in online marketing ...

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