Business Notes

American Power Conversion keeps URI connected
A recent donation from West Kingston’s American Power Conversion will keep computers at the University of Rhode Island connected to the technological world. APC, a manufacturer of uninterruptible power supplies devices, which temporarily power computers and other related equipment in the event of power disturbance, has donated more than $350,000 worth of equipment to the University.

In addition to the nearly 600 UPS devices, APC’s gift also includes five NetShelter enclosures that house and protect rack-mount computer equipment. The donated equipment will be placed in classrooms, laboratories, offices, and residence halls throughout the University.

Antinucci to head Lockheed Martin
Former Bristol resident Joseph D. Antinucci was named president of the newly formed Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics and Surveillance Systems, headquartered in Moorestown, NJ. This new organization comprises five Lockheed Martin operations. The company has annual sales of $2.6 billion and serves the U.S. Navy and international naval and surveillance markets, with products in anti-submarine warfare and ocean surveillance systems; missile launching systems; ship systems integration; and radar and sensor systems.

Prior to this position he served as president at Lockheed Martin Electronics & Missiles unit in Orlando and Lockheed Martin Aero & Naval Systems in Baltimore. Before entering private industry he spent more than twenty years in a variety of civilian management positions with the U.S. Navy, completing public service with a Meritorious Executive Rank awarded by the President of the U.S. Antinucci graduated from URI with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering; then earned a master’s in aeronautical engineering from MIT. He also completed the advanced management program at Harvard.

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QuickClaims Y2K compliant
Gary and Debbie Cargill announced this month that their company, QuickClaims, is 2000 compliant. The Southeastern Massachusetts company provides electronic medical billing for all types of medical professionals, including psychiatrists, multi-doctor practices and clinics. Both hardware and software have been checked so that there will be no interruption in their service to their clients.


Cherry Semiconductor announces appointments
Cherry Semiconductor Corporation, a manufacturer of integrated circuits for power management applications in the automotive, computer, and communications industries, has appointed Joe Reichbach to the position of vice president of worldwide sales and marketing. Additionally, Tim Phillips has been promoted to product marketing supervisor for the company’s automotive OEM business unit, and Leslie Logan was appointed marketing manager for computer and industrial business unit.

Reichbach comes to Cherry from Merix Corporation in Oregon. He will oversee all of Cherry’s worldwide sales and marketing and sales functions, including marketing communications, applications, customer service, order entry, direct and indirect sales, and major account management.

Phillips’ responsibilities will include tactical and strategic marketing of Cherry’s analog and mixed signal integrated circuits to a customer base including Motorola AIEG, Delphi, DaimlerChrysler and Visteon. He will handle all product definition, pricing, collateral and promotional activities for the business unit. He will also oversee training of the unit’s field sales and application force.

Logan, who previously worked at Keithley MetraByte in Massachusetts, will now handle all marketing activities for the group, including identifying new markets, product pricing, and analyzing competitive products. She will also mange promotional activities within Cherry’s target markets of computing, communications and power supply.

GTECH names vice president of demand creation
Robert L. Murner was recently announced as the new vice president of demand creation for GTECH, a supplier of computerized on-line lottery products and services. Murner will be responsible for product development, marketing, and ensuring customer satisfaction. He will lead customer and product marketing, product management, marketing communications and a team of product sales specialists. Before joining GTECH, Murner served as vice-president, product marketing at HBOC, Inc. Prior to that he held positions at FlexiInternational Software, Inc., and Lucas Management Systems. He also served as chief of training and propulsion systems in the U.S. Air Force with the rank of captain. Murner received a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan and a Master’s from Wright University in Dayton, Ohio.