Business achievements: Strickland named CEO of Ampex Corp. 

Redwood City technology licensor Ampex Corp. hired D. Gordon Strickland as CEO and president. He was CEO of Medical Resources.

SERVICES

» Alvarez & Marsal, a professional services firm, promoted Kay Hong and John Maciel to senior directors in the turnaround and restructuring division of its San Francisco office. It also promoted Kimberley Dobson to director in tax advisory services.

BIOTECH

» Rigel Pharmaceuticals Inc. said Bradford Goodwin joined its board of directors. He was board chairman of CoTherix Inc. before joining the board of South City’s Rigel.

RETAIL

» Online gift store RedEnvelope Inc. hired Laurie Kanes as senior creative director. She was a freelance art director with Smith and Hawken and Pottery Barn Teen among her clients.

TECHNOLOGY

» CMP Technology’s EE Times awarded Eric Lidow, chairman and founder ofInternational Rectifier, its 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award. The award marks significant contributions to the electronics industry for more than 60 years.

» Qualys Inc. Chairman and CEO Philippe Courtot was elected to the 2007 board of directors of the Cyber Security Industry Alliance. San Francisco’s Vontu Inc. also has its leader, CEO Joseph Ansanelli, serving on the 2007 board.

» Software and services firm TradeBeam Inc. of San Mateo hired David Nelson as an adviser. He is chief strategy and business development officer at HTC Global Services Inc.

» Dolby Laboratories Inc. hired Sherie Berger as VP of human resources. She was a VP at Hewlett-Packard.

» Salesforce.com hired Rene Bonvanie as senior VP and general manager. He was senior VP of global marketing at SAP.

» Foster City software firm newScale Inc. elected Cecilia Claudio to its board of directors. She was CIO of Mercury Interactive.

» Virtual world provider Doppelganger Inc. of San Francisco hired Tim Stevens as president, CEO and board member. He was a senior executive of Borland Software Corp.

» Hitachi America Ltd. in Brisbane hired former HP executive Lynn McLean as VP of North American sales for its server systems group.

BIOTECH

» Menlo Park’s SRI International hired Caroline Satyadi as manager of operations for Quality Clinical Labs in Mountain View. She was director of laboratory services at Colusa Regional Medical Center.

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