GLOBAL CROSSING The telecommunication solutions provider has appointed Anthony Christie as its new chief marketing officer. Mr Christie will lead a new marketing organisation within Global Crossing that will bring product development, pricing, product management, strategic marketing and market development into a single group. 'Gearing up the company for growth is the next step for Global Crossing after emergence from Chapter 11,' said chief executive John Legere. 'Given Anthony's success in launching innovative offers and products during our restructuring, as well as his background in all aspects of telecommunications, he is well suited to build a marketing organisation supporting that goal.' Mr Christie joined Global Crossing as senior vice-president for business integration and strategic planning in November 2001. He was appointed senior vice-president for offer and product management last year. He previously served as vice-president for business development and strategic planning at Asia Global Crossing, before it was bought by Hong Kong-based Asia Netcom. Before Global Crossing, he spent 16 years with AT&T companies, including a stint as regional managing director for the consumer markets division of AT&T's Asia/Pacific. SHOUGANG CONCORD TECHNOLOGY The electronics manufacturer has appointed Chen Jang-fung (below) to its board of directors. Mr Chen has more than 20 years of development engineering and management experience in the semiconductor industry, and more than 20 patents in the field of optical lithography. He is also vice-president of technology for ASML MaskTools, a California-based company that develops products and technology for the semiconductor industry. During his 10 years with MaskTools, he has worked as vice-president of engineering and director of technology. Before joining MaskTools, Mr Chen was employed in engineering and management positions in the photolithography industry, with stints at both AMI and Performance Semiconductor. He holds a Master in Imaging Science and Optical Instrumentation from the Rochester Institute of Technology. EUCLID The developer of technology performance management software has hired Hewlett-Packard veteran Patty Azzarello as president and chief executive. She will also serve on the company's board of directors. As head of the privately held San Jose company, Ms Azzarello will develop Euclid's product roadmap, brand and market strategy. Former president Sateesh Andra will be responsible for business development and corporate strategy. Ms Azzarello was previously senior vice-president and chief marketing officer of Polycom, where she managed global marketing and corporate strategy. Before that, she was vice-president and general manager of Hewlett-Packard's OpenView business, and also spent time heading the e-solutions, engineering and workstation divisions, where she was worldwide marketing manager. Before joining HP she served for four years as vice-president of marketing at Procase in San Jose, and worked at Case Technology. She holds bachelor's degrees in electronic engineering and computer science from Monmouth University in New Jersey. TIMESYS The Pittsburgh-based author of development tools for embedded Linux systems has hired Albert McCabe as vice-president of worldwide sales. A 22-year technology veteran, Mr McCabe will be responsible for expanding TimeSys' distribution channels into Asia and Europe. He was previously executive vice-president of sales and marketing for wireless developer Accelent Systems, which he joined after a spell as vice-president of worldwide sales for LynuxWorks, an embedded operating system and development tools vendor. He has also managed sales and channel programs for Texas Instruments and IBM. ATARI The computer gaming giant has promoted Wim Stocks (below) to executive vice-president. He will be responsible for sales, marketing, distribution and logistics in the Americas, Israel and the Asia-Pacific region. He is also responsible for customer service, logistics, manufacturing and product pricing with the firm, owner of titles including Civilization, RollerCoaster Tycoon and Unreal Tournament. Mr Stocks oversees a product distribution network that services more than 22,000 outlets in North America. The group is responsible for distribution of both Atari's own products and third-party and affiliate firms. He joined the company as senior vice-president, sales, distribution and service in January 2000 when Atari bought GT Interactive, where he had held the same position since 1998. Before joining GTI in 1996, Mr Stocks spent five years at digital entertainment firm Navarre Corporation. He also spent three years at Lieberman Enterprises/LIVE Entertainment, after beginning his career at AT&T in 1980. LINEFAN TECHNOLOGY The knowledge management software firm has appointed Jiang Jian-sheng as executive director. Mr Jiang, 48, is responsible for the group's technology planning and management, and developing and managing client relationships with the local government and companies in Ningbo, China. Mr Jiang is the director and general manager of Linefan's joint venture Ningbo Donghai Linefan Technology. He was previously the general manager of Ningbo Hexin Computer, a subsidiary of Sinopec Zhenhai Refining & Chemical, and the director of its computer centre. He replaces Wang Limin, who resigned as the non-executive director last week, citing personal reasons. Mr Jiang has a Master in Business Administration from Zhejiang University.