IOMEGA The data storage firm has promoted Thomas Kampfer as its interim chief financial officer effective from June 11 this year. Mr Kampfer is currently vice-president, general counsel and secretary. He replaces Barry Zwarenstein who announced plans to leave the company a month ago. Mr Kampfer will remain in this interim position until the company names a permanent chief financial officer. Mr Kampfer has been in charge of Iomega's legal affairs, including securities compliance and corporate governance. He joined Iomega in July 2001 from grid computing firm Entropia, where he was vice-president of corporate development. Before that, he was with Proxima, which was acquired by InFocus in 2000. He worked there from 1995 to 2001, becoming vice-president, general counsel and secretary and vice-president, business development. He started his career at IBM as an engineer and spent 10 years there. Mr Kampfer has a degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University and a doctorate from Georgetown University. Iomega said Mr Zwarenstein had left the company after three years as chief financial officer because he was tired of commuting to the company's San Diego headquarters from San Francisco, where his family lives. Mr Zwarenstein's predecessor Phil Husby left Iomega in 2001 after three years as CFO for the same reason. SUN MICROSYSTEMS Steve Bennett (right), president and chief executive at financial software maker Intuit, has joined Sun's board of directors. Mr Bennett has headed Intuit since January 2000. He previously spent 23 years at General Electric, where he worked his way up to the post of executive vice-president and member of the office of the chief executive at GE Capital. The 55-year-old executive has also been president and chief executive of GE Capital e-Business and president and chief executive of GE Capital Vendor Financial Services. Mr Bennett graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a bachelor's degree in finance and real estate. VISION MEDIA The Canadian digital video developer has appointed Kim Jong Woo as its new president and chief executive. Mr Kim currently holds the same titles at Korean set-top box maker Willsearch, which Vision Media is in the process of acquiring. He was a founder and executive with South Korea's MCI, D&G Telecom and Korea Poise. He also launched internet television portal CTN21.com. INNOMAXX Leung Wai-kwan has resigned as executive director of Hong Kong-listed Innomaxx Biotechnology Group, citing personal reasons. Mr Leung has been a director with the firm since 2000. He previously worked as managing director for a financial and secretarial consultancy, and as principal of a local audit firm. TS TELECOM The network monitoring equipment firm has appointed Christine Yip-lam as an independent non-executive director. She replaces Byron Tan Ye-kai, who resigned in March citing personal reasons. Ms Yip, 35, has been assistant to the president and vice-chancellor of Baptist University since 2001. WAVECOM The wireless systems maker has recruited Harry Cho (above) as deputy managing director for its Japan and South Korea business. Before joining Wavecom, Mr Cho was sales director for Qualcomm Korea, which he joined in 1998. He was previously sales account manager at Motorola Korea for six years, and research engineer at LG Innotech for five years. The Asia-Pacific region accounted for two-thirds of the company's sales last year and more than half of the company's revenue in the first quarter of this year. The Paris-based company also has operations in Hong Kong, San Diego and Darmstadt. SILICON IMAGE The semiconductor design firm has made a series of across-the-board appointments as it expands into the Asia-Pacific region. The company last week announced that company founder, chairman and chief executive David Lee would step down from the chief executive position. No understudy has been named, but the firm said Mr Lee would be involved in the search for his replacement. Mr Lee intends to stay on as chairman of the firm, which he set up in 1995. Before that he was principal investigator at Sun Labs, and before that he spent six years as a researcher at Xerox Palo Alto Research Centre (PARC). He holds degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California at Berkeley. Earlier this month, the company recruited Howard Hwang as its first South Korea country manager. Mr Hwang will head Silicon Image's new Korean sales and support business. He was previously an executive at Hynix Semiconductor. The company also announced it has opened a new sales office in Japan. This will be headed by president Youkichi Den. Mr Den has spent 27 years working in the semiconductor industry. While the company has operated in the country since 1999, to date it has worked through local partners. The office, with six staff, is based in Yokohama. Mr Den was previously Japan country manager for broadband chip developer Globespanvirata, now a part of the Conexant group. OPERA Nils Rydbeck, former chief technology officer of Ericsson Mobile Phones, has joined the board of directors at the web browser developer. The Opera web browser, which was originally developed in Norway as a cross-platform alternative to Microsoft's Internet Explorer, is now widely used on smartphones, personal digital assistants and set-top boxes. Mr Rydbeck was chief technology officer and senior vice-president of research and development at Ericsson Mobile Phones from 1985 to 2001. Since leaving the troubled handset maker, he has worked as professor of communication systems at Lund University, Sweden, and also worked as an independent consultant.