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Originally appeared in May 23, 2005

ORNL Names UT-Battelle Fellows. Intransa Appoints New VP of Engineering. LLNL Director to Lead in LANL Contract Competition.


ORNL Names UT-Battelle Corporate Fellows Three researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been named UT-Battelle Corporate Fellows. The appointees are Robert J. Harrison, Computer Science and Mathematics; Anthony Mezzacappa, Physics; and Thomas G. Thundat, Life Sciences.

ORNL Director Jeff Wadsworth said the Corporate Fellow designation is the highest level of recognition for career achievements in science and technology, performance and leadership. Awardees' contributions to international leadership in research, new and expanded research programs and mentoring of staff are vital to the success of the laboratory as a whole, he said.


Intransa Appoints New Vice President of Engineering

Intransa, the global leader in network-centric, enterprise IP-storage systems, today announced the appointment of Nitin Donde as vice president of engineering. Mr. Donde brings more than 20 years of experience in the computer industry shipping complex, mission-critical, highly available, and scalable enterprise systems.

Mr. Donde has a wealth of experience in the field of clustered systems for high-availability computing with responsibility for software development and product delivery. Before joining Intransa, Mr. Donde was director of system software development at Tandem Computers where he led a large software engineering team responsible for most revenue critical projects. Mr. Donde also held the role of vice president of engineering and services at Insight Solutions and was co-founder and vice president of engineering at Mobillant, where he led the engineering team in the creation of prototype software and tools. More recently, Mr. Donde was senior director of software engineering at 3PARdata which builds highly scalable and available storage arrays. There he was responsible for all software product features, software release strategy, and product delivery, taking the product from a prototype to industrial strength, production-quality release.


LLNL Director to Lead Team in LANL Contract Competition

The University of California and Bechtel National named Michael R. Anastasio, the director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, as the team leader in the competition preparations for the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Anastasio, a nuclear physicist, has more than 25 years' experience in national security and nuclear weapons and has led the Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory since 2002. Anastasio will lead the UC, Bechtel, BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT) and Washington Group International (WGI) team through the upcoming DOE competition for management and operations of Los Alamos National Laboratory.

The final decision regarding the University of California's participation in the competition is a decision that will be made by the UC Board of Regents following the release of the final request for proposals by the Department of Energy.


BMC Software Appoints Former IBM Exec as VP, CTO

BMC Software, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise management solutions, announced that Tom Bishop has joined its executive management team as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). A recognized and award-winning CTO, Bishop will be responsible for product vision and direction at BMC Software, while continuing to drive breakthrough innovations. Most recently, Bishop served as CTO of VIEO, Inc. where he was named CTO of the Year by InfoWorld magazine, and is the former CTO of IBM Tivoli. Central to Bishop's responsibilities will be advancing Atrium, the company's innovative open-architected foundation for its Business Service Management (BSM) solutions.


NVIDIA Appoints Mark L. Perry to Board of Directors

NVIDIA Corporation, a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, announced the appointment of Mark L. Perry to its Board of Directors.

Mr. Perry has held several senior positions at Gilead Sciences, Inc. since joining the company in 1994, including Executive Vice President, Operations, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel. Mr. Perry currently is the Senior Business Advisor to the CEO and Board of Directors of Gilead. Prior to Gilead, Mr. Perry was a partner with the San Francisco law firm of Cooley Godward LLP.

Mr. Perry also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Aerovance, Inc, IntraBiotics Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he is also chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Compensation Committee, and Nuvelo, Inc., where he is chair of the Compensation Committee and member of the Audit Committee.


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