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USi names Mucchetti chief operating officer

USi hired Stephen A. Mucchetti to the newly created position of chief operating officer of the Annapolis company, which provides business software and other services over the Internet. Mucchetti previously was chief executive of Scient Inc. and general manager for International Business Machines Corp.'s Global Telecommunications & Media Solutions unit. Mucchetti is responsible for USi's day-to-day operations with a focus on enhancing USi's services and developing new operating strategies.

Parker joins MICROS management team

MICROS Systems Inc. added Desmond Parker to the executive management team of the Columbia company, which provides information technology to the hospitality industry. Parker will be in charge of the Major Account Hotels Business Unit. Parker spent nine years with IBM South Africa in sales management before his 11-year employment with Kerzner International, previously Sun International, an international developer and operator of casinos, resorts and luxury hotels.

Bluefire names Maiwald product management chief

Bluefire Security Technologies named Eric Maiwald director of product management and support for the Baltimore company, which provides security for hand-held devices. The author of several books on information security, Maiwald received a master's degree from the Stevens Institute of Technology. Before joining Bluefire, he was chief technology officer for Fortex Technologies, an information security consulting firm.

Falci joins Calvert Group as senior VP for equities

Bethesda mutual fund company Calvert Group Ltd. named Steven A. Falci senior vice president and chief investment officer for equities, effective Oct. 1. Formerly a senior vice president and senior portfolio manager for Mellon Equity Associates, Falci will take overall responsibility for equity funds performance, analysis, and oversight of Calvert's sub-advisers. A chartered financial analyst, he earned his M.B.A. from New York University.

Biotechnology

MedImmune names six to executive posts

MedImmune Inc. of Gaithersburg promoted Edward J. Arcuri to senior vice president, manufacturing operations; William Bertrand to vice president, general counsel and corporate compliance officer; Peter A. Kiener, to vice president, research; Bernardus N.M. Machielse to senior vice president, quality; and Caroline York to vice president, government affairs and reimbursement. It also hired David W. Robinson as vice president, oncology sales and marketing.

Arcuri, who holds a doctorate from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, oversees manufacturing and supply chain functions. Bertrand, a law graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Madison, is the company's first general counsel. He manages corporate and patent law matters, and oversees corporate compliance.

Kiener, who holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford, supervises research operations at MedImmune's vaccines facility in Mountain View, Calif., in addition to directing Maryland-based research operations. Machielse, a former vice president with Xoma Corp., earned a master's degree at the Netherlands' University of Utrecht.

York is responsible for government affairs, reimbursement strategies for marketed products, and sales and marketing compliance processes. She holds a master's degree in administration from the University of Maryland, University College.

Robinson, formerly with GenVec Inc. as director of business development, licensing and marketing functions, is a graduate of Appalachian State University.

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