- The Washington Times - Monday, October 29, 2001

Stop-gap career turns a long-term option

Joseph Monteil's 20-year-long career in technology started when he wanted to put himself through school so he could become an architect.

Plans soon changed.

"I started at the right time, when IT was taking off. I was making a nice living," Mr. Monteil says. "I liked being an architect, but I wasn't sure if I was good at it."

Mr. Monteil, after working at CareerBuilder, KPMG Consulting and CyberCash, became vice president of research and development for Managed Objects in late September.

"He's been here for one month, and we already see the benefits," says Siki Giunta, president and chief executive of Managed Objects. "We like him a lot because he's a seasoned manager and we wanted someone to hit the ground running, and I got both my wishes."

Managed Objects is a McLean business service management company.

Ms. Giunta also says Mr. Monteil has had no problems transitioning himself into the company.

"We just had a meeting, and he acted like he had been with us for six months."

Mr. Monteil's job is divided up into two parts, he says: product management and development for the company. He likens his role as product manager as "a collector of ingredients" to determine "what do we need to put into this widget."

"And then we need to make sure the machine [making the widgets] works," he says.

Mr. Monteil appreciates the atmosphere at Managed Objects, which is "definitely not corporate but definitely not laid-back."

"I'm having a wonderful time, and I'm enjoying it very much," he says. "There's a very good group of people throughout Managed Objects. I like to refer to it as having a very deep gene pool they're very bright and very talented," he says.

Mr. Monteil lives in Oakhill, Va., with his family.

Kate Royce

HEALTH CARE & BIOTECHNOLOGY

• George W. Lathrop Jr. joined TherImmune Research Corp., Gaithersburg, as director of laboratory animal medicine. Dr. Lathrop, a veterinarian, was the chief of the Department of Applied Research Support at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases.

TherImmune added E. Bulkeley Griswold to the company's board of directors. Mr. Griswold is currently president and general partner of MarketCorp Venture Associates LP.

• Kevin Ruth was appointed executive vice president of operations at Dental Benefit Providers Inc. in Bethesda. Most recently, Mr. Ruth was the vice president of operations at HealthGuard.

• Sport & Health Co., headquartered in McLean, announced the following promotions and staff additions:

Mark Lander was named director of fitness and personal training.

Catherine Freck, former assistant manager at Tysons Sport & Health, was promoted to director of programming.

Tom Rogers joined as general manager of Tysons Sport & Health Club.

Reese Gardner, formerly Arlington Sport & Health membership director, was promoted to general manager of Crystal Park Sport & Health.

Wendy Fitzsimmons, formerly general manager of Crystal Park Sport & Health, was promoted to director of mobile health and fitness unit.

Laurie Billington, formerly general manager of operations at Worldgate, was promoted to general manager of Worldgate Sport & Health.

Art Weaver, formerly general manager of the White Oak Fitness Equation, was promoted to general manager of Waldorf Sport & Health Club.

Dennis Overton was named general manager of White Oak Fitness Equation.

Melanie Sponsler was named general manager of Serenity Day Spa in Old Town Alexandria.

HIGH TECHNOLOGY

Technology, Management and Analysis Corp.(TMA) promoted retired Vice Adm. James B. Perkins to president. Adm. Perkins has served as TMA's senior vice president and technical director.

• Grassroots Enterprise Inc., with offices in the District, appointed John Joaquin vice president of sales. Mr. Joaquin is founder and chairman of IT Community Foundation, a group that links the technology and nonprofit communities.

• Mark Nebel joined Advanced TelCom Group Inc. (ATG), Chantilly, as a sales engineer. Mr. Nebel joined ATG from Fujitsu Business Systems, where he was a field engineer.

• Pixel Head, a group of Web developers, appointed Eric J. Klos managing consultant of its D.C. practice. Mr. Klos worked for three members of Congress and the House Committee on Veteran's Affairs during his 11-year tenure on the Hill.

• Ralph Aubry was appointed vice president of operations at Corbett Technologies Inc. in Alexandria. Prior to joining Corbett, Mr. Aubry was with Oracle Corp.

• Thruport Technologies, Alexandria , named David Moser chief technology offier. Most recently, Mr. Moser previously served as senior director of product services for HotOffice.com Inc.

HOSPITALITY & RETAIL

• Scott Livchak joined Barcelo Hospitality USA, headquartered in the District, as vice president of operations. Most recently, Mr. Livchak was executive vice president of operations for MeriStar Hotels & Resorts.

• Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group LLC named Paige Dunn director of sales and marketing for the Kimpton Group's five D.C. properties. Most recently, Ms. Dunn was the director of sales and marketing for the Hotel George in the District.

• Michael H. Sicheri joined the executive staff of the St. Gregory Hotel & Suites in the District as director of sales.

LEGAL

• Paul D. Hatch, former Republican National Committee deputy political director, joined Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft as director of government relations in the firm's global public affairs group. Mr. Hatch will divide his time between the firm's D.C. and New York offices.

• Scarlett D. Grose, former assistant general counsel in the U.S. General Services Administration, joined the government relations practice of Winstead Sechrest & Minick, resident in the firm's D.C. office.

• Richard E. Hagerty joined the Tysons Corner office of Troutman Sanders Mays & Valentine LLP as a partner in the firm's complex litigation practice group.

• Charlie Friedlander and George Knapp joined the D.C. office of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP as partners. Both attorneys were formerly partners with Coudert Brothers LLP.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Acumen Solutions Inc., Vienna, added John F. Skeele as managing director of the financial services practice. Mr. Skeele was a vice president in American Management Systems' financial services group.

• Gayle R. Kem joined Sturn Wagner Sacclaris & Lombado LLC in Baltimore as a manager in the firm's tax department.

Renea R. Siebold joined the attest department as senior associate.

• S.R. Clarke Inc., an executive search firm headquartered in Fairfax, named David A. Denne, national manager, head of its new national Design Division. The team includes five strategic hires: Gary Morgan, deputy and manager of the Northeast region; Joann T. Seiling, manager, mid-Atlantic region; David M. Waldinger, manager Southeast region; Eric H. Elmore, engineering, finance and information technology; and Todd C. Zalkan, architecture.

John S. Eck, a mechanical engineer, will move to Design from the Professional Services Sub-Trades group. Liana G. Catoggio will be re-assigned from S.R. Clark's Training and Internal Development department. Allan R. Plumley III will move from Commercial Construction.

REAL ESTATE

• Danny Liverette joined Beazer Homes, Chantilly, as a land development superintendent. Previously, Mr. Liverette was an engineering field technician at Professional Service Industries Inc.

Kevin Flemming joined Beazer Homes as a land acquisition manager. Most recently, Mr. Flemming was chairman and president of RNB Property Co.

KUDOS

• John Brooks Slaughter, former director of the National Science Foundation, chancellor of the University of Maryland, president of Occidental University, and now president and chief executive officer of the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, was presented the Alvaro L. Martins Heritage Award by the Executive Leadership Council.

• Robert J. Lawless, chairman, president and chief executive officer of McCormick & Co., was honored as the Business Leader of the Year by Loyola College in Maryland's Sellinger School of Business and Management in Baltimore.

• Robert K. Goodwin, president and chief executive officer of the Points of Light Foundation and Volunteer Center National Network, received the 2001 Award for Excellence in National Executive Leadership by the National Assembly of Health and Human Services.

• Discovery Communications Inc., Bethesda, has made the Working Mother annual list of the 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers, a compilation of corporations that best recognize the value and needs of working families.

• The Airston Group, Centreville, has captured the top award of Best of Show for their Summer Lake community at the annual Finest for Family Living Awards, sponsored by the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association and the Maryland-National Capital Building Industry Association.

• The U.S. Small Business Administration awarded its 2001 Tibbett's Award to Genex Technologies Inc. of Kensington, a developer of innovative three-dimensional imaging. The Tibbett's Award provides national recognition for the innovation, business achievement and technological advances of cutting-edge small businesses, projects and entrepreneurs.

• Entigo Corp., a Vienna leader in B2B sales and service-side e-business solutions, announced that its Entigo Realty Suite has been awarded the 2001 Editors' Choice Award from Customer Interaction Solutions Magazine.

• Giant Foot Stores, has been awarded the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association's 2001 Merchandiser of the Year Award. The award recognized Giant's outstanding efforts to promote the sale of Florida's products.

• Structural Grou[, a Hanover, Md.-based specialty concrete repair contractor, has scored a 67th place ranking in Engineering News Road magazine's annual listing of the Top 600 Specialty Contractors in the United States.

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