The board of directors of OuterBounds Technologies Inc. appointed Frederic J. "Fritz" Hibbler CEO. Hibbler joined OuterBounds Technologies in March 2003 as chief technology officer and executive vice president.
He has experience in wireless mobile voice/data, billing systems, enterprise resource packages, software development, systems operations and information technology organization. During his 22-year career, he has held several executive positions: vice president and CIO for Rural Cellular Corp., VP of operations for Global Mobility Systems, CTO for SportsFunds.com and CIO for the University of Wyoming.
Stiefel Laboratories appointed William D. Humphries to the newly created position of senior vice president, commercial operations.
Humphries brings 16 years of domestic and international experience in sales and marketing, management, training, operations and business development in the pharmaceutical industry. He spent 14 years in several positions with Allergan Pharmaceuticals, departing as vice president of sales and marketing with hands-on involvement in strategy, execution and business development for the company's dermatology product line. Previously, he was on the management team at Dermik Laboratories, with division responsibilities in sales operations and product management.
He will be responsible for strategy, business development, sales and marketing for all Stiefel products.
THE TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION OF GEORGIA
The Technology Association of Georgia's Steve Jeffery will step down as president to assume his new role as CEO of an Atlanta-based technology company.
Jeffery joined TAG as president in April 2003, with a planned tenure through the end of 2004. The executive committee has initiated an active search for a new executive director. In the interim, TAG operations and staff will be overseen by the executive committee.
COLONIAL TAX COMPLIANCE CO.
Colonial Tax Compliance Co. named David Fromal executive vice president of marketing and sales. Fromal will spearhead the company's growth initiatives across all of its markets and verticals. He will also assume responsibility for all marketing, branding and positioning initiatives. He brings to Colonial Tax more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience.
Prior to his role with Colonial Tax, Fromal worked in a similar processing intensive environment as the executive vice president of strategic development and corporate communications for TRX Inc. Prior to TRX, he spent more than 13 years in various management positions at American Express Travel Related Services.
Coca-Cola Enterprises' board of directors elected William W. Douglas vice president, controller and principal accounting officer. He succeeds Rick L. Engum, who will assume the post of vice president of finance for the company's North American Group.
Douglas has spent the past 13 years in various senior European roles within the Coca-Cola system. He has served as CFO of Coca-Cola HBC, one of the world's largest Coca-Cola bottlers, since February 2000, and prior to that was corporate controller of Coca-Cola Beverages PLC, based in London. He began his career in the Coca-Cola system in 1985, joining The Coca-Cola Co. after three years with the accounting firm of Ernst & Whinney.
Engum began his career with Coca-Cola in 1974. Prior to his most recent assignment, he served as vice president, finance and administration for the company's European Group, and earlier as vice president, information systems.
Digital Envoy named William J. Calpin CEO.
Calpin brings more than 25 years of sales and management leadership experience in the financial services industry, as well as the information services and technology sectors. Calpin assumes his leadership role from Dave Keller, who stepped down to accept a COO position with Humanizing Technologies, a technology start-up in Indianapolis. Before joining Digital Envoy, Calpin partnered to launch Ocean Cove Associates. Before that, he was general manager and senior vice president of Sales for X.HLP Inc., a global software and services company. He also served as CEO for Abridge, an Internet technology company.
Prior to Abridge, Calpin was a member of Equifax's executive team, starting in 1995 when the global information services firm acquired his company, UCB Services Inc. He was president and COO for UCB Services of Chicago and served as vice president of Citicorp Mortgage in St. Louis.
HOFFMAN NAMED WOMAN OF THE YEAR FINALIST
Sandy Hofmann, CIO and chief people officer of MAPICS Inc., a global provider of enterprise solutions for world-class manufacturers, was named one of seven finalists for Women in Technology's "Woman of the Year in Technology" award. The distinction recognizes a Georgia female executive for her leadership both within her company and her community.
Hofmann was one of 43 nominees. Other finalists were Linda Beck, executive vice president of operations for EarthLink; Becky Blalock, senior vice president and CIO for Southern Company Services; Raleigh Burgess, president and founder of Seventh Wave Technology; Margaret Godsea, CIO for AFC Enterprises; Kristin Kirkconnell, CIO for AGL Resources; and Mylle Mangum, CEO of International Banking Technologies. Finalists and nominees were honored during the Fifth Annual Woman of the Year Awards Gala held at the Fox Theater in Atlanta April 15.
"I am proud to be honored for my efforts and the efforts of my team and to be in the company of such capable and outstanding women," says Hofmann. "Awards such as this recognize what a significant asset our women executives are to the Georgia business community. The growth in numbers of nominations year over year is a positive sign that Georgia businesses are continuing to invest in our female executive leadership."