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Sand 9 Names Graziani CEO
Sand 9, a start-up company developing nano-mechanical resonator technology for the wireless device market, has appointed Vince Graziani chief executive officer. A Sand 9 board member, Graziani most recently served as CEO for VBrick.

Aurora Taps VP of Sales
Aurora Networks, an only optical transport solution provider, has appointed Pirjo Tuomi vice president of worldwide sales. Tuomi has worked with telecom and cable equipment companies including Vello Systems, BigBand Networks, and Nortel.

Wong Joins PostRelease Team
PostRelease, developer of the PostRelease advertising solution for online forums, has named Tracy Wong vice president of sales and marketing. Wong has previously served at agencies including RPA, Team One, and Horizon Media.

Mobile Messenger Hires Robiner
Mobile solutions provider Mobile Messenger has named Larry Robiner vice president of CRM channel sales. Prior to joining Mobile Messenger, Robiner served as vice president of business development at Epsilon.

NHR Names Lodato VP
Network Hardware Resale (NHR) has named Michael W. Lodato vice president of marketing and business development. Lodato comes to NHR from Communication Infrastructure Corporation, where he served as vice president of sales and marketing.

Baracchini Joins Xencor
Xencor, a biotherapeutics company, has named Edgardo Baracchini, Ph.D., chief business officer. Baracchini most recently served as senior vice president of business development at Metabasis Therapeutics.

Bowler Named Adaptive Curriculum CEO
Digital curriculum developer Sebit has appointed Jim Bowler chief executive officer for its Adaptive Curriculum eLearning solution. Bowler previously served as CEO for the global learning system company Epsilen.

Tietjen Joins ViaWest
David Tietjen has joined ViaWest, a provider of adaptable colocation and managed hosting solutions, as a vice president and general manager. Tietjen previously served as vice president of sales and marketing for a division of Merit Medical Systems.

ThoughtWorks Hires Sales VP
ThoughtWorks Studios, a provider of Agile ALM tools and training, has announced the appointment of Dennis Hooker as vice president of North American sales. Hooker previously served as a vice president of sales for Micro Focus.

Ozmo Devices Picks CEO
Ozmo Devices, a provider of low-power Wi-Fi PAN solutions, has named Bill McLean chief executive officer. McLean was co-founder and CEO of GloNav, a fabless semiconductor company manufacturing GPS receivers for the cellular market.