Yoshihiro Maeda has been appointed president of Irvine-based Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., a major producer of personal computers. He succeeds Atsutoshi Nishida, who has been president since 1997. Maeda most recently served as general manager, PC Division, International Operations of Toshiba's Digital Media Equipment and Services Co. Nishida will continue as Toshiba corporate vice president and executive vice president for Toshiba's Digital Media Equipment and Services Co.
* Vic Sial has been named president of iBASEt (Information Based Technology) in Lake Forest. He succeeds Phil Davis, who resigned to pursue other opportunities, the company said. Sial had been senior vice president and chief financial officer. In addition, Dietmar Hanke has been appointed chief operating officer of iBASEt's Solumina Division. He was director of implementation services.