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Amelio Joins Advanced Communications

February 11, 2001

Gilbert F. Amelio, former chief executive of Apple Computer Inc. has joined the board of directors of Advanced Communications Technologies Inc. in Irvine, and is expected eventually to become chairman and chief executive. Amelio and his management team from Beneventure Capital LLC have a consulting contract to provide management services to the company. Amelio is expected to become head of the wireless communications company when when a formal contract is completed, Advanced Communications said.

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Gerald Herter has been elected president of Integra International Inc., a network of independent accounting and consulting firms. Herter is managing partner of Sterman, Higashi & Herter CPAs in Tustin.

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David Lyons is the new president of eSynch Corp. in Tustin. Lyons was previously vice president of acquisitions, Eastern region, for Expanets.

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Susan Solomon has been named vice president of corporate communications and marketing at Memorial Health Services in Fountain Valley. She had been director of marketing and public relations.

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Joanna Oliva has been appointed assistant treasurer for Fluor Corp. in Aliso Viejo. Before joining Fluor, Oliva was with Edison Mission Energy for 13 years and spent three years in commercial banking. She succeeds Tom Hoyer, who has been named chief financial officer of GlobEquip, one of Fluor's newly formed E-commerce ventures. GlobEquip is headquartered in Alpharetta, Ga.

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Jeff Clemens has been named senior project manager for Granite Homes in Irvine. Before joining the company, he was a community development specialist, housing coordinator and senior project manager for the Valencia Co.

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Robert Turk and Manhar Rana have been named project architects for Kaufman Meeks and Partners Inc.'s Newport Beach office. Turk was most recently with McLarand Vasquez & Partners. Rana had been with Lee & Sakahara.

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Christopher F. Kelly has joined Liberty Capital Management Inc. in Santa Ana as a financial advisor. He was formerly a financial associate with AXA Advisors.

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Samantha Dobyns has been appointed manager of Allied Business Schools Inc.'s Vocational Rehabilitation Training School. She has been with Laguna Hills-based Allied since 1998 and was previously director of education.

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Anastacio Martinez has been named a principal of JBZ Architecture and Planning in Newport Beach. He joined the firm a year ago as director of operations. Patricia Towle, the firm's controller, was promoted to associate level.

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Linda Bohlinger has joined HNTB Corp. in Irvine as vice president and will assist in the development of the national rail practice. She has more than 20 years of experience in the transportation industry, most recently serving as executive director of the Tri-County Commuter Rail Authority in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Bohlinger was also with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Authority for 15 years. In addition, Depika Vidyarthi has been appointed director of marketing operations for HNTB's West division. She had been director of corporate business development services.

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Lynne Dunn has been named an associate at Taylor & Associates Architects in Newport Beach. She joined the firm, which specializes in health care architecture and interior design, in 1995.

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