VENTURA COUNTY PEOPLE
* Ron Halpern has joined Accelerated Networks in Moorpark, a developer of telecommunications equipment, as vice president of international sales.
Halpern previously worked at Orckit Communications, where he was vice president of sales, and in the RAD Group as director of sales.
* James J. Pieczynski has been appointed chief strategic officer of LTC Properties Inc. in Oxnard.
Pieczynski has resigned as LTC’s president and chief financial officer but will continue to be a member of the executive management team and serve on the board of directors.
Wendy L. Simpson, vice chairman of the company’s board of directors, replaces Pieczynski as chief financial officer. Andre C. Dimitriadis, the company’s chairman and chief executive, assumes the additional position of president.
LTC also announced the addition of Dr. Timothy J. Triche to the board of directors. Since 1988, Triche has been chairman of the department of pathology and laboratory medicine at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and a professor of pathology and pediatrics at the USC Keck School of Medicine.
LTC is a real estate investment trust that focuses on long-term care and other health-care facilities through mortgage loans, lease transactions and other investments.
* Stephen Nolan has been promoted from national sales director to vice president of North American sales for EOS Corp. of Camarillo. Nolan takes over the new post immediately. He spent one year in his previous position.
Nolan will continue to oversee all sales of EOS power supplies and related products to customer accounts in North America and will take on managing all U.S. distribution sales and operations. He will also lead a newly created pre- and post-sales team at EOS headquarters. EOS sells ultra miniature power supplies to the computing, communications and medical markets.
* James B. Schultz, executive vice president of marketing, sales and corporate development of EOS Corp. in Camarillo, has been elected to the board of directors of the Power Sources Manufacturers Assn.
The nonprofit organization, headquartered in Mendham, N.J., provides intelligence and policy and technology information about the power sources industry to manufacturers and their customers, government and academia.
* The Economic Development Collaborative of Ventura County, along with the Ventura County Boy Scout Council, has selected Dorriah L. Page as Ventura County’s entrepreneur of the year.
Page is the founder and chief executive of Ceryx Inc., a Santa Paula-based designer and manufacturer of catalytic converters for diesel engines. Ceryx products are used in both mobile and stationary power sources and are designed to reduce four primary sources of air pollution: oxides of nitrogen, hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and particulate matter.
Page has a doctorate in civil and environmental engineering from UC Davis.
Others honored are pioneer of the year Fred Kavli, chief executive of Kavlico Corp., and executive of the year Dirk Gates, co-founder, chairman and chief executive of Xircom Inc. The Ventura County Star received the excellence in service award.