* Gerry Burdo, 34, was named chief executive of NY-based Kozmo.com, an Internet company that delivers entertainment and convenience items. Burdo, the company's CFO, succeeds co-founder Joseph Park who will remain chairman.
* Harris DeLoach Jr., 55, was named president and chief executive of Hartsville, SC-based Sonoco Products, a $2.5 billion manufacturer of industrial and consumer packaging products. DeLoach, the company's senior vice president and COO, succeeds Peter Browning, who has elected to take early retirement.
* Joe Galli, 42, was named president and chief executive of Horsham, PA-based VerticalNet, an Internet network of B2B communities. Prior to VerticalNet, Galli was president and COO of Amazon.com.
* Peter Geynes, 54, was named chief executive of Menlo Park, CA-based Informix, a $1.04 billion software company. Geynes, a company board member, succeeds Jean-Yves Dexmier, who was fired.
* Jeffrey Katz, 45, was named president and chief executive of Chicago, IL-based Orbitz, a travel Web site founded by American, Continental, Delta, Northwest, and United Airlines. Prior to Orbitz, which will be launched later this year, Katz was president and chief executive of Swissair.
* David Lesar, 47, was named chief executive of Houston, TX-based Halliburton, a $14.9 billion oilfield services company. Lesar, the company's president, succeeds Dick Cheney, who stepped down to become the running mate of Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush.
* Patrick Martin, 59, was named president, chairman, and chief executive of Louisville, CO-based, StorageTek, a $2.4 billion information storage provider. Prior to StorageTek, Martin was president of the North American Solutions Group, which is Xerox's largest marketing operation.
* Doug McCormick, 50, was named chief executive of NY-based ivillage, a company that operates a Web site geared toward women. McCormick, the company's president, succeeds Candice Carpenter, who will remain chairman.
* Samuel Palmisano, 48, was named president and COO of Armonk, NY-based IBM, a $87.5 billion hardware and software provider. Palmisano, the company's senior vice president and group executive of the server and enterprise storage business, will report to chief executive and chairman Louis Gerstner under the new structure.
* Allen Questrom, 60, was named chairman and chief executive of Plano, TX-based J.C. Penney, a $32.5 billion retailer. Questrom, most recently chairman and chief executive of Barney's New York, succeeds James Oesterreicher who will step down following the transition.
* Kevin Ryan, 36, was named chief executive of New York, NY-based DoubleClick, an Internet advertising solutions provider. Ryan, the company's president and COO, succeeds Kevin O'Connor, who will remain chairman.
* Judith Sprieser, 46, was named chief executive of Chicago, IL-based Transora, a B2B transaction Web site for the consumer products industry. Prior to Transora, Sprieser was chief executive of Sara Lee Foods and Sara Lee Foodservice.
* Gary Wendt, 58, was named chief executive of Carmel, IN-based Conseco , an insurance and financial services company with more than $98.6 billion in assets. Prior to Conseco, Wendt was chief executive of GE Capital.
* Michael Wiley, 49, was named chairman, president, and chief executive of Houston, TX-based Baker Hughes, a $4.5 billion oilfield services company. Most recently, Wiley was chairman, president, and chief executive of Vastar Resources, an independent oil and gas company in which Atlantic Richfield Arco held a majority stake.
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|Title Annotation:||appointments and promotions|
|Publication:||Chief Executive (U.S.)|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Sep 1, 2000|
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