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September 20, 2006

APL's Strain to head Space Department

Robert D. Strain has been appointed to lead the Space Department at Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory in North Laurel.

The department includes nearly 600 specialists working in space science and systems engineering projects for NASA and the military.

Strain came to APL in 2004 as assistant Space Department head for operations. He was named associate department head in 2005, and this year, became the department's managing executive.

He succeeds Larry J. Crawford, who retires from the laboratory after almost four decades.

Kaye returns as CEO of GTCO CalComp

Steve Kaye has rejoined GTCO CalComp of Columbia as co-president and chief executive officer. A longtime member of the company's board of directors, Kaye originally joined GTCO CalComp in 1985 and served as president and chief operating officer from 1991 to 2001.

The company is a provider of large-format position-sensing systems, high-performance digitizers, interactive whiteboards for classrooms and other products.

Eric Timmons will continue as co-president and will assume new responsibilities as the company's chief technology officer.

Kaye was president and CEO of Centice Corp., which designs and makes high-sensitivity optical sensing modules.

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