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RosettaNet Tabs Executive Board Chairman

Electronic business standards group RosettaNet Monday has tapped Bill White chairman of the organization's executive board.

The new skipper will guide RosettaNet's cadre of managing boards, which includes Electronic Components (EC), Information Technology (IT), Semiconductor Manufacturing (SM) and Solution Provider (SP) and Telecommunications Industry Council (TC).

White replaces Intel's Colin Evans, who has completed his three-year term with RosettaNet, which, like the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and OASIS, is a group devoted to establishing Web standards. The consortium is more closely aligned, and sometimes competes with OASIS because both groups seek to help hash out global protocols for conducting business on the Internet.

However, the two have recently come together to guide Web services standards for supply chain management, an important practice and business process in making sure goods get to where they need to go.

White's job as board chairman will be "strategic and operational," according to RosettaNet CEO and President Jennifer Hamilton. Accordingly, White will be expected to maintain inter-group relationships with OASIS, as well as have a hand in daily operations.

White will work closely with Hamilton, board members and senior staff on all strategic matters, including the tasks of identifying opportunities for convergence and the targeting of new markets in the industry. He will also try to accelerate production implementations across the global trading network.

"RosettaNet's tremendous value is based upon the fact that the standards are clearly business driven," said White, executive board chairman, RosettaNet. "Given RosettaNet's agility it has the ability to respond quickly and efficiently to the industry's business demands and requirements. I look forward to representing RosettaNet as chairman over the next few years and working with key executives of the Uniform Code Council (UCC), during which time I expect to see extended growth and collaboration across the board."

White's appointment is hardly a surprise; he is well acquainted with the Santa Ana, Calif.-based, RosettaNet. Prior to his appointment, he served as chairman of RosettaNet's SM Board, where he helped drive standards initiatives to automate business processes in manufacturing work-in-process (WIP), purchase order and work order management and materials management areas.

More broadly, White brings more than 35 years of experience in the computing industry to his new post. He is currently CIO and senior vice president ICS of Amkor Technology, a provider of contract semiconductor assembly and test services, where he directs Amkor's worldwide information technology infrastructure operations, software applications management and the supply chain electronic commerce initiatives.

Prior to joining Amkor, White held various senior level positions at General Motors, Electronic Data Systems and Boeing/MDC.