PLANO, Texas -- RF chip and module vendor Microtune Inc. has appointed three chiefs -- executive, operating and financial -- to take the place of senior management who resigned in recent months as the company uncovered fraudulent accounting (see July 24 story).
The company has appointed Jim Fontaine as chief executive officer and president. Fontaine is a past president of Microtune, but retired from the position in 2000.
Albert Taddiken, formerly the company's chief technical officer has been appointed chief operating officer, and Rob-Roy Graham, formerly the chief financial officer (CFO) of Intervoice Inc., has been named as the company's new CFO, effective August 25, 2003. Nancy Richardson is to retain the positions of vice president, general counsel and secretary and remain CFO until Graham's arrival.
"Mr. Fontaine's previous experience with Microtune and his familiarity with the business, market, and Microtune team make him the right person to manage the company as it faces its current challenges and new opportunities. His strategic sensibility, management acumen, integrity and technology expertise will ensure renewed momentum with customers, employees, suppliers and partners," said Berry Cash, current member of the Microtune board of directors.