Technology and systems solutions company Advantica has announced that Ron Chapman has been appointed chief executive officer. Chapman has been with the company since 2001, most recently as senior vice president of strategy and solutions.

MicroPlanet Ltd., developer of point of consumption voltage regulators, has appointed Gary Swofford to the board as chairman, and David Freeman as a director. Swofford was formerly COO at Puget Sound Energy.

The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) has appointed Marianne Moscoso Osterkorn as its international director. Ms Osterkorn was previously head of the executive office of Austrian Power Trading, a subsidiary of Verbund, Austria's largest utility.