Prakash Panjwani along with Mike Kohlsdorf, the interim CEO, will both join WatchGuard’s board.

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Prakash Panjwani has been appointed chief executive of WatchGuard Technologies in Seattle.

Previously, Panjwani spent 12 years with SafeNet as CEO and led the company to its $890 million acquisition this past January by Gemalto. Before being CEO, he was the senior vice president and general manager of SafeNet’s data-protection group.

At SafeNet, Panjwani led the acquisition of 12 companies, including Aladdin Knowledge Systems and Cryptocard. He also held management positions at Certicom Corp., Motorola and Telcordia (formerly Bellcore).

Panjwani along with Mike Kohlsdorf, the interim CEO, will both join WatchGuard’s board.

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Marketing: Matt Coppins has been appointed as senior designer for the BuzzBee Co. in Seattle.

Biomedical software: Michael Gersch has joined LabKey Software in Seattle as chief executive.

Construction: Dan Weese was hired as a superintendent, Brian Welsh and Erin Carlstrom as project engineers, and Nate Brown as project manager for Venture General Contracting in Seattle.

Hospitality: Lisa Blair was appointed catering director for Pan Pacific Hotel in Seattle.

Environmental consulting: Joshua Miller and Andrew Kaparos were hired by Maul Foster & Alongi in Seattle.

Banking: Elliott Pierce has joined Sound Community Bank in Seattle as a senior vice president, chief credit officer.

Aerospace manufacturing: Charles Johnston was named president for Esterline Corp.’s advanced sensors business group in Bellevue.