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AUTOBYTEL.COM INC. - Gary Leek to chief technology officer. He was vice president of engineering services and software development. Before joining Autobytel.com in 2000, he was vice president of information technology at Experian.

Autobytel.com, of Irvine, Calif., provides online automotive commerce.

COBALT GROUP INC. - James Frentress to vice president and chief architect, responsible for Cobalt's enterprise architecture group. He was vice president of technology and chief technical architect at Network Commerce.

Kevin Root to vice president of dealer advisory services. He was director of dealer advisory services.

David Cronk to vice president of operations. He was director of information technology.

Cobalt Group, of Seattle, provides e-business products and services to auto dealers and manufacturers.

GENERAL MOTORS - A.G. Lafley, 54, to the board. He is president and CEO of Procter & Gamble Co. Lafley joined Procter & Gamble's marketing division in 1977.

E. Stanley O'Neal, 49, to the board. He is president and COO of Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. He also sits on the company's board.

O'Neal's appointment is effective immediately. Lafley's appointment is effective in January.

Earlier this year Dennis Weatherstone retired from the GM board after 15 years as a director, and Vice Chairman Harry Pearce retired from GM and left the board to accept the position of chairman of Hughes Electronics Corp.

TENNECO AUTOMOTIVE - Brent Bauer, vice president and general manager for Europe original equipment emission control will assume additional responsibility for the company's North American original equipment emission control group.

Bauer, 45, joined Tenneco Automotive in 1996 as plant manager in the company's Ligonier, Ind., manufacturing facility. He was named regional director of manufacturing for North American original equipment in 1997 before being promoted to his current position in 1999.

Hari Nair, 41, to executive vice president and managing director of the European business unit. He was senior vice president and managing director for the Tenneco Automotive International Group.

Timothy Donovan, 45, to managing director of the International Group. He was senior vice president and general counsel.

Jim Rich to vice president of emerging markets. He was vice president for the international aftermarket.

Tenneco Automotive in Lake Forest, Ill., is a global supplier of shocks, struts and exhaust products.

DELPHI ENERGY & CHASSIS SYSTEMS - Peter Ciampa to director of government contracts for the dynamics and propulsion sector, as well as director of venture development.

Ciampa was director of technology alliances since January 1998.

Delphi Energy & Chassis Systems is a unit of Delphi Automotive Systems Corp., of Troy, Mich.

OSRAM SYLVANIA INC. - Charlie Jerabek to president and board member, effective Oct. 1. He was executive vice president and general manager of the global automotive lighting business. He also has been a member of the company's executive committee since 1995.

Osram Sylvania of Danvers, Mass., supplies automotive light sources. It is a unit of Osram GmbH of Munich, Germany.

INGERSOLL CINETIC AUTOMATION - John Newman to president and CEO. He was director of engineering and program management.

Newman succeeds Craig Black, who was named to the Cinetic Industries Group board of directors.

Ingersoll Cinetic Automation, of Farmington Hills, Mich., supplies automotive assembly and test systems.

FCI AUTOMOTIVE NORTH AMERICA - Kelly Vines to Ford resident sales coordinator. Vines was an account manager for Lear Corp. in Dearborn.

FCI Automotive of Livonia, Mich., supplies electrical connectors and interconnection products. It is a unit of the FCI Group of Paris La Defense, France.

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