SevenSpace Appoints Director

SevenSpace, an information technology solutions provider based in Ashburn, last week appointed Patrick W. Gross, a co-founder of American Management Systems Inc., to its board of directors.

Gross is chairman of the Lovell Group, a technology advisory and investment firm. He founded the Lovell Group after stepping down from AMS in 2002, where he served as executive committee chairman. Gross co-founded AMS in 1970 with four colleagues.

Gross serves on three public company boards: Capital One Financial Corp., Computer Network Technology Corp. and Mobius Management Systems Inc.

AeroAstro Wins Contract

AeroAstro Inc., a provider of small satellites and related technology products, was awarded a contract to develop an aerobrake deorbiting system.

The system will take an old satellite out of orbit so that it burns up in the atmosphere. That way, the old satellite won't collide with and damage newer satellites.

The contract, worth $100,000, is funded through the Small Business Innovation Research Program.

New Associate at Animal Hospital

Old Mill Veterinary Hospital in Leesburg has hired Debra Scott to be a full-time associate.

Scott graduated from Oklahoma State University with a doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1994. Since her graduation, Scott has been practicing small animal and exotic medicine in veterinary hospitals in Oklahoma, with a strong interest in the care of birds and small pets.

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