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CFO changes at Key Technology, 99 Cents Stores and Alliance Gaming

Ronald Burgess has been appointed as CFO of Key Technology, the US automation systems manufacturer. He replaces Phyllis Best who leaves the company in late March to pursue other career opportunities. Burgess was most recently CFO of Roseburg Forest Products, one of the largest privately-held forest products companies in the US. Prior to joining Roseburg in 1998, Burgess spent twenty years working for Harris Corporation in various senior financial management positions. Jim Ritter has resigned as CFO of 99 Cents Stores, the US's oldest on-price retailer, to pursue other opportunities. CEO Eric Schiffer said: "Although we regret Jim Ritter's resignation, we will continue moving forward in building a first class management team and infrastructure to support future growth." The company's board has hired head-hunters SpencerStuart to find a new CFO

Steven Des Champs has been promoted from chief accounting officer to CFO of Las Vegas-based Alliance Gaming, replacing Robert Saxton who will remain as treasurer of the company.

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