– Rubicon publisher: UK ad technology company the Rubicon Project has appointed Justin Thomas to the new role of director of publisher development. The former AOL (NYSE: TWX) Europe man moves over from price comparison service Xelector, where he sealed white label partnerships with Telegraph.co.uk and MSN. former MySpace Europe VP Jay Stevens joined Rubicon as VP and GM of international last month. Via Mediaweek.
— Discovery (NSDQ: DISAB) Networks: The broadcaster’s EMEA division has created the new position of head of is Nordic channels, to be filled by current Germany channel director Michael Grubinger in August, based in Copenhagen. Discovery’s Nordic channels GM Jan Andreassen will still have overall control. Via C21Media.net.
— Wolfson Microelectronics: Andy Brannan, VP of Nokia’s Sosco division, has been appointed chief commercial officer for Wolfson, a Scottish electronics company. Brannan previously spent eight years at Symbian. Release.