Lennox International Inc.(Dallas) recently announced the appointment ofLinda Goodspeedto chief technology officer (CTO) effective September 4, 2001. Goodspeed replaces Ed French, who retired July 1. Goodspeed was most recently president and chief operating officer for Partminer, Inc., a leading global supplier of electronic components and component information.

Before coming to Partminer, Goodspeed had served since 1999 as product general manager of General Electric (GE) Appliances, responsible for $1.2 billion in cooking products sales and maintaining the company's number one share position in that market.