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has joined Madison, Wis.-based Alfalight
as vice president of operations. Nair will lead Alfalight's production and engineering teams. He has nearly 20 years of experience in high-volume, high-quality semiconductor manufacturing. Prior to joining Alfalight, he was executive director of wafer fabrication at Maxim Integrated Products and earlier was director of integrated-circuit technology development at ON Semiconductor. Nair started his semiconductor career at Intel and then spent 13 years with Motorola Semiconductors (now Freescale). Nair holds a master's degree in electrical engineering from National Technological University, a master's degree in chemical engineering from Syracuse University, and a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.Sharon Prill
has been named vice president of interactive media and marketing for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
. Prill currently serves as Interactive Media Director at The News Tribune in Tacoma, Wash. Prill is the second Internet executive to recently join a Journal Communications company. In July, Scott Rodgers
was named the new Web marketing manager at Journal Broadcast Group.