Perkel takes over as Planar CEO
Planar Systems Inc. this week named Gerald K. Perkel as president and CEO. He also will serve the on the company's board of directors.

Perkel was most recently the president and CEO of Merant PLC, a provider of ECM (enterprise-change management) software that was acquired by Serena Software in 2004. Previously Mr. Perkel was president of the Office Printing Business at Xerox, a multi-billion dollar segment of Xerox's business.

Balaji Krishnamurthy who served as president, CEO, and chairman since 1999 resigned the position this week.