Angstrom Sciences of Pittsburgh, Pa., a provider of magnetron technology used to produce thin films by the "sputtering" process for microelectronics and fiber-optic network components, has named Alan Burrill as its new sales representative in Illinois and Missouri. Burrill, of Alan Burrill Technical Sales, is a 15-year veteran of the vacuum technology industry. . . . Harold Covert, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Openwave Systems Inc., has joined the JDSU board of directors and its audit committee. Before joining Openwave Systems, Covert held positions as CFO at Fortinet, Extreme Networks, Silicon Graphics and Adobe Systems; previously, he held senior financial management positions at Northern Telecom. . . . Aaron Geist, PhD, was appointed vice president, business development, at PerkinElmer Inc. Geist was formerly director and senior research analyst at Robert W. Baird; he previously worked in medical research, specializing in infectious diseases.