Dr A.S. Strub, the Commission's Director for Dissemination and Exploitation of RTD Results, Technology Transfer and Innovation (DG XIII/D), took up a new post on 15 March as Chief Adviser to the Director General for Industry (DG III). Dr. Strub became the Director for Dissemination and Exploitation in 1987. He had previously held positions at the Joint Research Centre and in the Cabinets of Members of the Commission responsible for research and for science and technology (DG XII). As Director for Dissemination and Exploitation, Dr. Strub has had overall responsibility for the SPRINT and VALUE programmes. Dr. G. Grata, previously Chief Adviser in the Information Technologies Directorate of DG III, replaces Dr. Strub. Dr. Grata has also held the position of Head of Unit responsible for microelectronics within the ESPRIT programme.