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VERTICALNET, Horsham, Pa., has named the former president of Amazon.com, Joe Galli, as its president and chief executive officer. He succeeds Mark Walsh, who was appointed chairman of VerticalNet. Galli will be responsible for the company's growth and integration plans, while Walsh focuses on overall strategy. VerticalNet owns and operates 57 industry-specific Web sites designed as business-to-business

VERTICALNET, Horsham, Pa., has named the former president of Amazon.com, Joe Galli, as its president and chief executive officer. He succeeds Mark Walsh, who was appointed chairman of VerticalNet. Galli will be responsible for the company's growth and integration plans, while Walsh focuses on overall strategy. VerticalNet owns and operates 57 industry-specific Web sites designed as business-to-business communities. Jeff Bezos, chairman and CEO, will re-claim the title of president, which he r

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