URS lands contract for Navy work

San Francisco-based URS has landed a contract to provide maintenance support for Navy E-2C Hawkeye and variants of the SH-60 Seahawk aircraft.

The work will be performed on aircraft stationed in Norfolk, Va.

Under the task order, URS will provide unscheduled and scheduled maintenance, corrosion control and tool room management.

"This contract further strengthens our relationship with the U.S. Navy and more specifically our operational presence at Norfolk," said Randall Wotring, president of federal services for URS.

Shell refinery in Martinez has hiccup

The Shell oil refinery in Martinez suffered a release from a unit that was not identified.

The precise nature of the release was not specified in a regulatory filing with Contra Costa County officials.

The refinery can process 156,000 barrels a day of crude oil.

Shell had reported the release in a notice with state pollution regulators.

Aehr Test gets fresh orders worth $2 million

Fremont-based Aehr Test Systems says it has received more than $2 million in follow-on production orders for its testing systems.

The orders came from multiple major manufacturers of semiconductors for automotive uses.

Integrated circuits used by auto manufacturers must meet strict quality and reliability standards, said Carl Buck, an Aehr vice president.

Ellie Mae names new marketing chief

Pleasanton-based Ellie Mae has named Susan Chenoweth Scarth as vice president of marketing of the software firm.

Scarth will oversee the development and execution of Ellie Mae's marketing, branding, communications and client acquisition strategies.

Ellie Mae provides software systems to help loan officers and other real estate professionals process and handle mortgages.

Scarth has held executive global marketing positions at software companies such as Taleo, Commerce One and Netscape, and also has been employed at Microsoft and IBM.

-- Staff