Intervoice Names New CEO

Dallas-based communication software publisher Intervoice Inc. reported Wednesday that Robert Ritchey, the company's chief executive officer, will retire. Intervoice said Ritchey, whose retirement will take effect on Aug. 31, will remain on the company board and is a candidate for reelection at next week's annual shareholders meeting. Jim Milton, Intervoice's current president and chief operating officer, will transition to president and CEO effective Sept. 1, the company said. Ritchey joined Intervoice in December 2000 after serving as vice president and general manager of Honeywell Fire and Security Systemsí Integrated Security Systems division. Milton has been with Intervoice since January 2006. Prior to then, he held senior management roles with Digital Equipment Corp., Compaq, Hewlett-Packard and UGS Corp.