Gateway Appoints Board Member

Irvine-based Gateway appointed a new board member this week, saying that Dave Russell of Avalon Energy will join the company's board of directors. Russell is executive vice president of Avalon Capital Group, which is owned by Ted Waitt, co-founder of Gateway. Russell has also served as General Manager of Gateway's digital television group. Russell was appointed to the board as a part of an agreement with Firebrand Partners. Gateway is a manufacturer of personal computers.