Alliance Atlantis Communicationshas appointed David Lazzarato as executive vice president and chief financialofficer, replacing W. Judson Martin, who, as previously announced, is leavingAlliance Atlantis for health reasons.

Lazzarato will be in office fromMay 30.

'David'sextensive experience will be invaluable to us as we continue to grow ourbusiness,' said AAC chair and CEO Micheal MacMillan in a statement.

'Heis also recognized for his strategic vision and judgment and his addition tothe senior management team builds on our efforts to take a disciplined approachwhen making and executing critical strategic decisions.'

Lazzaratoheld the same post at telco Allstream (previously AT&T Canada) as well assenior management positions at BCE Mobile Communications (Bell Mobility) andCAE Electronics.