When he was hired as president, Mr. Motro assumed responsibility for Infoseek's marketing and sales operations. Mr. Motro, however, was not offered the CEO position when he initially joined the search engine company. Leonard LeBlanc, formerly chief financial officer, was named chief operating officer, a new position. Mr. Johnson will serve as a consultant to Infoseek for the next few months. He joined the company in 1995. Steve Kirsch, founder of Frame Technology and Mouse Systems, founded Santa Clara, Calif.-based Infoseek in January of 1994.
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