Gemplus, the French smart card manufacturer, shook up its North American staff, replacing president Dan Cunningham with Brigitte Baumann, formerly of American Express in France.

Mr. Cunningham said he "enjoyed his four years with the company," but he was reluctant to further discuss the terms of his resignation and March 15 departure. In a telephone interview, Mr. Cunningham said he will remain in the smart card industry as a consultant.

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