Transitions

Jill Barad, 45, was named chief executive of El Segundo, CA-based Mattel Inc., a toy manufacturer, effective in January. Also [...]

November 1 1996 by Chief Executive


Jill Barad, 45, was named chief executive of El Segundo, CA-based Mattel Inc., a toy manufacturer, effective in January. Also the president and former chief operating officer, she succeeds John Amerman, 64, who remains chairman.

Don Bulens, 40, was named president and chief executive of Cambridge, MA-based Radnet Inc., a “groupware” software developer for the Internet. The former vice president of worldwide business partners at Lotus Development Corp. succeeds Ed Fredkin, who remains chairman.

James A. Cannavino, 52, was named chief executive of Dallas-based Perot Systems Corp., an information-technology services concern. Also president, he succeeds Morton H. Meyerson, 58, who remains chairman.

Christopher “Kip” Condron, 49, was named chief executive, and W Keith Smith, 61, was named chairman, of Dreyfus Corp., the mutual-fund unit of Mellon Bank Corp. Condron, also the president and chief operating officer, and Smith, a Mellon vice chairman, succeed Howard Stein, 69, who retired.

John J. Degnan, 51, was named president of Warren, NJ-based Chubb Corp., an insurance holding company. Also the managing director, vice chairman, and general counsel of Chubb & Son Inc., the company’s property and casualty underwriting manager, he succeeds Dean O’Hare, 53, who continues as chairman and chief executive.

Paul J. Fribourg, 42, was named chief executive of New York-based Continental Grain Co., an agribusiness and financial-services concern, effective in April. Also the president and chief operating officer, he succeeds Donald L. Staheli, 64, who remains chairman.

Ronald Fulford, 61, was named chairman and chief executive of Durham, NC-based Liggett Group Inc., a tobacco company. The former executive chairman of Hanson PLC’s Imperial Tobacco unit in the U.K. succeeds 60, who now serves as a consultant, and CEO Douglas Cummins, 53, who resigned.

Young-Soo Kim, 62, was named chief executive of Irvine, CA-based AST Research Inc., a personal-computer maker partially owned by Samsung Electronics Co. The Samsung executive succeeds Ian Diery, 46, who resigned.

Shelly Lazarus, 48, was named chief executive of Britain‘s WPP Group’s Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, a New York-based advertising agency. Also the former president and chief operating officer, she succeeds Charlotte Beers, 61, who remains chairman.

Frank J. O’Connell, 53, was named chief executive of Gibson Greetings Inc., a greeting card company. The former chief executive of trading-card manufacturer Sky-Box International Inc. in Cincinnati, OH, he succeeds Benjamin J. Sottile, 58, who was ousted.

Michael T Riordan, 46, was named chief executive of Green Bay, WI-based Fort Howard Corp., a maker of tissue products. Also the president and former chief operating officer, he succeeds Donald H. DeMeuse, 60, who retired.

Donald R. Roden, 49, was named chief executive of Orange, CA-based Bergen Brunswig Corp., a distributor of pharmaceuticals and health and beauty supplies. Also the president and former chief operating officer, he succeeds Robert E. Martini, 64, who continues as chairman.

Raymond Royer, 57, was named president and chief executive, and Jacques Girard, 55, was named chairman, of Domtar Inc., a Montreal, Canada-based forest-products company. As president, Royer, formerly president and chief operating officer of Bombardier Inc., succeeds Stephen C. Larson, who resigned to become president of Repap Enterprises Inc., a forest-products concern. The CEO position had been vacant since October 1994, when Pierre Desjardins, 54, was fired. Girard, formerly a senior executive with Quebecor Inc., a Montreal publishing company, succeeds Gilles Blondeau, who held the position on an interim basis.

Walter E. Saubert, 50, was named chairman and chief executive of Evansville, IN-based Atlas World Group, a holding company for Atlas Van Lines, effective in January. The former CEO of Red Ball Corp. succeeds Norman D. Gee, 66, who retired. ‘Jerre Stead, 53, was named chief executive of Ingram Micro, a microcomputer distributor. He previously worked for AT&T and was CEO of software developer Legent.

Antonio Tesone was named chairman of Milan, Italy-based Olivetti SpA, an information and telecommunications company. The lawyer succeeds Carlo De Benedetti, who was forced to resign.

David Twyver, 49, was named chief executive of Kirkland, WA-based Teledesic Corp., a wireless company. The former president of Northern Telecom Ltd.’s wireless-communications division succeeds Craig McCaw, who remains chairman.

John Young, 64, was named chairman of Orem, UT-based Novell Inc., a network-software concern. The former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard Co. succeeds Robert Frankenberg, 48, who resigned.