Daniel P Barry, 47, was named president and chief executive of Pittsburgh-based Amsco International Inc., a maker of decontamination and infection-control products. The former chief financial officer succeeds David A. Nelson, 47, who resigned. Frank DeFazio, 69, a veteran company executive, was named chairman.
Gordon Bethune, 53, was named CEO of Houston-based Continental Airlines, Also the airline’s president, he succeeds Robert R. Ferguson III, 45, who was forced to resign.
Geoffrey Bible, 57, was named to the additional post of chairman at New York-based Philip Morris Cos., a food and cigarette company. Also the chief executive, he succeeds William Murray, 59, who retired. James J. Morgan, 56, was named president and CEO of Philip Morris U.S.A, the company’s
John Browne was named chief executive of London-based British Petroleum Co. The former CEO of BP Exploration succeeds David Simon, who was named chairman, replacing Lord Ashburton, who retired.
Michael A. Carpenter; 48, was named chairman and chief executive of Travelers Life Insurance Co., a unit of New York- based financial-services company Travelers Group. The former chairman and CEO of Kidder, Peabody & Co. succeeds Robert Crispin, who resigned.
Roger N. Farah, 41, was named chairman and chief executive of New York-based Woolworth Corp., a retailing chain. The former president of R.H. Macy & Co. replaces William K. Lavin, 49, who was forced to resign.
Peter S. Hellman, 45, was named president and chief operating officer of Cleveland-based TRW Inc., an automotive components and defense systems company. The former assistant president and chief financial officer succeeds Edsel Dunford, 59, who retired.
George W. Henderson III, 46, was named chief executive of Greensboro, NC-based Burlington Industries Inc., a textile manufacturer. Also the president and chief operating officer, he succeeds Frank S. Greenberg, 65, who remains chairman.
Denis J. Hayden, 40, was named president and chief operating officer of General Electric’s GE Capital Corp. in
James E. Oesterreicher, 53, was named chief executive of J.C. Penney Co., a department store chain. The former president of Penney’s stores and catalog business succeeds W.R. Howell, 58, who remains chairman. W. Barger
Richard D. Parsons, 46, was named president of New York-based Time Warner Inc., an entertainment and media company. He was chief executive of Dime Bancorp.
John P “Jack” Reilly 51, was named chief executive of Willoughby, OH-based Figgie International Inc., a maker of fire-protection systems and telemetry systems for guided missiles and other products. The former Brunswick Corp. president succeeds Walter M. Vannoy, 66, who was interim CEO and who remains chairman.
Ivan G. Seidenberg, 48, was named chief executive of New York-based telephone company Nynex Corp. Also the company’s president, he succeeds William C. Ferguson, who retired.
William A. Simpson, 55, was named president and chief executive of New York-based USLife Corp., an insurance company. The former president and chief operating officer of the company’s Life Insurance division succeeds Gordon E. Crosby Jr., 73, who continues as chairman.
Daniel C. Stanzone, 49, was named president of New York-based AT&T’s
Jerre L. Stead, 51, was named chief executive of Legent Corp., a software company based in
Thomas J. Usher; 52, was named president and chief operating officer of Pittsburgh-based USX Corp., an oil, gas, and steel conglomerate. The former head of USX unit U.S. Steel Group fills a position that had been vacant since 1983. Paul J. Wilhelm, 52, vice president of operations for U.S. Steel, succeeds him.