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Wayne H. Brunetti, 51, was named president and chief operating officer of Denver-based Public Service Co. of Colorado, an electric-utility [...]

November 1 1994 by Chief Executive


Wayne H. Brunetti, 51, was named president and chief operating officer of Denver-based Public Service Co. of Colorado, an electric-utility company. The former president and chief executive of consulting firm Management Systems International Inc., Brunetti succeeds Del Hock, 58, who remains chairman and CEO.

Harry A. Burns, 50, was named president and chief executive of Clarks Summit, PA-based Akzo Salt Inc., a subsidiary of chemical company, Akzo NV in the Netherlands. Formerly executive vice president, he succeeds Alan B. Graf, 65, who retired.

Rouben V. Chakalian, 58, was named president and chief executive of New York-based Brooke Group Ltd.’s Liggett Group Inc. subsidiary, a cigarette manufacturer. The former RJR Reynolds Tobacco International executive vice president succeeds Edward A. Horrigan Jr., 64, who continues as chairman.

Joseph Ettore, 55, was named president and chief executive of Rocky Hill, CT-based Ames Department Stores Inc. The former president and CEO of Secaucus, NJ-based discount retailer Jamesway Corp. succeeds Peter Thorner, 50, who resigned as president and acting CEO. Herbert R. Douglas, 52, was named president and CEO of Jamesway Corp. He was formerly senior vice president of merchandising for Bradlees, a discount department store chain in Braintree, MA.

Robert E. Fowler Jr., 58, was named chief executive of Chicago-based Vigoro Corp., a maker of potash and nitrogen fertilizers. The former chief operating officer remains president.

Marty Hanaka, 45, was named president and chief operating officer of Framingham, MA-based Staples Inc., an office supplies company. He is a former president and chief operating officer of Lechmere Inc., a unit of Montgomery Ward Corp.

Derek C. Hathaway, 50, was named chief executive of Camp Hill, PA-based Harsco Corp., an industrial manufacturing company. Also the president and chief operating officer, he succeeds Malcom W. Gambill, 64, who retired.

John F. Idle Jr., 53, was named president of Los Angeles-based Unocal Corp., an oil company. He succeeds Roger C. Beach, 57, who remains chief executive. Imle; Beach; and Neal Schmale, 47, the new chief financial officer, form the new office of the chief executive.

Peter S. Janson, 47, was named president of the U.S. industrial and building systems segment of Zurich-based ABB Asea Brown Boveri Ltd., a provider of services to electric power, process, and transportation industries. The president of ABB’s Canadian operations, he succeeds Jan H. Lindelow, 48, who resigned.·     

Eric Krasnoff 42, was named chairman and chief executive of East Hills, NY-based Pall Corp., a maker of fine disposable filters and other fluid clarification products for health care, aeropower, and fluid-processing markets. The former president and chief operating officer, he succeeds Maurice G. Hardy, who died in July at the age of 64. Jeremy K. Hayward Surry, 51, was named president.

John Morton III, 50, was named president and chief executive of Boatmen’s National Bank of St. Louis, the lead bank of bank holding company, Boatmen’s Bancshares Inc. The former president and CEO of Farm & Home Financial Corp. succeeds Samuel B. Hayes III, who continues as chairman.

Thomas A. Nicolette, 44, was named chief executive of Hauppauge, NY-based Knogo Corp., a maker of electronic article surveillance products for retailers. Also the president and chief operating officer, he succeeds Arthur J. Minasy, who died in May at the age of 68.

Kevin Perkins, 42, was named chief executive of Sizzler International Inc., which operates or licenses 648 restaurants worldwide. Also the company’s president, he succeeds Richard P. Bermingham, 55, who resigned.

Craig R. Lentzsch, 46, was named president and chief executive of Dallas-based Greyhound Lines Inc. The former executive vice president and chief financial officer of Motor Coach Industries International Inc., a Phoenix-based bus maker and supplier of vehicles to Greyhound, and a former Greyhound vice chairman and executive vice president, he succeeds CEO Frank Schmieder, 53, who resigned in August, and interim CEO Thomas Plaskett, 50, who stepped down.

Larry E. Reeder was named president and chief executive of Waltham, MA-based Kendall Square Research Corp., a supercomputer maker. A general partner of the Sprout Group, a New York venture capital firm affiliated with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, he succeeds William I. Koch, who remains chairman.

Jean-Pierre Rodier, 47, was named chairman of Pechiney SA, France‘s state-owned aluminum and packaging concern, which will be privatized in the near future. The chief executive of Union Miniere SA, a Brussels-based mining and metals company owned by French holding company Cie. de Suez, succeeds Jean Gandios, who resigned.

J. Michael Talbert, 47, was named chairman and chief executive of Houston-based Sonat Offshore Drilling Inc., an oil-drilling company. The former president of the Lone Star Gas Co. subsidiary of Enserch Corp. in Dallas, he succeeds William C. 0′ Malley, 57, who resigned to become chairman, president, and CEO of Tidewater Inc.