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Wiilliam F. Aldinger, 47, was named president and chief executive of Prospect Heights, IL-based Household International Inc., a consumer-finance, banking, insurance, and investment concern. The former vice chairman of Wells Fargo & Co.’s Wells Fargo Bank succeeds Donald C. Clark, 63, who remains chairman, as CEO. The post of president had been vacant since the …

Wiilliam F. Aldinger, 47, was named president and chief executive of Prospect Heights, IL-based Household International Inc., a consumer-finance, banking, insurance, and investment concern. The former vice chairman of Wells Fargo & Co.’s Wells Fargo Bank succeeds Donald C. Clark, 63, who remains chairman, as CEO. The post of president had been vacant since the April 1993 death of Edwin P. Hoffmann.

William I. Benford, 51, was named president and chief operating officer of L.A. Gear Inc., a sneaker-maker. The former executive vice president and chief financial officer succeeds Mark Goldston, 39, who resigned.

Grant D. Billing, 43, was named president and chief executive of Calgary, Alberta-based Norcen Energy Resources Ltd., an oil and gas company. The former president and CEO of Sceptre Resources Ltd., he succeeds Wayne M. Newhouse, 55, who was the interim CEO after Barry D. Cochrane, 57, resigned as CEO and president earlier this year.

Fred L. Bollerer, 52, was named president and chief executive of Riggs National Bank, a division of Washington-based Riggs National Corp. The former executive vice president succeeds Joe L. Allbritton, 68, who remains chairman and CEO of the parent company.

Alfred Carfora, 43, was named chief executive of Ridgefield, CT-based Duty Free International Inc., which operates duty-free and retail stores at airports and borders. Formerly president and co-CEO, he takes over the entire position, which he had shared with John A. Couri, 53, who remains chairman.

Richard K. Davidson, 52, was named president of New York-based Union Pacific Corp., an oil and gas concern. The former chairman and chief executive of the company’s rail unit succeeds Drew Lewis, 62, who remains chairman and chief executive.

John E. Drury, 50, was named chief executive of Dallas-based USA Waste Services Inc., a waste-hauling company. The former president of Browning-Ferris Industries Inc. succeeds Donald F. Moorehead Jr., 44, who continues as chairman.

Jeffrey H. Erickson, 49, was named chief executive of Mt. Kisco, NY-based Trans World Airlines. Also the airline’s president and chief operating officer, he succeeds Donald R. Craib Jr., 68, who remains chairman.

Robert J. Frankenberg, 47, was named chairman of Provo, UT-based Novell Inc., a software company. Also the president and chief executive, he succeeds Raymond J. Noorda, 68, who retired.

Per Lindquist, 43, was named president and chief executive of Greensboro, NC-based Volvo GM Heavy Truck Corp., the jointly owned unit of Volvo AB and General Motors Corp. The former vice president of strategic business and product planning succeeds Karl-Erling Trogen, 48, who was named president and CEO of Volvo Truck Corp. in Gothenburg, Sweden, and chairman of Volvo GM Heavy Truck.

Robert I. Lipp, 55, was named president of New York-based Travelers Insurance Cos., a unit of Travelers Inc. Also the chief executive of the unit and the vice chairman of the parent, he succeeds Richard H. Booth, 47, who resigned.

Don Logan, 50, was named chief executive of Time Warner Inc.’s New York-based publishing arm. The former president and chief operating officer succeeds Reginald K. Brack Jr., 56, who remains chairman.

Thomas C. McDermott, 58, was named president and chief executive of Seneca Falls, NY-based Goulds Pumps Inc. The former president and chief operating officer of Bausch & Lomb Inc., he succeeds Stephen V. Ardia, 52, who resigned.

Ernest S. Micek, 58, was named president and chief operating officer of Minneapolis-based Cargill Inc., a commodity processor and financial- ,0 trading concern. The former executive vice president succeeds Heinz F. Hatter, 65, who retired.

Charles R. Perrin, 49, was named chief executive of Bethel, CT-based Duracell International, a consumer battery manufacturer. Also the president, he succeeds C. Robert Kidder, 49, who remains chairman.

Joe Roth, 46, was named chairman of Walt Disney Motion Pictures. The former chairman of 20th Century Fox and head of Caravan Pictures, a Disney movie label, he succeeds Jeffrey Katzenberg, 43, who resigned.

James L. Solberg, 48, was named president, chief executive, and chief operating officer of Flat Rock, MI-based AutoAlliance Inc., an assembly plant owned jointly by Mazda Motor Corp. and Ford Motor Co. A former Ford executive and AutoAlliance’s executive vice president of planning and administration, he succeeds Mamoru Takebayashi, who returned to Japan as senior managing director of Mazda Motor.

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