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Geoffrey C. Bible, 56, was named presi- dent and chief executive, and William Murray, 58, was named chairman of New …

Geoffrey C. Bible, 56, was named presi- dent and chief executive, and William Murray, 58, was named chairman of New York-based Philip Morris Cos. The two vice chairmen replace Michael A. Miles, 54, who resigned.

Chase Carey, 40, was named chairman and chief executive of New York-based News Corp.’s new Fox Television Division, which includes Fox Television Stations Inc. and Fox Broadcasting Co. The former chief operating officer of Fox Inc. takes over the responsibilities of Lucie Salhany, who resigned as chairman of Fox Broadcasting Co.

James D. Carreker, 47, was named president and chief executive of Dallas-based Trammell Crow Co., a real-estate services concern. Also the president and CEO of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Co. in Dallas, he succeeds Don Williams, 53, who was named chairman replacing company founder Trammell Crow, 80, who became chairman emeritus.

John Cleghorn, 52, was named chairman and chief executive of Montreal-based Royal Bank of Canada. Also the president and chief operating officer, Cleghorn succeeds Allan Taylor, 61, who remains a director.

Dennis Dammerman was named chairman of GE’s Kidder Peabody Inc. unit, a securities brokerage, and Denis J. Nayden was named president and chief operating officer, eventually to become chief executive when the management transition is completed. Dammerman, GE’s financial officer, and Nayden, executive vice president of GE Capital Services, replace Michael Carpenter, 47, who was fired.

Raymond V. Gilmartin, 53, was named chairman and chief executive of Whitehouse Station, NJ-based Merck & Co. The former chairman, president, and CEO of medical supplies and devices maker Becton Dickinson in Franklin Lakes, NJ, succeeds P. Roy Vagelos, 65, who retired.

James Henderson, 59, was named chief executive of Columbus, IN-based Cummins Engine Co., a maker of diesel engines. The former president and chief operating officer succeeds Henry Schacht, 59, who remains chairman. €.Philip A. Laskawy, 53, was named chairman of New York-based Ernst & Young, a professional-services firm. The former vice chairman in charge of the New York Metro Region succeeds Ray J. Groves, 59, who retired.

Nicholas G. Moore, 52, was named chairman of New York-based Coopers & Lybrand, the fifth-largest U.S. accounting firm. The former vice chairman, client service, succeeds Eugene M. Freedman, 62, who retired.

Arnold M. Nemirow, 51, was named president, chief executive, and chief operating officer of Greenville, SC-based Bowater Inc., a pulp and paper company. The former president and CEO of Wisconsin-based Wausau Paper Mills Co. replaces Anthony P. Gammie, 59, who remains chairman. Nemirow also succeeds David J. McMaster, 59, who retired as president.

Richard C. Notebaert, 46, president and chief executive of Chicago-based Ameritech Corp., was named to the additional position of chairman. He succeeds William L. Weiss, 64, who retired after serving as the regional Bell telephone company’s first and only chairman in the decade since it was formed.

Richard T Schlosberg III, 49, was named publisher and chief executive of The Los Angeles Times and executive vice president of its parent, Times Mirror Co. Former president of The Los Angeles Times and a former Times Mirror group vice president, Schlosberg replaces David Laventhol, 60, who was named editor-atlarge for Times Mirror.

Juergen E. Schrempp, 49, was named chairman of Frankfurt, Germany-based Daimler-Benz AG. The former chairman of Daimler’s Deutsche Aerospace AG unit succeeds Edzard Reuter, 67, who retired.

Stanley T Skinner, 56, was named chief executive of San Francisco-based Pacific Gas & Electric Co. Also the company’s president and chief operating officer, he succeeds Richard A. Clarke, 64, who remains chairman.

Donald L. Staheli, 62, was named chairman of New York-based Continental Grain Co. Also the president and chief executive, he succeeds Michel Fribourg, 80, who was named chairman emeritus. Fribourg’s son, Paul J. Fribourg, 40, was named president and chief operating officer. He was executive vice president, commodity marketing.

Douglas E. Swanson, 55, was named chairman of Houston-based Cliffs Drilling Co., an oil field-services company. Also the company’s president and chief executive, he succeeds Michael M. Cone, 56, who remains a director.

Brandon Tartikoff, 45, was named chairman of New York-based New World Communications Group Inc.’s production unit, New World Entertainment. He is the former chairman of NBC Entertainment Group and former chairman of Paramount Pictures.

Robert G. Tobin, 56, was named chief executive of Braintree, MA-based Stop & Shop Cos., a supermarket company. Also the president and chief operating officer, he succeeds Lewis G. Schaeneman Jr., 65, who remains chairman.

G. Richard Wagoner, 41, was named president of Detroit-based GM’s North American auto operations. The former executive vice president succeeds John F. Smith Jr., 55, who remains GM’s president and CEO.

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