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Gerald Albert, 68, and Frank A. Fariello, 59, were named chairman and president, respectively, of EDO Corp., a College Point, [...]

April 1 1994 by Chief Executive


Gerald Albert, 68, and Frank A. Fariello, 59, were named chairman and president, respectively, of EDO Corp., a College Point, NY-based electronic and specialized equipment manufacturer. Albert, who continues as chief executive, succeeds William R. Ryan, 82, the company’s chairman for 21 years. Fariello, who was previously executive vice president, was also named chief operating officer, a position vacant for some time.

Ed Anderson, 46, was named president and chief executive of Dallas-based CompuCom Systems, a national PC dealer. The former chief operating officer replaces Avery More, 39.

L.M. ‘Bud” Baker Jr., 61, was named president and chief executive of Wachovia Corp. in Charlotte, N.C. The former chief operating officer replaces John G. Medlin Jr., 61, who remains chairman.

Roger C. Beach, 57, was named chief executive of Los Angeles-based Unocal. Currently president of the oil company, Beach succeeds Richard J. Stegemeier, 64, who remains chairman.

Doris D. Bencsik, 62, was named president of San Antonio, TX-based Datapoint Corp., filling a vacancy. She was executive vice president of the computer networking company and remains chief operating officer.

Robert G. Bohn, 40, was named president and chief operating officer of Oshkosh Truck Corp. in Wisconsin. The former vice president for operations replaces R. Eugene Goodson, 58, who remains chairman and CEO.

Robert Boni, 65, was named chairman of insurance broker Alexander & Alexander Services Inc. in New York. The former chairman of steelmaker Armco Inc. replaces T.H. Irvin, 60, who resigned.

Frederick A. Brunn, 49, was named president of International Totalizator Systems, a provider of lottery, wagering, and ticketing equipment and services, based in Carlsbad, CA. The former executive vice president succeeds James T. Walters, 61, who continues as chairman and CEO.

Thomas E. Clarke, 42, was named president and chief operating officer of Beaverton, OR-based Nike. He succeeds Richard K. Donahue, 67, who was named vice chairman of the board.

George David, 51, was named chief executive of United Technologies in Hartford, CT. Also the president and chief operating officer, he succeeds Robert F. Daniell, 60, who remains chairman.

Anthony F. Earley Jr., 44, was named president, chief operating officer, and a director of Detroit Edison Co. The former president of Long Island Lighting Co., Earley replaces John E. Lobbia, 52, who continues as chairman and CEO.

James A. Eskridge, 50, was named president of Mattel’s Fisher-Price Inc. unit. Formerly a Mattel executive vice president and chief financial officer, Eskridge replaces Fisher-Price’s Chairman, President, and CEO Ronald J. Jackson, 49.

Pier Carlo Falotti, 51, was named president and chief executive of American Telephone & Telegraph’s operations in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He is the former president and CEO of ASK Group, a computer software company in Santa Clara, CA.

H. Allen Franklin, 49, was named president and chief executive of Atlanta-based Georgia Power Co. He replaces Bill Dahlberg, who is now president of The Southern Co.

William M. Freeman, 41, was named president and chief executive of Bell Atlantic-Washington. The former executive director of external affairs replaces Delano E. Lewis, 55, who became president and CEO of National Public Radio.

Richard F. Gaccione, 46, was named president and chief executive of La Crosse, WI-based G. Heileman Brewing Co. The former Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. senior vice president replaces Thomas J. Rattigan, 56. William J. Turner, 50, replaces Rattigan as chairman, a result of the Hicks, Muse & Co. takeover of the beer company.

Timothy R. Gallagher, 46, was named president and chief operating officer of Nations Financial Capital Corp., a diversified financial-services company based in Stamford, CT. He succeeds James H. Ozanne, 50, who was named chairman of the newly formed Nations Financial Holding Corp.

Richard Giordano, 59, has been named chairman of London-based British Gas PLC The non-executive deputy chairman of Grand Metropolitan PLC, and former CEO of BOC Group PLC, replaces Robert Evans, 65.

Danny Goldberg, 43, was named president of Time Warner’s Atlantic Records division of The Atlantic Group. The former senior vice president at Atlantic replaces Doug Morris, who was promoted three years ago to co-chairman and co-chief executive of The Atlantic Group.

David M. Goldenberg, 55, was named chief executive of Morris Plains, NJ-based Immunomedics. The biopharmaceutical company’s chairman and founder replaces David W. Ortlieb, 63, who resigned.

David P. Gruber, 52, president and chief operating officer of Wyman-Gordon Co. in North Grafton, MA, was named to the additional post of chief executive. He replaces John M. Nelson, 62, who remains chairman of the transportation and defense equipment maker.

J.M. Haggar III, 42, was named chairman of Haggar Corp. in Dallas. Currently the president and chief executive, he succeeds J.M. Haggar Jr., 69, who continues as a director. €.John Nils Hanson, 51, was named president, chief operating officer, and a director of Joy Technologies, a Pittsburgh-based mining-equipment manufacturer and servicer. He replaces Marc Wray, 61, who remains chairman and chief executive, as president.

Walter M. Higgins, 49, was named chairman and chief executive of utility holding company Sierra Pacific Resources in Reno, NV. Higgins, who is also president, succeeds Austin W. Stedham, 65, who retired.

Eric Hippeau, 42, was named chairman and chief executive of New York-based Ziff Communications Co. A Frenchman who served as chairman and CEO of Ziff’s magazine division, Ziff-Davis Publishing Co., Hippeau replaces William B. Ziff Jr., who became chairman emeritus.

Katherine M. Hudson, 47, was named president and chief executive of Milwaukee-based W.H. Brady Co. The former vice president and general manager of Eastman Kodak’s professional, printing, and publishing imaging division succeeds Paul G. Gengler, 62, who retired.

Robert A. Ingram, 51, was named chief executive of London-based Glaxo Holdings PLC’s U.S. unit, Glaxo Inc. The former chief operating officer, who retains his other title of president, succeeds Charles A. Sanders, 62, who continues as the unit’s chairman.

Darryl F. Jones, 40, was named president and chief executive of Vancouver, British Columbia-based International Absorbents. Formerly vice president of finance, CFO, and secretary, Jones succeeds Gordon L. Ellis, 46, who remains chairman.

Philip C. Kantz, 50, was named president and chief executive of Transcisco Industries in San Francisco. The former president and CEO of Itel Containers International succeeds Steven L. Pease, 50, who returns to Deucalion Venture Partners in Sonoma, CA.

Frederick A. Krehbiel II, 52, was named chairman of Lisle, IL-based Molex, a manufacturer of electronic and fiber-optic interconnection systems. Also the company’s chief executive, Krehbiel succeeds his father, John H. Krehbiel Sr., who died in November.

D. Randy Laney, 38, was named chairman and chief executive of Rally’s Hamburgers in Louisville, KY. The former Wal-Mart Stores treasurer replaces Burt Sugarman, 54, who stepped down but remains a director; he is also chairman and CEO of Giant Group Ltd. in Harleyville, SC.

John R. Leach, 51, was named chairman and chief executive of Western Auto Supply Co. in Kansas City, MO, a unit of Sears, Roebuck & Co. The former president and COO replaces John Lundegard.

Merle D. Lewis, 45, was named president and chief executive of Huron, SD-based Northwestern Public Service Co. Formerly the utility concern’s executive vice president, Lewis succeeds Robert A. Wilkens, 64, who was named chairman, replacing Albert D. Schmidt, 67, who retired.

Howard C. Lincoln, 54, was named chairman of Nintendo of America in Redmond, WA. The former senior vice president now shares control with President Minoru Arakawa, 47.

H. Eugene Lockhart, 43, was named president and chief executive of MasterCard International in New York. The British banker-turned-consultant succeeds Alex Hart, 53, who resigned to join Advanta Corp.

George A. Lorch, 51, was named president and chief executive of Lancaster, PA-based Armstrong World Industries, an interior furnishings manufacturer. The former executive vice president succeeds William W. Adams, 59.

Terry J. Lundgren, 41, was named chairman and chief executive of Federated Department Stores’ merchandising division in Cincinnati. Formerly president and CEO of Neiman Marcus Stores in Dallas, he succeeds Roger N. Farah, who left to become head merchant at R.H. Macy & Co.

Edward R. McCracken, 50, was named chairman of Mountain View, CA-based Silicon Graphics Inc. Currently also chief executive, McCracken succeeds James H. Clark, 49, the company’s founder. Thomas Jermoluk, 37, was named president.

John T. McLennan, 48, was named president and chief executive of Bell Canada in Montreal. The former president of the company’s Bell Ontario division replaces Robert Kearney, 58, who retired.

Lucio A. Noto, 55, was named chairman and chief executive of Fairfax, VA-based Mobil Corp. Already the president and chief operating officer, Noto replaces Allen E. Murray, 63.

William D. O’Hagen, 52, was named chief executive of copper-tube manufacturer Mueller Industries in Dallas. Formerly president of the company, O’Hagen replaces Harvey L. Karp, 66, who continues as chairman.

William A. Osborn, 46, was named president and chief operating officer of Northern Trust in Chicago. Previously senior vice president in charge of commercial banking and corporate management services, Osborn succeeds David W. Fox, 62, who remains chairman and CEO.

Barr B. Potter, 45, was named chairman and chief executive of JVC/Victor Co. of Japan’s Largo Entertainment unit. The former executive vice president, president, and COO replaces producer Larry Gordon, 57, who resigned.

H.F. ‘Jake” Powell, 61, was named chairman and chief executive of New York-based RJR Nabisco Holdings’ Nabisco International unit in Hollywood. Powell was the president of the unit; James J. Postl, 47, was named president and chief operating officer.

Milan Puskar, 58, was named chairman and chief executive of Mylan Laboratories in Pittsburgh. He retains his title of president and replaces Roy McKnight, 72, who died. Puskar was a co-founder of the pharmaceuticals company in 1961, then worked at ICN Pharmaceutical in Costa Mesa, CA, and Ireland‘s Elan Corp. before rejoining the firm in 1976.

F.L. Putnam III, 48, was named president of Colonial Gas Co. in Lowell, MA. The former executive vice president and general manager succeeds Charles 0. Swanson, 62, who retired but continues as a director.

Safi Qureshey, 42, was named chairman of Irvine, CA-based AST Research, a maker of personal computers. He founded AST in 1981 as president and CEO and succeeds Carmelo J. Santoro, 52, who became the board’s vice chairman.

Ronald G. Reherman, 58, was named chairman, president, and chief executive of Evansville-based Southern Indiana Gas & Electric Co. He succeeds Norman P. Wagner, 70, as chairman.

John W. Robb, 57, was named chairman and chief executive of London-based pharmaceutical company, Wellcome. He succeeds Sir Alistair Frame, 64.

John Robins, 54, was named chief executive of composite insurer Guardian Royal Exchange. The former group financial director of Willis Corroon replaces Sid Hopkins, 62, who will retire in August after 46 years with the group. Robins was succeeded by Richard Dalzell.

Harvey Rosenthal, 50, was named president and chief operating officer of Rye, NY-based Melville Corp., a retailing company. Previously the president and chief executive of Melville’s CVS drugstore chain, Melville succeeds Stanley P. Goldstein, 59, who remains chairman and CEO.

J. Phillip Samper, 59, was named president of Sun Microsystems Inc.’s major operating unit, Sun Microsystems Computer Corp., based in Mountain View, CA. The former Eastman Kodak vice chairman succeeds Kevin Melia, 43, who stepped down from the acting president’s post for family reasons.

John E. SlaterJr., 59, was named president and chief executive of Haverty Furniture Cos. in Atlanta. The former executive vice president and chief operating officer succeeds Frank S. McGaughey Jr., 70, who retired.

Robert E. Stauth, 49, was named chairman of Oklahoma City-based Fleming Cos. Also the president and chief executive, he replaces Dean Werries, 64, who retired.

Jan Stenberg, 54, was named chief executive of Stockholm‘s Scandinavian Airlines System. The former executive vice president at Telefon AB L.M. Ericsson replaces Jan Reinas, who acted as interim CEO and who left to take the helm of Norwegian paper and pulp concern Norske Skog AS.

Frank A. Sullivan, 65, was named president of Seven Oaks International, a Memphis, TN-based retail-coupon processor. The current chief operating officer succeeds Tommy Thompson, 42, who remains chairman and CEO.

Richard J. Swift, 49, was named chairman, president, and chief executive of Clinton, NJ-based Foster Wheeler Corp. Currently president and chief operating officer of the engineering, construction, and management company, Swift replaces Louis E. Azzato, 64.

Clyde T Turner, 57, was named chief executive of Circus Circus Enterprises in Las Vegas. The current president replaces William G. Bennett, 69, who remains chairman.

Joseph D. Vecchiolla, 38, was named chief executive of Dedham, MA-based Bird Corp., a building-materials and environmental-services company. The former company president replaces George F. Haufler, 62, who was dismissed after 12 years on the job.

Arthur F. Weinbach, 50, was named president and chief operating officer of Automatic Data Processing in Roseland, NJ. The former ADP executive vice president succeeds William J. Turner as president and Josh S. Weston, 65, who remains chairman and CEO, as chief operating officer.

David E. WilburJr., 51, was named president and chief operating officer of Carlisle Plastics based in Boston. Wilbur is the former president of Carlisle

Plastic’s film-products group. William H. Binnie, 35, remains chairman and chief executive.

Carl J. Yankowski, 45, was named president and chief operating officer of Sony Electronics Inc. The former Polaroid group vice president succeeds Ronald Sommer, 45, who was president of Sony Corp. of America, and who was transferred to Europe to run Sony’s troubled hardware operations there.

Laurence M. Zwain, 40, was named president of PepsiCo’s KFC unit. He had been senior vice president of operations for KFC-International. He fills a job that had been vacant for the past year. The previous international president was Allan Huston, who left KFC to become president and CEO of Pizza Hut.