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Derek Bonham, 50, was named deputy chairman of London‘s Hanson PLC, indicating that he may be the successor to Chairman Lord Hanson, 70. Bonham currently is also chief executive of the Anglo-American industrial-management concern.George Conrades, 55, was named president and chief executive of Cambridge, MA-based Bolt Beranek & Newman Inc, a contract research company in …

Derek Bonham, 50, was named deputy chairman of London‘s Hanson PLC, indicating that he may be the successor to Chairman Lord Hanson, 70. Bonham currently is also chief executive of the Anglo-American industrial-management concern.

George Conrades, 55, was named president and chief executive of Cambridge, MA-based Bolt Beranek & Newman Inc, a contract research company in computer, communications, and acoustics technologies. The former IBM senior vice president replaces Stephen R. Levy, 53, who remains chairman.

A.D. “Pete” Correll, 52, was named chairman of Atlanta-based Georgia-Pacific Corp. The current president and CEO of the company replaces T. Marshall Hahn Jr., 67. (See N.B. profile in this issue.)

Donald F. Craib Jr., 68, was named chairman and chief executive of Trans World Airlines in Mt. Kisco, NY. The former Allstate Insurance Group chairman and CEO replaces William R. Howard, 72, who resigned six months after taking the job.

GeorgeFisher, 53, was named chairman and chief executive of Eastman Kodak Co. The former Motorola CEO replaces Kay R. Whitmore, 61.

Richard S. Fuld Jr., 47, was named chief executive of New York‘s Lehman Brothers Inc., the investment banking unit of American Express Co. The move consolidates leadership at Lehman; Fuld is also the company’s president.

Christopher B. Galvin, 43, was named president and chief operating officer of Schaumburg, IL-based Motorola. The grandson of Motorola founder Paul Galvin, and son of Robert Galvin-who chaired the company for 26 years Galvin shares the CEO office with Gary Tooker, 54, who took over after CEO George Fisher left for Eastman Kodak.

Vincent A. Gierer Jr., 46, was named chairman and chief executive of UST Inc., a Greenwich, CT, maker of smokeless tobacco products. Also the company’s president, he replaces Louis F. Bantle, 65, who became chairman emeritus.

Michael Goldstein, 52, was named chief executive of Paramus, NJ-based Toys “R” Us. The former vice chairman succeeds Charles Lazarus, 70, who remains chairman. Former Vice Chairman Robert Nakasone, 46, was named president and chief operating officer.

James P. Halpin, 43, was named chief executive of Dallas-based CompUSA. The former president of the company replaces Nathan P. Morton, 44, chairman and chief executive, who was ousted by the computer retailer’s board. Giles H. Bateman was named chairman.

Christian W.E. Haub, 29, was named president and chief operating officer of Montvale, NJ-based Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. The youngest son of Erivan Haub the principal owner of Germany‘s Tengelmann Group-Haub succeeds James Wood, 64, who remains chairman and chief executive through April 30, 1998.

Franklin Hobbs, 46, was named chief executive of New York‘s Dillon, Read & Co. Formerly president and chief  operating officer, Hobbs replaces John P. Birkelund, 60, who will continue as chairman and chairman of the holding company, Dillon, Read Holding Inc.

Edmund Jensen, 56, was named president and chief executive of San Francisco-based Visa International. The former vice chairman and chief operating officer of Oregon-based U.S. Bancorp replace ousted Charles Russell, 63, who headed the credit card company for nearly a decade.

Kurt M. Landgraf, 47, was named president and chief executive of Wilmington, DE-based DuPont Merck Pharmaceutical Co. He replaces Joseph A. Mollica, 53, who was appointed to the post in 1991 when the company was formed as a joint venture between DuPont Co. and Merck & Co.

Loida Nicholas Lewis, 51, was named chairman of New York-based TLC Beatrice International Food after Jean S. Fugett Jr., 42, resigned as chairman and chief executive. Lewis is the widow of Fugett’s predecessor and half-brother, Reginald Lewis. Fugett will remain CEO until a successor is named.

Leo Mullin, 51, was named president and chief operating officer of First Chicago Corp., making him No. 2 behind Richard Thomas, 63, chairman and chief executive, who is expected to retire in two and a half years. Mullin is a former McKinsey & Co. consultant.

Richard C. Notebaert, 46, was named president and chief executive of Chicago-based Ameritech. The former Ameritech president, chief operating officer, and vice chairman replaces William L. Weiss, 64, who will remain chairman, as CEO.

John Sculley, 54, in October was named chairman and chief executive of Manhasset, NY-based Spectrum Information Technologies, which controls patents related to wireless computer transmissions. Sculley resigned last month in a dispute over accounting practices with Spectrum President Peter – T. Caserta, 54, whom he replaced as chairman and CEO.

John L. Zabriskie, 54, was named chairman and chief executive of diversified drugmaker Upjohn Co. in Kalamazoo, MI. The former Merck & Co. executive vice president replaces the late Theodore Cooper.

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