Michael Crincoli, ex-Delta Millennium, joins Franklin Electronic Publishers as N. American sales VP. Stephen Pollock promoted at Hoover to VP/consumer mktg., responsible for telemarketing, parts & service, outlet-mall operations and e-commerce. Chip Brown, ex-Strategic Growth, joins Sonance as COO. Edward DeGraan advances at Gillette to exec VP, global business mgmt., responsible for all consumer products, including Duracell batteries. Promotions at O'Sullivan Industries: Richard Davidson, pres./COO, adds CEO title; Thomas O'Sullivan to sr. VP/sales; Michael O'Sullivan to sr. VP/mktg; Phillip Pacey to sr. VP/CFO. Kenneth Linde advances at JBRO Batteries to consumer sales VP; Charles Pokonosky named OEM sales VP; John Brophy named LMF sales VP; Joan Rohrscheib joins as customer svc. mgr. Robert Pankratz, ex-AT&T and Sony, moves to Escient as Convergence Group sales VP. Matt Ailjala resigns as Xtant sales manager.
Joseph Azznara promoted at Cablevision to the new post of pres./N.Y. Metro Area, responsible for all regional cable, Internet and phone operations and the 41-store The Wiz retail subsidiary; Wiz pres. William Marginson resigns. Beth Simpson joins as mktg. & sales promotion dir. Kari Seward, ex-Good Guys, joins Tweeter Home Entertainment as video buyer, succeeding Alan Basjmajian, who advances to sr. mdsg. mgr., video. James Griffin, ex-Tripod Audio, named audio buyer, replacing Dave Malin, now sr. mdsg. mgr., audio. Alan Rimm-Kaufman advances at Crutchfield from mkt. research dir. to mktg. VP. Rich Christensen promoted at Best Buy to technology svcs. VP. Karen Chupka promoted at CEA to events & conferences VP, and retains responsibility for business & industry development. Evan Shubin advances to CES sales & mktg. VP. They assume former responsibilities of CES VP Robbi Lycett, who leaves but continues as a show consultant. Michael Petricone, technology policy dir., named VP. In other organizational changes, Glyn Finley, member relations VP, adds oversight of the Technical Education & Svcs. Dept., replacing Don Hatton, retiring. Jeff Joseph, communications & strategic relationships VP, to oversee integration of communications and non-trade show mktg. programs. Margaret Core, mktg. VP, adds organizational development and staff training responsibility. Gary Klein, government and legal affairs VP, given expanded gen. counsel role.