Jan 01, 1999 10:30 PM  By

Kim Myers is now the managing editor of Patagonia in Ventura, CA.

Eximious has named Jeff Parnell as CEO. Parnell had been vice president of marketing for the Overton’s catalog.

Hingham, MA-based cataloger/retailer Talbots has appointed Randy Richardson as senior vice president of information services. Richardson was previously senior vice president/chief information officer for Best Buy Co. in Minneapolis.

Menasha, WI-based Banta Book Group has promoted Robert R. Ronk to director of creativity and innovation. Also promoted was Tim McAdow, to catalog product marketing manager. And John F. Bergstrom, the former CEO of Neenah, WI-based Bergstrom Corp., was elected to the board of directors at Banta Book Group parent Banta Corp.

Robert Rubinowitz joined Farmingdale, NY-based Anchor Computer as the director of marketing. Rubinowitz previously worked as a marketing consultant.

Nancy Hensel has been promoted to senior vice president, general manager of The Popcorn Factory catalog. Hensel was formerly vice president of marketing and merchandising for the Colorado Springs, CO-based catalog.

Frenchtown, NJ-based Blue Fish Clothing has appointed Peter H. Meade to chief operating officer. Prior to joining the company, Meade worked for 20 years in the retail and wholesale apparel industry for such companies as Federated Specialty Stores and Lane Bryant.

Milford, NH-based PC Connection has hired Jeff Savastano as director of advertising services. Savastano brings to the company 17 years of experience in the printing and catalog industries.

San Jose, CA-based Hello Direct has appointed Ruth Grouell as vice president of organizational development. Grouell had previously served as a consultant with the cataloger.

Roska Direct has hired Rick Moore as president/chief operating officer. Moore will work with CEO Jon Roska. The company has also hired Jennifer Epps as account executive and Luz Morrow as accounting assistant.

New York advertising agency Marke Communications announced four staff additions: Henry Siegel, vice president, marketing and new business development; Mary Wilson, creative director, home businesses; and Bruce Macdonald and Kenneth Kuan, art directors.

Wisconsin Rapids, WI-based Consolidated Papers has promoted James E. Shewchuk to senior vice president, administration and Michael R. Mader to vice president.

Gould Paper Corp. has named Alex Comandini to the post of senior vice president of finance and administration. Comandini joins the New York-based paper company from S & H Citadel, where he oversaw the restructuring of two merged companies.

New York-based agency AGA Catalog Marketing & Design has announced two promotions: Jeff Insco to vice president of change and innovation, and Selene Fenton to director of creative services.