Claire’s Stores named Brian Doyle president/chief operating officer of Just Nikki, an apparel catalog for teenage girls and young women. Before joining Claire’s, he was vice president-marketing for J. Crew.
Macy’s by Mail appointed new members of its merchandising, marketing and operations teams: Juliet Jackson, control buyer, home; Marjorie Patella, control buyer, ready-to-wear; Jodi Sherman, buyer, sportswear; Constance Trollinger, buyer, men’s furnishings/accessories; Shawn Carter, buyer, sportswear; Judy Gelbert, buyer, women’s accessories; Nancy Cabrey, buyer, home furnishings; Brian Kresge, director of inventory control; Stephen Friedgood, senior production manager; Bilal Karriem, manager, database marketing; Arlene Bender, executive creative director; and Laura Sorrentino, human resources manager.
Susan Hardie returned to S&S Worldwide as senior merchandise manager for the cataloger’s arts and crafts division.
Flower cataloger Calyx & Corolla appointed Terry D’Auray vice president, marketing. She will be responsible for developing database marketing and circulation strategies.
PC Connection promoted Wayne Wilson to president/chief operating officer. His previous position was senior vice president/chief operating officer. And Mark Gavin joined the computer cataloger as vice president of finance/chief financial officer.
Outdoor apparel and equipment cataloger L.L. Bean promoted Fran Philip to vice president/general manager from director of the Home & Camp product division.
Conney Safety Products promoted Michael Stamn to president/chief operating officer. Also, Tim Higgins joined the business-to-business cataloger as director of sales, and Pete Sandys signed on as director of marketing.
Casual apparel cataloger Lands’ End named Gary R. Steuck vice president/managing director of Corporate Sales, the company’s business-to-business catalog.
Barry Erdos joined apparel cataloger/retailer J. Crew as chief operating officer. He was previously executive vice president/chief financial officer of retail chain Express, a division of The Limited.
Apparel cataloger/retailer The Talbots appointed Debbie Martin vice president, product development. She will be responsible for overall product development for all Talbots women’s businesses.
George McMahon was named vice president of marketing for The Sportsman’s Guide. Prior to joining the outdoor sportings goods cataloger, he served as vice president of corporate development for Abacus Direct.
Joseph Calabro has stepped down as CEO/president of Artistic Greetings. Stuart Komer, current chairman of the board of directors, has been named interim CEO/president of the stationery and personalized goods catalog.
Home furnishings catalog Ballard Designs named Margo Wyckoff senior vice president, merchandising administration. She was previously director of inventory for Coldwater Creek.
Fran Golub was named vice president of JAMI Marketing Services. She will maintain her responsibilities as director of all list management services.
Printer Banta Corp. announced several appointments: Donald Mayer to vice president of operations, packaging, and fulfillment; Robert Kreider to vice president of administration, book group; Mary McNevin to director of corporate training and development; Robert Michel to director of corporatehuman resources.List firm Rubin Response named Susie Levine credit manager and Tina Ellman assistant supervisor of operations, list management department.
The Lake Group list firm appointed Tim Barlow president, Pat Crystal senior vice president, and Eric Lake senior vice president, operations.
Consolidated Papers announced five promotions: John Gillen to vice president, publication sales; C.G. Mortell to vice president, national accounts; Kevin Mullen to vice president, merchant sales; Arden Lyles to merchant sales manager-southeast; Dennis Field to merchant sales manager-northeast.
David Guarnieri joined Estee List Services as list manager.
Catalog consultant Tanya Hansel formed Hansel Group Marketing, specializing in consulting for startups and small businesses.
PCS Mailing List Co. promoted Kevin Doble to technology services manager and hired Rob Boshar as customer services/sales representative.
Jennifer White has joined direct marketing firm Grizzard. Most recently, she worked at the American Cancer Society’s national home office.
Bill Gudelman joined SK&A Information Services as pharmaceutical industry account manager. He was previously with Bristol-Meyers Squibb.
Ovation added four to its staff: Laurie Buckelew-Cacace as copywriter/creative director, Jon Gaustad in the prepress department, Mary Kay Wolf as account executive and marketing specialist, and Barry Stahl as head of the inhouse photo studio.
General Litho Services named Nort Permuth its manufacturing manager. And Peggy Peterson joined the company as a payroll/human resources specialist.
MB Paper appointed Dave MacDonald general manager of its Alberni Specialties paper mill on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
Cooperative database Abacus Direct announced a number of hires and promotions. Karen Peck was promoted to vice president, special member services; Cindi Gallucci to associate director, corporate communications; Steven Marchese to senior coordinator, corporate communications; Teresa Garrett to manager, training and development; Rob Yetter to production manager, new market development; Rob Hill to associate manager, retail production services; Scott Setera to manager, virtual data support; Mike Mitchell to product manager, prospecting services; Darrell Brandt to senior production specialist; Barbara Madden to associate director, facilities; Kim Murdock to research account executive; Jeff Kamholz to director, retail client acquisition; Scott Dewhurst to manager, data acquisition; Shauna Morgan to data acquisition coordinator; and Danita Koehler to production specialist, new markets. Jennifer Horne and Margaret Smith have been hired as production specialists; Michael Lund, Kelly Goetz, and Dawn Stacy as production coordinators; Tina Silver as payroll/HRIS specialist; Sibyl Masteller as credit support; Brenda Garcia as database management coordinator; Julie Hock-Noble as data acquisition coordinator; Laure Levin and Susan Sontag as managers, national field accounts; Debbie Kemmerzell as coordinator, client services; Brian Haley and Rick Ragusa as directors, retail targeting services; Nancy Ferracci as manager, retail targeting services; Emily Yanase-Mori, Paul Baker, and Laura Snyder as accounting support; Julianne O’Brien as research account executive; Heidi Seibert as research product specialist; Cheryl Curtis as research account coordinator; Kevin Lavarnway as facilities specialist; Michelle Henson as recruiting specialist; and Denise LeBrun as production specialist.
Millstar Electronic Publishing Group named Mark Schulz chief operating officer. He was most recently chief operating officer/president of Adaptive Strategies.
Nykamp Consulting Group announced two additions to its staff: Dale Crome as senior consultant and Randy Taylor as consultant. Crome was previously technical director of Naviant Technology Solutions; Taylor had been account supervisor with Epsilon.
CMG Direct named Bob MacInnis its chief technology officer. MacInnis had held that position with Holland Mark Martin Edmund and The Production Co.
Service bureau Donnic Data appointed Mark Decker as vice president of business development. He will lead and coordinate the company’s sales, marketing and customer service operations.
Linda Souders and Stefan Engst formed Souders Engst Design, a San Francisco design studio focused on direct mail catalogs in April.