people news

Jan 01, 2001 10:30 PM  By

Merrimack, NH-based cataloger PC Connection announced two promotions in its distribution center: Tom Dumais to director of shipping and receiving and Clif Flemister to director of technical services and returns processing.

Programmer’s Paradise, a Shrewsbury, NJ-based cataloger of software tools for technology professionals, announced the appointment of John J. LoRe as the company’s chief information officer/vice president of information technology. LoRe was most recently chief information officer at Best Manufacturing.

Multichannel hockey equipment marketer, based in Rollinsford, NH, named professional hockey player Ray Bourque as its newest equity partner and board member. Bourque has been with the NHL since 1979.

Outdoor apparel manufacturer/cataloger Woolrich announced the appointment of former Orvis catalog creative director Tim Joseph to catalog director of the Woolrich, PA-based company.

Ed Coleman has joined the catalog division of Washington-based National Geographic Enterprises as vice president/ general manager. Coleman was previously with Honey Baked Ham Co., Eximious, and Sears.

Weehawken, NJ-based multititle mailer Hanover Direct announced the appointment of Eloy Michotte to its board of directors. Michotte is a member of the executive committee of Compagnie Financiere Richemont AG as well as a director of Richemont SA.

Retailer/cataloger Jos. A. Bank Clothiers hired Gary Merry as chief information officer. Merry was formerly with First American Information Services. The Hampstead, MD-based men’s apparel marketer also named Jerry DeBoer senior vice president of marketing. DeBoer was formerly with Parisian, a division of Saks, in charge of men’s clothing and furnishings.

Mt. Laurel, NJ-based Roosevelt Paper Co. has made three appointments to its sales staff. Jim Abram and Anthony Evans have joined the company’s outside sales staff and are based in Chicago. And Kristene Ehme has joined the inside sales staff and is based in the company’s Richwood, KY, facility.

Downers Grove, IL-based Spiegel Group announced the appointment of Melissa Payner to its board of directors. Payner, who joined Spiegel in 1997, is currently senior vice president for the company.

Seattle-based direct marketer Photoworks has named Howard Lee its new CEO. Prior to joining Photoworks, Lee was senior vice president of Disney Direct and had been an executive with multititle catalogery Hanover Direct. Former Photoworks CEO/president Gary Christophersen will stay with the company as active chairman.

Laurie Beja Miller has been promoted from senior vice president/general manager to executive vice president of Disney Store and Disney Direct Marketing. Before joining Burbank, CA-based Disney in 1995, Miller was employed by Spiegel.

Cataloger/retailer Eddie Bauer of Redmond, WA, hired two apparel division executives. Jarlath Mellett, formerly executive vice president/design director for Brooks Brothers, joins Eddie Bauer as senior vice president, design and product development. And Stephen Donnelly is now vice president, general merchandise manager for men’s apparel. He was most recently senior vice president of merchandising, planning, and distribution for A/X Armani Exchange.

South St. Paul, MN-based cataloger The Sportsman’s Guide has named Douglas E. Johnson vice president of marketing. Johnson was employed by Fingerhut Corp. for the past 18 years, most recently as director of customer list marketing.

Danbury, CT-based list company Statlistics has hired four employees: Tim Murphy, senior account executive in brokerage; Kim Wiede, senior account executive in management; Marge Fernbach, senior account executive in management; and McLain Granger in accounting.

The Millard Group announces several new appointments and promotions in its New Hampshire and Connecticut offices. In Peterborough, NH, Tom Rocco, vice president in charge of marketing, will also be the head of Millard Interactive; Audrey Wallis and Steve Perkins are now directors in the list management division; Chris Morgan and Michael Heaney were promoted to vice presidents of sales; Lisa Williams is now an account manager with the list brokerage division; and Bob Lumpford was hired as account manager. In its Darien, CT-based office, Millard has hired Larry Poin a former developer of the Canadian list market, as an account manager in the company’s brokerage division.

List Services Corp. in Bethel, CT, has appointed Barry Donnells executive vice president/general manager. Previously, Donnells was with Torstar Publications and R.L. Polk & Co.

List firm Direct Media in Greenwich, CT, has appointed David Gaudreau to the position of vice president, brokerage division. In this newly created position, Gaudreau will provide brokerage services to existing Direct Media clients, as well as focusing on new business development. Previously, Gaudreau worked as list sales manager for Boardroom.

Business-to-business direct marketer New England Business Service (NEBS) of Groton, MA, announced the addition of William T. End to its board of directors. End is chairman/CEO of Cornerstone Brands and was previously with catalogers Lands’ End and L.L. Bean.

Andrea McKenna has been appointed senior vice president of marketing and catalog development for Hingham, MA-based women’s apparel cataloger/retailer Talbots. McKenna was most recently senior vice president at Boston advertising agency Hill, Holliday, Connors, and Cosmopulos.

Port Washington, NY-based computer and industrial supplies manufacturer/cataloger Systemax announced the hire of Robert H. Rose as vice president/general manager of its Midwest Micro subsidiary. Most recently, Rose was vice president/general manager of operations at Wyle Systems, an industrial distributor and contract manufacturer.