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Jun 01, 2003 9:30 PM  By

New York-based manufacturer/marketer Sure Fit Slipcovers appointed Marty Moskowitz merchandise director. Moskowitz was previously vice president of product development at Saks Fifth Avenue. He will act as a liaison between the sales team and the merchandising/design team, as well as develop new product categories to be incorporated into Sure Fit’s catalog.

Carl Wolf was named chairman of Cedar Knolls, NJ-based MediaBay, the parent company of the Radio Spirits catalog. Wolf was named co-chairman of the audiotape producer/marketer in November 2002; he succeeds Norton Herrick as chairman. Apparel and home goods cataloger Blair Corp. has named Craig Johnson, an incumbent director, its new chairman of the board. The Warren, PA-based mailer also named Michael Schuler as a new director of the board. Johnson, a former managing director/partner of Philadelphia-based investment banking company Glenthorne Capital, now serves as advisory director for Glenthorne. Schuler is president/CEO of Donerail Investments, a private investment partnership targeting acquisitions of companies primarily in manufacturing and distribution in western New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. Blair also announced the retirements of board members David Blair, Robert Blair, Kent Sivillo, and Blair Smoulder. Robert Blair and Smoulder served on the board for 41 and 17 years respectively and previously retired from active management with the company. Sivillo is retiring as an employee after 30 years with Blair; David Blair, who has served as a director for 15 years, will remain an employee of the company.

Military and outdoor supplies cataloger/retailer U.S. Cavalry appointed Wayne Weisler, Patrick Garvey, and James Leonard to its board of directors. Garvey will serve as chairman, Weisler as CEO, Leonard as financial officer/vice president, and Teresita Juanitez as treasurer. Randall Acton, the founder of the Radcliff, KY-based company, will continue to serve as a director/president. The board also named R. Terry Bennett, of Skeeters, Bennett & Wilson in Radcliff, its outside counsel.

Melville, NY-based medical and dental supplies cataloger Henry Schein appointed Louis Sullivan, M.D., to its board of directors. Sullivan, who served as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services from 1989 to 1993, is the founding dean/director/president emeritus of the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta.

Watsonville, CA-based boating supplies cataloger/retailer West Marine appointed Eric Nelson senior vice president and chief financial officer. Nelson, previously vice president of finance, succeeds Russell Solt. Solt will assume a part-time position as director of investor relations.

New Britain, CT-based Moore Medical Corp. has hired several executives. Tim Kardish was named vice president of marketing and sales for the public sector, occupational health, and EMS markets; he was previously head of sales at X-Rite. Previously president of, Geoff Boytos was named vice president, direct marketing and customer relationship management for Moore. And Robin Cerrati, previously president/owner of RJ Resources Consulting, is now vice president, human resources for the medical supplies marketer.

Danbury, CT-based list management/brokerage firm Statlistics appointed Kayle Plotkin a vice president. Plotkin, previously a vice president at Edith Roman & Associates, will be responsible for new business acquisition.

Greenwich, CT-based outsourced fulfillment and customer care provider NewRoads appointed Pete Sinisgalli president/CEO. Sinisgalli, previously president/CEO of CheckFree Corp., will provide NewRoads with leadership in strategic planning and corporate development as well as oversee the company’s operational, organizational, and financial plans.

Peterborough, NH-based list company Millard Group has appointed Mary Ellen McGarry as account director in list management. McGarry was previously an executive at business solutions provider Experian. Millard Group also promoted Linda West from account manager to director in the list brokerage division, and Jennifer Boyd from assistant account manager to Rodale account manager in the list management division.

List firm Singer Direct announced two promotions. Kerry Richardson was promoted from senior account executive to director of online media. Richardson will be responsible for managing top-level accounts and supervising account executives. In addition, Singer Direct’s former account executive Anne Cunningham is now a senior account executive in the managment division of the company.

Kansas City, MO-based envelope manufacturer Tension Envelope promoted Dan Dubrava from sales representative to manager-international. He will be responsible for increasing international sales and use of the company’s patented envelope products.

Chicago-based marketing service agency Ambrosi named Craig Olson vice president/director of account services for the Chicago office. Olson, who was previously account director at Publicis Mid-America, will be responsible for leading Ambrosi’s Midwest account teams.

New York-based list broker/manager Adrea Rubin Marketing appointed Jennifer Levin new business development coordinator. She will assist management and brokerage teams with proposals and client services and work on specific brokerage accounts. Levin was previously an analyst at Direct Media.

San Diego-based marketing services provider Claritas appointed Jim Laiderman vice president of customer and locational research of Integras, its newly formed analytical services division. Laiderman was previously the publisher of Target Marketplace, a quarterly publication aimed at target marketing professionals.

Steve Trollinger, senior vice president, client marketing at Shawnee Mission, KS-based J. Schmid & Associates, was named 2003 Kansas City Young Direct Marketer of the Year by the Kansas City Direct Marketing Association. Trollinger was honored for his direct marketing savvy, his leadership role with the KCDMA and work with the KCDMA Educational Foundation, and his participation in the DMA nationally.

ALC Data Management in Princeton, NJ, has named Ted Lavoie analytical services manager. Lavoie, who previously worked at Paradysz Matera, will develop inititives in the company’s data acquisition division.

New York-based color management services provider Integrated Color Solutions has appointed Kevin Burke director of West Coast sales. Burke, previously OEM business development manager for Global Graphics Software, will be responsible for sales in the U.S. and Canada.

St. Petersburg, FL-based direct marketer HSN has named Frank Han executive vice president/ general manager,, Richard Ogawa vice president of merchandising, and Scott Sanborn vice president of marketing and its online unit. Han was cofounder of eToys, while Ogawa was the president/founder of consultancy REcommerce Group, and Sanborn was a vice president at

Aurora, NE-based teleservices company Hamilton Telecommunications appointed Joe Schulman vice president of sales for its contact center division. Schulman, who will be responsible for client acquisition and retention, was previously senior vice president of Future Call in Colorado Springs, CO.

Menasha, WI-based printing and supply-chain management provider Banta Corp. announced the death of Donald Huston, the company’s director of research and engineering from 1938 to 2003.

Greenville, WI-based School Specialty, a multititle business-to-business cataloger of educational products, has appointed Robert E. Puissant to the newly created position of executive vice president of strategy and business development. Puissant has held executive management positions with such firms as Novell, Wisconsin Energy Group, and Ameritech Corp.

Merkle Direct Marketing, a Lanham, MD-based database marketing services provider, has tapped Dan Wells to be vice president of business development of its new Catalog Retail Services Group, a business unit to support the catalog and retail vertical markets. Wells has nearly 20 years of experience in direct marketing management.

Minneapolis marketing agency D.trio Marketing Group has named Sheryl Doyle as vice president. Doyle, who was most recently a product manager with Metris Cos., will manage client relationships for the firm.

Atlanta-based product information management and cross-media publishing solutions provider Stibo Catalog (formerly The Stibo Group) has announced two key appointments to its North American management team. Tim Phillips was named vice president — sales, North America, and Charlie Lawhorn was appointed vice president, business development.

Omaha, NE-based business/consumer information products and database marketing services provider infoUSA appointed Dennis Walker and Richard Borda to its board of directors. Walker is currently president/CEO of Jet Linx Aviation. Borda was, until his retirement in 1990, vice chairman/chief financial officer of National Life Insurance Company, and CEO of Sentinel Group Funds. InfoUSA also announced the resignation of Bob Kerrey from its board of directors due to his responsibilities as president of New School University.

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