Bernstock to head Campbell Soup

On the moveClientsCampbell Soup has named a replacement for departed company head David Clark, who takes over as publisher of The Globe and Mail on Oct. 26.Bob Bernstock becomes president and chief executive officer of Campbell on Oct. 23.Bernstock, 41, was...

On the move


Campbell Soup has named a replacement for departed company head David Clark, who takes over as publisher of The Globe and Mail on Oct. 26.

Bob Bernstock becomes president and chief executive officer of Campbell on Oct. 23.

Bernstock, 41, was formerly head of Campbell’s u.s. soup division in Camden, n.j.

- Colgate-Palmolive Canada has moved to cut its research costs by laying off its director of market research, Judi Smith, effective Sept 17.

Smith, who is serving as second vice-chairperson on the board of directors of the Canadian Advertising Research Foundation, is a well-known member of the research community in Canada.

She spent about 20 years with Javex Manufacturing Canada, most recently as head of market research, before joining Colgate-Palmolive in 1990 when Colgate bought Javex.

Mike Krueger, Colgate’s vice-president of human resources, says Smith was let go because Toronto-based Colgate-Palmolive plans to increase its reliance on independent research suppliers in lieu of handling the work internally.

- Dell Computer has appointed Harvey M. Coleman as president.

Coleman was previously an executive with the Olivetti Group, working for the firm in Europe and Canada. At one point, he served as president and chief executive officer of Olivetti Canada.

Out-going president Bruce Sinclair was recently named as Dell’s vice-president, North Europe, responsible for nine countries including Canada.

- Norbord Industries of Toronto has appointed Charles Gordon as director of corporate communications.

Gordon, who was previously manager of corporate communications, will be responsible for Norbord’s corporate communications activities, planning internal and external communications programs and strategic planning and support.

Norbord, a wholly owned subsidiary of Noranda Forest, is an international manufacturer, marketer and distributor of wood products.

- LMG Reliance has named Gordon Wright as marketing manager, consumer products.

Winnipeg-based Reliance is a major marketer of camping and leisure products.

- u.k.-based Whitbread has named Colin Stacey as chief executive officer of its North American steak and seafood restaurant operation, The Keg.

Stacey, who has spent 30 years in the restaurant industry, joined Whitbread in 1971 and has worked on such company restaurant chains as Trophy Taverns and Beefeater Restaurants, both of the u.k.

- Fuse manufacturer Gould Shawmut has named Lew Silecky as marketing services supervisor.

Silecky, who will be based in the company’s Toronto office, will be responsible for applications engineering, advertising and promotion and all aspects of the marketing service support.

Before joining Gould, Silecky worked in sales, marketing and applications engineering with electrical manufacturers such as Furnas Electric and Omron Canada.


R. Brian Rivers is the new senior account manager at Weaver Tanner & Miller.

Rivers has been in the business for 15 years most recently as executive vice-president of Saatchi & Saatchi affiliate Campbell-Mithun-Esty.

He has also worked at: Saatchi & Saatchi; Needham Harper; Hayhurst; Foster, and Leo Burnett for clients such as Chrysler, Kimberly-Clark, Maytag, Nissan, Xerox and 3M.

- Robert Mitchell has been named president of Windrim Kleyn & Lim Communications of Victoria, b.c.

Mitchell will also be partner in the full-service agency with chief executive officer Maureen Kleyn.

He spent 10 years in book publishing before entering the advertising industry in 1980.

In 1986 he started his own shop, Robert Mitchell & Associates in Vancouver with clients such as Vancouver Opera, Federal Business Development Bank and B.C. Central Credit Union.

- Ambrose Carr Linton Kelly of Toronto has made three new additions to its account staff.

Elizabeth (Biz) Storms recently signed on as account supervisor for the Harvey’s business.

Storms was most recently with MacLaren:Lintas and before that with J. Walter Thompson.

Jeff Plowman, previously with The Case for Advertising, has taken on the job of account executive for Harvey’s and tsn.

Lael O’Brien comes from Camp Associates as the new account executive for The Toronto Sun and Blue Cross.

- Victoria Ollers has joined the corporate communications department of Toronto’s Advance Planning & Communications as vice-president.

Ollers was most recently director of special projects with Media Profile.

- Maureen Kelly Juniper has been named vice-president of Harbinger Communications of Toronto.

Juniper, most recently with Continental PIR, has spent the last 12 years working with clients in various industries including consumer products, travel and tourism, food and beverage, high-tech, financial services and transportation.

- Ron Thompson recently signed on as senior copywriter at Miller Myers Bruce DallaCosta, Toronto.

Thompson has been in the business for more than 10 years, the last seven at Vickers & Benson writing for clients such as McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada, Amstel Brewery and The Bay.

At mmbd, he will be putting pen to paper for Ault Foods, Canadian Gas Association, London Life, Mediacom, Cartier Wines, ExperComp Services, Sony and Subaru.

- Thomas Howlett has joined Toronto communications and design shop Bulldog Communications as studio director.

Howlett recently left Communique, Toronto where he was director of production.


J. Bruce Pearson has been appointed chairman of the board at The Blackburn Group, which has its headquarters in London, Ont.

Pearson joined the board in 1982 and became deputy chairman in 1987.

He is a former management consultant, assistant professor of business administration at the University of Western Ontario, in London, and lecturer at Northwestern University in Chicago.

- David Woods is the new executive vice-president of Mediacom.

Woods has been with Mediacom 10 years, most recently as senior vice-president of sales. He has also served as the company’s chief financial officer.

In his new job, Woods takes responsibility for all financial and administrative duties within the company, and all operations for Mediacom’s central, western and production divisions.

- CKND-TV in Winnipeg has a new director of marketing.

Rick Hetherington will assume overall responsibility for all aspects of marketing for the station.

Hetherington has been in the tv industry for 16 years in sales and management positions.

The new post of director of marketing incorporates the general sales manager’s job held since 1989 by Stan Schmidt.

Schmidt has been promoted to the newly created position of director of marketing for the two stv stations in Saskatchewan.

CKND is a member of the CanWest Global System.