Horwood named v-p at Northern Telecom

On the moveClients:Northern Telecom Canada has tapped Adrian Horwood as its new vice-president, marketing and sales support.The post was previously occupied by Alan Lytle, who held the title of vice-president of marketing. Lytle has transferred to Northern Telecom's Asia-Pacific division as...

On the move

Clients:

Northern Telecom Canada has tapped Adrian Horwood as its new vice-president, marketing and sales support.

The post was previously occupied by Alan Lytle, who held the title of vice-president of marketing. Lytle has transferred to Northern Telecom’s Asia-Pacific division as vice-president of marketing, based in Hong Kong.

Previously Horwood was assistant vice-president, strategic development.

- The United Way has announced two new appointments.

Elvia Picco, formerly a principal with event planning consultancy Elvia Picco & Associates, has been tapped as special events manager for United Way of Greater Toronto.

And Marilyn Michener, formerly director of development at Corporation of Roy Thomson Hall of Toronto, has been named promotions and special events manager for The United Ways of Ontario.

Agencies:

On Sept. 2, Peter Mills was elected chairman and chief executive officer of Ross Roy Group.

Mills joined Ross Roy as president and ceo last month after leaving BBDO North America where he had held the post of president and coo since 1991.

He was president and ceo of Toronto-based Comcore/BBDO from 1986-91 and the driving force behind the bbdo acquisition of McKim Advertising through Baker Lovick in January 1992.

- Rob Whittle has been promoted to executive vice-president of Vancouver-based Palmer Jarvis Advertising.

Whittle, previously senior vice-president, Strategic Planning, will now also be responsible for the overall direction of the agency.

- Kenneth MacAlpine has joined MacKenzie Andrew Communications of Montreal as senior account director, responsible for new business development and pharmaceutical clients.

MacAlpine was most recently at McBride Advertising, Montreal as account services director responsible for the agency’s pharmaceutical division.

- Howard Williamson has been named vice-president and general manager of the Ottawa office of Continental PIR Communications.

Previously Williamson ran his own public affairs firm.

He is former chief of staff to the mayor of Ottawa and manager of media relations for the opposition leader’s office at Queen’s Park.

- John Sadler has been appointed vice-president at Burson-Marsteller, Toronto.

Before joining the public relations firm in 1991, Sadler was in Ottawa as director of policy and communications for the Office of Privatization and Regulatory Affairs, and before that as special assistant to several cabinet ministers.

Media:

Robert Grainger has joined Outdoor Canada, The Sportsmen’s Shows as vice-president, Show Division.

Grainger brings 12 years of related experience to the post. Most recently, he managed a large Canadian high-tech show.

- In Montreal, Jean Durocher has been named vice-president, sales and marketing, with Quebec broadcaster Tele-Metropole.

Durocher replaces Guy Crevier who was named to replace Mario Bertrand as Tele-Metropole’s president and chief executive officer. Bertrand, who recently announced his resignation, is rumored to be a candidate for the leadership of the Quebec Liberal party.

Durocher joined Tele-Metropole in 1992 as director of commercial development and was promoted to general manager of TVA Television Network sales 11 months later.

- Ildiko Marshall has been promoted to associate publisher of Outdoor Canada magazine, published by the Canadian National Sportsmen’s Shows.

Marshall joined the company last November as director of advertising sales and marketing.

Before Outdoor Canada, Marshall ran her own marketing and sales consulting company and has held senior management positions with Influence magazine, Wardair magazine, and cosmetic companies, Clinique and Yardley.