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GM's McCall named manager public relationsClients:David B. McCall, a General Motors of Canada employee for more than 20 years, has been named GM Canada's manager of product public relations.McCall's principal responsibility is as liaison with the media, providing information on passenger...

GM’s McCall named manager public relations


David B. McCall, a General Motors of Canada employee for more than 20 years, has been named GM Canada’s manager of product public relations.

McCall’s principal responsibility is as liaison with the media, providing information on passenger cars, trucks and vans from gm, Saturn, Saab and Isuzu.

He was most recently Ontario East sales zone manager.

- As part of its recent restructuring, Cantel has announced three appointments.

David B. Parkes, most recently president of Cantel Ontario, has been named executive vice-president, sales and customer care.

In his new post, Parkes, who has been with Cantel since 1984, is responsible for national sales, customer service and distribution.

Michael E. Mullagh, president of Cantel West since 1992, has been named executive vice-president, marketing and technology. Mullagh’s responsibilities include marketing, product development, engineering, network operations and information technology.

Simon P. Dean, previously president and chief executive officer of Rogers Retail, has been appointed executive vice-president of Cantel’s non-cellular businesses: paging, personal communications services and data.

- QMS Canada has named Edmund Yeung as national marketing manager for products sold through reseller channels.

qms distributes a wide range of non-impact printer systems.

From 1990 until shortly before his appointment, Yeung was a product manager with Matsushita Electric of Canada, responsible for marketing the firm’s Panasonic notebook computer line.

Before that, he was sales and marketing manager with Datapoint, a networking products company.

- Herman Miller Canada has announced a trio of employee appointments.

Lisa Kelly, formerly of Steelcase Canada, has been named marketing program manager, Canada.

Kelly, who will be based in Toronto, has also held marketing posts with Memorex Canada and POI Business Interiors.

Elizabeth Ann Hoadley has been appointed worldwide corporate account manager, based in Montreal.

And Maria Fernandes has been named market manager, Montreal.

- Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall has named Francine Collette as its new vice-president of sales and marketing.

Collette, who started in new job this summer, previously spent five years as marketing and communications director with the Vancouver Symphony.

The McGill University mba graduate has also held a marketing post with a Vancouver financial institution, and worked for two years as an independent marketing consultant.


Louise Boucher, a former producer of television commercials, brings 22 years of advertising experience to her new role as president, chief executive officer and partner of new Montreal agency Quad Communications/Marketing.

Also part of the new company are Louise Gaudet, general manager and partner; Manon Lacasse, head media buyer; Michel Bergeron, creative director; Raymonde Royale, account supervisor; Paul Lacoursiere, account supervisor, and Roger St-Aubin, manager, planogram department.

- Christopher Ryall has joined Melaine Communications Group of Toronto as public relations manager with responsibility for the United States Travel and Tourism Administration, the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism, the island of Montserrat and Canada 3000 Airlines accounts.

Ryall previously handled marketing in Eastern Canada for the Macau Tourist Information Bureau and was public relations manager for the Australian Tourist Commission


There is another Geoffrey at Saturday Night.

This one is Geoffrey Dawe, new associate publisher and advertising sales director who took over at the venerable magazine Oct. 12.

Dawe, who will work with Saturday Night Publisher Jeffrey Shearer, has operated his own business for the last eight years. Called Magazine Network, the business was a rep house for a dozen vertical and regional magazines.

Dawe says the only magazine he would leave his business for is Saturday Night, calling it the best in Canada.

Magazine Network will continue to operate, but under a restructured setup so Dawe can focus his entire effort on Saturday Night.

Shearer says Dawe’s entrepreneurial approach to sales management is just what the new Saturday Night needs.

- There has been some executive restructuring at Unitel Communications.

George Harvey has been named chairman of the board of Unitel.

Replacing Harvey as president and chief executived officer is Stanley Lacks Jr. Lacks joins Unitel in November from at&t, where he is vice-president of consumer long-distance.

Richard Stursberg, who left the federal government to join Unitel, becomes executive vice-president, strategic planning and external relations. Stursberg was formerly senior vice-president.

Ted Rogers, who steps down as Unitel’s chairman but remains on its board, says it is imperative Unitel strengthens its management structure in its battle with phone companies many times its size.

- Don Brinton is the new chairman of the board of AltaWest Television, a wholly owned subsidiary of CanWest Global Communications.

Brinton was the former deputy chairman of CanWest, and president of CanWest Broadcasting and CanWest Pacific Television.

He was also president of cknd-tv in Winnipeg and the stv stations in Saskatchewan.

- Direct Effect has moved its offices to 2222 Grand Ravine Drive, Oakville, Ont. The customer loyalty and value-added program specialist’s phone number is (905) 844-0104.

- There have been two new appointments at The CTV Television Network.

Guy Bonnell has become the director of sports sales and marketing, and David Ballingall takes over as marketing manager, news.

Bonnell, former director of sports sales, will be responsible for all sales and marketing activities for the 1994 Winter Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway.

ctv has those Games broadcast rights.

Ballingall, most recently at Nestle Canada where he was brand manager of the frozen food group, has a background in packaged goods. He will be responsible for the planning and execution of all marketing for CTV News, Canada AM, W5 With Eric Malling and Question Period.