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Tambrands appoints LaBontyOn nov. 8., Tambrands Canada named Jim LaBonty Jr. as its new general manager.LaBonty replaces Patrick Borg, who vacated the post earlier this month to become general manager of Maybelline Canada.LaBonty joins Tambrands Canada from parent Tambrands in the...

Tambrands appoints LaBonty

On nov. 8., Tambrands Canada named Jim LaBonty Jr. as its new general manager.

LaBonty replaces Patrick Borg, who vacated the post earlier this month to become general manager of Maybelline Canada.

LaBonty joins Tambrands Canada from parent Tambrands in the u.s., where he was western division sales manager.

He will report to Charles Chapman, president of Tambrands North America.

In other news, Barbara Martin-Santini, formerly senior marketing manager, has left the company.

Martin-Santini was unavailable for comment.

Bruce Garren, a company spokesperson with Tambrands south of the border, declined comment until a later date.

- Shoppers Drug Mart, based in Toronto, has named Stephen J. Langford to the new post of senior vice-president of merchandising.

Langford comes to Shoppers from Calgary-based Westfair Foods, a division of Loblaw Companies, where he was vice-president, institutional, responsible for food service and cash-and-carry sales.

In his new position, Langford, who has been appointed a member of the company’s board of directors, will be responsible for corporate merchandising on all national brands. As well, he will direct the company’s research and planning.

- Telezone has appointed Kirk Hamilton as director, strategic planning and development.

Hamilton’s role will be to develop and implement the marketing strategies Toronto-based Telezone will need to launch its personal cordless telephone service (pcts) in 1994.

Previously, Hamilton was pcts business development manager with Bell Mobility and Mobility Canada.

He has also worked in marketing at GE Canada.

- Staedtler-Mars of Etobicoke, Ont., which makes drafting and writing instruments, has named Jim Tereschuk as sales manager of its new Elysee division.

Parent company Staedtler-Mars of Germany purchased Elysee, a manufacturer of high-end pens, in 1991. In Canada, Staedtler took over distribution of Elysee’s product line in September.

Tereschuk brings to Elysee a wealth of experience in the luxury pen industry. He spent four years as national marketing manager for Watt and Wallace, the distributor of A.T. Cross pens in Canada.

And during a 12-year career with Henry Birks & Sons, he spent seven years as head office buyer for gifts and fine writing instruments.