On The Move – O’Neill to head Campbell Canada

Clients:Six months after losing its top executive in an employee shuffle initiated by parent Campbell Soup in the u.s., Campbell Soup Canada has named a new president.Daniel J. O'Neill takes over the helm of the Toronto-based firm, effective Feb. 1.A Canadian...


Six months after losing its top executive in an employee shuffle initiated by parent Campbell Soup in the u.s., Campbell Soup Canada has named a new president.

Daniel J. O’Neill takes over the helm of the Toronto-based firm, effective Feb. 1.

A Canadian who hails from Ottawa, O’Neill, 41, began his marketing career at Colgate-Palmolive.

In 1981, he joined S. C. Johnson, where he progressed through the ranks, working in Canada, Brazil, Venezuela and the u.s.

In June 1993, O’Neill was posted to Paris, where he took over responsibility for S. C. Johnson’s business in France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium and the Netherlands.

In June 1993, Campbell Canada’s most recent president, Bob Bernstock, was reassigned to the u.s. as president – international soup.

- Ford Motor Company of Canada has tapped Mark Hutchings, a u.s. citizen, as its new president and chief executive officer.

Hutchins, 48, was previously executive director, marketing strategies for Ford in the u.s.

Ford Canada’s outgoing president is James O’Conner, also a u.s. citizen. O’Conner is returning to his native soil, and a job promotion, as executive director, North American marketing operations and plans.

O’Conner will also head up North American export sales and marketing strategies for the Dearborn, Mich.-based automaker.

- Harvey’s Restaurants has named Gail Walker, a former Procter & Gamble marketing manager, to fill its top marketing post.

Harvey’s has been on the hunt for a new director of marketing since parting ways with Graham Petersen late last fall.

Walker, who has an mba from York University in Toronto, began her new job Jan. 4.

She spent the last 10 years with p&g, most recently as manager of food and beverage products. But she was laid off in Sept. when the company axed a number of employees in a highly publicized downsizing effort.

Before earning her mba and joining p&g, Walker worked as a sales manager with Eaton’s and a product manager with Timex Canada.

- Wynn’s Canada has promoted Francis Hong, bsc, cma, to the newly created position of vice-president, sales and marketing.

A 16-year veteran of Wynn’s, Hong was previously director of operations.

Wynn’s Canada is a subsidiary of Azusa, Calif.-based Wynn Oil of Azusa, a leading supplier of automotive and industrial chemicals and equipment.

- Mercury Marine of Mississauga, Ont. has appointed Geoff Kilburn to the post of sales promotion manager.

Most recently, Kilburn, who has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Ontario in London, was promotions manager and event director for the GM Pro Bass circuit, operated by the Master Angler Group.

- Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario has named Niki Guner to fill the newly created position of manager, corporate and marketing services.

Her responsibilities will include developing and managing long-term relationships with the corporate sector.

For the last two years, Guner has served as Heart and Stroke’s manager, communications.


Jocelyn Robert has joined Cundari Group in Toronto as president.

Aldo Cundari has taken the title of agency chairman.

Robert is former president of Comcore Direct, now BBDO Response. He left that post early last year.

- Elly Miller Mostov, creative group head at Saatchi & Saatchi in Toronto, has added vice-president to her business cards.

Miller Mostov joined the agency in 1991 and is responsible for creative on all Procter & Gamble brands and Mexico Tourism.


- Terry Coles has taken over as interim president of ytv.

Coles, a member of ytv’s board of directors, has been seconded from CUC Broadcasting until a permanent president is found. His position at cuc is senior vice-president, special projects.

Kevin Shea resigned as the Toronto-based cable service’s president Dec. 31.

- The new associate publisher and general manager at Roll Magazines is Ian Marchant.

Marchant was the director of circulation and distribution at iMPACT, the new music and lifestyle magazine and one of Roll Magazines’ titles.

In his new job, Marchant will oversee the day-to-day running of Roll Magazines and iMPACT.

Both company and magazine are owned by rock and roll entrepreneur and political pollster Allan Gregg.

- VRH Communications of Vancouver has tapped Stu Cousins as its new media director, effective Jan. 17.

Cousins joins vrh from Saatchi & Saatchi of Toronto, where he was group media director.

In his new post, he replaces vrh’s previous media director, Karla Haraga, who has joined Canada-Wide Magazines of Burnaby, b.c. as sales development manager.

- Canada-Wide Magazines has appointed Dayna Lozowchuk as production sales co-ordinator, effective Jan. 5.

Lozowchuk was previously sales and marketing co-ordinator at Strategy.

- Canadian Satellite Communications has reached deep into the federal bureaucracy for its next president and chief executive officer.

The company has appointed Alain Gourd, former deputy clerk of the Privy Council, to lead it.

Mississauga, Ont.-based Cancom plans several new ventures this year, including a direct broadcast satellite service.


The new president of the Canadian Association of Marketing Research Organizations (camro) is Owen Charlebois.

Charlebois is the president and chief executive officer of BBM Bureau of Measurement, and a board member of bbm and the Radio Marketing Bureau.

camro was formed in 1975 and represents the interests of Canada’s major full-service market research companies.

Camelford Graham, a Toronto marketing research house, has named Suzanne deSouza as a company vice-president.

For the past five years, deSouza has run her own research firm, The Information Alternative, specializing in information and qualitative research.