On the move

Diaz becomes president, CEO of FBMClients:FBM Distillery has appointed Manuel Diaz as president and chief executive officer, effective immediately.Diaz joined fbm in 1991 as executive vice-president, responsible for the operations and finance areas.Before that, he spent about 16 years in various...

Diaz becomes president, CEO of FBM


FBM Distillery has appointed Manuel Diaz as president and chief executive officer, effective immediately.

Diaz joined fbm in 1991 as executive vice-president, responsible for the operations and finance areas.

Before that, he spent about 16 years in various positions within the Bacardi organization.

- Kellogg Canada has brought Jeff Monte up from the u.s. to fill the post of vice-president of marketing.

Monte, who assumed his new job March 28, was previously based in Battle Creek, Mich. as Kellogg U.S.A’s vice-president of marketing on adult brands.

He replaces Philip Donne, who has been named general manager of Kellogg Italia, in Milan, Italy.

- Telezone has announced the appointment of three new vice-presidents.

Kirk Hamilton has been named vice-president, strategic marketing and development.

Hamilton joined Telezone in 1993 and served most recently as director, strategic planning and development.

Before joining Telezone, he was business development manager of public cordless telephone service with Bell Mobility.

Terry Yu has been named vice-president, marketing and operations.

Yu joins Telezone from MobiLink, a consortium of North American cellular companies, where he was vice-president marketing, products and services.

Before that, he was with Sprint for seven years, most recently as director of international consumer markets.

Robert Mackenzie has been named vice-president, sales and distribution.

Mackenzie was previously general manager of The Beeper People, a paging company bought last month by Telezone.

He is director and treasurer of The Paging Services Council of Canada.


Palmer Jarvis Advertising has announced six new hirings at its Vancouver office.

Dave Leonard, formerly of J. Walter Thompson and a board member of the B.C. Chapter of the American Marketing Association, has been named account director.

Brendan Kelly, previously an account supervisor with Equity Communications of Vancouver and Saffer Advertising of Toronto, has been named account supervisor.

Kelly McCourt, previously with mbl/bbdo, joins as an account executive.

Karen Wiltshire, formerly of Baker Lovick Advertising and jwt, joins as media manager, responsible for overseeing the quality control of media planning and buying.

Smita Patel joins the media department as an account director and research manager.

And, Lisa Rudy joins the media department as an account supervisor.

- Target Marketing & Communications of St. John’s, Nfld., has added a new art director to its creative roster.

Richard Nelson joins Target after spending years with agencies on both coasts.

The appointment was announced March 25.

- Dave Dunford, a 22-year industry veteran, has joined Toronto’s Hughes & Hand as vice-president, creative director.

Dunford started his career as a designer in his own business, and later worked with a partner.

He has worked as art and creative director at several ad agencies on accounts such as Lego, Subaru, Cyanamid, cibc, Mutual Life and Wampole Vitamins.

- Associate creative director Jeff Eamer, and account director Merrill Pierce have left Franklin Dallas to open a jazz and blues cafe.

Pierce had been with the agency about two years after stints with J. Walter Thompson and Vickers & Benson Advertising.

Eamer returned to Franklin Dallas last April after three months as creative group head at Doner Schur Peppler.

He had been with Franklin Dallas for two years before Doner, and is known for award-winning work on the Delsym ‘Hack Attack’ campaign and Clearblue Easy.

The jazz and blues cafe in Toronto, expected to open by early summer, will welcome dogs and provide a special section for them.

- Optimedia Canada, the media arm of Foote Cone Belding, has promoted three staff members to vice-president.

Florence Ng, with the fcb group for 12 years, will head up tv policy development and oversee national tv work.

Account managers Bey Bohannon and Julie Myers will each be responsible for 50% of the Toronto office accounts.