On the move: Hiram Walker promotes Benson Lilly: Clients

The hiram Walker Group has promoted Benson Lilly to the post of director project management in its Brand Development Centre.Benson was previously marketing director on the Allied Distillers portfolio of Hiram Walker's u.s. division.Before that, he was Canad-ian Club business manager...

The hiram Walker Group has promoted Benson Lilly to the post of director project management in its Brand Development Centre.

Benson was previously marketing director on the Allied Distillers portfolio of Hiram Walker’s u.s. division.

Before that, he was Canad-ian Club business manager for Hiram Walker in Canada.

In his new role, Benson will work on North American marketing projects involving new and existing brands.

- Suzuki Canada has named Marcel Lambert as the new head of automotive sales.

Under the title of division manager, sales, Lambert assumes responsibility for the company’s sales and marketing functions.

Lambert, who declined to speak with Strategy about his previous sales and marketing experience, takes over from Gavin Donaldson, who held the title of general manager.

Donaldson left a month ago. No details on his departure are available.

- Hemlock Printers has appointed Frits Kouwenhoven as vice-president, sales and marketing.

Kouwenhoven, who spent the past three years as director of sales and marketing, has also been named a partner in the company.

Hemlock, which has three b.c. offices in Burnaby, Vancouver and Victoria, and one in Seattle, specializes in ad literature and corporate communications, publications, fine art reproductions, labels and packaging.

- Kathy Bortoluzzi has formed Bortoluzzi Entertain-ment Group to serve the music industry, focussing strongly on the campus market.

Bortoluzzi is the former advertising and marketing director of impact magazine, published by Roll Magazines in Toronto.

The new company, also in Toronto, offers a range of services including the development and execution of corporate promotions targetted at the music industry and campus market.

- Mohawk Oil of Burnaby, b.c. has tapped Gerry MacKinnon as advertising and promotions manager.

McKinnon was previously an account executive with Vancouver ad agency VRH Communications.

- Robert Monfrini has been appointed manager, consumer marketing, for the Australian Tourist Commission.

Monfrini is based in Los Angeles. He will supervise the commission’s advertising, public relations, direct marketing and publications program in the u.s. and Canada.

- Effective last month, Summit Canada has promoted Tim Weichel, 39, to president.

Summit, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cleveland-based American Greetings, operates American’s greeting card stores in Canada.

Summit is a sister company of Carlton Canada, which makes and markets greeting cards.

Weichel was previously Summit’s vice-president and general manager.

Before that, he was director of national accounts, Carlton Cards.

Weichel joined American Greetings in 1990 as director of field sales for Rust Craft, a division of Carlton.

Summit’s previous president, Craig McWhinnie, has left the firm.

- Nestle Canada has named Graham Lute as senior vice-president, consumer communication.

Lute, who joined the company in 1967, will be responsible for advertising, consumer promotion, package design, consumers affairs and consumer research.

- McCormick Canada promoted Brian Gidlow to the position of vice-president and general manager of the company’s industrial division, effective July 1.

Gidlow was previously vice-president of sales and marketing.

- Cadillac Fairview has named Vivienne McCuaig as director of marketing for Toronto Eaton Centre.

McCuaig, who was previously a vice-president with Toronto public relations firm Marshall Fenn, will be responsible for all facets of the Eaton Centre’s marketing, including advertising, research, special events and promotions.

One of Toronto’s leading tourist attractions, the Eaton Centre, which has more than 300 retail stores, is visited weekly by more than 800,000 people.

- FBM Distillery has appointed Barry Sheffield as its top marketing executive.

Sheffield, whose title is assistant vice-president of marketing, replaces former vice-president of marketing Steve Poirier, who left the firm in March.

Sheffield joins Brampton, Ont.-based fbm from United Distillers, where he was vice-president of sales.

He began his career in spirits marketing with Gilbey Canada.