November 18, 1998
Willie Mason Jr., a former flight attendant and account executive for a Baltimore radio station, died Sunday of kidney failure at Mercy Medical Center.He was 39 and lived in Northwest Baltimore.He joined Continental Airlines in 1990 and retired last year because of health reasons.Earlier, he was an account executive at WEEB Radio from 1984 to 1990.The Cherry Hill native graduated from Carver Vocational-Technical High School in 1976 and joined the Army, serving until 1979.He earned a bachelor's degree in communications from Morgan State University in 1984.
October 26, 1998
New positionCollege names Stine area general managerBaltimore International College has chosen Allison Stine as area general manager for its Mount Vernon Hotel & Washington Cafe and the Hopkins Inn. Formerly director of marketing at Hunt Valley Inn, she attended the University of Delaware and lectured on customer service to industry organizations.Hager, Perdue, Jones named VPs at ReginaRegina USA, the Cambridge-based transmission power chain manufacturer, announced the appointments to vice president of: Michael L. Hager, sales & marketing; Thomas O. Perdue, engineering & manufacturing; and Julie C. Jones, finance.
August 24, 1998
New positionsMacomber, DiCarlo, Showers appointed at Ajilon ServicesAjilon Services announced the appointments of Patricia Macomber as director of training and employee development and John DiCarlo and Dan Showers as senior account managers for the Towson-based international information technology staffing and consulting firm.Macomber will help develop long-term business strategy and formalize training and development. Formerly a trainer/coordinator for TESSCO Technologies nc., she holds a graduate education degree from George Mason University.
August 10, 1998
New positionsJoyce Brooks promoted at McCormick & Co.McCormick & Co. appointed Joyce L. Brooks assistant treasurer for financial services. She will be responsible for invester relations, shareholder services and benefit funds management. A graduate of the College of William and Mary, she joined the Sparks-based spice and flavorings maker in 1989.Rubino joins Goucher as public relations headGoucher College named Debra Rubino executive director of communications. She will oversee the Towson institution's public relations and media relations as well as the design and production of its publications.
July 27, 1998
New positionsSynborski named sales VP for Fusion UV SystemsFusion UV Systems appointed Charles E. Synborski vice president of sales and marketing. Formerly a vice president with DT Industries, Hansford Automation Systems, Synborski is a graduate of Syracuse University and holds a master's degree in optical engineering from the University of Rochester.Ruhs is general manager at Rocky Gap LodgeRocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort, near Cumberland, has selected Thomas A. Ruhs as general manager. A partner and vice president of the Buena Vista Hospitality Group, which manages Rocky Gap, he began his 20-year hotel industry career as assistant manager for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
May 26, 1998
New positionsU.S. Aluminate selects Askew as its presidentUnited States Aluminate Co. named Timothy E. Askew president of the manufacturer of alumina-based chemicals for the catalyst, water treatment, pulp, paper and construction industries, which has its headquarters in Baltimore.The Boston University MBA graduate was formerly general manager for the firm. He previously was a management consultant with the Boston office of KPMG Peat Marwick.McCormick appoints Jenkins accounting managerMcCormick & Co. of Sparks named Katherine A. Jenkins corporate accounting manager.
September 15, 1997
New positionsPennysaver names Daniel Aquilino advertising directorPennysaver Group announced the selection of Daniel Aquilino as director of advertising. He will supervise operation and sales of the classified and retail ad departments.The Catholic University graduate was display ad director with the Washington-based Journal Newspapers before joining the weekly shoppers publication in 1991.He is a member of the International Newspaper Advertising Executives and is active in other professional groups, including the Advertising Association of Baltimore.
June 16, 1997
New positionsPennysaver Group adds 4 account managersMaryland Pennysaver Group, headquartered in Hanover, named Larry Dienes, Andrea Gerwig, Brian Isles and Dave Lemons as sales account managers in the weekly shoppers' guide publishers business classified department.Prior to joining the Strategic Publications unit, Dienes was with Metro Marketing and is a University of Iowa graduate. Gerwig was most recently a store manager for Phillips Van Heusen while Isles, who graduated from Catonsville Community College, was a material control analyst for Westinghouse.
June 2, 1997
New positionsDodson named estimator for Wagman ConstructionWagman Construction Inc. announced the selection of William R. Dodson Jr. as a senior estimator for the York-based industrial and commercial builder.An experienced estimator and contract administrator, he is a graduate of McNeese State University and also attended the University of Louisiana.The Baltimore resident is a consultant to the Hunting Ridge Homeowners Association and is also a member of the Associated Builders & Contractors and the Building Congress & Exchange.
May 7, 1997
Two executives who head Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith Inc.'s Baltimore operations are accused in a lawsuit of leading an effort to generate excessive commissions from clients by churning their accounts and making unauthorized investments. The lawsuit was filed Thursday by investors.The executives and seven brokers billed their clients hundreds of thousands of dollars for unnecessary trades, set up "unauthorized" margin accounts, and invested money in high-risk stocks without their clients' knowledge, according to the lawsuit filed in Baltimore City Circuit Court.