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Paul E. Cruse Jr. has been appointed vice president/category manager, frozen and health care at Alliant Foodservice Inc. in Deerfield, Illinois. Cruse will head sales, gross profit, inventory and service levels for frozen food and health care categories for the $1 billion division. Previously, he served as director of national field procurement and merchandising.
Derrick R. Hill has been named vice president and regional market manager of Ameritech Cellular &Paging in St. Louis, Missouri. Hill will head the composition and execution of all engineering, operations and marketing processes. Prior to joining Ameritech, he spent 10 years with Xerox Corp., most recently as national account contract manager.
Simon T. Bailey has been appointed senior sales manager of event sales at The Walt Disney World Resort Park in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Bailey is responsible for convention center-based corporations and associations in the Northeast U.S., Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Previously, he served as an account executive at the Orlando Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Mary LaVern has been named director and business line manager for Storage Management Software at IBM in San Jose, California. LaVern is responsible for strategic planning and marketing of the entire storage software product line. Previously, she served as AS/400 brand manager, Pacific Northwest, at the company’s Seattle office.
Rayvon Williams has been named vice president of sales and services for Tandem ServerWare, a division of Tandem Computers Inc. in Cupertino, California. Williams is charged with creating, developing and directing sales and service activities to build new channels for the software- specific business unit. Previously, he served as director of the company’s investor relations program.