DANBURY, CT: Industrial gas company Praxair has named Scott Cunningham as director of IR. Cunningham, who stepped into the position last week, previously served as general manager of the Pacific Northwest division of the company’s packaged gases subsidiary, Praxair Distribution. He succeeds Joseph Cappello, who becomes director of the company’s carbon dioxide business.
DANBURY, CT: Industrial gas company Praxair has named Scott
Cunningham as director of IR. Cunningham, who stepped into the position
last week, previously served as general manager of the Pacific Northwest
division of the company’s packaged gases subsidiary, Praxair
Distribution. He succeeds Joseph Cappello, who becomes director of the
company’s carbon dioxide business.
HARTFORD: MDI Entertainment, which creates and markets lottery industry
promotions, has signed a six-month contract with Investor Awareness. MDI
Entertainment president and CEO Steven Saferin said the company has
worked with two other IR firms in the past, but was unhappy with the
results. ’We’ve had five good quarters, and we’re still undervalued,’
said Saferin. The company has an annual IR budget of dollars
NEW YORK: West Glen Communications, a producer and distributor of VNRs
and other multimedia programs, has named Steven Edelman as VP/CFO.
Edelman previously served as general manager of Hearst Magazines’ brand
BOSTON: The Rasky/Baerlein Group has announced a slew of new hires and
promotions. Brian Condron, who previously directed healthcare policy
within the government affairs department of Parke-Davis, has been hired
as SVP of public affairs. The agency has also hired Yolanda James,
formerly with the Peace Games, as an AE and Amy Farris as account
coordinator. Promotions include Coleman Nee to associate VP and Kelly
O’Connor and Lauren Carney to SAE.
CHICAGO: Jamie Roth has returned to Fleishman-Hillard as managing
supervisor of its Chicago technology practice. Fleishman has also added
Sheree Aronson as an SVP in its Los Angeles office, where she will work
on financial PR.
SILVER SPRING, MD: The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation has
awarded a dollars 30,000 contract to Prospect Associates, which will
evaluate the foundation’s research portfolio.
PHILADELPHIA: The American College of Physicians/America Society of
International Medicine has tapped David Sgrignoli as SVP of marketing
and communications. He will work on media relations and member
NEW YORK: BSMG has added Martin Franken as CFO and promoted Edward
Powers to COO. Franken joins the agency from Saatchi & Saatchi, while
Powers was previously CFO at BSMG. The agency has also been named PR
counsel for StarCore, a joint Lucent/Motorola design center for
next-generation digital signal processors.
ST. PAUL, MN: Point2Point Communications Solutions has started
InterActiveView.net, a webcasting service for Minneapolis-based
companies and PR firms. The site is designed to incorporate video, audio
and slide presentations, and can be used for employee training, annual
meetings or sending out earnings reports.