McKinney Silver promoted David Hermanas from senior art director to associate creative director. ... Vancouver's Global Mechanic signed Bryan Papciak and Jeff Sias, otherwise known as animation team Handcranked, to its roster. ... Emmy-winning composer Peter Fish joined HSR/NY. ... Design firm The LSD Group announced visual artist Chris Waner as its new 3D technical director. ... Filmgraphics added to its production team with the hiring of visual effects specialist Warwick Boulter. ... Pennsylvania-based Neiman Group welcomed John Gilbert as associate creative director. ... WestWayne named Susan Treacy its new executive creative director. ... Senior flame artist Rachel Mills returned to Golden Square Post after maternity leave. ...Motion graphics/design studio BL:ND, Inc., enlisted veteran commercial producer David Kleinman as executive producer.