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Gary Rodkin to president-CEO, Tropicana Products, Bradenton, Fla., from president, Tropicana North America. He succeeds Ellen Marram, who is leaving the company.

David Krishock to president-CEO, Suntory Water Group, Marietta, Ga., a vacant post, from vice chairman-global planning and development, Saatchi & Saatchi, New York.

John Farina to president, iXL, Los Angeles, from president-CEO, Quintar Co., Sunnyvale, Calif. He succeeds Trip Davis, now president, iXL West, Los Angeles.

Richard P. Lague, 54, to president, Petersen Cos.' Motorcycle/Action Sports Group, New York, a new position, from VP-group publisher.

Tim Spengler to senior VP-general manager of network TV, Western International Media, Los Angeles, from senior VP-deputy director of national TV. He assumes some duties formerly held by William P. Croasdale, who is joining the office of the president.

Mike Tracy to senior VP-general manager of proprietary brands, Home Depot, Atlanta, a new position, from senior VP-general manager, Disney Direct.

Bob Mayer to VP-marketing, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Atlanta, a new position, from VP-marketing, Madison Square Garden, New York.

Christopher Iannuccilli adds the title VP to that of management rep, DDB Needham Worldwide, Chicago, a new position.

Sue Hetzel to VP, Townsend Agency, San Diego, a new position, from account services director.

Betsy Siciliano to VP-creative services-East Coast, King World Productions, New York, from senior director of affiliate relations.

Lisa Maloof to president, W.T. Quinn Advertising & Marketing, Atlanta, from VP. She adds duties formerly held by Bill Quinn, who remains CEO.


Craig Simon, VP-sports and event marketing at Frankel & Co., Chicago, died Aug. 22 of cancer in Park Ridge, Ill. He was 43. Mr. Simon, who had previously headed his own sports marketing agency, joined Frankel in 1994.

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