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DISNEY ALUM STEINBERG THINKS RETAIL FOR SONY MACKENZIE QUITS BRITISH SKY TV; TINSLEY CREATIVE BARNES DIES AT 55

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NEW YORK-Walt Disney Co. veteran Stanley Steinberg is going to be minding the store at Sony Corp.

Mr. Steinberg, 61, has been named the first president of Sony Development, a new division set up to oversee Sony's emerging retail business.

Sony's retail ventures include a Manhattan showroom selling Sony electronics, music and movie-related wares. The Japanese company wants to expand its base of company stores to sell and promote Sony products.

Mr. Steinberg resigned earlier this year as exec VP of Burbank, Calif.-based Walt Disney Co.'s Imagineering division, the company's theme park development arm. While at the division, he helped open the Euro Disney park in France.

Other people moving:

Steven P. Nowick, 40, to president, a new post at Ameritech's newly formed long-distance services unit, Chicago, where he will help guide the local telephone carrier in its bid to eventually offer long-distance service, pending regulatory approval. Mr. Nowick most recently headed the telecommunications practice at New York-based management consultancy Booz Allen & Hamilton. Previously, he served as president-general manager of Scientific-Atlanta's Private Network Business, Atlanta.

Danilo S. Lopez to president-CEO, Calgene Fresh, Chicago, succeeding Rod Stacey, chief operating officer of parent company Calgene Inc., who has been acting president-CEO of Calgene Fresh. Mr. Lopez most recently was VP-general manager, fresh products, Calavo Growers of California, Tustin.

Steven Cook, 37, to director, special projects-strategic marketing, a new post at Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, from marketing director, cosmetics and fragrances, Procter & Gamble Co., Cincinnati.

David Hardie to VP-marketing, North American Pasta Products, a new post at Borden, Columbus, Ohio, from VP-marketing, North American Snacks Group. Also: John Gennari to VP-sales, North American Pasta Products, a new post, from VP-sales, consumer products, Van Den Bergh Foods, Lisle, Ill.; A.L. "Bill" Stanley to VP-sales, niche grocery, from director-marketing, E&J Gallo Winery, Modesto, Calif., succeeding Thomas Ferraro, who left the company.

Alfredo Cuello, 47, to president-Continental Europe, a new post at Avon Products, in a reorganization of the New York-based company's global operating units, from VP-Latin America-North, Caracas. Mr. Cuello will be based in Europe, but the city is undetermined. Also to new posts in the reorganization: Ademar Serodio, 50, to president-South America, Sao Paulo, from VP-Latin America-South; Fernando Lezama, 55, to president-Mexico/Central America, Mexico City, from president, Avon Mexico; Dario Lourenco, 47, to president, Avon France, Rantigny, from VP-Southern Europe; Walter Biel, 47, to president, Avon Germany, Munich, from VP-sales, Avon Mexico, Mexico City; Kenneth J. Richter to VP-global projects, Munich, from VP-Northern Europe until his planned retirement in mid-1995.

Andy McKenna to president, a new post at Home Depot's Chicago-based Midwest Division, from VP-information services, Atlanta. Succeeding him is Ron Griffin, from VP-application development. By the end of 1994, five Detroit stores and five Chicago units are expected, with a total of 113 Midwestern stores by 1998.

Katie Chin, 29, to senior VP-marketing and promotions, a new post at Twentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising, Beverly Hills, Calif., from VP-worldwide promotions for TV. She will oversee all promotional tie-ins for Fox.

MEDIA

LONDON-Kelvin MacKenzie, 48, has resigned as managing director of Rupert Murdoch's British Sky Television satellite service due to a personality conflict with Chairman Sam Chishom.

A protege of Mr. Murdoch, Mr. MacKenzie was appointed in January after 13 years as editor of The Sun, Mr. Murdoch's downmarket U.K. tabloid. Mr. Mac-Kenzie, who had no previous TV experience, has been accused of trying to take Sky TV downmarket.

Other people moving:

Gary Evans to VP-advertising sales, a new post at Discovery International Networks, New York, from divisional VP-advertising sales, Eastern Region, Discovery Networks.

OBITUARIES

MIAMI-Peter Barnes, 55, exec VP-creative director with Tinsley Advertising, died July 29 from complications from lung cancer.

Mr. Barnes created the "Just let go" theme for client the Florida Keys. He also penned the theme lines "Delta is ready when you are" and "The real Florida."

He worked at Tinsley for 11 years and was in the business for 30 years. During that time, Mr. Barnes won several Clio awards and a Golden Effie in 1981.

Mr. Barnes was stricken with the illness a year ago, and as of late, the agency had lightened his load, said President Sandy Tinsley. With Mr. Barnes' help, the $60 million shop had been interviewing potential successors. Ms. Tinsley anticipated naming one this week.

Also:

John M. Kawula, 47, former president of the Point-of-Purchase Advertising Institute, died July 26 at his home in Ridgewood, N.J., of a heart attack. Mr. Kawula was president of POPAI from December 1986 until December 1992, when he left the institute.

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