Mr. Thoren, 42, reports to Co-Chairmen Arlene Klasky and Gabor Csupo, and is responsible for feature film development and new media ventures.
Mr. Thoren held the same title at Will Vinton Entertainment, the Portland, Ore., animation company that created the dancing California raisins.
He earlier was VP at Landmark Theatre Corp. and, before that, founded Expanded Entertainment, Los Angeles, a leading distributor of independent animation art.
Other people moving:
George Mackin to CEO, a new post at Globe Media, New York, from president. Richard Fontana succeeds Mr. Mackin, from publisher, New Choices for Retirement Living.
Ray Warren to chief operating officer, a new post at Raycom, Charlotte, N.C., from exec VP-sales and marketing. Mr. Warren will be based in New York.
Michael Waller to publisher-CEO, The Hartford (Conn.) Courant, from VP-editor. He succeeds Raymond Jansen, now publisher, president and CEO, Newsday, Long Island, N.Y.
Linda Corradina to senior VP-programming and production, VH1: Video Hits One, New York, from senior VP-executive producer of news and specials, MTV: Music Television. She succeeds Julie Davidson, now creative director, MTV Networks.
PARSIPPANY, N.Y.-Nabisco, the new name given this month to RJR Nabisco Holdings Corp.'s Nabisco Foods Group subsidiary, is revising executive assignments.
The move follows RJR Nabisco's announcement that it will sell 19% of its food company to investors.
Some analysts predict the move will lead to separating the food and tobacco businesses.
H.F. "Jake" Powell moves to the new post of exec VP-chief financial officer at Nabisco effective Dec. 1, from chairman-CEO, Nabisco International, New York.
James J. Postl, president of Nabisco International, adds the CEO title Mr. Powell held.
Bruce J. Wood was named president-CEO of Nabisco Brands, a Toronto-based Canadian subsidiary. He had been president of Planters LifeSavers Co., Winston-Salem, N.C. Mr. Wood succeeds M. Robert Langille, now vice chairman.
John C. Mitchell succeeds Mr. Wood, who was president of Sales & Integrated Logistics Co., Parsippany. And Douglas R. Conant succeeds Mr. Mitchell, from senior VP-marketing, Nabisco Biscuit Co., East Hanover.
Other people moving:
Douglas W. Mills, 48, to exec VP-U.S. and Canadian Quaker food products, a new post at Quaker Oats Co., Chicago, from senior VP and president of Quaker's diversified grocery products unit. That unit, which includes pet foods and subsidiary Golden Grain Co., continues reporting to Mr. Mills, as do Quaker's cereals, convenience foods and snack businesses.
Thomas A. Heymann to president, a new post at the Disney Store-North America, Burbank, Calif., from senior VP-general manager, U.S.
Roland Weiss, 37, to European region marketing director, United Distillers, London, from marketing director, European Duty Free division, Hamburg. He succeeds Monica Woo, 38, now president, Guinness Ventures, Stamford, Conn., a new division of Guinness PLC that does market research.
Rodger L. Johnson resigned as president-CEO, Brock Control Systems, an Atlanta sales and marketing software company. Founder and Chairman Richard T. Brock adds both titles.
Gary Prushansky, 38, to business development director, a new post at Bic Corp., Milford, Conn., from marketing manager.
BALA-CYNWYD, Pa.-McAdams, Richman & Ong elevated Jeffrey McClelland, 32, to president of the 18-year-old agency from VP-client services director.
He succeeds some duties of Brian McAdams, 52, who relinquished the presidency but will remain chairman of the agency with $63 million in billings.
Mr. McAdams also is chairman of National Media Corp., Philadelphia, and plans to split his time between the two companies. National Media, a financially troubled infomercial maker that lost $8.7 million in 1993, is best known for its "Amazing Discoveries" advertising.
Other people moving:
Robert Brennan, 35, to senior VP-international media director, Leo Burnett Co., Chicago, from senior VP-media director on the agency's McDonald's Corp. account. He succeeds Brian Jacobs, 44, who left. Kenneth Dice, 29, succeeds Mr. Brennan on the McDonald's account, from VP-assistant media director.
Craig Middleton, 51, to exec VP-strategic planning director, a new post at Young & Rubicam, New York, from worldwide exec VP-marketing and planning director, McCann-Erickson Worldwide.
Keith Yagnik to exec VP-account services director, a new post at Lowe Direct, New York, from exec VP-direct marketing operations.
Ned Carboni, 58, exec VP-general manager, Ingalls, Quinn & Johnson, Boston, said he will retire at the end of the year. Also, , media director, left..
Serena Jourdan to president, Potter Hazlehurst, East Greenwich, R.I., from senior VP-strategic planning. She succeeds Anders Ekman, now a partner at O'Neil Griffin Bodi & Ekman, Manchester, N.H.
Brad Armstrong, 46, to exec VP, a new post at the Martin Agency, Richmond, Va., from exec VP-sales and marketing, Eskimo Pie Corp.
Judy Austin to exec VP-creative director, a new post at Cosmopulos Crowley Daly, Boston, from VP-creative director.
David McConnaughey, 42, to VP-group management supervisor, a new post at Pedone & Partners, New York, from a similar post, Messner Vetere Berger McNamee Schmetterer/Euro RSCG.
BOSTON-Geneva Design founder and president Marc Sawyer, 34, died Nov. 4 of complications from AIDS.
His agency created collateral and corporate identity graphics for clients including the non-profit organization Living With ..., an AIDS support group Mr. Sawyer founded.