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Michael McGrath last week resigned as president-CEO of Weight Watchers Gourmet Food Co., Jericho, N.Y., "to pursue other opportunities." Parent H.J. Heinz Co. said Mr. McGrath remains "on special assignment" to Heinz until a new president is appointed.

James Julow to executive director of corporate marketing, Chrysler Corp., Auburn Hills, Mich., a new post, from director of marketing operations.

Mike Sands to advertising director, General Motors Corp.'s Oldsmobile Division, Lansing, Mich., from director-corporate marketing, communication and brand strategy, Ameritech Corp., Chicago. He succeeds Gerry Card, who retired.

Leslie Lyndon to senior VP-creative director/marketing, Fox Broadcasting Co., Beverly Hills, Calif., from VP-creative services, KTTV-TV, Los Angeles.

Alan Karo to senior VP, CRK Advertising, New York, Calvin Klein's in-house agency, from managing director, Brightwater Group, Chicago. He succeeds Marty Rose, who left the company.

William Tucker to senior VP-media director, N.W. Ayer & Partners, New York, from the same position at North Castle Partners, Stamford, Conn. He succeeds Exec VP-Managing Director Beth Gordon, who last summer moved with the Media Edge from Ayer to Young & Rubicam.

Tony Fisher to senior VP-group creative director, Deutsch, New York, from a free-lancer.

Jerry Dow to manager of marketing communications, Pella, Corp., Pella, Iowa, from senior account supervisor, Leo Burnett USA, Chicago.

Kevin McPherson, 38, to publisher, Byte, from exec VP-international marketing services, International Data Group. He succeeds John Griffin, who left the company.

Thom Miller, 47, to general manager, Foote, Cone & Belding, Los Angeles, from senior VP-group management director. He succeeds Joel Hochberg 57, who left the company.

Michael Hughes to associate media director, D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles, Troy,

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