DORMA Group North America Names Group Human Resource Manager
DORMA Group North America (DGNA) has appointed Jim Paterson as group human resource manager. He will be responsible for managing human resource functions for DGNA business units including DORMA Architectural Hardware, DORMA Glas, DORMA Entrance Systems and Modernfold Inc.
Working with human-resource managers within each division, Paterson will continue to develop employee-training programs to improve performance and hone leadership skills. In addition, he will help align policies and procedures for more than 900 employees throughout North America.
Paterson is a graduate of the University of Toronto with a degree in Human Resource Management and is a Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP).
Smart Balance names marketing vp
PARAMUS, N.J. Smart Balance announced that Richard McWilliams has been named to the position of vp and general manager, core brands, reporting to Gregory Venner, evp and chief consumer officer. McWilliams will be responsible for leading the marketing efforts for the company’s core brands.
Before joining Smart Balance, McWilliams served as chief marketing officer for Trex Company, the country’s leading manufacturer of composite decking.
RealNetworks names new board member
SEATTLE Digital entertainment services company RealNetworks announced that Pradeep Jotwani has been appointed to the company’s board of directors.
“Pradeep is a great addition to our board,” said Rob Glaser, chairman and ceo of RealNetworks. “He brings a rare combination of breadth and depth that will serve RealNetworks well. I’m looking forward to working closely with Pradeep as we continue in our mission to enable consumers to enjoy digital entertainment whenever and wherever they are.”
Jotwani served as a senior executive at Hewlett-Packard for 17 years from 1990 to 2007. Most recently he was the senior vp and general manager responsible for the $16 billion printing supplies business. Prior to that, he founded and served as president for HP’s $15 billion consumer business.