LIVONIA, Mich. -- Joe Crocker has been named vice president of retail sales for the relationship marketing group (RMG) of Valassis Communications, Inc.
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. -- Stephen K. Hendley has joined boxed Belgian chocolate manufacturer Guylian USA Inc., as executive vice president.
Hendley will concentrate on strategic planning, new product development and key account sales. Prior to joining the company, he served as president of Price Candy Company.
OMAHA, Neb. -- Victoria Archable has been named vice president of customer development-Kroger account for ConAgra Frozen Prepared Foods.
Previously, Archable served as director of category and customer development for The Pillsbury Company.
STAMFORD, Conn. -- Danone Group has appointed Jim Stevens chief executive officer and president of Dannon Water Company of North America.
Stevens will be responsible for the retail-related operations for products imported to the United States, Canada and Mexico, including Evian, Volvic and Ferrarelle, as well as the production and marketing of Danone's domestic retail products in these countries, including Dannon, Pure American, Castle Rock, Sparkletts, Crystal Springs in Canada and Bonafont in Mexico.
Prior to this appointment, Stevens was chairman of J.M. Stevens & Associates, a consulting firm based in Atlanta.
LEICESTER, Mass. -- Millbrook Distribution Services Inc., recently doled out presidential and leadership awards to employees during the company's national sales meeting.
Manny Morgado, account manager, received the President's Diamond Award, the highest award. Beth Saylor, regional vice president of field sales and service, was given the President's Emerald Award; and Martha Wadel, senior financial reporting manager, was awarded the President's Ruby Award.
Leadership awards were given to Tom Cline, project leader, purchasing systems; Phyllis Benton, project leader, financial systems; Mike Tougaw, manager of accounts receivable; Mike Kolifrath, senior buyer, health and beauty care; Ken Konicki, purchasing analyst; Peter Langevin, territory manager; David Baker, retail service manager; Frank Ryan, director of Field Training; Steve Schmitt, retail service manager; Brian Naylor, regional vice president of sales and marketing and Tony Orlando, regional vice president of sales and marketing.