Cynthia Bongiovanni has joined General Coatings Corp. in Rancho Cucamonga as business development manager. Bongiovanni most recently was employed at Ticon General Contractors in Santa Ana.
The Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management in Claremont, along with the Drucker Institute, named Rajiv Dutta as their first distinguished Drucker executive-in-residence. Dutta recently stepped down as president of eBay Marketplaces. He earned his master's degree in business administration from the Drucker School.
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians in Palm Springs hired Phil Cooper as executive director of marketing. Cooper most recently was senior vice president, marketing for the Greenspun Media Group in Las Vegas.
La Quinta Resort & PGA West hired Tom Gorman, a world-renowned tennis player and successful Davis Cup captain, as director of tennis. Gorman was one of the founding tennis professionals that originally developed La Quinta Resort's award-winning tennis program in the late 1970s.
Paragon Airheater Technologies in Corona hired George W. Bennett as vice president of international sales. Bennett most recently served as the vice president of financial services for Cordy's Inc.,
Fontana Foundry Corp. hired John N. Urdea as business development engineer. He has 30 years of experience in the engineering, technical and business development, most recently with Alcoa Wheel Products and Superior Industries International.
McIntyre Law Group in Redlands hired Ashley Wallace as paralegal assistant, and Steven Sabel as marketing director. Wallace is a 2003 graduate of Redlands East Valley High School and holds a bachelor's degree in marketing from California State University, San Bernardino. Sabel is a former journalist and newspaper editor who previously delivered workshops on media marketing for the Resource Center for Nonprofit Management, and San Bernardino County Supervisor Paul Biane.
Channell Commercial Corp. in Temecula appointed Richard W. Williams as an independent director and a member of the audit committee. Williams is chief executive officer of Williams & Associates, where he provides financial advisory, consulting, and capital raising services to the residential and commercial real estate markets.
American States Water Co. appointed Eva G. Tang as senior vice president-finance, chief financial officer and secretary. She succeeds Robert J. Sprowls, who will continue as executive vice president of the company until he assumes his new position as chief executive officer and president on Jan. 1. Tang joined American States Water Co. in 1996 and has served as vice president-finance, treasurer and assistant secretary of its principal subsidiary, Golden State Water Co. since October 2002.
Lt. Col. Thomas Fisher, executive officer for the U.S. Marine Corps Logistics Base in Barstow was appointed to the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board by First District San Bernardino County Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt.
Jack H. Brown, chairman and chief executive officer of Stater Bros. Supermarkets, received the 2008 Semper Fidelis Award, which is the highest honor bestowed by the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, at the Foundation's Annual Ball Oct. 25 at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point. Under Brown's leadership, Stater Bros. has a long history of support for the men and women serving in the Armed Forces. Stater Bros. is a major supporter of the Riverside National Cemetery Support Committee and was one of the lead sponsors for the cemetery's National Medal of Honor Memorial and the National POW/MIA Memorial. Stater Bros. is also a major supporter of the Memorial Veterans Administration Medical Center in Loma Linda. Brown served in the Naval Reserves from 1956 to 1962. He was called to active duty in 1959, where he served in the Pacific Fleet, and was honorably discharged in June 1962. During every U. S. military operation, Stater Bros. protects the jobs and benefits of the company's reservists when they are called to active duty by continuing to pay their weekly wages minus military pay as well as the medical, dental and vision benefits for their families.
The Rancho Cucamonga Redevelopment Agency has received two awards from the City-County Communications and Marketing Association for its community marketing efforts. Judges recognized Rancho Cucamonga with its highest accolade -- the "Savvy" award -- for the agency's promotional DVD, "Living the Dream," and selected the agency's tourism marketing program for the "Silver Circle" award.
The E9-1-1 Institute, a non-profit organization that provides administrative and policy support to the Congressional E9-1-1 Caucus, elected Paul Fahey, director of external affairs for PlantCML in Temecula, to its board of directors for the 2008-2010 term. PlantCML develops and supports call processing, and computer-aided dispatch products for public safety agencies. The E9-1-1 Institute promotes education and awareness of emergency communications issues at the federal level.
Published: Monday, November 17, 2008