Changes at E.F. Johnson, Burnsville, MN: Fredrick G. Hamer, vice president of sales, advances to vice president of both sales and marketing. Scott R. Bocklund, vice president, finance and chief financial officer, moves up to president.
Tom Wineland, vice president of Kenwood Communications, Long Beach, CA, advances to president.
Monty Rohde, engineering manager at Centurion International, Lincoln, NE, becomes plant manager of the battery division.
John Bobetsky departs Dorne and Margolin, New York, as vice president of commercial sales and marketing to join IFR Systems, Wichita, KS, as director of business development, test and measurement products.
Promotions at Ardis, Lincolnshire, IL: Mark Baker, senior staff accountant and controller, moves up to chief financial officer. Michael McGee, director of client services, advances to vice president, marketing and client services. Michael Woodruff, director of technology and operations, advances to vice president, technology and operations.
Changes at RF Industries, San Diego, CA: Arthur Ekroos leaves Saber Equipment, Fairfield, CT, to join RF Neulink as director of marketing and sales. Richard LaFay, vice president of product development, advances to president of the RF Connectors division.
Larry Whelan departs Wonderware as vice president of international operations to join Subscriber Computing, Irvine, CA, as vice president of sales and marketing.
D. Lynn Mercer, product engineering director for Lucent Technologies’ Columbus, OH, manufacturing plant, moves up to vice president of product realization, Mount Olive, NJ.
Gailand Childs, owner and operator of Childs Corp., the antenna distribution business that he started in 1977, died Feb. 15, 1997. He was 66. Elin Childs takes over as president, Robert Childs as vice president of manufacturing and Bruce Childs as vice president of sales.
Dennis Craig departs Motorola, Schaumberg, IL, as manufacturing operations manager, component products group, to join Illinois Superconductor, Mount Prospect, IL, as vice president of manufacturing.
TX RX Systems, Angola, NY, appoints Jack and Marilyn Manon of Manon Engineering, Kirkland, WA, as its Northwest manufacturer representatives.