In a re-alignment of both the Los Angeles and Dallas branch offices of Warner Bros. Domestic Theatrical Distribution, Shirley Becker has been promoted to Vice President/Midwestern Division Manager, Scott Forman has been upped to Vice President/Western Division Manager and Daniel Chinich has been promoted to Vice President/Southern Division Manager. The announcement was made jointly today by D. Barry Reardon and Daniel R. Fellman, President and Executive Vice President/General Sales Manager, respectively, of Warner Bros. Domestic Theatrical Distribution.
In addition to the promotions for Becker and Forman, who are both based in Los Angeles, three other Los Angeles branch employees will be moved into expanded positions: Mike Viane, previously San Francisco Branch Manager, is promoted to Los Angeles Branch Manager; Jeff Crawford, former Sales Manager for Milwaukee and Arizona, moves into Viane's vacated position as San Francisco Branch Manager; and Darla Pierce becomes Branch Manager handling sales in Kansas City, St. Louis, Des Moines and Omaha (territories she previously serviced as Sales Manager). Becker was promoted from her previous position as Midwestern Division Manager; Forman previously held the post of Western Division Manager.
Following Jackie Stanley's retirement from the Southern Divisional Offices headquartered in Dallas, Texas, where he served as Vice President/Southern Division Manager, Daniel Chinich moves into Stanley's vacated post; Chinich previously served as Southern District Manager. Ron MacPhee, former Jacksonville/Memphis Branch Manager, now steps into the position of Southern District Manager. Also joining the Dallas office as Atlanta/Charlotte Branch Manager will be Kevin Strick, former Cincinnati Sales Manager.
Stated Mr. Reardon and Mr. Fellman, "In the midst of celebrating Warner Bros.' 75th anniversary, these promotions and the re-alignment of the offices are a testament to our continual commitment to further our distribution accomplishments well into the next century. We are pleased to recognize these individuals for their outstanding performance over the years, as well as their solid relationships built in all of our divisions."