RENAULT - Francois Hinfray, 43, has been appointed sales manager for France. He replaces LucAlexandre Menard, who becomes head of the new Mercosur division. Hinfray was previously general manager of Renault Deutschland. His position has been filled by Mario Canavesi, 54, previously general manager of Renault Italy. Canavesi is replaced by Patrick Blain, 45, who is currently vice-president for product marketing.
ITT AUTOMOTIVE - Thomas Chambers, 52, has been promoted to the new post of president of electrical systems. He was previously vice-president. Laurence Burns, formerly president of ITT Automotive, has moved to parent company ITT Industries as vice-president.
ITT Industries has restructured its European subsidiaries by setting up a European holding company, ITT Industries Europe GmbH, based in Frankfurt. The group's companies had sales of DM4.9 billion ($2.9 billion) in 1995. Juergen Geissinger has been appointed chairman of ITT Industries Europe's management board.
ITT Automotive has promoted Ronald Gilchrist, 54, to senior vice-president. He is responsible for sales and marketing worldwide. Gilchrist was previously executive vice-president responsible for China and Southeast Asia.
EAGLE OTTAWA LEATHER CO. - Fraser MacKenzie has been named CEO responsible for operations in the UK and South Africa. He was vice-president of sales in Europe and South Africa, and project manager of value analysis and value engineering worldwide. Eagle Ottawa, based in Grand Haven, Michigan, supplies upholstered leather for cars and trucks.
KARL SCHMIDT UNISIA INC. - Donald Cameron has been named director of sales. He was an account manager for automotive sales. Karl Schmidt Unisia, based in Southfield, Michigan in the US, is a joint venture between Kolbenschmidt AG of Germany and Unisia Jecs Corp. of Japan. It supplies pistons for gasoline and diesel engines.
DELPHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS - William Muir has been appointed executive director of planning, a new position. He was executive in charge of operations. He works at the headquarters of Delphi Automotive Systems in Pontiac, Michigan, US.
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. - Ruth Harkin has been named senior vice-president of international affairs and government relations, and is chairman of United Technologies International. She was president and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corp. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Connecticut, is the parent of United Technologies Automotive.
TENNECO - Sarilee Norton has been promoted to vice-president for corporate strategy. She was previously vice-president for quality management and strategy at the Tenneco Packaging subsidiary. Norton will identify potential strategic acquisitions for the supplier group.
DAEWOO CARS LTD. - Patrick Farrell has been appointed sales and marketing director of the UK company. He was previously marketing director, but had added responsibility for sales in March. Farrell will now concentrate on sales and management of Daewoo's wholly-owned distribution network.