Corporate People News in Brief (November 12)
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Corporate People News in Brief (November 12)

New corporate communications personnel at Anadarko, UTi Worldwide, Toyota Motor Sales, Nordson, and LECG.

Paul Holmes

HOUSTON—Anadarko Petroleum Corporation has named John Colglazier vice president, investor relations and communications.  Colglazier joined Union Pacific Corporation in 1982 as a corporate auditor and has held positions of increasing responsibility with Union Pacific and Anadarko. Most recently he served as director of investor relations for Anadarko.

LONG BEACH, CA—UTi Worldwide, a supply chain services and solutions company, has named Jeffrey Misakian to the newly created position of vice president, investor relations. Most recently, Misakian was vice president, investor relations at Valeant Pharmaceuticals, where he established the company’s investor relations program and supervised all communications with the investment community and media. Prior to that, he was senior vice president, corporate services at Hill & Knowlton.

DETROIT—Curt McAllister has been named product news manager for Midwest corporate communications at Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., responsible for managing product news programs in 15 states.

WESTLAKE, OH—Nordson Corporation, a leading producer of precision dispensing equipment that applies adhesives, sealants and coatings to consumer and industrial products, has named James Jaye as director of corporate communications,. Jaye will oversee Nordson’s corporate communications, including internal and external communications and media relations. Prior to joining Nordson, Jaye was corporate manager, business communications for Parker Hannifin, where he held positions of increasing responsibility since 1995.

EMERYVILLE, CA—Global professional services firm LECG has named Maggie Watkins as its director of marketing and communications. Watkins joins the $400 million expert services and economic advisory firm after serving as vice president of advancement and alumni relations at National University, the second largest private institution in California. She was previously president of Meritas, a non-profit network of business law firms.

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