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Pacific Lighting Realigns Senior Management

Pacific Lighting Corp., the Los Angeles-based parent of Southern California Gas Co., on Monday announced a realignment of senior management prompted by the retirement of some key executives.

Charles O. Parker, 54, currently a Pacific Lighting senior vice president, will become vice chairman of the gas company on Oct. 1. He will have responsibility for distribution operations, consumer and administrative services and public affairs, reporting to Robert M. McIntyre. As previously reported, McIntyre will become chairman and chief executive Oct. 1 on the retirement of John C. Abram at age 65. At the same time, Lloyd A. Levitin, 52, also a senior vice president at Pacific Lighting and its chief financial officer, will become executive vice president. In addition, he will assume corporate planning and development duties currently held by Parker.

Pacific Lighting also said that, effective July 1, Senior Vice President Willis B. Wood, 50, will be promoted to executive vice president with responsibility for land development, financial services and alternative energy, succeeding Charles T. Dierker, 64, who is retiring. James R. Ukropina, 47, executive vice president and general counsel at the company, will also assume responsibility for oil and gas exploration, interstate gas transmission and related business, roles previously held by Robert T. Bonn, 61, who is retiring July 1.

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Craig Corp., a Compton-based importer and marketer of consumer electronics products, said Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Craig, 62, resigned after nearly four decades with the company founded by his father.

A spokesman said Craig sold his 36% stake in the company last February to two investment partnerships, Hecco Ventures and Shamrock Associates, led by investor James Cotter.

Foothill Capital Corp., Los Angeles, named Joseph J. Briganti, David C. Hilton, Guilford J. Moore and Peter E. Schwab executive vice presidents. David E. Evans was promoted to senior vice president.

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Peter C. Goldmark Jr., 44, has been named a vice president of Times Mirror Co., Los Angeles, effective in August. He will report to David Laventhol, group vice president for the company’s Eastern newspapers, which include Newsday, the Hartford Courant, the Stamford Advocate, the Greenwich Time and the Call-Chronicle newspapers of Allentown, Pa. Goldmark, who will be based in New York, is currently executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.


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