* Pacific Life Insurance Co. in Newport Beach named James T. Morris executive vice president of its life insurance division. Morris had been responsible for all marketing operations for the division.
* TransDimension in Irvine appointed Rick Goerner president and chief executive. Ping Liang, TransDimension’s chief executive since its founding, becomes chairman. Goerner was formerly president and chief operating officer of the Texas Instruments/Silicon Systems Storage Products group.
* New Century Financial Corp. in Irvine appointed Patrick Flanagan president of its largest subsidiary, New Century Mortgage Corp. He will continue to serve as executive vice president of the parent company and president of NC Capital Corp., which is primarily responsible for New Century’s secondary marketing activities.