Appointments and Promotions
William F. Notzelman has been appointed Chicago regional manager for the Industrial and Marine Division, Walter Kidde & Co., Belleville, N. J. He was formerly district manager in upstate New York.
Lawrence J. O’Brien has been elected president of the American District Telegraph Co. and a member of the board of directors. Most recently vice president, he has been secretary-counsel and general sales manager. He succeeds Edward F. Gaston who retired after 53 years with the firm. R. J. Highstone has succeeded O’Brien as vice president. A 34year veteran in the company, he was most recently in the sales department and previous to that was service superintendent in the Chicago district. Lyle B. Straus has been named vice president and general manager, European operations. A 32-year veteran of the company, he was most recently general manager, international operations.
Atwood H. Hesla has been named president-general manager, Detroit Automotive Products Corp., Detroit, Mich. He succeeds John J. Krauss who has become chairman of the board.
Robert E. Lyons has been appointed New England representative, The Gerstenslager Co., Wooster, Ohio. He will headquarter at 608 Center Street, Ludlow, Mass.