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BANDAG PROMOTES RISK MANAGER EATON
Dave Eaton has been promoted to director-legal and risk management at Bandag Inc. in Muscatine, Iowa.
Mr. Eaton, 46, joined Bandag in 1980 as risk/insurance analyst and was promoted to manager, risk and insurance, in 1983. In his newly created position, he is responsible for all of the domestic and overseas legal and risk management services for the manufacturer of tire retread material and equipment.
In addition, Mr. Eaton was elected assistant secretary of the corporation. He reports to Warren Heidbreder, chief financial officer.
Mr. Eaton earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Northeast Missouri State University, now known as Truman State University, in Kirksville, Mo.
He holds the Associate in Risk Management Designation from the Insurance Institute of America.
Wayne Cramer, 46, has been named director-global risk management at Joseph E. Seagram & Sons Inc. in New York.
Mr. Cramer is responsible for the risk management functions of the maker of distilled spirits, a subsidiary of The Seagram Co. Ltd. of Montreal. He takes his new post after leaving Goldman Sachs & Co. where he worked as vp-Insurance Productions Group/ Firmwide Risk Management since 1993.
He succeeds Donald Davignon, who is retiring after 20 years of service with Joseph E. Seagram. Mr. Cramer reports to John Preston, vp, finance.
He received a bachelor of arts in marketing and a masters of business administration from Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J.
Debbie Drinane has been promoted to director of risk management at Dean Foods Co. in Franklin Park, Ill.
Ms. Drinane, 38, is responsible for the company's entire risk management program. She and her staff will continue to manage the company's brokers, consultants and claims administrators. Ms. Drinane has spent 17 years with Dean Foods, most recently as corporate insurance and safety manager. She will continue to report to Eric Blanchard, vp, secretary and general counsel.
Ms. Drinane attended Triton Junior College in River Grove, Ill., studying business administration. She earned the Associate in Risk Management designation from the Insurance Institute of America and is a member of the Northeastern Illinois chapter of the Risk & Insurance Management Society Inc.
Cheryl Williams-Meggett has been named director, compensation and benefits, at Lever Brothers Co.
Ms. Williams-Meggett previously was manager of savings in the human resources department of the New York-based manufacturer of soap, detergents and food products.
She replaces Stephen Pass, who was named director of benefits at Lever Brothers' New York-based parent, Unilever United States Inc.
Ms. Williams-Meggett reports to Jim McCall, vp of human resources at Lever Bros.
She earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Babson College in Babson Park, Mass., and holds the Certified Employee Benefit Specialist designation.
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