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Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc. (A-B) appointed four executives to lead the company in various departments, including international technology and human resources.

Thomas W. Santel was named president and CEO, A-B International Inc., while retaining his corporate planning responsibilities as vice president of the company's corporate planning, a role that he has served for the past 11 years.

Santel has been a member of Grupo Modelo's board for 10 years, and has managed A-B's import business in Mexico for the Budweiser and Bud Light brands. In his new role, Santel will assume overall responsibilities for the United Kingdom, Europe, South America and Asia operations.

"Tom has played a key role in developing our successful partnership with Grupo Modelo and has provided valuable strategic input for our business around the world," said August A. Busch IV, president and chief executive officer of A-B. "Tom's guidance will continue to drive our international growth, which is critical to our overall success."

Also promoted in the International division was Stephen J. Burrows to the position of president and CEO of Asia Pacific Operations for A-B International Inc. In this role, Burrows will be responsible for the company's expansion and long-term growth in China through its Budweiser and Harbin businesses and its investment in Tsingtao.

Burrows has been with A-B for 28 years and serves on the company's strategy committee, as well as the boards of A-B International Inc., Tsingtao Brewery Co. Ltd., Harbin Brewery Group Ltd and Crown Beers India Ltd.

"Steve has deep experience in the complex and fast-changing Chinese beer industry, and has led Anheuser-Busch's success in what has become the largest beer market in the world," Busch said. "This new role will allow him to continue to develop our business in a region that is of growing importance to our future."

In A-B's technology department, Joseph P. Castellano was named vice president and chief information officer, where he will be responsible for the company's information technology and systems. Castellano continues to serve on the company's strategy committee.

"Over the past 24 years, Joe has served the company in roles ranging from human resources and retail marketing to wholesaler operations. His diverse background and experience in so many areas of our business enable him to bring a unique perspective of the evolving technology needs of our organization," Busch said.

In the human resources department, John T. "Tim" Farrell, was appointed to the position of vice president, corporate human resources. Farrell is a member of A-B's strategy committee and will direct human resource strategy, staffing, training, development, compensation, benefits and security for the company. Prior to this role, Farrell spent 11 years as vice president of employee benefits.

"Tim's deep experience as a human resources professional will bring in-depth knowledge of the issues facing employers, which will be a tremendous asset to our company as we seek to attract and retain a competitive, high-performance work force," Busch said.

In other people news, Patricia E. Yarrington was named treasurer for Chevron Corp., to replace David M. Krattebol, who is retiring from the position after 36 years with the company.

Yarrington comes to the position from her role as corporate vice president, Policy, Government and Public Affairs. In this role she will oversee the company's financing strategies, including the receipt, custody, investment and disbursement of corporate funds.

"Pat's background across many areas of our company, including finance, operations, strategic planning and public affairs, makes her uniquely qualified to assume the corporate treasurer's position," said Dave O'Reilly, Chevron's chairman and chief executive officer.

Yarrington joined Chevron in 1980 and has held a variety of finance and managerial positions in Chevron Products Co., Chevron U.S.A. Production Co., Chevron Research and Technology Co. and Chevron Corp. Yarrington assumed her current role in 2002 and is a member of the board of directors for Chevron Phillips Chemical Co., a 50-50 joint venture with ConocoPhillips.

In other people news, Gilbarco Inc. expanded its sales team with three new sales managers to provide additional comprehensive consultative services to its customers.

Larry Bowden joined Gilbarco as a sales manager for express ordering systems. Bowden will support strategic and national accounts with the implementation of the company’s new express ordering kiosk and foodservice product offering.

Prior to joining Gilbarco, Bowden was the sales manager for retail petroleum POS systems in the southeastern United States for VeriFone.

John Hutchinson was hired as the sales manager for Retail Systems. In this role, he will support Gilbarco's strategic accounts for its Retail Solutions product lines. Hutchinson comes to the position from Retalix, where he was responsible for supply chain software sales to food distributors.

Scott Krieble joined Gilbarco as the sales manager for retail systems. Krieble will be responsible for the sale of Passport POS and other retail solutions products in the north central U.S. He comes to the position from Sharp Electronics, where he oversaw hospitality software application sales.

In other people news, RedPrairie Corp. hired three convenience industry leaders to lead its c-store business -- Elizabeth Hervey as the strategic account manager; John Moulton as the director for the petroleum and convenience store segment; and David Tucker as the regional sales director for the petroleum and convenience store division in the Asia-Pacific market.

Both Hervey and Tucker have extensive experience with NACS: the association for convenience and petroleum retailing, where Hervey was the director of supplier relations and Tucker was the senior vice president of industry relations.

Before RedPrairie, Hervey spent nine years with the association. Hervey began her career in the convenience store industry as a cashier for a Mobil dealer.

Prior to joining RedPrairie, Tucker was the senior vice president of industry relations for NACS. Tucker also spent time with suppliers to the industry, including international business development and product management roles at Radiant Systems and Tokheim. He also spent eight years with Mobil Oil Corp. in downstream retail operations.

Moulton comes to the position from his role as director of operations efficiencies for Sheetz Inc., where he spent 11 years. Prior to joining Sheetz, Moulton worked for Garr Consulting, an Atlanta-based retail management practice.

"As RedPrairie's BlueCube Enterprise solution continues to grow in name recognition within the petroleum and convenience store industry, we are finding that key industry executives are anxious to join the company to add their talents to our seasoned group of industry thought leaders. We are thrilled to add the strengths of David, Elizabeth, and John to our team," said Kevin Saum, vice president/general manager, Petroleum & C-Store Solutions, RedPrairie.