Sales and Marketing People On The Move – 3/3/2011

Martin Whelan will be starting on his new role as acting chief marketing officer on March 14 for Commonwealth Bank. He will be replacing outgoing CMO Mark Buckman, who  in turn, will be joining Telstra to take on the same post. Whelan has been with Commonwealth Bank for five years and was most recently the general manager marketing, business and institutional banking. There’s more about his appointment in this news link.

Levi’s, a pioneering global jeanswear brand, recently appointed Rebecca Van Dyck as its global chief marketing officer. Van Dyck has two decades of experience in the marketing and advertising industries. She was formerly Senior Director of Worldwide Marketing and Communications for Apple, and was the creative genius behind Nike’s “Just Do It” campaign. There’s more about her appointment in this news link.

Virtual Instruments, a company that provides virtual infrastructure optimization and storage area network solutions, recently welcomed aboard their new VP of Sales for EMEA in the person of Jason Tooley. He has been a successful sales person in different fields which include telecommunications, and financial services among others. There’s more about his appointment on this news link.

Craig Besler was welcomed aboard Verdasys‘ leadership team as their new Regional Vice President, North American Field Sales.  Besler was formerly part of  infrastructure software provider Progress Software Corporation, where he served as North American Regional Vice President. There’s more about his appointment on this news link.

Roger Murdock will be helping further the Ingersoll Tillage Group‘s growth as the company’s Vice President, Sales and Marketing. Murdock has 30 years of experience working with agricultural equipment companies. He was previously employed at Miller St. Nazianz, Claas and Brillion, and AGCO.  There’s more about his appointment on this news link.

Scout Investments recently announced Michael Hedstrom as the new member of their management team. Hedstrom was a significant part of the communications, marketing, and product management departments in the companies that he worked for. He was formerly employed by Ameriprise Advisor Services, Inc., H&R Block Financial Advisors, American Express Financial Advisors, and ING. There’s more about his appointment on this news link.

Rebekah Alperin, PR and marketing executive, joins Kobalt Music as their new SVP Communications and Marketing Worldwide. Alperin will be taking on a variety of responsibilities which include work on branding, online communications, global PR and media relations, as well as corporate and social marketing. There’s more about her appointment on this news link.

DuPont recently named Scott Coleman as the VP of Corporate Marketing and Sales. Coleman was formerly the EVP, Marketing & Corporate Development for Dresser Inc, and was also part of the leadership team at General Electric and Rockwell Automation. There’s more about her appointment on this news link.

Virginia International Raceway appointed Dan Vaden as the company’s new Director of Marketing. Vaden is the owner and President of an innovative graphic design company, Vaden & Associates, Inc. He has previously done a variety of marketing and graphic identity work for VIR.  There’s more about his appointment on this news link.