The nonprofit Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau announced the appointment of Alison Best as Director of Sales. She will be responsible for development and maintenance of Bureau sales and client services, including sales programs designed to generate sales leads and group bookings from Santa Monica’s top feeder markets as well as organizing trade show attendance and overseeing the development of a convention services program. Ms. Best, a native Canadian and current Marina del Rey resident, has over 14 years of hospitality/tourism work experience.
Bureau President/CEO Misti Kerns, who announced Ms. Best’s appointment, also said that Rick Mogil has been named as Visitor Center Store Manager to be responsible for the retail shop, which will include sales and customer services. Mr. Mogil, a Studio City resident, has over 11 years of retail management work experience. The “store” is at 1920 Main St., and the Bureau maintains a kiosk and a Promenade cart, too. www.santamonica.com
G-Technology, Inc., a Santa Monica supplier of external disk storage solutions for Mac’s and PC’s, with manufacturing facilities here and in the Far East, announced its new G-SPEED storage product, which is designed for high-performance content creation applications and supports uncompressed HD and multi-stream SD video editing workflows. Pete Schlatter, Director of Marketing, called the product “very sophisticated…with many features to be revealed soon that will make this one of the most exciting storage products available today.” www.g-technology.com
Accruent, Inc. announced that Ning Ning Yu has joined the company as Vice President of Product Development. The Santa Monica firm founded in 1995 provides real estate performance management software products. Ms. Yu, who holds an M.S. in computer science from UCLA, has more than 20 years experience in software product development, product management, hosted service operations and systems integration; most recently, she served as an executive at Sendia Corporation. www.accruent.com
Activision, Inc., a developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products, has announced results for the first fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2006. www.activision.com
Mossimo, Inc., a designer, licensor and distributor of apparel, footwear and fashion accessories, announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2006. www.mossimo-inc.com
Genius Products, Inc. also announced results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2006; the company, along with The Weinstein Company, jointly owns Genius Products, LLC, a home entertainment distribution company. www.geniusproducts.com
Santa Monica resident Linda Waade has joined the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California to lead its external affairs and outreach efforts. Metropolitan General Manager Jeff Kightlinger named her as the district’s deputy general manager of external affairs, where she will be responsible for all communications, outreach and legislative matters.
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