Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. has appointed John R. Gibson director of clinical research for the dermatology department of the Pharmaceutical Research and Development Division. He will be based in Buffalo at Westwood Pharmaceuticals, a Bristol-Myers Squib company.
Gibson will be responsible for carrying out all Phase I-IV clinical studies for dermatologic agents. He attended medical school at Glasgow University in Scotland and earned his accreditation as a specialist in dermatology at the Royal College of Physicians.
Exchange Insurance Co., 741 Delaware Ave., has promoted Edward G. Vance to home office supervisor/claims examiner. He will be responsible for claim service in the Buffalo and Syracuse offices. He joined the company in 1987 as Buffalo claims manager. He is a graduate of the University at Buffalo, and is a resident of the Town of Tonawanda.
The Buffalo Club of Printing House Craftsmen Inc. has elected Ralph Mocny "Craftsman of the Year." He developed and implemented the printing program at East High School, now the Buffalo Vocational-Technical Center, where he currently teaches. Since joining the club in 1972, Mocny has served as its education chairman, first vice president, president and program chairman. He is a graduate of Buffalo State College.
Entertron Industries Inc. of Gasport has named Mark Sampson senior electrical engineer. He previously served as a programmable logic controller specialist with Power/Mation Inc. and as an electronic engineer for Doboy Packaging Machinery Co. in Wisconsin. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, and will relocate to the Lockport area.
Saunders and Lyons Advertising Inc., 1700 Statler Towers, has hired John J. Suida as an account executive. He is a graduate of Erie Community College, and is a resident of Pendelton.
Drexel Burnham Lambert, an international investment banking firm headquartered in New York City, has appointed Buffalo native David B. Boon corporate vice president. He had been a departmental vice president. He is a graduate of Stanford University.
Koldin & Levine Law Center, 5920 Main St., Williamsville, has named Mary Lou Pullinzi a legal assistant. She previously was a medicaid case examiner for the Genesee County Department of Social Services. She is a graduate of Brockport State College, and is a resident of Batavia.
ComputerLand of Upstate New York Inc. has appointed Jerry Wszalek vice president of inventory management. He previously served as vice president of the Modern Tek Computer Center in Buffalo from 1982 to 1987.
Creative Hairdressers Inc., the Falls Church, Va.-based parent company of The Hair Cuttery salon chain, has named Buffalo native Larry Oskin vice president of marketing. He previously was vice president of marketing for the Regis Corp. of Minnesota. He is a graduate of Buffalo State College.
The Computer Task Group Inc. of Buffalo has announced that Jeffrey John has received the Certified Data Processor designation from the Institute for Certification of Computer Professionals. John is an advisory systems engineers with the firm, and is a graduate of Buffalo State College and the University at Buffalo.
The National Association of Industrial and Office Parks, Upstate New York Chapter, has elected Michael McAvinn of the Buffalo Enterprise Development Corp., as secretary. Also, Dorothy Stahlnecker of M. J. Peterson Corp. was named director of membership for the association.