Ross BrownHead of Unit
S. Ross Brown was named president and chief executive of Pacific Telesis International, replacing Donald H. Sledge, who resigned to pursue personal business interests.
Pacific Telesis International is the international business arm of Pacific Telesis Group, a spinoff of American Telephone and Telegraph Co. It markets telecommunications and information systems and services through subsidiaries in South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Spain and the United Kingdom.
Mr. Brown, a native of Canada, was president and chief executive of Pacific Telesis' publishing unit.
METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE CO. (New York) - John F. Monahan was named director, strategic planning and market development department at the Metropolitan Property and Liability Insurance Co. unit in Warwick, R.I. He was at Allstate Insurance Co. in planning and analysis.
PHILO SMITH & CO. (Stamford, Conn.) - F.K. Neal Stanley was named president and chief executive of Waukesha, Wis.-based Classified Financial Corp., a unit of this investment banking firm specializing in insurance companies. He will serve in the San Francisco office. Classified is a holding company with interests in property and casualty insurance underwriting and claims and brokerage services. Mr. Stanley, who succeeds Philo Smith, served in the same post at Beaver Pacific Corp., the San Francisco unit of Nationwide Mutual.
Thomas A. Cockrell was elected Classified's executive vice president and chief operating officer in San Francisco. He also held that post at Beaver.
ST. PAUL COS. (St. Paul, Minn.) - Paul F. Butler was elected president and chief executive of this insurer's St. Paul Reinsurance Management Corp.
Mr. Butler, who was chairman and chief executive of Frank B. Hall & Co. Overseas Inc., succeeds Richard A. Hopkins, who is retiring.
St. Paul Re is one of the largest reinsurance markets in the United States and is based in New York. Before joining Frank B. Hall, insurance brokers of Briarcliff, N.J., Mr. Butler was president and chief executive of AFIA Worldwide Insurance. AFIA was later acquired by Cigna Corp.
COMPAGNIE GENERALE MARITIME (Houston) - Ronan du Boishamon was named cost controller in Houston for this French-flag ocean carrier's Gulf service, a new position. He was head of management control for the service and was based in Paris. Its Gulf service provides weekly containership sailings between North Europe, Houston , New Orleans, Mobile, Ala., Miami and Savannah, Ga.
STRACHAN SHIPPING CO. (New York) - Anthony Billi was named inward freight manager and will be responsible for Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, a Japanese-flag ocean carrier for which Strachan is general agent. Mr. Billi has been with Strachan for the past six years. He fills a new position.
CIRCLE FREIGHT INTERNATIONAL (Dallas) - Michael J. Dolezar has named gulf regional manager. He joined Circle in 1984 as district manager in Newark, N.J., following eight years as traffic manager with Becton, Dickinson and Co.
Charles M. Stephens was appointed district manager at Dallas. Mr. Stephens rejoins Circle, where he was lead agent at Dallas-Ft. Worth Airport from 1980 to 1984.
AIRBUS INDUSTRIE (New York) - Patrick Croze left his post of president and chief executive of Airbus Industrie of North America Inc., the U.S. marketing arm of the European aircraft manufacturing consortium, after a three-year term. Alan Boyd, chairman, will assume the additional titles of president and chief executive.
David Venz was named vice president, communications, replacing Carolyn L. Smith. Mr. Venz was director, corporate communications with Trans World Airlines Inc.