COMMODITY EXCHANGE INC. (New York) - J. William Hanlon was named vice president and director of research.

Mr. Hanlon will monitor and study the cash and futures markets in current Comex commodities and in potential new products.He was corporate agricultural economist at General Foods Corp.

FLEET/NORSTAR NEW YORK (Albany, N.Y.) - Richard J. Heller was named executive vice president. He also is a vice president of Fleet/Norstar

Financial Group, the holding company.

David M. DeFazio was named senior vice president in charge of the recently created products and services division. He was vice president of marketing for the financial services division.

Robert J. Lynch was named vice president and controller. He was a vice president in the treasurer's department.

Michael Jamesson was named vice president. He was investment division manager for Norstar Bank of Central New York, Syracuse.

James J. McAssey was named senior vice president for the newly formed Norstar Services Inc., the information systems subsidiary of Fleet/Norstar New York.