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Dometic Corp. and Minibar Systems ended their joint venture to dually distribute the Dometic AutoClassic fully automated refreshment center. Dometic is now the sole distributor of the Auto-Classic worldwide.

After 18 years with Ypartner ship, previously YPB&R, Dennis Marzella re signed his partnership post as executive vice president of strategic planning, branding and research to spearhead similar functions at Quantified Marketing Group.

Harvey Kamp joined Accuvia, an international consulting firm, as director of business development. He previously was director of alumni and industry relations at Penn State University's School of Hospitality Management.

Telkonet, Inc. promoted Jason Tienor, president and CEO of EthoStream, to the new position of chief operating officer, responsible for Telkonet, EthoStream and Smart Systems International. Also, Dorothy Cleal was appointed executive vice president. Cleal previously worked for SRA International.

The Mumford Company hired Bryan Blanchard as sales analyst. Previously, he was a commercial real estate agent with Blanchard Properties, Inc.

American Hotel Furnishings, a division of American Hotel Register Co., announces the completion and opening of the LaQuinta Inn & Suites in Midland, TX, on June 28. American Hotel Furnishings was contracted by Pristine Hospitality, Inc. for ff&e procurement services for the new inn.

Something Different Linen, Inc., a manufacturer of hospitality table linens, was named a napery distributor and added to Milliken's North American distributor list.

Giles foodservice Equipment promoted David Byrd from vice president to president. Company owner and former president, Ted Giles, became chairman.

Craig Watts, president of the Brown Jordan International Contract Division, retired July 13. Paul C. Koehneke, previously vice president of operations for the division, succeeds Watts as president, Contract Division.

Group One Partners hired Joseph Mello as an architectural project manager and Christine Shanahan as senior interior designer. Mello formerly was employed at Bradford Saivetz & Associates, while Shanahan was a project manager at Add Inc and J/Brice.

InRoomMD named Dr. Carl A. Smart national medical director for the travel healthcare concierge program.

Davi Skin, Inc. is developing a hotel amenity line of products for distribution worldwide in partnership with Gilchrist & Soames. The intial line of amenity products will consist of shampoo, conditioner, bath gel, body lotion and soaps.

American Hotel Register Company appointed Greg Kadens vice president and coo of its ff&e division, American Hotel Furnishings Company. He had been with Quill Corporation.

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