William J. Patrizio, a senior exec on Universal’s re-engineering program, has been named vice president of Universal Studios.

Meanwhile, U has named Bryan Glover to Patrizio’s old post as senior director of re-engineering.

Leading the next phase

“Bill has made great contributions to the re-engineering program and we are pleased he will be leading the next phase of this important effort,” said Bruce L. Hack, executive VP and chief financial officer of Universal Studios. “Together with Bryan, who has demonstrated strong financial expertise and a deep knowledge of the company, they will make a highly effective leadership team.”

Since 1995, Patrizio has been assisting management in re-engineering its business units, a move to make the company more productive and efficient. He previously worked on the re-engineering effort at Joseph E. Seagram & Sons Inc. and had been VP of marketing and veep of sales, Western region, at the Seagram Beverage Co.

Glover most recently was VP and controller, studio operations, where he was responsible for the studio operations group’s financial accounting and reporting. He also was a re-engineering team member on the studio operations team.

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