Col Tristar TV ups five

Johnston tapped sr. VP, Southwestern region

Five longtime sales execs have been promoted at Columbia TriStar Television Distribution.

Dirk Johnston has been tapped senior vice president, Southwestern region, and will continue to manage the sales office in Dallas. He has worked at CTTD since 1994.

Steve Maddox, in charge of the Atlanta office since 1998, will continue there while assuming his new responsibilities as senior VP, Southeastern region.

Tom Warner has been upped from vice president to senior VP of the Midwestern region. He will continue to head the Chicago office, where he has been working since 1994.

Former VP Jeff Wolf has been promoted to senior vice president, Northeastern region and business development. He will continue to operate out of New York and will manage that office.

In Los Angeles, Mark Wurtzel has been upped from regional manager to vice president, Western region. He has worked at CTTD since 1991.

The aforementioned will report to Joe Kissack, who was recently appointed exec VP of syndication.

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