Printer Friendly

GRANT AND NEVINS JOIN THE ACTAVA GROUP

 ATLANTA, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Actava Group, formerly Fuqua Industries (NYSE: FQA), announced today that Walter M. Grant and Richard Nevins have joined management and the board of directors respectively.
 Grant has been appointed as senior vice president and general counsel. Grant brings to Actava over 20 years of business and legal experience.
 Prior to joining Actava, Grant served as senior vice president and general counsel for the North American operations of Smith & Nephew plc., an international health care company headquartered in London. From 1983 to 1991, Grant held the position of vice president, general counsel and secretary of Contel Corporation, an Atlanta-based telecommunications company traded on the New York Stock Exchange with annual revenues in excess of $3 billion. Grant was in private law practice from 1971 to 1983, with the Atlanta-based law firm Alston & Bird where his primary emphasis was corporate and securities law.
 Grant is a member of the Georgia and Tennessee Bar Associations, received his bachelor of arts degree in journalism from the University of Kentucky in 1967, and received his law degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1971. Grant resides in Atlanta with his wife and three children.
 Nevins was elected to the board of directors, increasing the member numbers to eight. Nevins is president of Richard Nevins and Associates, a financial advisory firm. Nevins, a 1975 graduate of Stanford Graduate School of Business and a former investment banker resides in the San Francisco bay area.
 The Actava Group has five companies engaged in the broader leisure industry: DP(R) (fitness and recreation equipment); Qualex (photofinishing), a joint venture with Eastman Kodak; Hutch Sports USA (sporting goods equipment); Nelson/Weather-Rite (camping and outdoor products); and Willow Hosiery (athletic and family hosiery). Actava companies provide high-quality, brand-name consumer products through distribution channels in the sports, fitness and recreation areas.
 -0- 7/23/93
 /CONTACT: Frederick B. Beilstein III, senior vice president, treasurer and chief financial officer or Bridget B. Sullivan, manager, Investor Relations, of the Actava Group, 404-658-9000/
 (FQA)


CO: The Actava Group Inc.; Fuqua Industries ST: Georgia IN: LEI SU: PER

RA-BN -- AT011 -- 5283 07/23/93 16:11 EDT
COPYRIGHT 1993 PR Newswire Association LLC
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1993 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:PR Newswire
Date:Jul 23, 1993
Words:358
Previous Article:ADELPHIA COMMUNICATIONS COMPLETES 9-7/8 PERCENT SENIOR DEBENTURE EXCHANGE OFFER
Next Article:SOUTHWIRE OFFERS FIRST LOOK AT INNOVATIVE EMPLOYEE CENTER
Topics:


Related Articles
TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER GRANTED AGAINST THE ACTAVA GROUP
ACTAVA TO OPPOSE TRITON'S MOTION TO BLOCK MARGIN CALLS; COURT ENTERS TEMPORARY ORDER PRESERVING STATUS QUO UNTIL AUG. 10
COURT PERMITS ACTAVA GROUP TO ENFORCE MARGIN CALLS ON TRITON GROUP
JAMES L. MARDEN APPOINTED PRESIDENT OF DIVERSIFIED PRODUCTS CORPORATION
ACTAVA RECEIVES $5 MILLION LOAN PREPAYMENT FROM TRITON GROUP LTD.
ACTAVA GROUP ANNOUNCES POSSIBLE PREPAYMENT OF OBLIGATIONS FROM TRITON GROUP
ACTAVA GROUP ANNOUNCES ELECTION OF NEW DIRECTOR (d)
TRITON GROUP ANNOUNCES OPPOSITION TO ACTAVA INVESTMENT PROPOSAL
ACTAVA GROUP ANNOUNCES ELECTION OF JOHN D. PHILLIPS AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
ACTAVA RESCINDS DECISION TO CHANGE FISCAL YEAR

Terms of use | Copyright © 2016 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters