Executive Spotlight: Timm Timbrook
RA Sushi Bar and Restaurant has announced the promotion of Timm Timbrook to general manager.
Timbrook joined the Japanese restaurant in 2007 as a manager and has more than 10 years of experience in the restaurant industry. Previously, Timbrook oversaw operations at multiple The Old Spaghetti Factory locations in San Diego County and helped manage the 2005 opening of Dussini Mediterranean Bistro.
Timbrook now manages the RA Sushi staff of 45, and oversees all aspects of the Asian-inspired restaurant.
Michael Reed has been named senior vice president of the Advanced Technologies Group at General Atomics. Reed has been with General Atomics since 1997 and was previously senior vice president of the Electromagnetic Systems Division. He succeeds David Roberts, who has been named chief executive officer of General Atomics Uranium Resources Co. Roberts served as senior vice president of ATG since 1998.
Sean Roy has joined the San Diego office of SCS Engineers as a project professional. In his new role, Roy is responsible for phase II environmental site investigations and project management. Previously, Roy served as a project geologist for other environmental consulting firms and drilling contractors.
David Swift has been named director of entertainment at Pala Casino Spa and Resort. In his new position, Swift will oversee the daily operations of the entertainment department, where he will be responsible for booking all acts at Pala’s four venues, as well as producing and promoting shows and concerts. Swift is a 22-year veteran of the entertainment industry.
The San Diego Wine & Culinary Center has announced that Amy Ruiz has joined the center as its director of sales and marketing. Ruiz will be responsible for co-coordinating all promotional, advertising and marketing efforts for group business. With more than 10 years of experience in event and operations management, Ruiz has worked in destination management for three years.
Trovillion, Inveiss & Demakis APC has announced the addition of attorney Richard Auerbach as managing partner to its new Los Angeles office. With more than 20 years of law experience, Auerbach specializes in the defense of state workers’ compensation and subrogation claims. The firm has also announced that attorney Cinda Ayres has assumed a senior associate position in the Riverside County office, where she will continue to practice and specialize in the defense of state workers’ compensation cases. Practicing law for more than 15 years, Ayres has been with Trovillion for 10 years.
Fish & Richardson has announced that Todd Miller has been named the new pro bono coordinator for the San Diego office. In his new role, Miller will be implementing the firm’s newly expanded pro bono policy, which broadens the scope of the voluntary legal work attorneys handle without payment. A principal in the San Diego office, Miller represents patent litigation clients specializing in the medical device, telecommunication and software fields. He joined the firm nine years ago.
TriStaff Group, a staffing and executive search firm, has named Kanani Moser as its new vice president of business development. Moser will also continue her position as director of the technology division, a role she has had for the past nine years. Moser will lead TriStaff’s marketing and sales strategies for its staffing services for the clerical, sales and marketing, engineering, information technology, manufacturing, media and finance industries.
Second Harvest Food Bank of San Diego, a charitable hunger-relief organization, has added John Sawyer as a new member to its board of directors. Sawyer is senior vice president of sales and marketing for Chicken of the Sea International, and as part of the board, he will work to help fight hunger and educate consumers about the health benefits of fish.
, Compiled by Liz Wiedemann