Kenneth Vancini has been named to the newly created position of senior vice president of sales at Rockford Industries Inc., a Santa Ana provider of financial services primarily to the health-care industry. Before joining the company, he was vice president of national sales at AT&T Capital's leasing services division, a unit of AT&T Corp. Vancini will oversee Rockford's contract financing business in both the medical and general business equipment areas.
* Varouj Mandikian has been appointed Orange County SBA business development officer for Goleta National Bank. Previously, he worked in commercial real estate and owned his own mortgage company.
* Kip Konwiser has been named to the newly created position of vice president of interactive entertainment for Graphix Zone Inc. in Irvine. He has been with the company six months as business development director. Norm Block has joined the company as chief operating officer. He will oversee sales, operations and finance as well as head business and financial development and long-term growth strategies. Block was formerly managing director of Platinum Technology Inc.'s Locus Laboratory.
* Erin McKenzie has joined Townsend & O'Leary Inc., a Laguna Hills advertising agency, as a project coordinator for the company's interactive department. She joined the agency from the Geos Corp. in Tokyo, where she was the chief English instructor for Japanese executives.