* Peter Adee has been appointed president of marketing at Universal Pictures. He will oversee marketing for Universal's domestic feature film releases, including creative advertising, media, publicity, promotion, research, administration and new media.
* National Technical Systems Inc. in Calabasas announced that its board of directors has made two key appointments as part of the company's senior executive succession plan.
William C. McGinnis was promoted to president, assuming that role from Jack Lin, who continues as the company's chief executive. McGinnis also remains chief operating officer, a position he has held since June. The company also announced the promotions of Doug Briskie, Martin M. Dresser, Richard J. Dunne, Raffy Lorentzian and Dwight D. Moore to corporate vice presidents, effective immediately. They will report directly to McGinnis. Andrea H. Korfin was recently named corporate secretary.
National Technical Systems is an outsourcing services company providing organizations in the information technology and high-technology markets integrated testing, certification, quality registration, systems evaluation and staffing services.