Stephen J. Scarborough, chief executive of Standard Pacific Corp. in Irvine, has been elected chairman of the board. Arthur E. Svendsen, who founded the company in 1961 and has served as its chairman since then, will assume the advisory role of chairman emeritus. Both changes are effective May 16. Scarborough joined Standard Pacific in 1981 as president of the Orange County division, which he ran for 15 years. He was named president of the company in 1996 and took on the additional role of chief executive in January 2000. In addition, Michael C. Cortney has been named president. He was president of the company's Northern California division for 15 years and currently serves as executive vice president.
* Brian Walker has been named vice president of sales and marketing at Lennox Hearth Products in Fullerton. He had been director of marketing. Before joining the company, Walker was vice president, sales and marketing for Speed Queen Co. and vice president, merchandising with KitchenAid Inc.
* Khanh Tran was appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer for Pacific Life Insurance Co. in Newport Beach. He had been senior vice president and chief financial officer since 1996. Tran joined the company in 1990 as treasurer. Robert Hsu was promoted to senior vice president of administration in the annuities division. He has been with Pacific Life since 1997 as vice president of technology in the annuities division. Robert Bruno was named vice president, national sales manager in the annuities division. Bruno joined Pacific Life in 1994 as product wholesaler in the annuities division.