Irvine, Calif.-based Standard Pacific Corp. has announced a series of executive-level promotions. Andrew Parnes has been promoted to executive vice president of finance. Parnes joined the company in 1989 as a controller. He has held the positions of vice president of finance and senior vice president of finance. He also will now serve as the company's CFO. Clay Halvorsen has been promoted to executive vice president. As such, he will be responsible for the corporation's legal matters, including litigation and risk management. Halvorsen joined the company in 1998 as vice president, general counsel and secretary. In January 2001, he was named senior vice president. The third executive announcement was that Jari Kartozian has been named senior vice president. As such, Kartozian will oversee corporate marketing, human resources, and the company's mortgage subsidiary, Famile Lending.

Stephen Scarborough, chairman and CEO, said: “We are pleased to recognize these exceptional individuals for their talent and leadership, and for their contributions to the remarkable growth we've experienced. We are grateful for their tenure.”

Brian Utsler has been named president of Standard Pacific's San Diego, Calif., region. Utsler has 16 years of experience in the home building industry, most recently holding the position of division manager.

And finally, David Pelletz has been promoted to president of the Tampa Bay operations of Westfield Homes, a Standard Pacific company. Pelletz joined Westfield in 1996. Most recently, he served as executive vice president of operations.

Janet Kemmerer has joined Dallas-based Centex Homes as director of marketing for the company's South Coast division, based in Irvine, Calif. Kemmerer comes to Centex from Brookfield Homes, where she held the position of director of marketing and research.

George Page, WCI Communities' senior vice president of the tower division, has retired, effective last month. Page will act as an exclusive consultant to WCI in real estate and tower development. WCI president Jerry Starkey said: “While I am sad to see George stepping down from the WCI executive team, I am happy that he is embarking on an important new chapter of his life: retirement.” Page joined WCI's predecessor organization, Westinghouse Communities, in 1990. He has been instrumental in growing the organization from eight to more than 70 people during his tenure.

The nation's largest institutional investor in residential development, Hearthstone, has promoted Anthony Botte to its Board of Directors. Botte joined the company in 1995 as an investment manager and now serves as senior vice president of Hearthstone's Western region.