SYRACUSE, N.Y. (March 7)—Carlisle Cos. Inc. has created an office of the chairman and appointed two employees to fill positions therein. The firm has assigned Richmond McKinnish, current president of its Tire and Wheel division, as president of Carlisle Cos. McKinnish will, in addition to his existing duties, oversee the operation of Carlisle´s Tensolite, FoodService Products, Motion Control and Industrial Braking and Friction Products, and SynTec units. Dennis Hall fills the firm´s new vice chairman seat. He will head its Engineered Products, Transportation Products and Systems Equipment Group operations. Both will report to Carlisle Chairman and CEO Stephen P. Munn.