Robert L. Katz joins Ingersoll Rand as general counsel and senior vice president. Prior to joining Ingersoll Rand, Katz served as general counsel, senior vice president and corporate secretary of Federal-Mogul Corporation.

Robert F. Beckmann was named general counsel of BlueGrace Logistics located in Riverview (Tampa), Florida. Beckmann was most recently a senior attorney at AutoZone Auto Parts.

Technology developer Sanswire Corporation has appointed Barbara M. Johnson general counsel, vice president and secretary. Previously, Johnson was a partner in Choate Hall & Stewart’s Business & Technology Group.

Michael J. Short was named general counsel and vice president of Dallas-based TGGT Holdings. Prior to joining TGGT, he was senior legal counsel to Shell Oil Company.

Pacific Northwest-based John L. Scott Real Estate has appointed Kristin Hawes general counsel. Previously, Hawes was a principal at Fikso Kretschmer Smith Dixon, specializing in real estate and business transactions.

Mortgage banking firm McCalla Raymer has appointed Susan Reid general counsel. Reid was formerly an associate general counsel at Fannie Mae.