James R. Wells has been named corporate vice president and general merchandise manager of the home store for Woodward & Lothrop. He joined Woodies in 1964 and was previously divisional vice president and merchandise manager for decorative accessories, smallwares, housewares and electronics.

Dr. Frank S. Royal, a Richmond physician, has been elected to the board of directors of Best Products Co. Royal is chief of staff at Richmond Community Hospital. He also serves on the governor's advisory committee on Medicare and Medicaid for Virginia and is chairman of the executive committee of Virginia Union University.

James A. Kinnahan has joined T-CAS America Inc. as vice president and director of marketing. He was formerly director of engineering at Northrop-Page and is a graduate of George Washington University.

Cynthia Halper, a distributor of Fashion Two Twenty beauty products in the Washington area and winner of a Cadillac and vacation to Paris, was honored recently at the company's national sales conference for her outstanding sales and recruitment efforts.

Edward Katz, president of Central GMC Inc. in Landover, was named a 1980 Truck Dealer of the Year National Finalist by Business Week magazine and the American Truck Dealers division of the National Automobile Dealers Association.

James T. Walker has been elected vice president of plant operations for Schwartz Brothers Inc.

David L. Temple has been elected to the board of Fairfax Opportunities Unlimited, the Op Shop, a northern Virginia vocational rehabilitation center. Temple is the principal of lthe Dunn Loring School for the Emotionally Disturbed and is vice chairman of the Fairfax County Human Rights Commission.

Nevamar Corp. has received one of POWER magazine's national 1980 Energy Conservation Awards for development of a fume incineration system.

Frank A. Montesano has been named sales manager for Baltimore's Wbal Radio 11 and 98 Rock WIYY. He will be responsible for overseeing the sales staff and generating sales traffic for both stations.