Morningstar Inc. Names New VP

October 26, 2004 ( - Morningstar Inc. has announced that John Rekenthaler has been named as vice president of new product development for the company's global operations.

Rekenthaler was previously the president of Morningstar Associates, the investment advisory subsidiary of Morningstar Inc. Taking over his position will be Patrick Reinkemeyer, previously president of Morningstar’s institutional investment consulting business.

Rekenthaler joined Morningstar n 1988, and has served as director of research and head of the company’s retirement advice business. Reinkemeyer joined the company in 1996, and has served as Morningstar’s director of investment information products for variable annuities, as well as head of investment consulting.

Morningstar ( ) is a Chicago-based advisory and research firm.