CEO Moves this week include:
|Molson Coors Brewing Company||Eli Lilly and Company||Harley-Davidson, Inc.|
|Bridgestone Americas, Inc.||Erie Insurance||CannonDesign|
|PHG Energy||National Planning Holdings®, Inc.||Zenith Education Group|
|Health Alliance Plan||CoreSite Realty Corporation||Gurtin Fixed Income|
|California Steel Industries, Inc.||eHarmony||Focusing Capital|
|Bell Techlogix||GNC Holdings, Inc.||Johnny Rockets|
|Atlatl Software||SUN Behavioral Houston||ExtraHop|
|J.McLaughlin||Veriato||Visiting Nurse Association|
|Grand Canyon Resort Corporation||Restoration Robotics, Inc.|
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Molson Coors Brewing Company [DENVER & MONTREAL] (NYSE: TAP; TSX: TPX) announced that Kandy Anand, the current President and CEO of Molson Coors International, will be appointed to the newly created role of Chief Growth Officer. Stewart Glendinning, the current President and CEO of Molson Coors Canada, will be appointed as the new President and CEO of Molson Coors International.
Eli Lilly and Company [INDIANAPOLIS] (NYSE: LLY) announced that John C. Lechleiter, chairman, president and chief executive officer, will retire as president and CEO and from the company. Lilly’s board of directors unanimously elected David A. Ricks, currently senior vice president and president, Lilly Bio-Medicines, to assume the role of president and chief executive officer and to join the board. After joining Lilly in 1996 as a business development associate, Ricks held several management roles in U.S. marketing and sales before moving to Lilly Canada, where he served successively as director of pharmaceutical marketing, national sales director, and general manager. He was subsequently named president and general manager of Lilly China before becoming president of Lilly USA in 2009.
Harley-Davidson, Inc. [MILWAUKEE] (NYSE: HOG) announced the election of Maryrose Sylvester and Brian Niccol to the company’s board of directors. Sylvester is President and CEO of Current, powered by GE, and Niccol is CEO of Taco Bell Corp.
Bridgestone Americas, Inc. [NASHVILLE, Tenn.] announced the retirement of its CEO, President and Executive Chairman Gary Garfield. In order to effect a smooth transition to the company’s new leadership team, Bridgestone Americas has announced that Gordon Knapp, the company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), will become Bridgestone Americas’ President and CEO. Prior to Bridgestone Americas, Knapp served as President, Family Care North Atlantic, Consumer Tissue Division for Kimberly-Clark. He also has held leadership positions in the consumer products businesses for Pfizer, Inc. and for Warner-Lambert, Inc.
Erie Insurance [ERIE, Pa.] announced that President & Chief Executive Officer Terrence W. Cavanaugh will step down as CEO. Timothy G. NeCastro, who was previously selected as President & CEO-designate, will succeed him as Chief Executive Officer. Cavanaugh, who previously announced his intention to retire this year, will continue as President until Dec. 31, 2016. NeCastro joined Erie Insurance in 1996 as manager of internal auditing and was promoted to senior vice president and controller in 1997. In 2008, he took on the role of senior vice president of product and policy services. Previous to his selection as ERIE’s next CEO in May 2016, he held the position of senior vice president and regional officer of ERIE’s west region. Prior to joining Erie Insurance, NeCastro held positions as the director of finance at Plastek Group and as a senior manager at Ernst & Young.
CannonDesign [NEW YORK] selected Bradley Lukanic to lead the global firm as the chief executive officer. He replaces previous CEO Gary Miller, who will transition to principal and CEO emeritus, after serving as CannonDesign’s CEO for almost 25 years. Lukanic has been with the firm since January 2009.
PHG Energy [NASHVILLE, Tenn.] announced that Gregory L. Bafalis has been selected as the new chief executive officer. Bafalis was previously CEO of Green Earth Fuels. Before that he was Executive Director for the Brooklyn Naval Yard cogeneration facility. Before that he was with Waste Management, Inc.
National Planning Holdings®, Inc. [EL SEGUNDO, Calif.] announced Scott Romine has assumed the role of president and chief executive officer. Romine most recently served as president of Jackson National Life Distributors. Prior to this role, Romine held the position of JNLD executive vice president and national sales manager.
Zenith Education Group [OAKDALE, Minn.] announced that its board of directors has appointed Peter J. Taylor as president and chief executive officer of Zenith Education Group (Zenith). Taylor joined ECMC Foundation in 2014 as president and will remain in this role as he assumes his new responsibilities. Before joining ECMC Foundation, Taylor served as executive vice president and chief financial officer for the University of California (UC) system. Previously, Taylor held senior positions in investment banking, including at Barclays Capital. Taylor also served on the staff of the State Assembly Majority Leader in Sacramento.
Health Alliance Plan [DETROIT] announced that Michael Genord, has been named chief executive officer of HAP Midwest Health Plan. Dr. Genord was president and CEO of HealthPlus of Michigan at the time the company merged with HAP in February 2016. Prior to that, he served as chief medical officer of HealthPlus for two years after managing a private practice for 17 years and serving as physician team leader at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich.
CoreSite Realty Corporation [DENVER] (NYSE: COR) announced that Tom Ray is retiring from the Company and that its Board of Directors has appointed Paul Szurek as President and Chief Executive Officer. Paul E. Szurek has served as a CoreSite director since September 2010. Mr. Szurek has been Chief Financial Officer of Biltmore Farms, LLC, since 2003. Prior to joining Biltmore Farms, LLC, Mr. Szurek served as Chief Financial Officer of Security Capital Group Incorporated. He was also Co-Managing Director of Security Capital U.S. Realty. Mr. Szurek was promoted to CFO of Security Capital in 1997.
Gurtin Fixed Income [SAN DIEGO] announced the promotion of Michael Johnson to co-chief executive officer. Prior to joining the firm, he served as head of Merrill Lynch’s Municipal Credit, Banking Credit, and Insurance Credit teams. Prior to Merrill Lynch, Mr. Johnson spent seven years at Moody’s Investors Service in several public finance groups, ultimately serving as the co-manager of Moody’s Midwest Regional Office.
California Steel Industries, Inc. [FONTANA, Calif.] announced the promotion of Marcelo Botelho as President and Chief Executive Officer, replacing Toshiyuki (“Ted”) Tamai, who is retiring after 43 years in the steel industry in Japan and the United States. Mr. Botelho joined Vale S. A. in 2010, where he most recently served as Controller Global Director. He has also held positions in the utility, aerospace, and aluminum industries in Brazil.
eHarmony [LOS ANGELES] announced that it has selected Vice President and member of the original eHarmony team, Grant Langston, as Chief Executive Officer. Founder and CEO, Neil Clark Warren, will retire as CEO and remain eHarmony chairman.
Focusing Capital on the Long Term [BOSTON] announced that Sarah Keohane Williamson has accepted the role of inaugural Chief Executive Officer. Williamson joins FCLT after over 21 years at Wellington Management Company LLP, where she was most recently a Partner and Director of Alternative Investments. Sarah Williamson joined Wellington Management Company LLP in 1995 in Boston and opened the institutional investment manager’s San Francisco office in 1997. In her last role, she was a Partner and Director of Alternative Investments. Prior to joining Wellington, Williamson spent over five years with McKinsey & Company. She was also employed by the US Department of State and was a mergers and acquisitions investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York and London.
Bell Techlogix [INDIANAPOLIS] announced the appointment of Ron S. Frankenfield as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Frankenfield joins the company from Unisys where he was president of the Global Services business. He also served as an executive at SAP America and at Egenera.
GNC Holdings, Inc. [PITTSBURGH] (NYSE: GNC) has appointed Robert F. Moran, an Independent Director of GNC and former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PetSmart, Inc. (“PetSmart”), as interim Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Moran replaces Michael G. Archbold, Chief Executive Officer, who is leaving the Company and has resigned from the GNC Board. Mr. Moran will remain on the GNC Board. Mr. Moran joined the GNC Board in July 2013. Mr. Moran most recently served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PetSmart. Prior to being appointed Chairman in January 2012, Mr. Moran served as PetSmart’s Chief Executive Officer since June 2009 and its President and Chief Operating Officer from December 2001 to June 2009. Before joining PetSmart in 1999, Mr. Moran was President of Toys “R” Us Canada following various executive positions across finance and merchandising with Sears, Roebuck & Company, including as President and CEO of Sears de Mexico. Previously, he was Chief Financial Officer of Galerias Preciados. Mr. Moran served on the boards of directors of Collective Brands, Inc. from March 2005 to October 2012 and of PetSmart from September 2009 to June 2013. He currently serves on the boards of directors of Hanesbrands, Inc. and the USA Track & Field Foundation.
Johnny Rockets [LAKE FOREST, Calif.] announced John Maguire has been named President and CEO. Maguire assumes this role in addition to his current position as President and CEO of FIC Restaurants, Inc. (Friendly’s).
SUN Behavioral Houston [HOUSTON] announced the hospital’s new CEO, Maurice A. Washington. Mr. Washington held previous clinical and administrative positions at Friends Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
ExtraHop [SEATTLE, WA] announced the company has appointed Arif Kareem, former president of Fluke Networks, as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Kareem most recently served as president of Fluke Networks. Previously, Kareem was vice president and general manager of Tektronix and senior vice president and general manager at Radisys.
J.McLaughlin [NEW YORK] announced that Mary Ellen Coyne has been named CEO. Mary Ellen joins J.McLaughlin after spending nineteen years at Ralph Lauren, having most recently served as the Chief Merchandising Officer of the POLO Women’s and Children’s divisions. Prior to her role at Ralph Lauren she held merchandising positions at Victoria’s Secret, The Gap and Ann Taylor and began her career in the Macy’s Training Program.
Veriato [PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.] announced the promotion of chief operating officer Mike Tierney to CEO and a member of the company’s board of directors. In the planned succession, effective immediately, former CEO Jason Judge will continue to play an active role on Veriato’s board. Tierney first joined Veriato (then SpectorSoft) in 2011. He joined from ScriptLogic, where he held a variety of senior leadership roles.
Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills [BASKING RIDGE, NJ] announced that Daniel E. Powell has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer. Powell, former Board Chairman of the VNA of Somerset Hills, has served as the agency’s Interim Chief Executive Officer since February. Powell has also been active in the banking, private equity, and management consulting industries with McKinsey & Company, Alvarez & Marsal, Citicorp, and The Deerpath Group.
Grand Canyon Resort Corporation [PEACH SPRINGS, Ariz.] announced the hiring of Brian Siegel as CEO. Prior to accepting the post with GCRC, Siegel spent more than 15 years working as an executive with two of the nation’s premier tribal tourism destinations: the Menominee Casino Resort, where he was Director of Hospitality, and the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center and Oneida Casino, where he worked as Food & Beverage Director. Siegel also has worked for the Hollywood Casino in Columbus, Ohio, and in various locations for the Marriott Corporation, where he started his career.
Restoration Robotics, Inc. [SAN JOSE, Calif.] announced the appointment of Ryan Rhodes as President and CEO. Prior to joining Restoration Robotics, he spent over 13 years at Intuitive Surgical Inc. While at Intuitive, he held several positions of increasing responsibility, including Vice-President of World-Wide Clinical Marketing, Sr. Director of World-Wide Marketing and Director of Marketing. Prior to Intuitive Surgical, he spent over 11 years in various management positions in sales, marketing, professional education, and market development at Ethicon Inc., a Johnson & Johnson Company.