CEO Moves this week include:
|RTI Surgical Inc.||The Gymboree Corporation||Medical Billing Experts|
|ACNB Corporation||Honey Baked Ham Company, LLC||McClatchy|
|Granite Bank||Carlson Hotels, Inc.||PrecisionHawk|
|Coveris||Octiv||Tribune Media Company|
|Gradiant Energy Services||Greater Washington Partnership||McCormick & Company, Inc.|
|Revenue Management Solutions||Shrimp Basket Restaurants||CECO Environmental Corp.|
|Hatteras/Cabo Yachts LLC||Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc.||KNOW Bio, LLC|
|Dominion Marine Media||AmeriLife||MAPFRE U.S.A. Corp|
|Mike Albert Fleet Solutions||LMI||Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. LLC|
|PCCI||NiSource Inc.||Homes For Our Troops|
Would you like to receive our weekly CEO Moves directly in your email? Click the SIGN ME UP! button on the right of the blog page.
Should you have any CEO Moves to report, please email us.
+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
RTI Surgical Inc. [ALACHUA, Fla.] (NASDAQ: RTIX) announced that Camille Farhat has been named chief executive officer. He will succeed interim chief executive officer, Robert P. Jordheim, who will resume his role as chief financial officer. Mr. Farhat previously served as president and CEO of American Medical Systems, Inc. Prior to AMS, Mr. Farhat held senior leadership roles at companies including Baxter Healthcare, Medtronic, Inc. and General Electric.
The Gymboree Corporation [SAN FRANCISCO] announced that Mark Breitbard will assume the role of Chairman of the Board of Directors effective February 1, 2017, and will be stepping down as Chief Executive Officer, once a successor has been appointed.
Medical Billing Experts (MBX) [CHARLOTTE, N.C.] has named Chip Porter as Chief Executive Officer. Porter joins MBX from Virtual Radiologic (vRad) where he served as SVP of revenue cycle management and managed care contracting. Prior to vRad, he served in similar leadership roles at US Oncology and Golden Living.
ACNB Corporation [GETTYSBURG, Pa.] (NASDAQ: ACNB) announced that Thomas A. Ritter has informed the Board of Directors of his intention to retire from the current positions of President & Chief Executive Officer of ACNB Corporation and Chief Executive Officer of ACNB Bank effective May 5, 2017. Following retirement as an executive officer of the Corporation and Bank, he will continue to serve as a Director of both ACNB Corporation and ACNB Bank. Concurrent with Mr. Ritter’s announcement, the Board of Directors has named James P. Helt to be his successor as President & Chief Executive Officer of ACNB Corporation and Chief Executive Officer of ACNB Bank effective May 5, 2017. Mr. Helt has been with the organization since 2008 when he was named Executive Vice President of Banking Services of ACNB Bank. On September 1, 2015, Mr. Helt was appointed to his current position of President of ACNB Bank, and was also elected to ACNB Bank’s Board of Directors.
The Honey Baked Ham Company, LLC [ATLANTA] announced Linda Heasley as its new chief executive officer (CEO) effective Feb. 6, 2017. Heasley, former president and CEO of Ascena Retail Group’s plus size fashion segment, succeeds HoneyBaked Ham Chairman and interim CEO Paul Roth. Prior to Ascena, Heasley was chairman, president and CEO of The Limited, Inc. She has also held executive positions with Timberland® and CVS Caremark™.
McClatchy [SACRAMENTO, Calif.] (NYSE: MNI) announced that Craig I. Forman, a current member of McClatchy’s Board of Directors, has succeeded Patrick J. Talamantes as the company’s president and chief executive officer. Forman served as the executive chairman of Where.com Inc. and Appia Inc. and previously held executive roles with Yahoo!, Time Warner, Infoseek, and Dow Jones. Forman served in senior leadership roles at Earthlink from 2006 to 2009, including as president of the company’s consumer access and audience business. He will remain on McClatchy’s board.
Granite Bank [COLEBROOK, N.H.], a wholly owned subsidiary of First Colebrook Bancorp, Inc. (OTC: FCNH) announced the appointment of Scott A. Cooper as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of both First Colebrook Bancorp, Inc. and Granite Bank, succeeding Loyd W. Dollins, who retired from the company, the bank and its Board of Directors on December 31, 2016. Cooper transitioned from his role as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer to President and CEO on January 1, 2017. Cooper served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Vermont-based First Brandon National Bank. More recently he was Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Management Officer of a large community bank in Minnesota. For over three decades Cooper held roles ranging from Chief Risk Management Officer, Chief Credit Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer.
Carlson Hotels, Inc. [MINNEAPOLIS] announced that it has appointed Federico González Tejera as Chief Executive Officer, effective February 1, 2017. He will succeed David Berg who will leave the company following a brief transition period. Federico González Tejera is the former Chief Executive Officer of NH Hotel Group. He previously was a senior executive at Disneyland Paris, most recently serving as Deputy General Manager. Prior to that, he worked at Procter & Gamble in Madrid, Brussels, and Stockholm, and served as Country Head of Portugal.
PrecisionHawk [RALEIGH, N.C.] announced that Michael Chasen has been appointed as the company’s new chief executive officer (CEO). Michael Chasen was previously the CEO and co-founder of Blackboard, after which Michael was the CEO and founder of SocialRadar.
Coveris [CHICAGO] announced that Gary Masse, Coveris Chief Executive Officer, has stepped down as CEO of the company. In the interim, Dave Mezzanotte, who knows Coveris well, having served as the Coveris Chairman since 2014, will act as CEO.
Octiv [INDIANAPOLIS] announced that it has named David Kerr as its new chief executive officer. Kerr, who served as the company’s chief operating officer for more than two years, assumes the role from co-founder Dustin Sapp, who has led the company since its founding seven years ago. Kerr’s executive stints include leadership roles at Groupon, Angie’s List and GHX. Kerr and Sapp have a long professional relationship, having first worked together in 2000 at Sapp-launched venture NoInk Communications.
Tribune Media Company [CHICAGO] (NYSE: TRCO) announced that Peter Liguori, the company’s president and chief executive officer since January 2013, has decided to step down following the company’s 2016 fourth quarter and full-year earnings release, expected to occur during the first week of March. Mr. Liguori will also resign from the company’s board of directors at that time. The board of directors has chosen one of the company’s current directors, Peter M. Kern, to serve as the interim chief executive officer. Mr. Kern has more than 25 years of experience as an executive, investor and M&A advisor in the media industry.
Gradiant Energy Services [DENVER] announced that Danny Jimenez has been named Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Jimenez has held various leadership and operational roles at privately held and publicly traded oilfield services company.
Greater Washington Partnership [WASHINGTON] announced that it has chosen Jason Miller as the organization’s first chief executive officer. Miller will begin his tenure as CEO on April 1, 2017. Miller most recently served at the White House as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council. Miller previously was a management consultant for The Boston Consulting Group and Marakon Associates.
McCormick & Company, Incorporated [SPARKS, Md.] (NYSE: MKC) announced that Gary Rodkin, retired Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ConAgra Foods, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of McCormick. Prior to joining ConAgra, Mr. Rodkin held several leadership positions at PepsiCo including Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo Beverages and Foods North America, and President and CEO of Tropicana. Prior to PepsiCo, Mr. Rodkin spent 16 years at General Mills where he held a variety of management roles, including President of the Yoplait Yogurt division.
Revenue Management Solutions (RMS) [TAMPA, Fla.] announced that John Oakes has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Tom Kelly, who co-founded the Company and will continue to serve RMS as Chairman Emeritus and Advisor. Oakes was previously Chief Operating Officer for RMS. Oakes first joined the Company as a programmer in 2002.
Shrimp Basket Restaurants [GULF SHORES, Ala.] announced it has named Scott Barnett as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Barnett succeeds Eddie Spence who founded the company in 1993. Mr. Spence will continue to serve on the board and be actively involved in the company. Mr. Barnett served as a founder and CEO of Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurants, Inc. After the chain sold in 2010, Scott worked as a senior advisor with a merchant banking firm focused on the food service industry.
CECO Environmental Corp. [CINCINNATI] (NASDAQ: CECE) announced that Jeffrey Lang, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, President and a director, has decided to step down as of February 1, 2017. The Board has appointed Dennis Sadlowski, currently a member of the Board, to serve as interim CEO. Mr. Sadlowski previously held a number of senior leadership roles including CEO of Siemens Energy and Automation, COO of LSG Sky Chefs, and CEO of International Battery. Mr. Sadlowski also previously worked at General Electric and Thomas & Betts. Mr. Sadlowski continues to serve on the board of directors and audit committee of Trojan Battery.
Hatteras/Cabo Yachts LLC [NEW BERN, N.C.] appointed Kelly Todd Grindle as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Grindle served most recently as President – Outdoor Products at Vista Outdoor Inc. Prior to Vista Outdoor Inc., he spent 15 years as Senior Group Vice President, Marine Electronics, Watercraft and Diving, at Johnson Outdoors, Inc.
Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. [MIAMI and NEW YORK] (NASDAQ: HMNY) announced that Theodore Farnsworth, HMNY’s Chairman of the Board, has been appointed as HMNY’s Chief Executive Officer. Farnsworth is assuming the chief executive role of HMNY from Pat Krishnan, who is moving into the newly created position of Chief Innovation Officer.
KNOW Bio, LLC [DURHAM, N.C.] announced the hiring of Anne Clem Whitaker as CEO of its Respiratory Business. Anne joins KNOW Bio from Valeant where she was Executive Vice President, Company Group Chairman for the past 18 months overseeing the Branded Pharmaceutical businesses. Prior to Valeant, she was the President and CEO of Synta Pharmaceuticals, which is now part of Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Previous to her experience as CEO, she served as President of North America Pharmaceuticals at Sanofi where she oversaw all pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare operations for the region. She also held several commercial leadership roles at GlaxoSmithKline.
Dominion Marine Media (DMM) [NORFOLK, Va.] announced the appointment of Sam Fulton as the company’s CEO. Prior to joining DMM, Fulton served as an SVP of Groupon and as President of Orbitz.com and SVP of U.S. Consumer Travel at Orbitz Worldwide. Ian Atkins, DMM president and marine industry veteran, will be transitioning to the role of company chairman.
AmeriLife [CLEARWATER, Fla.] announced that Scott R. Perry has been named CEO. Mr. Perry succeeds Timothy O. North, who announced his plans to retire last year, and will now serve as Chairman of its Board of Directors. Mr. Perry most recently served as Chief Business Officer of the CNO Financial Group in Chicago. Previously, Mr. Perry was President of Bankers Life. Mr. Perry relocated to Clearwater to lead AmeriLife.
MAPFRE U.S.A. Corp. [WEBSTER, Mass.] announced that Alfredo Castelo has officially succeeded Jaime Tamayo as President and CEO of insurer. Mr. Tamayo was previously promoted to CEO of the INTERNATIONAL Territorial Area of MAPFRE, where he will oversee three regions (North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific). Mr. Castelo joined MAPFRE as a Deputy Manager in the MAPFRE INDUSTRIAL General Management in 2004. During his career at MAPFRE, he has had considerable international experience and has held a number of executive level positions including Chairman and CEO of MAPFRE Global Risks, CEO of MAPFRE CAUCIÓN Y CRÉDITO as well as senior management positions at MAPFRE EMPRESAS and MAPFRE INTERNACIONAL. In October 2010 he was appointed Third Vice Chairman of the Global Businesses Management Committee. Mr. Castelo also serves as Vice Chairman of Solunion.
Mike Albert Fleet Solutions [CINCINNATI, OHIO] announced the appointment of Marty Betagole as the new Chief Executive Officer, replacing Bob Betagole. Marty began her career at Mike Albert in 1977 and has served as President since 2000.
LMI [TYSONS, Va.] announced that the Honorable Nelson M. Ford notified the Board of his intention to relinquish his responsibilities as President and Chief Executive Officer of LMI. Ford expects to retire in the spring of 2017. He will continue his current responsibilities until a new CEO is selected.
Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. LLC (GMO) [BOSTON] announced that Scott Hayward, former CEO of Quantitative Management Associates LLC (QMA), will take the helm of GMO as CEO effective February 13, 2017, replacing Peg McGetrick, current CEO on an interim basis, who will remain a Director of the firm. Hayward spent 13 years at QMA, including 11 as CEO. He previously held executive positions at Jennison Associates and JPMorgan.
PCCI [DALLAS] announced the appointment of Steve Miff, PhD, as President and CEO. Dr. Miff succeeds PCCI’s founder and current President and CEO Ruben Amarasingham, MD, who has led the organization since its inception. Miff’s previous roles include General Manager and Senior Vice President of Sg2 and Senior Vice President of Vizient.
NiSource Inc. [MERRILLVILLE, Ind.] (NYSE: NI) announced the appointment of Peter A. Altabef to the Board. Altabef currently serves as president and CEO at Unisys Corporation, a position he has held since January 2015. Prior to his current role, he served as president and CEO of MICROS Systems, Inc. from 2013 to 2014, when it was acquired by Oracle Corporation. Before that, he served as president and CEO of Perot Systems Corporation from 2004 until its 2009 acquisition by Dell Inc. Following that transaction, he served as president of Dell Services, the information technology services and business process solutions unit of Dell.
Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) [TAUNTON, Mass.] announced the appointment of a new President and CEO, Brigadier General USA (Ret) Tom Landwermeyer, who replaces Major General USA (Ret) Timothy McHale as President. McHale will vacate his position of four years at HFOT to assume a leadership role at another nonprofit that provides housing for elderly Veterans and their widows. Landwermeyer previously served for five years as Chief Operating Officer at Armed Services YMCA of the U.S.A. Landwermeyer was commissioned as an Armor Second Lieutenant in 1976 upon graduation from West Point, and became an Army Aviator in 1981. During his 33 year military career, he led both armor and aviation units at all levels from platoon to his final tactical position as Deputy Commanding General of 2d Infantry Division. He held key staff positions at U.S. Transportation Command, U.S. Forces Japan and culminated his career on the Army Staff at the Pentagon. His duty assignments have been throughout the United States, Germany, Japan, Bosnia, Iraq and Korea.
Ritani [NEW YORK & SEATTLE] announced the hiring of Deborah Fine as its Chief Executive Officer. Fine was previously the CEO of Direct Brands, President of iVillage, CEO of Victoria’s Secret PINK, Founder and President of Avon Mark Cosmetics, Vice President and Publisher of Glamour and Publisher of Brides.