CEO Moves this week include:
|Crate and Barrel||Unifi, Inc.||Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation|
|Xperi Corporation||DLT Solutions||APG&E|
|Callery Corporation||General Mills||SiteSpect, Inc.|
|Sterling Construction Company, Inc.||Life Cross Training (LIFE XT)||Docker|
|Industrial Internet of Things||Violin||New Directions Behavioral Health|
|CPI International, Inc.||Saint-Gobain||AllianceBernstein LP|
|Xerium Technologies, Inc.||Fulcrum Health||Louisiana-Pacific Corporation|
|Provista||VRC Technologies||Gerber Technology|
|Siklu||Strava||Hall & Partners|
|Hitachi Data Systems Federal, Inc.||Prescient||Sutter Physician Services|
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Crate and Barrel [NORTHBROOK, Ill.] announced the appointment of Neela Montgomery as Chief Executive Officer. The former Executive Board Member for Multi-Channel Retail of Crate and Barrel’s shareholder, Hamburg-based Otto Group, will assume the role effective August 1, 2017. Montgomery joined the Otto Group in November 2014 and has led the Otto Group’s Multi-Channel Retail strategy. Serving simultaneously on multiple boards for Otto Group companies, Montgomery has guided the development of the companies she has served; including most notably Crate and Barrel. Before joining the Otto Group, Montgomery spent twelve years at Tesco Plc, where she held a variety of leadership roles internationally including Chief Merchant for Tesco Malaysia, U.K. E-Commerce Director and U.K. General Merchandise Director on the U.K. Board of Tesco.
Unifi, Inc. [GREENSBORO, N.C.] (NYSE: UFI) announced the appointment of Kevin D. Hall as Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors, effective June 1. Thomas Caudle will continue to serve as Unifi’s President, a position he has held since 2016. Hall has spent more than three decades building global brands and serving private equity partners in the development and execution of growth strategies in marketing-driven organizations, including Procter & Gamble, Hanesbrands and Fidelity Investments. Hall also serves on the Advisory Board for North Carolina-based technology and analytics company, Inmar.
Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation [BIRMINGHAM, Ala.] (NASDAQ: IPCC) has announced that James Gober plans to retire during the first quarter of 2018. The Board of Directors has named Glen Godwin, Senior Vice President, Business Development and Marketing, to succeed Gober as the Company’s CEO effective August 1, 2017. Gober will continue to serve as the Company’s Chairman until his retirement. Upon assuming the position of CEO, Godwin will also be appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors. Godwin joined Infinity in 1987. He has served in various executive capacities with the Company, most recently as Senior Vice President, Business Development and Marketing since 2009.
Xperi Corporation [SAN JOSE, Calif.] (NASDAQ: XPER) has appointed Jon Kirchner, currently President of Xperi, as Chief Executive Officer, effective June 1, 2017. Kirchner will succeed Tom Lacey, who informed the board of his desire to retire as CEO of Xperi. Lacey will remain with the Company as an advisor through the end of the year. Kirchner has worked almost two decades leading DTS, Inc., which was acquired by Xperi in December 2016. Kirchner assumes leadership of Xperi at a time of increasing opportunity for audio, imaging and semiconductor packaging solutions as the world moves toward ubiquitous, smart, connected devices and enhanced consumer experiences.
DLT Solutions [HERNDON, Va.] announced the appointment of Art Richer as the company’s new president and chief executive officer (CEO). Prior to joining DLT, Richer spent 18 years at public sector distributor immixGroup, starting as vice president in 1998 and culminating in the president and CEO position where he led its successful sale to Arrow Electronics in 2015.
APG&E [HOUSTON] announced that Jay Harpole has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. Jay has been working closely with the team at APG&E for the past 3 years as a consultant in Supply and Operations. Prior to his time with APG&E, Jay spent 11 years at Engie in various roles including 7 years as Vice President of Supply. Prior to Engie, Jay worked in various positions at Dynegy and Exxon Mobil.
Callery Corporation [EVANS CITY, Pa.] announced the appointment of Harry Rathore as its Chief Executive Officer. Early in his career, he founded a specialty pharma chemical company, Polyorganix. His professional career also includes key executive roles at leading global companies, such as Lonza AG and Alcami Corporation. Previously, Rathore served as a board member of Borregaard Synthesis and Suven Life Sciences, and currently serves on the board of ZCL Chemicals.
General Mills [MINNEAPOLIS] (NYSE: GIS) announced Jeffrey L. Harmening as Chief Executive Officer of the company and elected him to the Board of Directors effective June 1, 2017. Harmening is a 23-year veteran of the company and has served as President and Chief Operating Officer since July 1, 2016. Harmening succeeds Ken Powell. Powell will continue to serve as the company’s Chairman for a transition period until his retirement, expected within the next year. Harmening joined General Mills in 1994 and has served in a variety of roles including Senior Vice President, Chief Executive Officer of Cereal Partners Worldwide. Harmening has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, U.S. Retail, Vice President and Senior Vice President of the Big G cereal division, and a variety of marketing roles in Betty Crocker, Yoplait, Foodservice, and Big G new enterprises.
SiteSpect, Inc. [BOSTON] announced that Patrick Romich has been named the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Romich most recently served as CEO at Universal Wilde (UW) Inc. Romich has also held previous CEO positions for Dassault Systemes / ENOVIA, Synchronicity, Inc. and Information Handling Services. He was also an entrepreneur in residence (EIR) for Warburg Pincus and previously consulted for various venture capital and private equity groups. Romich has held numerous operating roles in the information technology space. As Romich assumes this role at SiteSpect, Hansen, founder and current CEO, will transition to the new role of Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
Sterling Construction Company, Inc. [THE WOODLANDS, Texas] (NasdaqGS: STRL) announced that it has elected Joseph A. Cutillo to the position of Chief Executive Officer and to the Board of Directors effective April 28th, 2017. Cutillo was elected President in February 2017, and had previously served as Sterling’s Executive Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer. Paul J. Varello, who has served as Sterling’s CEO since February 2015, will relinquish that position, but will remain a director. Prior to joining Sterling in October of 2015, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Inland Pipe Rehabilitation LLC (IPR) from 2008 to 2015. From 2005 to 2008, Cutillo served as Division President at CONTECH Engineered Solutions. Prior to CONTECH, Cutillo held a series of increasingly responsible management roles at Ingersoll-Rand and General Electric Corporation.
Life Cross Training (LIFE XT) [CHICAGO] announced the appointment of Brenda Jacobsen as its chief executive officer. David R. Strand, operating partner, Abundant Venture Partners, who served as interim CEO will continue to provide leadership to the company as a member of the board. Prior to joining LIFE XT, Jacobsen served as the regional vice president for US Healthworks. In 2016, as CEO of Lakeside Occupational Medical Centers, she led the organization’s transition and integration to US Healthworks. During her 18-year tenure at Lakeside, Jacobsen held the director of business development and CFO positions before becoming CEO.
Docker [SAN FRANCISCO] announced that former Concur Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and SAP executive Steve Singh has joined the company as CEO. In his new role at Docker, Steve will be at the forefront of scaling Docker’s business, brand and continued innovation serving Docker’s customers, partners and community. He will also serve as Chairman of Docker’s board of directors. Ben Golub, Steve’s predecessor as CEO of Docker, will stay on as a director on Docker’s board.
Violin® [SANTA CLARA, Calf.] announced that Ebrahim Abbasi has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and President. Abbasi previously served as Violin’s Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Violin®, Ebrahim served as president of Roamware, Inc. (now Mobileum Inc.). Prior to Roamware, Abbasi was resident and chief operating officer at Force10 Networks Inc. Before joining Force10, Abbasi was senior vice president and chief operating officer/chief information officer for Redback Networks, Inc.
New Directions Behavioral Health [KANSAS CITY, Mo.] has named Lee Tuveson as the next president and chief executive officer. Tuveson succeeds John Quick, who has served as CEO and president since the behavioral health care company was founded. Tuveson has been New Directions’ chief financial and administrative officer since 2014. Before coming to New Directions, Tuveson worked at McDonnell Douglas for seven years, and at Magellan Health Services for 18, most recently as vice president of finance and contracts.
CPI International, Inc. [PALO ALTO, Calif.] has announced Bob Fickett will assume the role of chief executive officer. Fickett has served as president and chief operating officer of CPI International since March 2002. He will retain his current roles at CPI, where he has served as president since March 2002 and as chairman of the board of managers since December 2015. Fickett replaces Joe Caldarelli in the chief executive officer role at CPI International. Caldarelli will transition to a new role as vice chairman of CPI International, and will continue to serve in his current roles as a member of the board of managers of CPI and as president of CPI Canada. Fickett joined CPI’s predecessor company, Varian Associates, Inc., in 1982.
Saint-Gobain [MALVERN, Pa.] has announced the appointment of Thomas Kinisky as President and Chief Executive Officer of Saint-Gobain Corporation (Saint-Gobain’s North American holding company). Kinisky was also appointed Senior Vice President for Saint-Gobain and is a member of the company’s Global Management Committee. Kinisky assumed the position earlier this year, succeeding John Crowe. Kinisky joined Norton Company (which was acquired by Saint-Gobain in 1990) in 1989. He spent over a decade working in research and development in various roles, including Vice President of Technology and New Business Development for the company’s Abrasives Division, before assuming the role as President for two Saint-Gobain businesses: Saint-Gobain Crystals (2002) and Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics (2008).
AllianceBernstein LP and AllianceBernstein Holding, LP (“AB”) (NYSE: AB) announced that it has appointed Robert B. Zoellick Chairman of the Board of Directors and Seth Bernstein President and Chief Executive Officer. Zoellick and Bernstein succeed Peter Kraus, following his departure as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors. Seth Bernstein has had a 32-year career at JPMorgan Chase & Co., and most recently he was Managing Director and Global Head of Managed Solutions and Strategy at JPMorgan Asset Management. Among other roles, Bernstein was Managing Director and Global Head of Fixed Income & Currency for ten years, concluding in 2012. Previously, Bernstein served as Chief Financial Officer at JPMorgan Chase’s investment management and private banking division. He is a member of the Board of Managers of Haverford College.
Xerium Technologies, Inc. [YOUNGSVILLE, N.C.] (NYSE: XRM) has appointed Mark Staton as President and Chief Executive Officer, replacing Harold Bevis. Staton also has been appointed to the Board, replacing Bevis. Staton, joins the company with over 30 years of experience in the consumer packaging industry, including almost two decades as an international CEO and business leader. Most recently, from April 2014 to December 2016, Staton served as Executive Chairman of Hoffmaster Group, Inc. Previously, from May 2012 to January 2014, Staton served as CEO of PaperWorks Industries, Inc. In addition, Staton previously served as the CEO of D&W Finepack, Inc., from April 2011 to June 2012; Associated Packaging Technologies, Inc., from April 2004 until June 2010; and Huhtamaki Americas, Inc., July 1998 to June 2004.
Fulcrum Health, Inc. [SHOREVIEW, Minn.] announced that it has selected Patricia Dennis as the organization’s next chief executive officer. Dennis succeeds Tabatha Erck, the company’s former CEO of eight years. Dennis most recently served as senior vice president for Health and Care Engagement at HealthPartners. In addition to her work at HealthPartners, Dennis has also served in leadership roles at Healthways/Tivity and Medica, and has held management positions in banking, commercial construction, and government service industries.
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP) [NASHVILLE, Tenn.] (NYSE: LPX) announced that it has appointed Brad Southern to succeed Curt Stevens as the CEO of LP effective July 1, 2017. Stevens, who has served as CEO since 2012, will retire from LP June 30, 2017. Southern has been Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer since November 2016. He previously was named Executive Vice President of OSB in 2015, Senior Vice President of Siding in 2012 and Vice President of Specialty Operations in 2004. Southern began his forest products career with MacMillan Bloedel as a forester, where he held a variety of jobs in forestry, strategic planning, finance, accounting and plant management.
Provista [IRVING, Texas] announced Jim Cunniff as the company’s new president and CEO. Cunniff brings a wealth of executive and business experience to Provista, including most recently serving as the president and CEO of a compounding pharmacy in California. Cunniff succeeds Dan Thomas, who retired in May after holding the president and CEO position since 2011. Prior to joining Provista, Cunniff was the president and CEO of an FDA 503B registered outsourcing facility. He has also held leadership positions with healthcare suppliers, including Kinetic Concepts Inc., Stryker and Baxter Healthcare Corporation.
VRC Technologies [HOUSTON] announced Martin D. Beirne, III, former CEO of Carlyle/Riverstone and Goldman Sachs portfolio company taps him to lead VRC as its new CEO.
Gerber Technology [TOLLAND, Conn.] announced the appointment of a new CEO, Mohit Uberoi, to succeed retiring Mike Elia. Elia will join Gerber Technology’s Board of Directors continuing to provide leadership and ongoing counsel. Prior to joining Gerber, Mohit has served as President and CEO of Goss International and B&W MEGTEC. Mohit has also worked in research and new business development for W.R. Grace & Co.
Siklu [FORT LEE, N.J.] announced the appointment of Eyal Assa as new CEO of the company. Assa most recently held the positions of VP Customer Business Executive and VP Global Sales at Amdocs. Prior to that he held leadership positions at Ceragon, including EVP & General Manager of their Long Haul business unit, COO Sales and VP OEM and Business Development. Prior to Ceragon, Assa served as VP R&D of Seabridge.
Strava [SAN FRANCISCO] announced James Quarles as its CEO. Quarles most recently was the VP of Instagram Business and previously Regional Director of Facebook in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Current CEO and Co-Founder Mark Gainey will remain at Strava as Chairman of the Board. Gainey will transition to his role of Chairman of the Board at that time.
Hall & Partners [NEW YORK] announced the promotion of Soumya Roy to CEO of New York. Prior to joining Hall & Partners seven years ago, Roy was senior vice president at Lieberman Research Worldwide working with both consumer and health brands. Prior to that, he was global practice leader for customer loyalty at Research International.
Hitachi Data Systems Federal, Inc. [RESTON, Va.] announced David Turner has been appointed President and CEO. Turner brings more than 20 years of experience and expertise in leading public sector business strategy and business development initiatives for Fortune 100 companies. Most recently, Turner was the President of the Applied Technology & Operational Services Group at Akima.
Prescient [ARVADA, Colo.] announced the appointment of former General Electric (GE) executive Magued Eldaief to the position of CEO. He will succeed Satyen Patel, who will continue in his role as Prescient’s executive chairman. Eldaief spent 27 years at GE where he held positions of increasing responsibility. He managed large construction projects throughout his tenure at GE and had exposure to numerous divisions and functions throughout the organization including: sales and marketing, strategic planning, project structuring, EPC (engineering, procurement, and construction), services, and regional and global business unit leadership. He has also served as a member of Prescient’s advisory board since 2015.
Sutter Physician Services [SACRAMENTO, Calif.] announced Jeremy Eaves as CEO. Eaves was previously senior vice president of Financial Operations at Baylor Scott & White Health. From 2008 to 2014, he served as vice president of Revenue Cycle Management at Baylor Health Care System. Prior to joining Baylor Scott & White Health, Eaves was director of Revenue Cycle at Norman Regional Health System in Oklahoma, and also worked in consulting at Stockamp & Associates, Inc.