CEO Moves this week include:
|Fuzion||The Texas Medical Center||root9B Holdings|
|Rogers Communications||PAR Technology Corporation||M+W Group|
|Springs Window Fashions, LLC||Defibtech, LLC||Bioptix, Inc.|
|Varsity Brands||ShangPharma Innovation||The Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium|
|Rent-A-Center, Inc.||MedPlast, Inc.||BMO Financial Group|
|PCX Aerostructures, LLC||The Consumer Data Industry Association||TextureMedia|
|KeySourceUSA||Keep America Beautiful|
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Fuzion [CARMEL, Ind.] appointed Barry Staldine to the position of president and chief executive officer. Barry came to Fuzion in 2015 as their vice president of business management and was quickly moved into the role of chief operating officer. Prior to joining Fuzion, he was chief operating officer for a consulting company specializing in predictive health analytics. He also spent time as vice president of global delivery for a large insurance company. Earlier in his career, while at Anthem, Barry ran both the claims processing and customer service functions for General Motors.
The Texas Medical Center (TMC) [HOUSTON] appointed William F. McKeon as President and Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors. McKeon, previously held the position of Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and Operating Officer. Prior to joining TMC in 2013, McKeon held leadership roles for top companies and institutions such as DuPont, Stanford University Medical Center, US Oncology and Medtronic. His experience as a President and CEO includes heading up MicroPort Medical Co. in Shanghai and Cellnovo in London.
root9B Holdings, Inc. [COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.] (NASDAQ: RTNB) appointed Eric Hipkins as Chief Executive Officer effective May 25, 2017. Hipkins is the founder of root9B, LLC, RTNB’s wholly-owned cybersecurity division, and has served as its CEO since 2011. He has been a member of RTNB’s Board of Directors since 2016. Hipkins succeeds Joseph J. Grano, Jr., who will remain with RTNB as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board. Hipkins’ professional background spans numerous assignments across the Cyber and Cryptology community including senior positions within the U.S. Intelligence, Special Programs and Special Operations Community.
Rogers Communications [TORONTO] (NYSE: RCI) announced that Joe Natale will join as President and Chief Executive Officer. Natale most recently served as President and CEO of TELUS where he held progressively senior roles since joining the company in 2003. Natale will be appointed to the Rogers board.
PAR Technology Corporation [NEW HARTFORD, N.Y.] (NYSE: PAR) announced Donald H. Foley has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company. The Company also announced that Karen E. Sammon simultaneously stepped-down as Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company to assume the position of Chief of Staff in the Office of the CEO. Foley has held various senior executive positions at Science Applications International Corporation (“SAIC”, currently Leidos Holdings, Inc.). While at SAIC, from 1991 to 2011, Foley served as Executive Vice President from 2005 to 2011, as Group President of the Research and Intelligence Group from 1991 to 2005, and as a member of the Board of Directors from 2002 to 2007. Prior to his appointment as CEO and President of PAR Technology Corporation, Foley served as a member of the Audit, Compensation, and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees of the Company’s Board of Directors.
M+W Group [STUTTGART, Germany & ALBANY, N.Y.] has announced that Rick Whitney will return to the company as Chief Executive Officer for its Americas Region and President of the U.S. businesses. Whitney brings extensive industry expertise to his second stint at M+W Group, where he worked from 1997 to 2014. Whitney has replaced Gary Baughman, who has resigned from his positions as President of M+W U.S. Inc. and CEO of M+W’s Americas Region.
Springs Window Fashions, LLC [MIDDLETON, Wis.] announced that Eric Jungbluth has been named Chief Executive Officer. Concurrent with the appointment, Scott A. Fawcett, who has served as CEO of Springs since 2008, will become Executive Chairman of Springs. Jungbluth brings to Springs over 16 years of experience in the consumer building products and industrials sectors, most recently serving as CEO and President of CPG International. Prior to CPG, Jungbluth served as Executive Vice President of HNI Corporation and President of The HON Company, as well as President of Allsteel Inc. Earlier in his career, he held several senior roles at Moen Inc., and served as Vice President of Sales at Kirsch, and spent ten years at Warner Lambert working in sales, marketing and brand management.
Defibtech, LLC [GUILFORD, Conn.] announced Robert Reinhardt as Defibtech’s next chief executive officer. Reinhardt will succeed Gintaras Vaisnys, the company’s co-founder and current CEO. Vaisnys will remain as an advisor to Defibtech’s board and management. Reinhardt has extensive cross-functional experience from his work at several leading companies, including Guidant, Johnson & Johnson and, most recently, Olympus Medical Systems Group, where he spent 17 years in various technical, marketing and management leadership roles.
Bioptix, Inc. [CASTLE ROCK, Colo.] (NASDAQ: BIOP) has appointed Michael M. Beeghley as chief executive officer. Beeghley succeeds Steve Lundy, who resigned as from his role as president and chief executive officer, and member of the board of directors. Beeghley will continue in his role as Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors.
ShangPharma Innovation [SAN FRANCISCO] announced the appointment of Walter H. Moos, to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Moos has served in executive roles in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and nonprofit research institutes since the 1980s. He has served on numerous boards and as an advisor to government, nonprofit, and for-profit organizations, and he has held faculty positions at several major universities.
The Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) [AUSTIN, Texas] announced that David R. Bobbitt will join CDISC as its new Chief Executive Officer. Bobbitt succeeds Rebecca Daniels Kush, CDISC Founder, who completed her 20-year tenure as CDISC President this month. Prior to joining CDISC, Bobbitt served for the last three years as President of the SCORE Foundation. Previously, he served in a senior executive role to launch New York Genome Center. He also built the largest private sector fundraising program for kidney disease services and research in the U.S. He founded and ran a successful revenue consulting firm focused on the nonprofit biomedical research sector.
Rent-A-Center, Inc. [PLANO, Texas] (NASDAQ: RCII) announced Mark Speese as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. Speese, Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Company’s founder and former Chief Executive Officer, has served as Interim CEO since January 9, 2017. Speese has served as the Company’s Chairman of the Board since October 2001 and as a Board director since 1990. He served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer from October 2001 until January 2014. Speese previously served as Vice Chairman from September 1999 until March 2001. From 1990 until April 1999, Speese served as President, and he also served as Chief Operating Officer from November 1994 until March 1999.
MedPlast, Inc. [TEMPE, Ariz.] announced Brian D. King as chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors, effective May 1, 2017. King will assume the CEO position from Harold Faig, who will continue to serve as a board member and support the company’s technology initiatives. King has more than 25 years of executive operating experience, including ten years with Covidien. During his tenure with Covidien, King was promoted to positions of increasing responsibility, including president of Asia, senior vice president of corporate operations and group president. King also served as chief transformation officer for the DePuy Synthes business of Johnson & Johnson. Earlier in his career, he served in executive positions with oncology pharmaceutical enterprises and as a consultant with McKinsey & Co.
BMO Financial Group [TORONTO] (NYSE: BMO) announced that Bill Downe has shared his intention to retire as Chief Executive Officer of the bank on October 31, 2017. The Board announced their intention to appoint Chief Operating Officer, Darryl White, as the successor Downe, effective November. White has progressed through a series of key leadership roles at BMO. Currently, he provides strategic leadership for the bank’s Personal, Commercial and Wealth businesses across North America and globally. Additionally, White is a Director of BMO Financial Corp. Prior to being appointed Chief Operating Officer, White was Group Head, BMO Capital Markets. White serves as a Director of St. Michael’s Hospital and of the Montreal Canadiens.
PCX Aerostructures, LLC (“PCX”) [NEWINGTON, Conn.] has announced that Jeff Frisby has joined the company as President and CEO, succeeding Alan Haase who stepped down from the role. Frisby has been on the PCX Board of Directors since February 2016 and has recently served as Executive Chairman of PCX. Jeff Frisby most recently served as President and CEO of Triumph Group. While at Triumph Group, Frisby was the President from July 2009 to April 2015, and additionally held the role of COO from 2009 to 2012. Jeff first joined Triumph in 1998 as President of Frisby Aerospace, Inc. upon its acquisition by Triumph. In 2000, he became Group President of the Triumph Control Systems Group and was later named Group President of the Triumph Aerospace Systems Group upon its formation in April, 2003.
The Consumer Data Industry Association [WASHINGTON] announced that Francis Creighton has been named the association’s new President and CEO. Creighton currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Government Affairs at the Financial Services Roundtable. Creighton previously served in a number of senior roles on Capitol Hill and as the chief lobbyist of the Mortgage Bankers Association. Creighton will succeed Eric J. Ellman, who has served as the interim president and CEO since September 2016.
PureRED| Ferrara [ATLANTA] announced George Russell to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Russell’s career includes The Gillette Company and then Vice-President of Global Business Management at Schick & Wilkinson Sword. On the retail side, George served as the Chief Operating Officer for Duane Reade Drugstores. Russell began his career at Young & Rubicam and has served in board leadership roles in the healthcare, technology and consumer product sectors for companies and organizations, including National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) and the American Marketing Association (AMA).
TextureMedia [AUSTIN, Texas] announced the appointment of Kate Bates as CEO. Most recently, Kate Bates held the position of Chief Operating Officer at TextureMedia. Prior to that, Kate held several executive positions with areas of impact including, building operational infrastructure, global product lines and expansion planning, financial management, and creation of corporate KPIs and dashboards.
Keep America Beautiful [STAMFORD, Conn.] announced Helen Lowman as the organization’s new president and CEO. From 2010 to 2017, Lowman served as an appointee of the President of the United States in the senior foreign service and the senior executive service. Most recently, she was Director-Individual and Community Preparedness at FEMA. Previously, she served in a variety of roles with the Peace Corps. Earlier in her career, Lowman managed environmental education events and initiatives with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). She is a Board member of PYXERA Global