CEO Moves this week include:
|U.S. Shipping Corp||Citi Trends, Inc.||Lot 78, Inc.|
|Apex Parks Group||Bedford Technology||Macy’s, Inc.|
|RichRelevance®||Nuclear Threat Initiative||Valent Mordan|
|Coca-Cola Company||ImaginAb Inc.||Integreon|
|Boston Biomedical||John Wiley & Sons, Inc.||CURT Manufacturing, LLC|
|CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc.||Techniks Industries||KEW, Inc.|
|Silver Bullet Water Treatment, LLC||V-One Sports||WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems|
|RPX Corporation||The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association||American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists|
|Seabreeze Property Services||Daimler Trucks||Affinity Health Plan|
|Forty Seven Inc.||DEI Holdings’||Illumitex, Inc.|
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U.S. Shipping Corp [EDISON, N.J.] announced the appointment of Albert Bergeron, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, to Chief Executive Officer. Bergeron will replace Michael Ryan, who has resigned. Bergeron will also hold a seat on the Company’s Board of Directors.
Citi Trends, Inc. [SAVANNAH, Ga.] (NASDAQ: CTRN) has appointed Bruce Smith, the Company’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as Acting Chief Executive Officer. Jason Mazzola has resigned as CEO and a director of the Company to pursue another opportunity. Smith has been the CFO of Citi Trends since April 2007 and has served as its Chief Operating Officer since March 2015. Prior to joining Citi Trends, Smith served as CFO and Executive Vice President of Hancock Fabrics Inc. Prior to that, he served as CFO and Executive Vice President of Fred’s Inc.
Lot 78, Inc. [TOLLAND, Conn.] (OTCPink: LOTE) announced David Schmid as its CEO. David has held key positions within the company including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Investment Officer and Chief Operating Officer.
Apex Parks Group [ALISO VIEJO, Calif.] announced the appointment of John Fitzgerald as Chief Executive Officer. He most recently served as park President, VP and General Manager at Six Flags’ parks in New Jersey, including Great Adventure. Before Six Flags, Fitzgerald was a general manager and executive at several domestic and international theme parks. He most recently served as a consultant to Apex on strategic initiatives. Fitzgerald succeeds the late Al Weber, a visionary in the field of family entertainment.
Bedford Technology [WORTHINGTON, Minn.] announced it has promoted Jeff Breitzman to the role of chief executive officer and president. Bedford hired Breitzman in 2010 as chief operating officer as part of a long-term succession plan for the senior management team. Breitzman was promoted to the position of president in 2015. Bedford’s founder and former CEO, Brian Larsen intends to cut back his day to day involvement in the business and will transition into an advisory role. Prior to joining Bedford in 2010, Breitzman held executive roles with Huffy Sports, Daktronics and was president of Rainbow Play Systems.
Macy’s, Inc. [CINCINNATI] (NYSE: M) announced Jeff Gennette as chief executive officer. Gennette succeeds Terry J. Lundgren, who will continue as executive chairman. Prior to CEO, Gennette was president of Macy’s, Inc. since March 2014. Previously, he was chief merchandising officer of Macy’s, Inc., a position to which he was appointed in February 2009. Gennette began his retail career in 1983 as an executive trainee at Macy’s West in San Francisco. He held positions of increasing responsibilities, including vice president and division merchandise manager for men’s collections, and senior vice president and general merchandise manager for men’s and children’s. In 2004, Gennette was appointed executive vice president and director of stores at Macy’s Central in Atlanta. During his career, he also served as a store manager for FAO Schwarz and director of stores for Broadway Stores, Inc. From February 2006 to February 2008, Gennette served as chairman and chief executive officer of Seattle-based Macy’s Northwest. February 2008 to February 2009 brought him back to San Francisco as chairman and CEO of Macy’s West.
RichRelevance® [SAN FRANCISCO] announced the appointment of Carl Theobald as President and Chief Executive Officer. Former RichRelevance President and CEO Eduardo Sanchez will remain with the company as a Board Advisor. Theobold most recently served as CEO of FollowAnalytics. Prior to that, Theobald served as CEO of digital commerce platform Avangate. Theobald began his career within the Oracle product organization and ultimately served as the VP of CRM Products.
Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) has named former U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz as the new chief executive officer and co-chairman of the Board of Directors effective June 1, 2017. Moniz served as the Secretary of Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy during the Obama Administration. He is a physicist with a long and distinguished affiliation with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he is currently a part-time professor of physics post-tenure and special advisor to the president. His previous MIT roles included head of the Department of Physics and director of the Bates Linear Accelerator Center. He was also the founding director of the MIT Energy Initiative. He previously served in government as Associate Director for Science in the President’s Office of Science and Technology Policy and as Undersecretary of Energy during the Clinton Administration
ImaginAb Inc. [LOS ANGELES] announced the appointment of Martyn Coombs as Chief Executive Officer. Most recently Coombs served as president of Jubilant DraxImage Inc. Coombs has also held senior leadership roles at Amersham (now GE Healthcare) and Nihon Medi-Physics, where he was the number two executive. Previously, he served as CEO of Asterand plc.
Integreon [NEW YORK] has appointed Bob Rowe as Chief Executive Officer. Rowe will also join the Board of Directors. Robert Gogel, CEO of Integreon since 2011, will transition his role to Rowe and will assume the role of non-Executive Chairman of the Board. Rowe most recently served as the practice leader of Huron Legal. Prior to Huron, Rowe founded and served as CEO of Nextra Litigation Solutions. During his career, Rowe also spent ten years practicing antitrust law in Washington, D.C. with several Am Law 100 firms and clerked for the Honorable Cornelia G. Kennedy of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Boston Biomedical [CAMBRIDGE, Mass.] appointed Patricia S. Andrews as Chief Executive Officer. Andrews will succeed Chiang J. Li. Andrews joined Boston Biomedical in 2013 and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2015. Prior to joining Boston Biomedical, Andrews served as Chief Commercial Officer at Incyte.
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. [HOBOKEN, N.J.] (NYSE:JWA) (NYSE:JWB) announced the appointment of David C. Dobson, Chief Executive Officer at Digital River. Dobson joined Digital River in February 2013 as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Before joining Digital River, Dobson served as executive vice president and group executive, Global Lines of Business, at CA Technologies. From 2009 to 2010, Dobson served as President of Pitney Bowes Management Services, Inc., as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer of Pitney Bowes Inc. from 2008 to 2009. From 2005 to 2008, Dobson served as chief executive officer of Corel Corporation. Prior to that, Dobson spent 19 years at IBM where he held a number of senior management positions.
CURT Manufacturing, LLC [DALLAS, TEXAS] announced the appointment of Roch (Rock) Lambert, as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer. Lambert will succeed, Greg Hooks, who will continue to serve as a member of CURT’s Board of Directors. Curt spent many years with the BRP Group (Ski Doo Sea Doo) and his earlier career includes positions such as Plant Engineering Manager, Operations Vice President, Vice President & General Manager and CEO. He has spent the last twenty years of his career in senior executive-level roles, serving on several industry boards of directors, including most recently as CEO & Chairman of the Board for RBH/Beneteau Group (Four Winns, Glastron, Scarab and Wellcraft).
CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. [FRANKLIN, Tenn.] announced that Jason Marker has been selected as the company’s new chief executive officer. Most recently president of Kentucky Fried Chicken® U.S. (“KFC”). He brings with him experience from a variety of senior leadership roles at KFC U.S., KFC International and Unilever. Prior to becoming president in 2013, Marker served KFC and Yum! Brands International in various marketing leadership roles: General Manager, KFC U.S. (2014-2015), Chief Marketing Officer, KFC U.S. (2011- 2013), VP Global Marketing, KFC Global (2010 – 2011) and Chief Marketing Officer, KFC & Pizza Hut South Pacific (2007 – 2010).
Techniks Industries [INDIANAPOLIS] announced the appointment of Vernon (Vern) Cameron as President & Chief Executive Officer. Greg Webb will continue as the company’s Executive Vice President of Business Development, leading the company’s commercial strategic initiatives as well as its acquisition growth strategy. In Vernon’s most recent role, he served as Chief Executive Officer of HawkeyePedershaab. Before Hawkeye, Vern served as President of the Drainage & Technology business segment of Contech Engineered Solutions. Prior to that, Vern held a number of roles at Kennametal, Sandvik, and Ingersoll-Rand involving product development and management, commercial strategy, and acquisitive growth.
KEW, Inc. [CAMBRIDGE, Mass.] announced the appointment of Jerry Williamson to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors. Most recently, Williamson was President and CEO of Metamark Genetics, Inc., which he joined in 2015. He has held positions of senior leadership for Flagship Ventures; Gentix, Ltd., Biacore, Inc. and Pyrosequencing, Inc.
Silver Bullet Water Treatment, LLC [DENVER] announced that David Lisle has joined the company as its new Chief Executive Officer and President. Before joining Silver Bullet, Lisle was the CEO of Instrument Sales & Service, Inc. (ISS). Prior to ISS, Lisle was President and CEO of Wausaukee Composites, Inc.
V-One Sports [ANN ARBOR, Mich.] announced the appointment of Chris McGinley as Chief Executive Officer. McGinley, a 30-year golf industry veteran with 21 years of service at Titleist, takes the helm of V-One Sports from Chris Hart, company founder and previous Chief Executive Officer. Hart will continue as a strategic advisor to the company.
WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems [EL SEGUNDO, Calif.] announced that Mark C. Good has been appointed its chief executive officer. Prior to joining WASH, Good served as co-founder and CEO of LifeStorage, LP. Before that, Mark served as chief operating officer of Public Storage. Prior to that, Mark served as executive vice president of Sears Holdings and president of Sears Home Services. Mark also served on the Board of Directors of LifeStorage, Sears Canada, Inc., A&E Factory Service
RPX Corporation [SAN FRANCISCO] (NASDAQ: RPXC) has named Marty Roberts Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company. Prior to joining RPX in 2010, Roberts served as General Counsel of Linden Lab. Before joining Linden Lab, he was Deputy General Counsel of eBay Inc.
The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association [TAMPA, FL] has announced Danny Langfield as the new Chief Executive Officer. Langfield succeeds the current CEO, David Hubbard. Langfield brings many years of executive leadership and industry experience with non-profit organization management, starting in 1999 with the Association of Texas Professional Educators. Since 2006, he has served as the Deputy Executive Director for the Texas Independent Automobile Dealers Association.
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) [JACKSONVILLE, Fla.] announced Paul A. Markowski, as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer. Markowski will assume responsibility for the position on May 7, replacing Donald C. Jones, who is retiring after serving as AACE CEO for over 20 years. Markowski most recently was Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST). Prior to his tenure at CHEST, he was Deputy Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery/Foundation. He also worked for the American Medical Association for 15 years in several different capacities including Director of Federation Relations, Advocacy Campaign Manager and Director of Current Procedural Terminology Intellectual Property Services.
Seabreeze Property Services [PORTLAND, Maine] announced that Chris Bright will be joining the company as CEO. Pete Kelly and John Kelly, the original founders of the firm, are stepping down after 22 years to pursue other endeavors.
Daimler Trucks [STUTTGART, Germany and PORTLAND, Ore.] appointed Roger Nielsen as President and Chief Executive Officer of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) and its affiliated companies Freightliner Trucks, Western Star Trucks, Thomas Built Buses, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation and Detroit Diesel Corporation. He succeeds Martin Daum who became Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG. Since 2001, Roger Nielsen has been Chief Operating Officer responsible for the entire DTNA manufacturing network, as well as all levels of operations in quality, supplier management, logistics, and customer application engineering. In addition, he has overseen Thomas Built Buses, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation and DTNA’s continuous improvement programs. In 1986, Nielsen joined DTNA (then Freightliner Corporation) as an Industrial Engineer and since then has held various positions at DTNA in the US as well as at Daimler’s Commercial Vehicles Divisions in Germany.
Affinity Health Plan [NEW YORK] has selected Michael Murphy, as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. He was most recently at Aetna and previously served as CEO of Coventry Health Care Plans across multiple states. Before joining Coventry, Murphy served as President and CEO of Mercy Health Plans where he held various senior operating roles, including Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Government Programs. Earlier in his career, Murphy was founder and CEO of Managed Prescription Services. He succeeds former CEO Glenn MacFarlane, who resigned in June of 2016, and James Hooley, who stepped down as Chair of Affinity’s Board in 2016 in order to serve as interim CEO while the search for a new leader was conducted.
Enviroscent™ [ATLANTA] welcomes Rick Ruffolo as its new CEO and President. Rick has been an advisory Board Member for the Company, as well as CEO & President of H2O Plus Beauty, Sensible Organics, and CR Brands. Earlier in his career, Rick led the innovation, brand development, and global marketing efforts at Yankee Candle®, Bath & Body Works®, and SC Johnson’s Glade® brand.
Viewics [SUNNYVALE, Calif.] announced the appointment of Keith Laughman as the company’s new CEO. Laughman has served as President of Mayo Collaborative Services and Mayo Medical Laboratories, President of AmeriPath Reference Services and Specialty Reference Laboratory, as well as President and CEO of Med Fusion Clinical Lab. In addition, he has provided consulting services as the Managing Partner at CareTinuum Consulting Partners. Laughman succeeds CEO and Co-founder Dhiren Bhatia who will continue as Chief Strategy Officer.
Xcellerate [AUSTIN, Texas] has appointed Tommy Wald to the position of President and CEO responsible for all North American operations. Tommy Wald is a pioneer in the development of the modern IT managed services provider (MSP). Wald built up his own MSP, RIATA Technologies, and sold it to White Glove in 2011. He became CEO of the combined company. Wald exited in 2013, following the sale of the business to Ricoh-owned MindSHIFT. He then set up his own angel investor and MSP mentoring company, TW Tech Ventures.
Forty Seven Inc. [MENLO PARK, Calif.] announced that Mark A. McCamish will join the company on May 1 as President and CEO. McCamish, who was most recently Global Head of Biopharmaceutical Development at Sandoz Inc., succeeds the founding CEO, Jonathan MacQuitty, who will remain on the company’s Board of Directors. Mark has been an executive at several companies including Abbott Labs, Amgen, and PDL Biopharma. Most recently he helped pioneer global biosimilar development at Novartis’ Sandoz division.
DEI Holdings’ [VISTA, Calif.] welcome Robert Struble as Directed’s new CEO. Bob’s success at building iBiquity and HD Radio technology from its infancy to mainstream adoption and an ultimate sale of the business speaks volumes about his tremendous talent and abilities. Struble will sit on and report directly to the DEI Board. Prior to leading iBiquity, Bob managed several technology businesses at Westinghouse and was a strategy consultant at McKinsey and Company.
Illumitex, Inc. [AUSTIN, TEXAS] announced the appointment of a new CEO Jeff Bisberg, former CSO at Current powered by GE. Previously, Bisberg owned a Solid-State Lighting start-up called Albeo Technologies.
Comcast Corporation [PHILADELPHIA] (NASDAQ: CMCSA) announced that Dave Watson will become President and CEO of Comcast Cable as Neil Smit moves into a new role as a Vice Chairman, Comcast Corporation. Watson, who joined Comcast in 1991, has served as the Chief Operating Officer of Comcast Cable since 2010 and has partnered with Smit in running the cable division since Smit’s arrival at the company. He has held many senior roles within Comcast, including leadership of the product, sales, marketing, and advertising functions.
Welcome [NEW YORK, NY] has appointed Ken Naumann as the new CEO, taking over from founder Dan Herman, who has moved into the role of President. Naumann has over 20 years of technology experience, having served in numerous executive management roles including CEO of both private and public companies.