CEO Moves this week include:
|Subaru of America, Inc.||StoneMor Partners L.P.||RMS|
|Rust-Oleum North America||PECO||Northeast Business Group on Health|
|Exogenesis Corporation||Peirce College||Breathtec Biomedical Inc.|
|DWP Live||Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc.||PayLease|
|Esrey Resources Ltd.||El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc.||First National Bank Alaska|
|Eyemart Express||Edgewise Energy||Invuity, Inc.|
|Giggles N’ Hugs, Inc.||BioCatch||FleetUp|
|DialogTech||ARBITRADE||ERP Power LLC|
|Sundial Growers Inc.||Z-Medica, LLC||SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.|
|The Computer History Museum||Jagged Peak Energy Inc.||Sterling and Wilson Cogen Solutions LLC|
|Indoor Harvest Corp.||Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves||Anixter International Inc.|
|Lite Access Technologies Inc.||Unitil Corporation||CMC Energy Services|
|W. L. Gore & Associates||Nkarta Therapeutics||Scientific Learning Corp.|
|JELD-WEN Holding, Inc.||Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.||Film Solutions|
|DriveTime||Fallbrook Technologies Inc.||Mobile Labs|
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Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) [CHERRY HILL, N.J.] promoted President Thomas J. Doll to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Doll has been President and Chief Operating Officer of SOA since April 1, 2013 and April 1, 2009, respectively. He previously served as Chief Financial Officer, as well as Executive Vice President of SOA. Doll joined SOA in 1982.
StoneMor Partners L.P. [TREVOSE, Pa.] (NYSE: STON) the appointment of Leo Pound as Interim Chief Executive Officer, effective March 30, 2018. Pound will replace current CEO Paul Grady, who has resigned and is leaving StoneMor and the StoneMor GP Board on March 30. Pound has been active in the CEO, COO and CFO roles in a variety of service industries. He has served as a Director of StoneMor’s General Partner since 2014 and from April to September 2017 was StoneMor’s Acting Chief Operating Officer.
RMS [NEWARK, Calif.] announced the appointment of Karen White as its new Chief Executive Officer, replacing current CEO and co-founder Hemant Shah. White started her career in Silicon Valley in 1993 as a senior executive at Oracle reporting to CEO Larry Ellison. Among other roles, she led worldwide marketing and business development. Most recently, White held senior executive positions at SolarWinds, Syncplicity and Addepar.
Rust-Oleum North America [MEDINA, Ohio] announced that Edward J. Voorhees III, president of Rust-Oleum North America, will take over as CEO of Rust-Oleum Group effective today. He replaces Thomas E. Reed, who will assume the position of chairman as he approaches his September retirement. Voorhees has served as president of Rust-Oleum North America for more than 12 years, and part of the Rust-Oleum team for more than 35 years, starting as a sales rep on the East Coast.
PECO [PHILADELPHIA] announced that Craig Adams will retire as President and CEO of PECO, effective Friday, March 30, 2018. At that time, he will be succeeded by Mike Innocenzo, currently PECO Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. During his more than 30-year career, Adams served in various leadership roles at PECO and Exelon, including Senior Vice President and COO of PECO, Chief Supply Officer for Exelon Business Services Company and as Senior Vice President for Operations Support for PECO and its sister utility, Commonwealth Edison (ComEd). Adams began his energy industry career with Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) in New Jersey and is a veteran of the United States Army.
Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH) [NEW YORK] announced it has named Candice Sherman as its permanent Chief Executive Officer. Sherman has been serving as interim CEO since October 2017. Sherman joined NEBGH in 2013 as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Previously, she was COO at St. John’s Well Child and Family Center. She has an extensive business background including senior general management roles at TABB Group, Dun & Bradstreet and Thomson Financial (now Thomson Reuters), and was also COO at two Internet startups.
Peirce College [PHILADELPHIA] announced the appointment of Dr. Mary Ellen Caro as President & CEO. On April 16, 2018, Caro will succeed James J. Mergiotti, who announced his retirement from the College last year after serving as its President and CEO since 2009. Caro is currently Vice President of Enrollment Management and Learner Services at Thomas Edison State University in Trenton, N.J. Caro joined Thomas Edison in 2004 after a 25-year career at AT&T, where she progressed through several executive positions, culminating as Vice President in AT&T Business Services.
Exogenesis Corporation [BILLERICA, Mass.] announced the appointment of Dmitry Shashkov, Ph.D. as President and Chief Executive Officer. Shashkov previously served as President and CEO of H.C. Stark Fabricated Products. Dmitry also served in business development and business management roles at Honeywell Specialty Materials. Richard Svrluga Prior to Honeywell, he worked at McKinsey & Company. In his new role, Dmitry replaces , company co-founder, who will continue to serve Exogenesis in the months ahead during the transition.
Breathtec Biomedical Inc. [VANCOUVER, British Columbia] (CSE: BTH, OTCQB: BTHCF) announced the appointment of Christopher J. Moreau as Chief Executive Officer. Moreau is currently the CEO of Nash Pharmaceuticals Inc, and was previously President & CEO of Miraculins Inc.
Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc. [SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.] (NASDAQ: CORE) announced a leadership transition plan in which Thomas B. Perkins, Chief Executive Officer, will retire on June 30, 2018 and will also step down from the Board of Directors. Mr. Perkins will be succeeded by Scott E. McPherson, President and Chief Operating Officer, who will become President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board immediately upon Mr. Perkin’s retirement.
PayLease [SAN DIEGO] announced that Bill Nunan has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. Dave Dutch, PayLease’s CEO since 2011, will transition to Executive Chairman of the PayLease Board of Directors, and will continue to help guide the Company’s strategic initiatives. Nunan has been PayLease’s President and Chief Operating Officer since June 2017.
Esrey Resources Ltd. [VANCOUVER, British Columbia] (TSX-V: ESR) announced Kirk Adams has resigned from the position of President and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”). The Board has appointed David Cohen, currently Chairman and Director, as interim President and CEO of the Company.
El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. [COSTA MESA, Calif.] (NASDAQ: LOCO) announced that Bernard Acoca has been appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective March 12, 2018. Mr. Acoca will succeed Steve Sather, who previously announced his intent to retire during 2017. Mr. Acoca will also replace Mr. Sather on the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Acoca joins El Pollo Loco after seven years at Starbucks as a member of its Executive Team. For the past two and one-half years, Mr. Acoca served as President of Teavana, Starbucks’ global tea brand. Before that, Mr. Acoca served as Senior Vice President, Marketing & Category for the Americas. Additionally, he served as Chief Marketing Officer for the Americas for L’Oréal and spent 10 years at YUM brands in marketing roles of increasing responsibility.
First National Bank Alaska [ANCHORAGE, Alaska] (OTCBB: FBAK) appointed Betsy Lawer , who in addition to her duties and role as Board Chair, is now the bank’s Chief Executive Officer. Lawer previously served on the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Board of Directors and their Audit Committee. She has served on the Smithsonian National Board since 2008.
Eyemart Express [DALLAS] has named Michael J. Bender as chief executive officer and president. He most recently served as chief operating officer of Walmart’s Global eCommerce business. Former Eyemart Express CEO Doug Barnes, Jr. is now serving the company as chairman. Mr. Bender has developed his career with positions at Walmart, Cardinal Health, Victoria’s Secret Stores, and PepsiCo.
Edgewise Energy [PLAINVIEW, N.Y.] announced that Sammy Chu has been named Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Edgewise Energy. He was formerly Chief Innovation Officer. Chu was Founding Director of Town of Babylon’s Long Island Green Homes Program. He was also Chief of Staff to Suffolk County Executive, where he was the lead county official charged with recovery from Super Storm Sandy. He serves as Chairman of the Long Island chapter of the US Green Building Council and Vice Chairman of the Suffolk County Planning Commission.
Invuity, Inc. [SAN FRANCISCO] (NASDAQ: IVTY) announced that Scott D. Flora, a member of the Company’s Board of Directors since 2017, has been appointed to serve as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer. This appointment follows Philip Sawyer’s resignation as President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Company’s Board of Directors. Flora is currently President of SFlora Consulting LLC. His prior roles include: President, Chief Executive Office and a Director of OmniGuide Inc; Global Business Unit President for the surgical device division of Covidien plc, and numerous executive positions at Smith & Nephew plc. including President and General Manager of the orthopedics reconstruction division, General Manager of the trauma and clinical therapies divisions, Senior Vice President of United States and Europe, Senior Vice President of Smith & Nephew Healthcare, and Senior Vice President of the orthopedics division.
Giggles N’ Hugs, Inc. [Los Angeles] (OTCQB: GIGL) announced that Philip Gay, former CFO of California Pizza Kitchen and former CFO and CEO of Wolfgang Puck Food Company, has accepted the position as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer effective April 1, 2018. Joey Parsi, current CEO, will be appointed chairman
BioCatch [NEW YORK] announced that it has appointed Howard Edelstein as CEO. Edelstein will assume the CEO role while maintaining his current position as BioCatch Chairman, which he has held since 2016. Edelstein served as CEO of Thomson Financial ESG during the late 1990s. He also held leadership roles at Radianz, now the financial network services division of BT, NYFIX (a delisted Nasdaq company), a strategic rebuild of BondDesk Group on behalf of private equity investors, and a carve-out of REDI Global Technologies from Goldman Sachs.
FleetUp [MILPITAS, Calif.] announced the appointment of its corporate chief strategy officer and president of HUMAX Americas & China, Albert Son, PhD, as FleetUp’s new chief executive officer.
DialogTech [CHICAGO] announced that Chief Operating Officer Doug Kofoid has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. Kofoid’s appointment follows founder Irv Shapiro‘s decision to transition from CEO to Executive Chairman. Kofoid joined DialogTech as COO in 2017 from Publicis Groupe, where he was President of Global Solutions. Prior to Publicis, he was Director of Search Operations for Google/DoubleClick. He has over 20 years of executive experience in digital marketing.
ARBITRADE [NEW YORK] announced that the role of the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Leonard Schutzman, has been expanded to Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Schutzman had a thirty-year career at PepsiCo, Inc., serving in a variety of leadership positions including Treasurer of PepsiCo Corporate, and Chief Financial Officer of Pepsi Cola International, Frito-Lay and Taco Bell.
ERP Power LLC [MOORPARK, Calif.] announced the appointment of Jeffrey Frank as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Frank previously served on the ERP Power Board of Directors, and most recently as ERP’s Chief Commercial Officer. ERP co-founder Michael Archer will focus on his role as Chief Technology Officer while transferring his CEO duties to Mr. Frank. Prior to joining ERP Power, Jeffrey Frank served in senior executive roles at GE Power Electronics, Lineage Power, Cherokee International, Lambda LEI, and Deltec Electronics.
Sundial Growers Inc. [ROCKY VIEW, Alberta] announced the appointment of Torsten Kuenzlen as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer. Kuenzlen joins Sundial with over 20 years of global consumer goods experience, bringing best practices from leading Fortune 500 companies including Molson Coors and The Coca Cola Company.
Z-Medica, LLC [WALINGFORD, CONN.] announced the appointment of Eric Compton as President and Chief Executive Officer. Outgoing CEO Stephen J. Fanning is stepping down to pursue a new career opportunity that will allow him to be closer to his family and home on the West Coast. Mr. Fanning will continue to serve as a member of the Z-Medica Board. Mr. Compton most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of Hologic. He began his career at Procter & Gamble and later joined Johnson & Johnson where he progressed through a series of positions of increasingly greater responsibility in their Consumer and Medical Device businesses. Mr. Compton is the former Chairman of the AdvaMedDX Board of Directors.
SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. [ORLANDO, Fla.] (NYSE: SEAS) announced that it is initiating a leadership transition plan. Under the plan, current Chief Parks Operations Officer, John T. Reilly, has become interim CEO succeeding Joel Manby, who has stepped down. Reilly was appointed as the Chief Parks Operations Officer of the Company in April 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Reilly served as Park President of SeaWorld San Diego from 2010 until April 2016 and Park President of Busch Gardens Williamsburg from 2008 to 2010. Mr. Reilly has held other positions of increasing responsibility with the Company since 1985.
The Computer History Museum (CHM) [Mountain View, CA] announced the appointment Dan’l Lewin as its president and chief executive officer. Lewin has 30-plus years of Silicon Valley leadership experience with companies that include Microsoft, NeXT, Apple, and Sony. Lewin currently serves on the boards of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, UI Labs, and StartX.
Jagged Peak Energy Inc. [DENVER] (NYSE: JAG) announced that President and CEO Joseph N. Jaggers announced plans to retire at the end of March 2018 for health and personal reasons. Following an orderly transition, current independent director James J. Kleckner will become the Company’s President and CEO. Mr. Kleckner was appointed as an independent member of the Company’s Board in January 2017. He retired from Anadarko Petroleum Corporation as its Executive Vice President, International and Deepwater Operations in August of 2016, after serving in various senior level operating positions for Anadarko and its predecessors since 1981, including Regional Vice President of Anadarko’s Rockies’ operations from 2004 to 2013. From 1994 through 2017, Mr. Walters served in various operational, technical and business development roles at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, most recently as Vice President, Rockies Operations.
Sterling and Wilson Cogen Solutions LLC (SWCOGEN) [PARSIPPANY, N.J.] announced that Thomas W. Smith accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining SWCOGEN, Mr. Smith was the President of Professional Power Products (3PI). He also founded, grew and sold CPL DG Group, Inc. and Endurant Energy LLC.
Indoor Harvest Corp. [HOUSTON] (OTCQB: INQD) announced that Daniel Weadock will join the Company as a member of the Board of Directors and as Chief Executive Officer, replacing the Interim position held by Rick Gutshall. Mr. Weadock is Co-Founder and CEO of Junebug Technologies, LLC. Since July 2005, Mr. Weadock has additionally served as President and CEO of The International. Prior to The International, Mr. Weadock served as Vice President of Enterprise Sales for Williams Telecommunications from 2002 through 2004. From 1999 through 2001, Mr. Weadock served as Co- Founder and CEO of FilmAxis. Prior to FilmAxis, Mr. Weadock was an Executive Vice President of Consortio.
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves [WASHINGTON] announced its CEO Radha Muthiah will step down at the beginning of April. Muthiah, who joined the UN Foundation-hosted Alliance as Executive Director in 2011, will stay on in an advisory role.
Anixter International Inc. [GLENVIEW, Ill.] (NYSE: AXE) announced that Robert J. Eck will retire as Chief Executive Officer at the end of June 2018, following a 28-year career with the company. Effective July 1, 2018, William A. Galvin will become President and Chief Executive Officer. Galvin has served as the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer since July 2017. During the last 12 years, Mr. Galvin has served in a variety of senior management positions with Anixter Inc., the company’s operating subsidiary, most recently as Executive Vice President – Network and Security Solutions (2007-2017) and Senior Vice President – North America Enterprise Cabling Solutions Sales (2006-2007). Mr. Galvin joined the company in 1984.
Lite Access Technologies Inc. [VANCOUVER] (TSX-V: LTE, OTC PINK: LTCCF) announced the appointment of Carlo M. Shimoon to the position of President & Chief Executive Officer. Shimoon has led multi-location and multi-national operations in 4 countries including Canada, USA, Mexico and the UK, serving a global market. His experience over 25 years has been as CEO in both private and public corporations. The industries he has been involved with include fibre-optics, defense, digital video, power conversion, security and biomed. Mike Plotnikoff has resigned his position as CEO, but will remain in an advisory role to the company and specifically, the incoming CEO.
Unitil Corporation [HAMPTON, N.H.] (NYSE: UTL) announced that Robert G. Schoenberger will retire as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer on April 25, 2018. As part of the Company’s leadership succession plan, Thomas P. Meissner, Jr., the Company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, has been selected by the Board to succeed Mr. Schoenberger as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer on April 25, 2018. Mr. Meissner has served as the Company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since 2005.
CMC Energy Services [FT. WASHINGTON, Pa.] announced the appointment of Kateri Callahan as President and CEO effective April 2. Callahan will succeed Eileen McGinnis, who is stepping down after 10 years. Callahan joins CMC following 14 years at the helm of the Alliance to Save Energy
W. L. Gore & Associates [NEWARK, Del.] announced that Jason Field, global sales and marketing leader for Gore Medical Products Division, will succeed Terri Kelly in the role of President and CEO effective April 1, 2018. Jason Field joined Gore in 2005 as a product specialist focusing on medical devices that treat thoracic aortic aneurysms.
Nkarta Therapeutics [SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.] announced that it has named Paul Hastings, as chief executive officer. Most recently, Hastings was the chairman and chief executive officer of OncoMed Pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining OncoMed in 2006, Mr. Hastings served as chief executive officer of QLT, Inc. Before QLT, Mr. Hastings served as president and chief executive officer of Axys Pharmaceuticals, which was acquired by Celera Corporation in 2001. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Hastings served as the president of Chiron BioPharmaceuticals, a division of Chiron Corporation. Prior to that, he was president and chief executive officer of LXR Biotechnology. Mr. Hastings also held a series of management positions of increasing responsibility at Genzyme Corporation, including serving as president of Genzyme Therapeutics Europe as well as president, Genzyme Therapeutics. Mr. Hastings also served senior Marketing and Sales positions for Synergen, Inc. and Hoffmann-La Roche. He is currently lead director of Pacira Pharmaceuticals, chairman of the board at Proteon Therapeutics, and serves as vice chairman of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO).
Scientific Learning Corp. [OAKLAND, Calif.] (OTC PINK: SCIL) announced that it has named Jeffrey D. Thomas as its co-chief executive officer. Currently the lead independent director of Scientific Learning’s Board of Directors, Thomas will join current Chairman and CEO Robert Bowen in leading the company. In addition to serving on the Scientific Learning board, Thomas has been involved with several private-equity backed education companies in CEO and executive chairman positions. He served for over 11 years as CEO of the Ambassadors Group, Inc. and 6 years as president & CFO of Ambassador International. Prior to his public company CEO experience, Thomas worked in Menlo Park, CA, in business development for Adia (now Adecco), and as a management consultant in Boston and Paris.
Affinity Worldwide [KANSAS CITY, MO.] announced that Mike Wrenn has retired as CEO. He has transitioned to chairman and will maintain an active role in the insurance operations. Eddie Wilson, who came to Affinity Worldwide in May 2015 as president, has been named CEO. Wilson has owned his own advertising agency, which represented clients such as Pepsi, Proctor & Gamble, Buffalo Wild Wings and Mail America. Wilson currently owns a Christian broadcasting company, Go Media, with 14 radio stations and five television stations.
Moltin [BOSTON] announced that Jamus Driscoll has joined as CEO. Driscoll most recently held a number of executive roles at Demandware, including leading marketing, product management and business operations in the US and EMEA. Prior to Demandware, he held a variety of leadership roles at Oracle, ProfitLogic and Ascential Software.
JELD-WEN Holding, Inc. [CHARLOTTE, N.C.] (NYSE: JELD) announced a leadership transition with Chairman of the Board, Kirk S. Hachigian, assuming the duties of CEO on an interim basis, and announced the departure of President and CEO, Mark Beck.
Film Solutions [BURBANK, Calif.] announced that Dan Glasser will assume the role of CEO while current CEO and Founder, Kevin Matossian will become chairman of the board. Prior to joining Film Solutions, Glasser served as Chief Business Development Officer and Head of Content at Videri Inc. Before his time at Videri, Glasser was the General Manager of Deluxe MediaRecall. He also led North American cross-company initiatives on behalf of the senior management team of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group.
DriveTime [TEMPE, Ariz.] announced the appointment of Don Reese as its new CEO beginning in late March. Mr. Reese will also be appointed to the DriveTime Automotive Group and Bridgecrest Acceptance boards of directors. Mr. Reese replaces DriveTime’s previous CEO, Ray Fidel. Reese has over thirty years of experience in new and used auto sales, leadership and finance having spent 11 years as the COO/CFO for the Maroone Auto Group, 6 years as a Senior Vice President in operations and finance, and covering the Midwest Region, for AutoNation,15 years with the Gurley Leep Automotive as COO, and was most recently COO for Sheehy AutoStores.
Fallbrook Technologies Inc. [CEDAR PARK, TEXAS] announced that Roger Wood. Prior to his new role as chief executive officer of Fallbrook Technologies, Wood served as president and chief executive officer of Dana Holding Corporation from April 2011 until his retirement in August 2015. Fallbrook board of directors January 27, 2016. Before Dana, Roger worked at BorgWarner for 26 years.