CEO Moves this week include:
|Bead Industries, Inc.||SYNNEX Corporation||Finisar Corporation|
|Moravia IT||LAC Group||Shell Midstream Partners, L.P.|
|First Mining Finance Corp.||Horizon Air||Satori Resources Inc.|
|IDEMIA||Truco Enterprises||Sheltered Harbor|
|Girls Who Invest||Avante Logixx Inc.||Domino’s|
|The National Board for Respiratory Care||Verity Health System||Schmitt Industries, Inc.|
|Veritas Technologies||Metavention, Inc.||Qlik®|
|Green Seal, Inc.||NetNumber||TraPac, LLC|
|Cerner Corporation||K2||Commerce Trust Company|
|Ridgewood Savings Bank||ANI Networks||MapR® Technologies, Inc.|
|Riverview Bancorp, Inc.||Interlink Plus, Inc.||Altierre Corp.|
|Palmetto Moon, LLC||NewVoiceMedia|
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Bead Industries, Inc. [Milford, Conn.] has promoted Jill Bryant Mayer to CEO. The company’s previous CEO, Kenneth Bryant, retired in October of 2014. In addition to her duties as CEO, Mayer is a member of the Board of Directors of the New Haven Manufacturers Association and of the University of New Haven’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program.
SYNNEX Corporation [FREMONT, Calif.] (NYSE: SNX) announced Kevin Murai will retire from his position of President and Chief Executive Officer and will become Chairman of the Board of Directors. Dennis Polk, current Chief Operating Officer, will become President and Chief Executive Officer and will remain on the Board of Directors. Polk has served as a member of the Board since February 2012. Polk joined SYNNEX in February 2002 as Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance and in the same year became Chief Financial Officer. In July 2006, he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Polk also serves on the Board of Directors of Terreno Realty Corporation.
Finisar Corporation [SUNNYVALE, Calif.] (NASDAQ: FNSR) announced the retirement of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jerry Rawls and the appointment of Michael Hurlston as Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Company. Hurlston and Rawls will work together to ensure a smooth transition. Rawls will continue to serve as a Director of the Company. Michael Hurlston most recently served as a Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Mobile Connectivity Products/Wireless Communications and Connectivity Division at Broadcom Limited. Previously, he held senior leadership positions in sales, marketing and general management at Broadcom. Prior to joining Broadcom in 2001, Hurlston held senior marketing and engineering positions at Oren Semiconductor, Inc., Avasem, Integrated Circuit Systems, Micro Power Systems, Exar and IC Works. Hurlston is also a Director of Ubiquiti Networks, Inc. and a member of the Board of Advisors of Vilynx Inc.
Moravia IT [THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.] announced that Paul Danter has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds Tomas Kratochvil who will move to join the Board of Directors of Moravia IT. Paul Danter joined Moravia in 2015 and most recently served as EVP Business Development and Client Services, with an overall responsibility for global client services, new client acquisition and marketing.
LAC Group [LOS ANGELES] Chief Executive Officer and founder Deborah Schwarz has named Robert Corrao as the organization’s next CEO. Schwarz who started the company in 1986 will become the firm’s Chief Strategy Officer, a newly created position. Corrao previously served as LAC Group president. He joined LAC Group in 2009. While at LAC Group, Corrao worked closely with Schwarz to develop and implement strategy. Before LAC Group, Corrao was the president of Softlink America. Corrao, in addition to sitting on LAC Group’s Board of Directors, is also a board member of the National Brain Tumor Society and the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing.
Shell Midstream Partners, L.P. [Houston] (NYSE: SHLX) announced that after a 38-year career with Royal Dutch Shell plc, John Hollowell will retire as President and Chief Executive Officer of Shell Midstream Partners GP LLC, our general partner, effective March 31, 2018. Kevin Nichols, Vice President for Shell Pipeline Company LP, will succeed John. Kevin joined Shell in 1992 and has held roles with increasing responsibility within Shell’s Retail business and Shell’s Downstream Strategy group in London. In 2012, Kevin was named Vice President for Shell Pipeline Company LP. Kevin also currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Colonial Pipeline company.
First Mining Finance Corp. [VANCOUVER, British Columbia] announced that Jeff Swinoga has been appointed by the Company’s Board of Directors to succeed Chris Osterman as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Osterman will assume the role of Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) of the Company to focus on project development. Most recently, Swinoga was Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) of Torex Gold Resources Inc. Prior to Torex, Swinoga spent four years as the CFO of North American Palladium Ltd. In addition, he spent three years as CFO of HudBay Minerals Inc. Jeff also spent seven years at Barrick Gold Corporation as a senior officer
Horizon Air [SEATTLE] (NYSE: ALK) announced that Gary Beck will be Horizon Air’s new president and chief executive officer. Beck is not a newcomer to Alaska Air Group, having served Alaska Airlines from 2008 to June 2015 as vice president of flight operations. After retiring from Alaska, Beck continued to serve as the airline’s delegate on the NextGen Advisory Committee Sub Committee. Since May 2016, he has led a joint Alaska Airlines/Virgin America integration team working towards obtaining a Single Operating Certificate.
Satori Resources Inc. [TORONTO] (TSX-V: BUD) announced the appointment of Allen Palmiere as Chief Executive Officer, and as a member of the Board of Directors of Satori. Palmiere brings a unique perspective to the Company, having executive level experience from both the mining production/operational and the corporate finance side of the business. Of particular importance is Allen’s experience with mine production activities within the Province of Manitoba, having formerly held the position of Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of HudBay Minerals Inc. Palmiere has also held several senior positions within the mining industry, both domestically and internationally, which includes ten years in China, several years in South Africa (Executive Chairman of Barplats Investments Ltd., among others), and locally, as (former) President and Chief Executive Officer of Breakwater Resources Ltd. and of Adriana Resources Inc. Bruce Reid has resigned as President and Chief Executive Officer; however, he remains Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company.
IDEMIA [BILLERICA, Mass.] announced the appointment of Ed Casey as Chief Executive Officer for its NORAM I&S Business Unit. Current NORAM head, Bob Eckel, will work with Casey during his remaining time at the company to ensure a smooth transition. Before joining IDEMIA, Casey spent 13 years within Serco Group plc. He held various senior management positions at Serco, including Group Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Board of Directors, Acting Group Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Executive Officer of Serco’s Americas Division. Prior to Serco, Casey held senior management positions in the energy, investment banking and private equity fields at NP Energy Inc., Tenneco Energy; LG&E Energy Corp.; The Blackstone Group; and Fremont Group LLC.
Truco Enterprises [CARROLLTON, Texas] appointed Lisa Walsh as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Walsh joins Truco with more than 25 years of consumer-packaged goods experience, particularly in the food and beverage space. Walsh most recently served as the Senior Vice President of PepsiCo Sales. Over the course of her 18 years at PepsiCo she held a variety of roles in general management, sales, strategy, category management and industry engagement.
Sheltered Harbor [RESTON, Va.] appointed Trey Maust to be its new chief executive officer and Carlos Recalde to be its president and chief operating officer. Maust has been a board member of Sheltered Harbor since 2016. Most recently, he served as the co-president and CEO of Lewis & Clark Bank. Prior, Maust served as the chief financial officer at a Portland-area community bank. He began his career with Deloitte in audit and later in merger and acquisition services. Maust is currently the chairman of the American Bankers Association’s Community Bankers Council and serves on multiple advisory and fiduciary boards of both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Maust replaces former CEO Steven Silberstein.
Girls Who Invest [NEW YORK] announced that Janet Cowell, former North Carolina State Treasurer, has joined as Chief Executive Officer. Cowell takes over from Kathleen Powers Dunlap, who is retiring from the position. Cowell held publicly elected office in North Carolina for fifteen years, including eight as North Carolina State Treasurer. Prior to public service, she was a securities analyst for Lehman Brothers and HSBC in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. In addition, Cowell chairs the Executive Education Board of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Avante Logixx Inc. [TORONTO] (TSX-V: XX) announced Craig Campbell has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer. Campbell has also been appointed to the board of directors. Craig Campbell is the founder and CEO of Resilience Capital Inc. Previously, Campbell was the founder and CEO of Total Security Management (TSM). In 2013, Campbell sold the TSM brand and its Canadian guard services unit to a global protection firm. Campbell will replace Rodney Wechsler, who was serving as interim CEO of the Company in addition to his role as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Company and will continue with Avante in the capacity of COO. The Company also wishes to announce that George Rossolatos has agreed to step down from the Board to make room for the incoming directors. Rossolatos previously served as the Company’s CEO and has recently commenced a new role with a new employer.
Domino’s [ANN ARBOR, Mich.] (NYSE: DPZ) President and Chief Executive Officer J. Patrick Doyle announced his intention to depart on June 30 after more than eight years at the helm. At the same time, Domino’s announced the promotion of Richard Allison, President of Domino’s International, to the role of Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Doyle. Richard’s appointment will be effective as of July 1, 2018. Allison joined Domino’s in March 2011 as executive vice president of International, joining the brand from Bain & Company, Inc., where he was partner and co-leader of Bain’s restaurant practice.
AAR Corp. [WOOD DALE, Ill.] (NYSE: AIR) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer David P. Storch announced his plan to retire as CEO after 39 years with the Company effective May 31, 2018. AAR President and Chief Operating Officer John M. Holmes was elected to become CEO effective June 1, 2018. Storch will continue to lead the Board as its non-executive Chairman and work alongside Holmes on business strategy, talent development and industry relations. Holmes joined AAR from investment banking 16 years ago as Director of Mergers and Acquisitions, became General Manager of AAR’s parts trading business in 2003, and progressively assumed responsibility for the other solutions that comprise Aviation Services – Integrated Supply Chain, OEM Aftermarket Solutions, Intelligent Solutions and MRO Services – culminating in becoming President and Chief Operating Officer of AAR on June 1, 2017.
Syniverse [TAMPA, Fla.] announced it has hired Dean Douglas as its President and Chief Executive Officer, effective Feb. 1. Douglas also will join the Syniverse Board of Directors at that time. Douglas brings to Syniverse extensive executive leadership experience, having previously served as CEO for three companies, including Unify, Westcon Group and LCC International. Douglas is a results-oriented leader with a 30-plus-year career that spans multiple companies focused on systems, hardware, software and services offerings, including IBM, Motorola, LCC International, Westcon Group, Unify and CenturyLink. He began his career in IBM’s executive development track and also has served on the boards of directors of American Tower and Spectrasite. Most recently, Douglas led the enterprise segment of CenturyLink. As previously announced, Stephen C. Gray, the company’s current President and Chief Executive Officer will retire when his contract expires in February. From now through his February retirement, Gray will collaborate with Douglas to ensure a smooth transition, and following his retirement, Gray will continue to serve on the Syniverse Board of Directors.
Rimidi [ATLANTA and AUSTIN, Texas] announced that it has appointed Josh Claman as president and chief executive officer. Lucienne M. Ide, Rimidi’s co-founder and current CEO, will continue to serve as chairman of Rimidi’s board of directors. Josh’s industry experiences span his time in Dell, managing multi-billion-dollar business units, to his role as President of Reach Local. Most recently, he held the role of Chief Business Officer of Stratasys. Lucienne Ide will remain actively involved in the company as chairman of the board of directors.
The National Board for Respiratory Care, Inc. (NBRC) [OVERLAND PARK, Kan.] has named Lori M. Tinkler chief executive officer effective. Tinkler has a 26+ year tenure with the organization and succeeds Gary A. Smith. Tinkler joined the NBRC in 1991 and served as chief operating officer since 2002.
Verity Health System [DALY CITY, Calif.] announced the appointment of Mark S. Fratzke as President and Chief Executive Officer of Seton Medical Center and Seton Coastside, both parts of Verity Health. Fratzke was named interim President and CEO of Seton Medical Center and Seton Coastside in November, following his appointment as Chief Operating Officer earlier this fall. Prior to joining Seton, Fratzke worked at Kaiser Permanente as Senior Vice President and Area Manager for the East Bay Service Area and was Chief Operating Officer for Alameda Health System. Additionally, Fratzke worked in several roles at Mayo Clinic including Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer for its Southwest Minnesota region.
Schmitt Industries, Inc. [PORTLAND, Ore.] (NASDAQ: SMIT) announced David W. Case has assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and that David M. Hudson, has resigned as President and Chief Executive Officer and remains a Director of the Company. David Case was previously the Vice President of Operations and General Manager of the Company’s largest product line, Schmitt Dynamic Balancing Systems. Case has been with the Company for over 30 years and has served in a variety of roles of increasing responsibility. Case has also been appointed as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors. Dave Hudson became Interim President and CEO on January 6, 2016, and subsequently assumed the role on a non-interim basis. Hudson will continue to guide the Company as a Director following the transition.
Veritas Technologies [MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.] has appointed Greg Hughes as chief executive officer. Hughes will also join the Veritas board. Bill Coleman, Veritas’ previous CEO, will remain a member of the Veritas board, continuing to serve as a trusted advisor to the company. Hughes is an enterprise software executive who most recently served as CEO of Serena Software. Previously, he joined Veritas in 2003 and held various executive roles for the next seven years through the merger with Symantec. He rose to president of Enterprise Products at Symantec, which included responsibility for all Veritas products.
Qlik® [RADNOR, Pa.] announced Mike Capone, former COO of Medidata Solutions as Qlik’s new CEO. David Murphy, Qlik’s interim CEO, will return to his prior role as a board member of Qlik. Prior to Medidata, Capone held multiple senior leadership positions at ADP. His roles included CIO, Corporate Vice President of Product Development and SVP & General Manager of ADP’s global outsourcing business.
Green Seal, Inc. [Washington, DC] has appointed Doug Gatlin as Chief Executive Officer. As Senior Vice President at USGBC, Gatlin led numerous initiatives to drive growth in the U.S. marketplace for its Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) program. Previously, during a 10-year career at the U.S. EPA, he served as a Senior Advisor to the Deputy Associate Administrator for Intergovernmental Relations. Prior to this, he led an ENERGY STAR Buildings team that built a national energy efficiency collaborative program with utilities and state energy offices.
NetNumber [LOWELL, MASS.] announced that Kevin Peters as president and chief executive officer effective February 1, 2018. Peters succeeds Brad Boston who has served as president and CEO since September 2013, and been an active member of the board of directors for nearly 16 years. Boston is retiring effective February 1, and will serve as Advisor to the Board. Peters has served as Advisor to the NetNumber Board since June 2016. He brings in-depth knowledge in the telecom market, having spent 28 years with AT&T in numerous leadership positions. Peters retired in 2014 as the executive vice president of global business customer service. He also has served as AT&T’s chief marketing officer for Business and as executive vice president for Global Network
TraPac, LLC [Los Angeles] announced that following a successful three decades at TraPac, Frank Pisano has transitioned from his role as president to a new role as senior advisor. The company also announced the appointment of Stephen Edwards as new president and chief executive officer. Most recently, Stephen Edwards was chief executive officer of Global Container Terminals. Previous industry experience includes president and chief executive officer of Ports America Group; president and chief executive officer of P&O Ports North America, and senior positions with P&O Nedlloyd/P&O Containers.
Cerner Corporation [KANSAS CITY] (NASDAQ: CERN) has appointed Brent Shafer as its CEO. Previously CEO of Philips North America. Cerner Co-Founder Cliff Illig, who has served as interim CEO and chairman of the board since July 2017, will resume his role as vice chairman of the board, effective February 1. Shafer was appointed CEO of Philips North America in February 2014. Previously, Shafer was CEO of the global Philips Home Healthcare Solutions business from May 2010 until May 2014. He has had additional senior leadership positions with Philips and at other companies, including GE Medical Systems, Hill-Rom Company, Inc., and Hewlett-Packard.
K2 [BELLEVUE, Wash.] has appointed Evan Ellis as Chief Executive Officer and board member. Ellis was most recently President and Chief Operating Officer of Xactly; Prior to Xactly, Ellis served as COO at Serena Software as well as President and COO of on-demand Internet commerce pioneer CyberSource during its successful IPO in 1999.
Commerce Trust Company [ST. LOUIS] announced effective February 1st, John Handy, currently president and COO, has been promoted to president and CEO, replacing current CEO, Ray Stranghoener, who will remain as chairman. Stranghoener, who has led Commerce Trust since 1999, will continue to work with major client relationships and will also serve as a strategic advisor to Handy in his new role. Prior to joining Commerce Bank, Handy was chief operating officer and director of TIAA-CREF Trust Company, FSB.
ChyronHego [MELVILLE, N.Y.] announced the appointment of Marco Lopez as CEO. The company’s former president and CEO, Johan Apel, will continue serving the company as executive chairman of the board. Lopez joins ChyronHego from Grass Valley, where he most recently served as president. Lopez first joined Miranda Technologies in 2005 as vice president of product development. During the ensuing years, Lopez took on additional, broader responsibilities that included research and development, product strategy, and customer support as a product unit vice president. In 2010, he was named senior vice president, continuing in that role through the company’s acquisition by Belden Inc. in 2012. Prior to joining Miranda, Lopez served 11 years in the video products group of Matrox Electronics, most recently as senior director of sales and marketing. He also served as director of products at Matrox. Lopez holds an elected position on the IABM’s board of directors.
SilencerCo [WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah] announced Joshua Waldron will step down from his CEO position. Waldron will continue his relationship with SilencerCo as Senior Advocacy Advisor. Waldron and Shults will serve on the SilencerCo Board to stay involved with the overall direction of the company.
Vision [BOLINGBROOK, Ill.] announced Doug Powell has been elevated from CEO to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors. The next step in the board’s leadership succession plan is the appointment of Brad Moore as CEO. Brad has been with Vision since 2015; initially as the organization’s sales leader and most recently as President.
Vecna Robotics [CAMBRIDGE, Mass.] has appointed Daniel Patt as its CEO. Patt served as Deputy Director for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Strategic Technology Office (STO) prior to his new position. Patt joined DARPA in 2012 as a program manager in the Tactical Technology Office (TTO) working primarily in autonomy and robotics. Patt was promoted to office leadership in 2016. Patt’s resume of leadership experience includes positions with the aerospace and automotive industry, and with both small and large companies.
Solstice [CHICAGO] announced J Schwan, founder and CEO of Solstice has been appointed to the newly created role of Chief Digital Officer of Solstice’s parent company St. Ives. Kelly Manthey, Chief Strategy Officer and ten-year Solstice veteran, will be succeeding him as CEO. In assuming the role of CEO, Manthey has experience running all areas of the Solstice business, most recently serving as Chief Strategy Officer the past two years.
Modere [SPRINGVILLE, Utah] announced that Asma Ishaq, the President of the company’s Collagen Sciences division and its Chief Industry Relations Officer, will become Chief Executive Officer. She succeeds Robert S. Conlee, who will become the company’s Chairman. Ishaq has served the direct-selling channel on the DSA Board of Directors, the nutrition industry as a Committee Member on the Council of Responsible Nutrition and the personal care industry as an advisory panel member of the International Fragrance Association of North America (IFRANA). Ishaq co-founded Jusuru International Inc. in 2009, and led the company through its acquisition by Modere in February 2017.
Ridgewood Savings Bank [RIDGEWOOD, N.Y.] announced the appointment of Leonard Stekol to serve as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Chief Executive Officer, replacing Peter M. Boger, who retired from his role as the Bank’s Chairman and CEO. Stekol will retain his title as President of the Bank. Stekol has over 25 years of banking experience at Ridgewood. Most recently, he served as a member of the Bank’s Board of Trustees since July 2016, as the Bank’s President and Chief Operating Officer since January 2016, and as the Bank’s Chief Financial Officer from 2009 to 2016. Boger will continue to serve as a Trustee on the Board of Ridgewood Savings Bank.
ANI Networks [LAS VEGAS] announced the hire of Gary Fry as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining ANI Networks, Gary spent nearly 30 years in the telecom industry. He has held executive positions with Verizon (Wiltel), Pacific Gateway Exchange, and was the founder and Managing Partner of United Gateway. Gary also served as ANI Networks’ CEO from 2005 to 2008. Fry currently sits on the board of the ACCA, founded the West Coast Carrier Forum, and was a four-term board member of INCOMPAS (formerly COMPTEL).
MapR® Technologies, Inc. [SANTA CLARA, Calif.] announced that company Founder and Executive Chairman John Schroeder will return as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer. Matt Mills who previously served as Chief Executive Officer will be leaving the company.
Riverview Bancorp, Inc. [VANCOUVER, Wash.] (NASDAQ: RVSB) The holding company for Riverview Community Bank announced that Patrick Sheaffer will be retiring as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and the Bank. Sheaffer will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board of both the Company and the Bank. Kevin Lycklama, currently Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, will succeed him as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and the Bank. With the transition, Lycklama will join the Board of Directors. Kevin Lycklama joined the Bank in 2006 and served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company from February 2008 to July 2017 and Chief Operating Officer since July 2017. Prior to joining Riverview, Kevin was an audit manager for an Oregon CPA firm.
Interlink Plus, Inc. [LAS VEGAS] (OTC: ITRK) has named Daniel Gallardo Wagner as its CEO and Officer and a Director. Wagner was involved in the hospitality business for 17 years beginning in San Diego, California 1994, and later in several resort and restaurant projects in Mexico. Since 2001, Wagner has been affiliated with a part-worn tire supplier in Germany and in 2015 he secured exclusive rights to distribute Froz’n alcoholic beverages throughout Spain, Portugal, South America and the United States.
Altierre Corp. [SAN JOSE, Calif.] announced the appointment of Tony Alvarez as chief executive officer. Tony brings wide-ranging management and leadership expertise demonstrated at C-Level Executive and Board positions of numerous innovative companies, most notably in the semiconductor industry. Alvarez’s most recent management experience includes serving as Chairman at SunEdison Semiconductor; Board Member at SunEdison and ChipMOS Technology; COO at Aptina and Advanced Analogic Technology, as well as CEO at Leadis Technology.
Palmetto Moon, LLC [CHARLESTON] announced it has appointed Adam Stone to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Eric Holzer, who currently serves as CEO, has decided to step away from the position to spend more time with his family. Stone previously served as CEO of children’s apparel specialty retailer Hanna Andersson since 2010. Prior to Hanna Andersson, Stone held various positions at Limited Brands, including Chief Financial Officer of Victoria’s Secret Stores and Vice President of Finance at Express.
NewVoiceMedia [SAN FRANCISCO] appointed Dennis Fois as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer.