CEO Moves this week include:
|STA Group, LLC||Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc.||Acerus Pharmaceuticals Corporation|
|Corvidia Therapeutics Inc.||Broward Health Imperial Point||CSafe Global|
|Astrodyne TDI||Sunrise House Treatment Center||Digilant|
|Moore Tool and Moore Nanotechnology Systems||Community Veterinary Partners||ENGIE Storage|
|Self Point||Lillibridge Healthcare Services, Inc.||Freeman|
|Faultless Starch/Bon Ami Company||CareSource||ARTMS Products Inc.|
|Allina Health and Aetna||Kibo|
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Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. [LAKEVILLE-MIDDLEBORO, Mass.] announced that it has appointed Bobby J. Chacko as president and chief executive officer. Chacko was named president and chief operating officer in January 2018. He joined Ocean Spray in 2017 as chief growth officer. Prior to joining Ocean Spray, Chacko served as regional president of Mars Drinks where he had complete responsibility for the North American business. Before joining Mars Inc., Chacko had 20 years of diverse corporate leadership and entrepreneurship experiences, encompassing strategy, innovation, marketing, and commercialization with iconic brands in category leading companies like The Coca-Cola Company, AB Inbev, and GE Capital. Chacko will replace outgoing CEO Randy Papadellis who announced he was stepping down last month.
Acerus Pharmaceuticals Corporation [TORONTO] (TSX: ASP) announced that it has appointed Edward Gudaitis as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective May 1, 2018. Luc Mainville will continue to act as Interim CEO until the transition date. Thereafter, Mainville will resume his post on the Board of Directors of Acerus. Prior to Acerus, Gudaitis served as Vice President and General Manager of Allergan Canada. Previously, Gudaitis worked as General Manager for Gilead Sciences Canada Inc. Earlier in his career he spent more than 10 years at Hoffmann-La Roche in roles of increasing responsibility.
Corvidia Therapeutics Inc. [WALTHAM, Mass.] announced the appointment of Marc de Garidel as Chief Executive Officer. de Garidel succeeds Corvidia’s Michael Davidson, who will remain on the company’s executive team as Chief Scientific Officer. de Garidel was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ipsen SA between 2010 and 2016. Prior to his experience at Ipsen, de Garidel spent 15 years with Amgen. He began his career with Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) where he worked in the United States, France and Germany.
Broward Health Imperial Point (BHIP) [FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.] announced that Jonathan E. Watkins has been named chief executive officer. Watkins most recently served as chief operating officer at Kaiser Foundation Hospitals & Health Plan in California’s Central Valley area. Prior to that, he served as vice president of clinical operations/chief operating officer of Medical North Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
CSafe Global [DAYTON, Ohio] announced that Jeff Pepperworth has been named as its new Chief Executive Officer. The appointment follows Brian Kohr’s decision to resign as President and CEO. Mr. Kohr will continue to serve on CSafe’s Board of Directors. Prior to joining CSafe, Mr. Pepperworth served as President of the Healthcare division for Inmar, Inc. During his tenure at Inmar, Mr. Pepperworth also served as President of their Supply Chain division. Before that, Mr. Pepperworth served as Senior Director of Materials Management at Cleveland Clinic. Mr. Pepperworth also has held several senior leadership positions at UPS, including Senior Vice President of Global Logistics and Distribution, Vice President of Central U.S. Operations and Vice President of Transportation.
Astrodyne TDI [HACKETTSTOWN, N.J.] appointed Chris Viola to Chief Executive Officer. Viola most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of Astrodyne TDI. Prior to joining the company, he held senior positions at Murata, Celestica and Lucent Technologies.
Sunrise House Treatment Center [LAFAYETTE, N.J.] and American Addiction Centers (AAC) announced the hiring of Stanley Frank, RN, MBA, as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Prior to joining AAC, Frank worked as CEO of several Acadia facilities in Arizona, Indiana, and Ohio. He also worked with United Health Services in the Philadelphia area.
Digilant [BOSTON] announced it has hired Raquel Rosenthal as Chief Executive Officer of US Operations. Rosenthal rejoins Digilant following a two-year stint at DataXu, where she served as Enterprise Sales Director. Between 2011 and 2016, Rosenthal held a variety of business development roles at Digilant, culminating in the Senior Vice President of Sales position. Previously, she held senior jobs at AudienceScience, Belo Interactive Media, VNU Business Media, and DoubleClick.
Moore Tool and Moore Nanotechnology Systems [BRIDGEPORT, Conn.] announced that Mark Boomgarden has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer, effective April 16, 2018. Len Chaloux, the Co-founder and President / CEO of Moore Nanotechnology Systems, will be stepping down and serve as President Emeritus through the end of calendar year 2018, at which time he will retire. Most recently, Mark was co-founder, Corporate Vice President & Vice President of Operations at Akoustis. Prior to Akoustis, Mark served as Vice President and General Manager of the wafer-level optics organization at Tessera Technologies, Inc., along with Vice President of their Wafer Level Camera business. Prior to Tessera, Mark held numerous operations and engineering leadership positions at Digital Optics Corporation and Alcatel.
Community Veterinary Partners (CVP) [PHILADELPHIA] announced the appointment of Kevin Ruffe as Chief Executive Officer. He will also join CVP’s Board of Directors. Prior to joining CVP, Ruffe was the Chief Growth Officer at MedExpress.
ENGIE Storage, formerly Green Charge [SANTA CLARA, Calif.] named Christopher Tilley Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds Founder Vic Shao who will remain with the company as chairman. Prior to joining ENGIE Storage, Chris worked at Alta Energy as Chief Strategy Officer. Prior to Alta, Chris was CEO of SunLink where he grew the company from its earliest stages to market leader. Prior to SunLink, Chris was President & CFO of Prevalent Power. Earlier in his career, Chris worked at Bechtel, Booz Allen and Santander Investment with a focus on the energy sector.
Self Point [BROOKLYN, N.Y.] announced the appointment of Michael J. Haaf as the new chief executive officer. Haaf joined Self Point’s board of directors in 2017 and was elevated to executive chairman of the board shortly after. While serving as CEO, Haaf will remain on Self Point’s board. Haaf has previous experience with Lucky Supermarkets, Food Lion, LLC, Office Depot, Inc., and GE.
Lillibridge Healthcare Services, Inc. [CHICAGO] (NYSE: VTR) has named Peter J. Bulgarelli as President and Chief Executive Officer. Bulgarelli currently serves as Executive Managing Director, Industries at JLL. Prior to his current role, Bulgarelli was Executive Managing Director, Healthcare Solutions. Bulgarelli earned his B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Illinois and received his M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Business.
Freeman [DALLAS] announced it has named Bob Priest-Heck as its new CEO. Priest-Heck will be the company’s fourth CEO and the first in the company’s 90-year history to come from outside of the Freeman family. Priest-Heck joined Freeman in 2011 with the acquisition of Wheelhouse Solutions. He has spent the past 25 years leading global technology brands and experiential marketing agencies — including Immersa Marketing and MediaLive International Inc.
Faultless Starch/Bon Ami Company [KANSAS CITY, Mo.] announced that it has named Sean Williams president and CEO. Most recently, he served as vice president of North American Sales and Global Marketing for CCM Hockey, a former division of Adidas. Before CCM, he had a distinguished 14-year career with Procter & Gamble. He spent the majority of his time at P&G working in Consumer Oral Care.
CareSource [DAYTON, Ohio] named Erhardt Preitauer as its next CEO. Preitauer will succeed founding CEO Pamela Morris, who will retire in May 2018. Preitauer is currently with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, where he is the CEO of Horizon NJ Health.
ARTMS Products Inc. [VANCOUVER, British Columbia] announced the appointment of Dr. Kaley Wilson, PhD, as the interim Chief Executive Officer. Founder and former CEO, Dr. Paul Schaffer will become the Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Wilson also holds the role of Director of Business Development at Quark Venture Inc.
Allina Health and Aetna [MINNEAPOLIS] have named Tom Lindquist as CEO of Allina Health | Aetna, the jointly owned health care company. Lindquist comes to Allina Health | Aetna from Molina’s South Carolina plan. Before joining Molina in 2013, Lindquist was the president of AccentCare in Texas. Lindquist also held leadership positions for UnitedHealthcare in Minnesota, Texas and Louisiana; Ochsner Health Plan, Inc.; and Memorial Sisters of Charity.
Kibo [DALLAS] announced David Post as its new Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Kibo, David served as the President of Vista Consulting Group. In addition, he has held executive leadership roles at a number of software companies. Recently, David was the President and Chief Operating Officer at Omnitracs. He was previously the Chief Executive Officer of MRI Software and served as the Vice President of Customer Operations for Sunquest Information Systems. Earlier in his career David held positions at several firms within the technology consulting and software provider space, including Kintana, Accenture, and Keane Consulting.