CEO Moves this week include:
|Canadian Pacific Railway Limited||Coty Inc.||Stanley Black & Decker|
|21st Century Fox||Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC||Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston|
|Harleysville Savings Bank||Juniper Pharmaceuticals, Inc.||Medical Compression Systems|
|Deb Group||InTouch Health||Mercantile Bank Corporation|
|Santa Rosa Holdings, LLC||NewCastle Gold Ltd.||TechShop, Inc|
|Cardiac Science||electroCore||Toro Company|
|Affinity eSolutions||Monteris Medical||Quartet Medicine|
|Brightfield Strategies||Electronic Auction Services, Inc.||ERA Real Estate|
|mLevel, Inc||Global Employment Solutions and Fahrenheit IT||IPG Mediabrands’|
|American Financial Services Association Education Foundation||The Westport Fuel Systems Inc.||Drummond Company, Inc.|
|PagerDuty||RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc.||Nimbus Concepts, LLC|
|LifeSecure Insurance Company||The Building Industry Association of Southern California, Inc.||BrightView|
|The Advertising Research Foundation|
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Canadian Pacific Railway Limited [CALGARY] (TSX: CP) (NYSE: CP) announced that current president and chief operating officer Keith Creel will become president and CEO. Creel was appointed president and chief operating officer in February, 2013 and joined the CP Board in May of 2015. Creel previously served as the executive vice president and chief operating officer of Canadian National Railway Company.
Coty Inc. [NEW YORK] (NYSE: COTY) announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Camillo Pane as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Coty Board. Bart Becht, currently Interim CEO and Chairman of Coty, will continue to serve as the Chairman of Coty’s Board. Camillo Pane currently holds the position of Executive Vice President of Coty’s Category Development and is a member of the Coty Executive Committee. Prior to joining Coty, Camillo Pane spent 20 years with Reckitt Benckiser plc (RB), most recently as head of its global health and personal care business.
Stanley Black & Decker [NEW BRITAIN, Conn.] (NYSE: SWK) announced that Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John F. Lundgren will retire as CEO after more than 12 years with the Company. Mr. Lundgren will continue as Chairman of the Board until the end of the year and serve as Special Advisor to the Company through April 30, 2017. James M. Loree, currently President and Chief Operating Officer, will succeed Mr. Lundgren as President and CEO and join the Board. Jim Loree joined Stanley Black & Decker (then Stanley Works) in 1999 as VP and Chief Financial Officer after 19 years with General Electric Company (GE). He was named EVP and CFO in 2002, EVP & Chief Operating Officer in 2009 and President & COO in 2013. Jim served for over five years as a director of Harsco Corporation, including four as Audit Committee Chair. He also serves as a Trustee of Union College, a director of Hartford Hospital and a director of the Jim and Rebecca Loree Foundation.
21st Century Fox [NEW YORK] (NASDAQ: FOXA) announced that Roger Ailes, Chairman and CEO of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network, and Chairman of Fox Television Stations, has resigned from his role. Rupert Murdoch will assume the role of Chairman and acting CEO of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network.
Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC [MADISON, N.J.] announced the appointment of Charlie Young as the brand’s president and CEO. Young succeeds Budge Huskey, who elected to retire from the position after spending the past 18 years with the Coldwell Banker system. Young served as president and CEO of ERA Franchise Systems LLC since 2009. Prior to that, Young spent five years in senior executive leadership roles with Coldwell Banker Real Estate, most recently as its chief operating officer. Young also has served in leadership roles on a number of Realogy Franchise Group projects through the years. Between 2004 and 2009, Young served at Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, as senior vice president of marketing and later as chief operating officer.
Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston [RALEIGH, N.C.] announced the appointment of Kent Hanley as Chief Executive Officer. Hanley joins Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston from William Raveis Real Estate in Shelton, Conn. where he began his career in 1985. Prior to that position, he served as vice president of operations for William Raveis Real Estate and vice president of its William Raveis Mortgage Company.
Harleysville Savings Bank [HARLEYSVILLE, Pa.] announced that Keith E. Ahart was recently appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of Harleysville Savings Bank and its holding company, Harleysville Savings Financial Corporation. Mr. Ahart is currently an Investment Manager for Franklin Mutual Insurance Company, after working for Harleysville Insurance.
Juniper Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [BOSTON] (NASDQ: JNP) announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Alicia Secor as its President and CEO. She will also be appointed to the Board of Directors. Ms. Secor joins Juniper from Zafgen, Inc., where she served as Chief Commercial Officer. Previously Ms. Secor served 15 years at Genzyme Corporation in diverse leadership roles, most recently as the Global General Manager for the Metabolic Disease Business.
Medical Compression Systems [CONCORD, Massachusetts] (TASE: MDCL) announced that its board of directors has appointed Gerry Feldman as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Feldman currently serves as MCS’s Vice Chairman of its Board of Directors. He has served on the board of numerous Israeli medical device companies and has served as the President of Oridion Medical as well as holding other senior managerial roles at Covidien, Thermo Electron, International Technidyne Corporation and JFK Medical Center.
Deb Group [CHARLOTTE, N.C.] announced it has appointed Mike Flagg as Chief Executive Officer in North America. Flagg joins Deb Group from Kimberly-Clark where he held functional leadership roles in Finance, Logistics, Marketing and Innovation. He also had various business leadership roles including Vice President of Kimberly-Clark Professional for North America and Vice President of Kimberly-Clark’s Global Industrial business.
InTouch Health [SANTA BARBARA, Calif.] has appointed Joseph M. DeVivo as its new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. DeVivo was most recently President, CEO and Director of AngioDynamics. Prior to that he was involved in multiple organizations, including Global President of Smith & Nephew Orthopedics.
Mercantile Bank Corporation [GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.] (NASDAQ: MBWM) announced that Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) Michael H. Price has provided his intention to retire from the President and CEO positions of Mercantile. In conjunction with Price’s retirement, Robert B. Kaminski Jr. will be appointed President and CEO. Kaminski will continue to serve in his current role as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer until he takes office. Price and Kaminski were among the six original employees who founded Mercantile in 1997. In June of 2000, Kaminski was promoted to Chief Operating Officer, and then appointed President of Mercantile Bank of Michigan (“Mercantile Bank”) effective June 30, 2007. On May 28, 2015, Kaminski was appointed CEO of Mercantile Bank in addition to continuing his roles as President of Mercantile Bank and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Mercantile.
Santa Rosa Holdings, LLC [NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE] announced the appointment of Tom Watford as CEO of the Santa Rosa family of companies, succeeding Richard Helppie. Mr. Watford has been promoted from his position as President and COO, roles he has held since the inception of the company in 2008. Rich Helppie, founder of Santa Rosa, will continue to serve as Chairman of the Company’s Board of Managers. Prior to joining Santa Rosa, Tom served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of NASDAQ listed company serving the healthcare industry. Prior to that, Tom was with Andersen Consulting where he served the health delivery and health plan industries.
NewCastle Gold Ltd. [VANCOUVER] (TSX-V: NCA) announced the departure of President, CEO and Director David Adamson. In the interim, Richard W. Warke, the Company’s Executive Chairman, will assume the duties of CEO.
TechShop Inc. [SAN JOSE, CA.] announced that Mark Hatch has resigned his position as TechShop’s CEO. Dan Woods, TechShop’s COO and co-founder of Make: Magazine, Maker Faire and the original Maker Shed store, has been named TechShop’s CEO. Dan joined TechShop as COO in 2012.
Cardiac Science [WAUKESHA, Wis.] announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Devdatt (Dev) Kurdikar as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Cardiac Science, Kurdikar was General Manager of the Boston Scientific Men’s Health business, for the past 3 years. Prior to AMS, Dev spent 11 years at Baxter Corporation in various leadership positions.
electroCore [BASKING RIDGE, N.J.] announced the promotion of previous Chief Operating Officer Frank Amato to the position of Chief Executive Officer. He replaces Founder and Board Member, JP Errico, who will be transitioning to Chief Science and Strategy Officer. Mr Amato joined electroCore in 2012 as COO. Previously he held the position of US Vice President, Specialty Commercial Operations Group, at Merck. Prior to his tenure at Merck, Mr. Amato worked at Schering-Plough, as Executive Director, Global Business Operations. Other senior positions he has held include Business Unit Lead, Oncology for Ligand Pharmaceutical, and National Accounts Director, Specialty Managed Markets, for Pfizer.
The Toro Company [BLOOMINGTON, Minn.] (NYSE: TTC) announced that its board of directors has elected Richard M. Olson to the position of president and chief executive officer. Olson has served as Toro’s president and chief operating officer since September 2015 and was elected to the company’s board of directors in January of this year. Toro’s current chairman and chief executive officer, Michael J. Hoffman, will continue to serve as chairman of the board. Olson joined Toro in 1986 as a manufacturing process engineer. He has held various positions in operations and engineering including manager of advanced manufacturing, commercial engineering program manager, director of Shakopee plant operations, and managing director of northern manufacturing operations. In 2010, he was named general manager of Exmark and was appointed vice president, Exmark in 2012. The following year Olson was named vice president, international business before being elected group vice president, international business, micro-irrigation business and distributor development in June 2014.
Affinity eSolutions [VIENNA, Va. and TORONTO] announced the appointment of Scott A. Storrer as co-chief executive officer and president. Storrer joins Affinity from Strand Life Sciences, where he was Global CEO and president. Prior, Storrer led innovative healthcare companies. Earlier in his career Storrer served as group president of Cardinal Health. Storrer serves as a board member of Customedialabs.
Monteris Medical [PLYMOUTH, Minn.] announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Martin J. Emerson as its President and Chief Executive Officer. For the past eight years, Mr. Emerson served as President and CEO of Galil Medical. From 2000 to 2008, Mr. Emerson held various management positions including the role of President and CEO with American Medical Systems. Previously, Mr. Emerson also held various domestic and international management positions with Boston Scientific Corporation and Baxter International. Mr. Emerson currently serves on the Board of Directors for Vascular Solutions, Tepha Medical Devices and Incisive Surgical.
Quartet Medicine [CAMBRIDGE, Mass.] announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Gerhard Koenig as Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Koenig most recently served as Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President, Research, at FORUM Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Koenig joined as the company’s fourth employee. Prior to joining FORUM, Dr. Koenig served as Vice President at F prime Capital. Before that, Dr. Koenig was Director and Head of the Neurodegeneration Department at Bayer AG.
Brightfield Strategies [NEW YORK] announced that Ron Mester has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer. Mester served four years as President & CEO of ERE Media, Inc, eight years as President & CEO of Staffing Industry Analysts , and 11 years with Towers Perrin. He also served as an executive at two venture-backed startups in the business intelligence space and earned a patent for Zoomerang.
Electronic Auction Services, Inc. [HUDSON, Ohio] announced the appointment of Travis Smith as CEO and Chairman of the Board. Smith currently serves as a Director on the board for Zumiez, and as a Director on the board for Pendleton Woolen Mills.
ERA Real Estate [MADISON, N.J.] announced the promotion of Susan Yannaccone to president and CEO of ERA Franchise Systems LLC. She replaces Charlie Young, who has served as ERA Real Estate’s president and CEO since 2009, and is leaving to take a new senior leadership role within the Realogy Franchise Group. Yannaccone currently serves as ERA’s chief operating officer. She joined ERA Real Estate in July 2015. Prior to joining ERA, Yannaccone served in a number of senior executive leadership roles at competing national and international real estate franchise brands. She began her career in commercial real estate sales before moving into residential real estate.
Global Employment Solutions and Fahrenheit IT [DENVER] announced that Howard Brill who has led the Company for the past 16 years is moving to the role of Executive Chairman and Wayne Cavanaugh who has served as the Company’s CFO, COO and President has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Cavanaugh was a Vice President of KRG Capital Partners. Early in his career, Mr. Cavanaugh was a private equity analyst with Svoboda Capital and an investment banking analyst with Merrill Lynch in Chicago and London.
IPG Mediabrands’ Global [NEW YORK] announced the appointment of Leigh Terry as CEO of IPG Mediabrands in Asia Pacific. Leigh Terry was the CEO of the Omnicom Media Group across Australia and New Zealand.
American Financial Services Association Education Foundation [WASHINGTON] announced that president and CEO, Susie Irvine, has announced her retirement.
Westport Fuel Systems Inc. [VANCOUVER] (NASDAQ: WPRT) announced the appointment of Nancy S. Gougarty as Chief Executive Officer. David R. Demers, Westport’s current CEO, is retiring from the company. Ms. Gougarty served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Westport since July of 2013. Before this appointment, Ms. Gougarty was on the Board of Westport from February of 2013 to July of 2013.
Drummond Company, Inc. [BIRMINGHAM, Ala.] announced that Mike Tracy, former President of Mining, has been named the new Chief Executive Officer of the company. Mr. Tracy has been with the Drummond Company for 35 years, and has held various positions in the company during that time.
PagerDuty [SAN FRANCISCO] announced the appointment of Jennifer Tejada as chief executive officer and a member of the board. She replaces previous CEO and co-founder Alex Solomon, who will remain on the board and executive team, focusing on product strategy. Tejada previously served as president and CEO of Keynote Systems. Prior to her leadership role at Keynote, Tejada was executive vice president and chief strategy officer of Mincom. She also held senior positions with Fortune 1000 software and consumer products companies including Procter & Gamble and i2 Technologies. She currently serves on the board of DevOps-industry powerhouse Puppet.
RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc. [DALLAS] (NASDAQ: RAVE) announced that Clinton Coleman, a current member of the Company’s Board of Directors, has been appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer while the company continues to conduct a search for a permanent CEO. Mr. Coleman is succeeding Randy Gier through a mutual agreement between all parties. Mr. Coleman has served on the Company’s board for nine years. He is a Managing Director of Newcastle Capital Management. Mr. Coleman also previously has served as CEO of Bell Industries, Inc. and interim CEO of Rave.
LifeSecure Insurance Company [BRIGHTON, Mich.] announced the appointment Kevin Stutler as president and CEO. The move follows the departure of former LifeSecure President and CEO Tiffany Albert, who resigned. Stutler previously served as interim LifeSecure president and CEO following the retirement of Lisa Wendt in 2013. In addition to leading LifeSecure, Stutler will maintain his current role as vice president of Enterprise Ancillary Business for BCBSM.
The Building Industry Association of Southern California, Inc. [IRVINE, Calif.] announced Michael Balsamo as the new Chief Executive Officer for the regional office. Balsamo’s previous role was with the BIA as the Executive Officer for the Orange County Chapter.
BrightView [ROCKVILLE, Md.] announced that Andrew Kerin is stepping down as CEO of the company. Mr. Kerin will be succeeded on an interim basis by Pat Velasco, who will become interim CEO. Mr. Velasco previously served first as CEO and then as Chairman of Capital Safety. Mr. Velasco currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Gardner Denver, Crosby, and PurePOWER Technologies, and will join the Board of BrightView. He is also on the Board of the Gary Sinise Foundation. Prior to his roles at Capital Safety, Mr. Velasco worked at multiple companies, including Ecolab and Black & Decker.
The Advertising Research Foundation [NEW YORK] announced that Gayle Fuguitt, CEO and President of The ARF, has notified the Board of Directors that she will not renew her contract upon expiration. Gayle Fuguitt joined the ARF in 2013 after a 32-year career at General Mills. She was inducted into the Market Research Hall of Fame by the Market Research Council in 2014.