CEO Moves this week include:
|Kimball International, Inc.||Industrial Logistics Properties Trust||Vertellus|
|PotNetwork Holdings, Inc.||Jackson Square Aviation||Teledyne Technologies Incorporated|
|Lifeblue||Agility Recovery||Gibson Brands, Inc.|
|The Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation||Melinta Therapeutics, Inc.||Kimberly-Clark Corporation|
|National Swimming Pool Foundation®||Trustmark Mutual Holding Company||abeo|
|Digital Guardian||City National Bank||Vivex Biomedical, Inc.|
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Kimball International, Inc. [JASPER, IN] (NASDAQ:KBAL) announced that Kristine (Kristie) L. Juster, a member of the Kimball International Board of Directors since 2016, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, effective November 1, 2018. Juster succeeds Bob Schneider, who previously announced his intent to retire as CEO and Chairman effective October 31, 2018. Juster comes to Kimball International with over 20 years of experience as a Global Executive at Newell Brands. During her tenure at Newell Brands she held the role of CEO/President of the Home Décor Segment with the design driven brands, Levelor and Kirsh; the Culinary Lifestyle Segment with Calphalon, a premier brand known for design innovation; and, the Global Writing Segment with a wide variety of market leading brands such as Sharpie and Expo.
Industrial Logistics Properties Trust [NEWTON, MA] (NASDAQ: ILPT) announced that John G. Murray has been appointed as Managing Trustee, President and Chief Executive Officer of ILPT, effective December 1, 2018. Murray joined The RMR Group in 1993 and has been a member of its senior executive team since that time. Murray will continue to serve as Executive Vice President of RMR and Managing Trustee, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hospitality Properties Trust. Prior to joining RMR in 1993, Murray worked at Fidelity Investments and Ernst & Young LLP. Murray succeeds John C. Popeo, who is retiring and therefore resigning from his positions with both ILPT and RMR, effective November 30, 2018.
PotNetwork Holdings, Inc. [FORT LAUDERDALE, FL] (OTC Pink: POTN) announced that Kevin Hagen, President of its subsidiary, First Capital Venture Co., owner of Diamond CBD, Inc., has been appointed as new Chief Executive Officer. Former CEO, Richard Goulding, assumes the new role of Chief Medical Officer.
Jackson Square Aviation [SAN FRANCISCO] announced that President and Chief Executive Officer Toby Bright will step down as leader of the company at the end of the year. Bright will transition leadership of the company to Kevin McDonald as Chief Executive Officer. Currently, McDonald serves as JSA’s Chief Investment Officer.
Teledyne Technologies Incorporated [THOUSAND OAKS, CA] (NYSE:TDY) announced that Robert Mehrabian will be named Executive Chairman, effective January 1, 2019. In addition, Teledyne’s President and Chief Operating Officer, Al Pichelli, will assume the title of President and Chief Executive Officer.
Agility Recovery [DENVER] announced that it has appointed Jon Bahl as new CEO. Bahl was most recently Managing Director of the Value Creation Team at LLR Partners. Previously, Bahl served as the Chief Revenue Officer at Social Solutions Global. Prior to Social Solutions, Bahl held senior leadership positions at Relias Learning, ADP and MicroEdge.
Gibson Brands, Inc. [NASHVILLE, TN] announced the appointment of James “JC” Curleigh as president and chief executive officer. Curleigh joins Gibson from Levi Strauss & Co., where he served as president of the Levi’s brand.
The Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation [OTTAWA, ON] welcomes the appointment of Peter Routledge as President and Chief Executive Officer. Routledge was most recently a Senior Advisor at the Department of Finance. Prior to joining the public service, Routledge held a variety of leadership roles at institutions within the Canadian capital markets sector. Routledge succeeds interim President and CEO Dean Cosman. Cosman had served in this role since June and will be reinstated in his position as Senior Vice-President, Insurance and Risk Assessment.
Melinta Therapeutics, Inc. [NEW HAVEN, CT] (NASDAQ: MLNT) announced that it has appointed John H. Johnson as interim chief executive officer. Johnson, a director of Melinta, succeeds Dan Wechsler, who is stepping down from his role as president, CEO and director to pursue other opportunities.
Kimberly-Clark Corporation [DALLAS] (NYSE: KMB) announced that its has named Michael D. Hsu Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2019. Hsu will continue to serve as a member of the company’s Board of Directors. Hsu has served as Kimberly-Clark’s President and Chief Operating Officer since January 1, 2017. Hsu succeeds Thomas J. Falk who has served as Chief Executive Officer since 2002 and Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2003. Falk will become Executive Chairman of the Kimberly-Clark Board of Directors to help ensure a smooth transition. Prior to joining Kimberly-Clark in 2012, Hsu was Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Kraft Foods. Before Kraft, he spent six years at H.J. Heinz, holding the positions of Vice President, Marketing for Ore-Ida and Frozen Meals, and later as President for Foodservice.
Trustmark Mutual Holding Company [LAKE FOREST, IL] has selected Kevin Slawin as President and CEO. Slawin assumes leadership of the company following the retirement of Joseph Pray after a 16-year career at Trustmark, the last seven as CEO. In addition to serving on Trustmark’s board, Slawin spent 14 years at Allstate, serving in several executive positions at Allstate Financial Group. Leadership roles included President, Allstate Financial Distribution, Chief Financial Officer, Head of Operations and Technology, and CEO, Allstate Bank. Slawin also served as Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Distribution for FBL Financial Group for several years.
abeo [IRVING, TX] announced Michael O’Boyle has joined the company as its new chief executive officer. O’Boyle comes to abeo previously serving as president and CEO of United Healthcare’s network services company, chief operating officer of the Cleveland Clinic and president and CEO of Parallon.
Digital Guardian [WALTHAM, MA] announced that Ken Levine has stepped down as president and CEO for personal reasons. Digital Guardian has initiated a CEO search, and Paul Ciriello, an investor and member of Digital Guardian’s Board of Directors, will act as Interim CEO to oversee the company’s day-to-day operations. Levine will remain on the Board of Directors and also act as a strategic advisor during the CEO search and transition.
City National Bank [LOS ANGELES] announced that after 23 years as Chairman and CEO, Russell Goldsmith will be succeeded as the company’s CEO by Kelly Coffey and that Goldsmith will continue to serve as its Chairman. Coffey is now the chief executive officer of JPMorgan’s U.S. Private Bank. Coffey will begin her role on February 1, 2019.
Vivex Biomedical, Inc. [ATLANTA, GA and MIAMI, FL] announced today that Lisa Colleran has been appointed the new CEO. Former President, CEO and founder of Vivex, Tracy Anderson will transition from the company’s CEO to take on the role of Vice Chairman. Anderson will remain on the Vivex Board of Directors. Colleran was the former CEO of LifeCell Corporation.
LeasePlan USA [ALPHARETTA, GA] announced Matt Dyer as the company’s new president and CEO, effective January 1, 2019. Dyer was previously the Managing Director for LeasePlan UK, brings with him more than 20 years’ experience working for LeasePlan and a wealth of industry knowledge.