CEO Moves this week include:
|Newell Brands Inc.||Jax Federal Credit Union||Transportation Insight|
|WithMe Health||Regal Beloit Corporation||Ducks Unlimited|
|InkSpace Imaging||Market Street Trust Company||Libbey Inc.|
|Science Applications International Corp.||EnPro Industries, Inc.||Baptist Health South Florida|
|Kewaunee Scientific Corporation||CTI Foods||Rosehill Resources Inc.|
|Encantos Media Studios, PBC||Shipt||BIOASIS TECHNOLOGIES INC.|
|Catholic Education Arizona||Weedmaps||Hercules Capital, Inc.|
|Maryland University of Integrative Health||National Kidney Foundation of Illinois||Contextual Genomics|
|Airgain, Inc.||MDC Partners, Inc.|
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Newell Brands Inc. [HOBOKEN, NJ] (NASDAQ: NWL) announced that Michael Polk, the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer since 2011 and a member of the Newell Brands Board of Directors since 2009, will retire from the company at the end of the second quarter. The Board has commenced a search process to identify the Company’s next CEO and has retained Heidrick & Struggles to assist in a thorough search process.
Jax Federal Credit Union [JACKSONVILLE, FL] announced the appointment of Joseph “Joe” Nowland as the credit union’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. Nowland succeeds Gerri Sexsion, who will retire on March 29 after 21 years as the President and CEO. Most recently, Nowland served as the Chief Business Services Officer at VyStar Credit Union. Prior to joining VyStar, Nowland spent most of his career in key management and executive roles with First Union/Wachovia Bank on the retail and business banking side of the organization. Nowland’s last role at the bank was Community Bank President for the Southeastern Virginia and Northeastern Tennessee market. Other roles during his career included: Small Business Banking Manager/Vice President for Georgia; Regional Retail Manager/Vice President in Baltimore, Maryland; Regional Sales Manager/Vice President for the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Market and Senior Financial Specialist in Northern Virginia.
Transportation Insight [HICKORY, NC] announces that Rennie Faulkner has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Transportation Insight Division of TI Holdco. Faulkner has served as Transportation Insight’s Chief Financial Officer since 2010 and will continue as TI Holdco’s CFO. Faulkner succeeds President and CEO Chris Baltz who will retire after more than 25 years.
WithMe Health [BOSTON, MA] announced that it has named Joe Murad as Chief Executive Officer. Murad takes over for Co-Founder and Interim CEO Chris Price, who will remain actively involved with the company as Chairman of the Board. Murad was a founding team member and Chief Operating Officer of Extend Health, Inc. until its sale to Willis Towers Watson, where he then served as the Managing Director and Head of Individual Benefits Delivery and Administration. Prior to joining WithMe, Murad served as President and CEO of PokitDok Inc.
Regal Beloit Corporation [BELOIT, WI] (NYSE: RBC) announced that Louis V. Pinkham will become Regal’s Chief Executive Officer, effective April 1, 2019. Regal had previously announced that Mark J. Gliebe, Chairman and CEO, would retire from Regal after the appointment of his successor. Pinkham is currently Senior Vice President for Crane Co. Pinkham joined Crane Co. in October 2012 as Group President, Fluid Handling. In 2014, he was named Senior Vice President, responsible for Fluid Handling and Electronics. In 2016, he was promoted to his current role as Senior Vice President with responsibility for three of Crane’s four reporting entities, including Aerospace & Electronics, Payment and Merchandising Technologies, and Engineered Materials. Prior to joining Crane Co., Pinkham was Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Critical Power Solutions Division, Electrical Group at Eaton Corporation plc. From 2000 to 2012, Pinkham held successive and increasing roles of global responsibility at Eaton, including Vice President and General Manager, Low Voltage Components; General Manager, Electrical Group for North Asia based in China; and Managing Director of the Electrical Group based in Switzerland. Prior to joining Eaton, Pinkham held an Engineering and Quality Manager position at ITT Sherotec and a Process Design Engineer position with Molecular Biosystems, Inc.
Ducks Unlimited [MEMPHIS, TN] announced the hiring of Adam H. Putnam as their new CEO effective April 1. DU’s current CEO, Dale Hall, will remain in place to help with the transition until his retirement on June 30. Putnam was most recently the Commissioner of Agriculture for the state of Florida. Prior to serving as Commissioner, Putnam served five terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.
InkSpace Imaging [BERKELEY, CA] announced that it has appointed Peter Fischer as Chief Executive Officer, effective March 26, 2019. Since 2015, Fishcer served as COO of Thinfilm Electronics. Prior to Thinfilm Electronics, he served as CTO at Plastic Logic.
Market Street Trust Company [PORTSMOUTH, NH] announced that Kara Garner Pass has been appointed President and CEO. Pass will begin in her new role effective April 1st. Pass comes to Market Street from Ithaca, NY-based Tompkins Financial Corporation (TMP) where she was Managing Director and Senior Vice President of Tompkins Financial Advisors. Prior to her role at Tompkins she was Business Banking Team Leader at M&T Bank in Ithaca. Pass succeeds Marianne W. Young, who retired in January after 23 years at Market Street Trust, 20 of them as President and CEO.
Libbey Inc. [TOLEDO, OH] (NYSE American: LBY) announced that it has named Michael (Mike) P. Bauer as the Company’s next chief executive officer, effective March 25, 2019. Bauer was also appointed to the Company’s board of directors’ effective March 25, 2019. William (Bill) A. Foley, Libbey’s current CEO and chairman of the board, will retire as CEO effective March 24, 2019. Most recently, Bauer served as president of The Master Lock Company, from 2014 to 2018. Prior to joining The Master Lock Company, Bauer served as president of the U.S. business of Moen, also a Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. Bauer joined Moen as corporate controller in 1997 and held successive roles of increasing responsibility, including director of marketing and product development CSI and vice president and general manager of Moen’s retail business, before assuming the role of president of the U.S. business in 2011.
Science Applications International Corp. [RESTON, VA] (NYSE: SAIC) announced that Tony Moraco will retire as chief executive officer effective July 31, 2019, and that it has elected Nazzic S. Keene, currently the corporation’s chief operating officer, to succeed him. Keene joined SAIC in 2012. Keene was president of the company’s Global Markets & Mission sector and senior vice president for Corporate Strategy and Planning, where she played an instrumental role in the spin-off of SAIC in 2013.
EnPro Industries, Inc. [CHARLOTTE, NC] (NYSE: NPO) announced that Stephen E. Macadam, the company’s Chief Executive Officer and President, has informed its board of directors of his decision to retire from those positions on July 29, 2019 and that the board of directors will appoint Marvin A. Riley, EnPro’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, to succeed Macadam as Chief Executive Officer and President at that time. Macadam has agreed to serve thereafter as Vice Chairman until the end of February 2020, at which time he intends to resign from the board. Riley has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since July 2017. Riley served as President of EnPro’s Fairbanks Morse division from May 2012 to May 2018, and prior to that served as Vice President, Manufacturing, of EnPro from December 2011 until being appointed President of Fairbanks Morse. Riley served as Vice President Global Operations of EnPro’s GGB division from November 2009 until November 2011 and as Vice President Operations Americas, GGB division, from July 2007 until November 2011. Prior to joining EnPro, Riley was an executive with General Motors Vehicle Manufacturing and held multiple positions of increasing responsibility from 1997 to 2007 within General Motors.
Baptist Health South Florida [CORAL GABLES, FL] named Alexandra Villoch as its new Chief Executive Officer for the Baptist Health South Florida Foundation, effective June 1, 2019. Villoch previously served as President and Publisher of the Miami Herald Media Company from 2014 to 2017, and before that, as Senior Vice President for Advertising and Marketing. Prior to joining the Miami Herald, Villoch was with United Airlines as the General Manager for Miami International Airport and the Caribbean. Her experience also includes roles with Southeast Bank and Eastern Airlines. Villoch is past Chair of The Beacon Council, Miami-Dade County’s economic development agency, and Chair Emeritus of The Beacon Council’s One Community One Goal Initiative. Villoch serves on the Executive Committee of the United Way of Miami-Dade County, and co-chaired the annual campaign for two years. Villoch is past Chair of Big Brothers and Big Sisters Board of Miami-Dade County and has also served on the Miami-Dade College Foundation Board and the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee.
Kewaunee Scientific Corporation [STATESVILLE, NC] (NASDAQ: KEQU) announced the resignation of David M. Rausch as President, Chief Executive Officer, and a Director of the Company. Thomas D. Hull III, who has served as Chief Financial Officer of the Company since 2015, has been elected President and Chief Executive Officer and appointed as a member of the Board of Directors to fulfill the term for the seat vacated by Rausch. Rausch served as President of the Company since 2012 and has also been its Chief Executive Officer since 2013. Rausch first joined Kewaunee in 1994 as a manager and rose to its highest office through his steady and successful leadership over twenty-five years with the Company.
CTI Foods [MERIDIAN, ID] announced that Mike Buccheri, most recently the Company’s Chief Commercial Officer, has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of CTI. Prior to CTI, Buccheri served as Vice President of Business Development at Simmons Feed Ingredients, an affiliate of Simmons Foods. Buccheri began his professional career at Tyson Foods, where he spent 20 years in various senior leadership roles in sales and operations, including Vice President and General Manager of the company’s $500 million Ingredient Meats business unit.
Rosehill Resources Inc. [HOUSTON, TX] (NASDAQ: ROSE) announced David L. French will join Rosehill as Director, President and Chief Executive on or before April 30, 2019. French will succeed Gary C. Hanna, who has served as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer since September 2018. Hanna will remain Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors. French most recently served as Director, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Obsidian Energy Ltd since 2016. French was Director, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Bankers Petroleum Ltd from 2013 to 2016 and prior to this position held various managerial and operational positions at Apache Corporation, McKinsey & Company, Altura Energy Ltd, and Amoco Corporation.
Encantos Media Studios, PBC [CULVER CITY, CA] announced Steven Wolfe Pereira has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. Before joining Encantos, Wolfe Pereira was the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at Quantcast. Previously, Wolfe Pereira also served as the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at Neustar and at Datalogix. Wolfe Pereira has also held executive roles at Publicis Groupe, Univision and Akamai Technologies. Wolfe Pereira succeeds Nuria Santamaria Wolfe, an Encantos Co-Founder who has been serving as Chief Executive Officer since 2015. Santamaria Wolfe will continue serving as part of the Company’s executive team becoming Encantos’ new Chief Marketing Officer. Santamaria Wolfe along with Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer Susie Jaramillo have been the driving force behind the successful launch of Encantos’ first brand Canticos.
Shipt [BIRMINGHAM, AL] announced Kelly Caruso as chief executive officer, succeeding founder Bill Smith, who will continue to serve as an advisor to the company. Most recently, Caruso was senior vice president hardlines at Target. Prior to that, Caruso was president of Target’s independent global sourcing business. Earlier in her career, Caruso held a number of merchandising and inventory planning businesses at Target, May Merchandising and Abercrombie & Fitch.
BIOASIS TECHNOLOGIES INC. [GUILFORD, CT] (OTCQB: BIOAF) announced that it has appointed Deborah A. Rathjen as president and chief executive officer. Rathjen, who is a member of the board of directors and has served as executive chair since December 10, 2018, replaces Mark Day, who has left the company.
Catholic Education Arizona[PHOENIX, AZ] announced that Nancy Padberg has been selected as the next President and CEO. Nancy has been in leadership roles with media and marketing firms in Santa Monica and San Francisco, most recently with Hearst Media, leading the go to market strategy for Education. Padberg served on the Pepperdine University Advisory Board for five years and currently serves on the ISU Greenlee School of Journalism & Communications and Rutgers University Big Data Advisory Boards.
Weedmaps [IRVINE, CA] announced that the Company has appointed Chris Beals as Chief Executive Officer, effective March 6, 2019. Beals will serve as a member of the Company’s Board. Since joining the Company in August 2015, Beals has served as Weedmaps’ President and General Counsel. Weedmaps announced that co-founder and previous CEO, Doug Francis, has been appointed Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors.
Hercules Capital, Inc. [PALO ALTO, CA] (NYSE: HTGC) announced that Manuel Henriquez has voluntarily stepped aside as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. The Board has elected Scott Bluestein, the Company’s Chief Investment Officer as Interim Chief Executive Officer. Henriquez will continue as a member of the Company’s Board and an adviser to the Company. Bluestein joined the Company in 2010 as Chief Credit Officer and was appointed Chief Investment Officer in 2014. Before joining Hercules, Bluestein served as Founder and Partner of Century Tree Capital Management.
Maryland University of Integrative Health [LAUREL, MD] announced that Marc Levin has been appointed as the University’s president and chief executive officer. Levin has been serving as interim president and CEO since February 1, 2019.Levin joined MUIH in March 2008 and has held several leadership positions since then. Levin has served as a senior officer for every president in the history of MUIH.
National Kidney Foundation of Illinois [CHICAGO, IL] announced that it has chosen Jacqueline Burgess-Bishop as the organization’s next chief executive officer. Burgess-Bishop currently serves as a Director of Regional Operations for Ambulatory Services at Cook County Health. Burgess-Bishop’s leadership career spans more than 35 years and includes positions at Rush University Medical Center, Habilitative Systems, Inc. and the American Cancer Society. Burgess-Bishop is board certified in Healthcare Management as a Fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives and an active leader in civic, nonprofit and professional organizations.
Contextual Genomics [VANCOUVER, BC] announced that it has named Michael Ball as Chief Executive Officer. Ball was previously Global Vice President Commercial, Informatics, at Illumina. Prior to Illumina, Ball was the CEO of GenoLogics Life Sciences Software.
Airgain, Inc. [SAN DIEGO, CA] (NASDAQ: AIRG) announced the appointment of James K. Sims as Chief Executive Officer. Sims has served as Airgain’s Chairman of the Board since November 2003 and interim Chief Executive Officer since May 2018. Prior to joining Airgain, Sims served as the founding partner of Silicon Valley Data Capital in 2017, and founded Silicon Valley Data Science in 2012, where he is currently the Chairman. Sims also founded Concurrent Computer Corporation and in 1991, founded Cambridge Technology Partners, where he held the position of CEO. Sims currently serves on the Board of Directors of various private companies including EPAY Systems, Inc., Connections 365, Inc. and Bright Volt, Inc., and was previously on the Board of Directors of several public companies, including Cambridge Technology Partners, RSA Security, Inc., and Electronic Data Systems Corporation. Sims has also served as the Chairman and CEO of GEN3 Partners.
MDC Partners Inc. [NEW YORK] (NASDAQ: MDCA) announced that Mark Penn will join MDC Partners as Chief Executive Officer and a member of its Board of Directors. Penn served in senior executive positions at Microsoft, where as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. Penn also oversaw Microsoft’s $2 billion advertising budget. Prior to Microsoft, Penn was the co-founder and CEO of Penn Schoen Berland, a global market research firm that he built and sold to WPP. At WPP, he also became CEO of Burson-Marsteller, and managed the two companies to record profit growth.