CEO Moves this week include:
|Emerald Expositions Events, Inc.||National Flood Services||AEON Biopharma, Inc.|
|Marketron||Lithium Americas Corp.||FlexDex, Inc.|
|The ExOne Company||Hill+Knowlton Strategies||BVI medical, Inc.|
|Certara®||Westinghouse Electric Company||Jewish Family & Career Services|
|Starlight Children’s Foundation||MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc.||The Bayou Companies, LLC|
|Fox Racing||Fluor Corporation||Born Free USA|
|APCO holdings, LLC||Knauf insulations, Inc.||Accuride Corporation|
|CHOICE Administrators||HempWave||Outcomes Matter Innovations|
|CapStar Financial Holdings, inc.||Dooap|
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Emerald Expositions Events, Inc. [SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA] (NYSE: EEX) announced that the Company has appointed Sally Shankland to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer. Shankland will assume her new role on June 1, 2019 and will remain a member of the Company’s Board of Directors. Phil Evans, Emerald’s Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, will continue to serve as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. Shankland’s most recent position at UBM was CEO of the Americas. Shankland is currently a Principal and Founder of Astra Terra, a strategic advisory and consulting firm. In 2018, Shankland served as Interim Executive at Healthline.com. Previously, Shankland served two years as President of McGraw-Hill Higher Education.
National Flood Services [KALISPELL, MT] announced the appointment of Ralph Blust as chief executive officer. Blust will replace interim CEO George Ruhana, who will continue in his role as operating partner. Blust joins NFS after an acquisition by PEAK6 last year.
AEON Biopharma, Inc. [NEWPORT BEACH, CA] a newly established, wholly owned subsidiary ALPHAEON Corporation, announced that it has named Marc Forth as President and Chief Executive Officer. Forth joins AEON Biopharma from Allergan, where he was Senior Vice President of Neurosciences, Urology and Medical Dermatology. Prior to Forth’s sixteen years at Allergan, he spent seven years at TAP Pharmaceuticals and two years in Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations at WSW Associates.
Marketron [SUN VALLEY, ID] announced that Jim Howard takes the helm as Chief Executive Officer. Howard most recently served as an operating partner for Diversis Capital, the private equity firm which acquired Marketron in 2018. Howard previously was the founder and CEO of CrownPeak Technology, a Partner at USWeb/CKS and a founding member of one of the first digital agencies, W3-design.
Lithium Americas Corp. [VANCOUVER, BC] (NYSE: LAC) has announced that Tom Hodgson has retired as Chief Executive Officer and Director. The Board of Directors has appointed Jonathan (Jon) Evans, currently President and Chief Operating Officer, to the role of President and Chief Executive Officer and to replace Hodgson on the Board. Evans joined the Company as President and Chief Operating Officer in September 2018. Evans has over twenty years of executive operations experience, including serving as Vice President and General Manager of the Lithium Division at FMC Corp. (now Livent Corp.) from 2008 to 2013, management positions with General Electric in the USA and Europe.
FlexDex, Inc. [BRIGHTON, MI] announced that Clark Barousse has joined the Company as President and Chief Executive Officer. Barousse is replacing James D. Geiger who served as interim CEO since August 2017. Geiger will continue as a member of FlexDex’s Board of Directors and as Chief Medical Officer. Prior to this time, Barousse served as Senior Vice President, Chief Sales Officer at Biolase and President at Hybridge. Barousse also held senior sales, marketing, and research and development positions with Biohorizons, Smith & Nephew Orthopedics, Ethicon, Inc. and Genzyme.
The ExOne Company [NORTH HUNTINGDON, PA] announced that it has selected John F. Hartner as Chief Executive Officer. Hartner succeeds S. Kent Rockwell, who retains the role of Chairman of the Board of Directors. Hartner joined the Company as Chief Operating Officer in November 2018. Prior to joining ExOne, Hartner led industrial technology companies around the world for 30 years in the electronics, cleantech, automation and digital printing industries. In 2017, Hartner founded Digital Industrialist. From 2015 to 2017, he served as Chief Operating Officer of EnvisionTEC. Previously, Hartner had a nearly 15-year career leading business units of Dover Corporation, rising to the role of President and CEO of the Dover Printing & Identification Segment.
Hill+Knowlton Strategies [NEW YORK] announced the appointment of AnnaMaria DeSalva as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. DeSalva succeeds Jack Martin, who will step down from the company in July and who will serve in an advisory capacity through the end of the year. DeSalva was most recently Chief Communications Officer of DuPont. Prior to her tenure at DuPont, DeSalva led corporate affairs for the innovative core of Pfizer. Earlier, she served as the global practice leader of healthcare at Hill & Knowlton and GCI Group, both WPP companies. At Bristol-Myers Squibb, DeSalva led international public affairs in oncology, working principally in Europe, and later became director of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation. DeSalva currently serves as Vice Chairman of the board of directors of XPO Logistics and as a member of the Board of Governors of Argonne National Laboratory.
BVI Medical, Inc. [WALTHAM, MA] announced that it has named Shervin Korangy as President and Chief Executive Officer. Korangy has also been appointed to BVI’s Board of Directors. Most recently, Korangy served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer of BVI, positions which he has held since joining the company in 2017. Former CEO Dana Mead, Jr. will continue to serve on BVI’s Board of Directors as Vice Chairman. Prior to BVI, Korangy held several leadership roles at Novartis Group AG, including the Global Head of Corporate Finance. He also headed several European geographies for Alcon, which at the time, was a Division of Novartis. Before Novartis, Korangy spent 15 years at The Blackstone Group, both as an advisor to companies in the firm’s restructuring group and as an investor for the firm’s private equity business.
Certara® [PRINCETON, NJ] announced that it has appointed William F. Feehery as its new Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Certara Board of Directors, effective June 3, 2019. Feehery joins Certara from DuPont, where he has served since 2013 as president of DuPont Industrial Biosciences. Feehery joined DuPont in 2002 and has prior experience in venture capital and as a consultant for the Boston Consulting Group. Feehery also serves as a board member for West Pharmaceutical Services. Edmundo Muniz, who has served as Certara CEO since June 2014, will become a member of the Certara Board of Directors and Chair of the Board’s newly-formed Science Committee.
Westinghouse Electric Company [CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA] announced that José Emeterio Gutiérrez will step down as President and Chief Executive Officer on July 31, 2019. Patrick Fragman, currently Group Senior Vice President at ABB Limited, has been appointed as President and CEO effective August 19. Most recently Fragman served as Group Senior Vice President of ABB Limited’s Grid Integration business. Before joining ABB, Fragman spent 15 years at Alstom in senior roles based in the U.S., France, Canada, and China, most recently leading its nuclear business.
Jewish Family & Career Services [ATLANTA, GA] announced that after a nationwide search, it has chosen Terri Bonoff to lead the agency as Chief Executive Officer. Bonoff served as a Minnesota State Senator from 2005-2016. Prior to her time in the Minnesota Senate, Bonoff began her business career working at Jackson Graves, a women’s retail specialty chain, before moving to Tonka Toys as Manager of Promotional Services. Bonoff then served as Vice President & General Manager for the computer products division of Navarre Corporation. With Bonoff’s hiring, Interim CEO Faye Dresner will resume her role as JF&CS Chief Program Officer, a position she has held since 2015. Bonoff will assume the CEO role on June 3, 2019.
Starlight Children’s Foundation [LOS ANGELES] announced that it has named former Movember Foundation CEO and co-founder Adam Garone as its new Chief Executive Officer. Garone co-founded and led the Movember Foundation from its beginnings in 2003. Prior to joining Starlight Children’s Foundation, Garone worked as a consultant and public speaker. In January 2019, Chris Helfrich stepped down as CEO and joined the organization’s Board of Directors.
MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. [LOWELL, MA] (NASDAQ: MTSI) announced the appointment of Stephen G. Daly as President and Chief Executive Officer. Daly succeeds John Croteau, who resigned on May 15, 2019. Croteau had served as President and Chief Executive Officer since December 2012. Daly has served on MACOM’s Board of Directors since March 2015 and has over 25 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. Prior to joining MACOM’s Board of Directors, Daly had served for almost ten years as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hittite Microwave Corporation.
The Bayou Companies, LLC [HOUSTON, TX] announced the appointment of Tanmay Desai as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to this, Tanmay served as Senior Vice President at Axip Energy Services. Tanmay started his career at Bain & Company as a management consultant.
Fox Racing [IRVINE, CA] announced that Jeffrey McGuane will be joining Fox as Chief Executive Officer, effective June 3, 2019. Paul Harrington, Operating Partner of Altamont Capital Partners, who has served as Fox CEO since 2015, will move to the Board of Directors. McGuane comes to Fox from Specialized Bicycles as the U.S. General Manager and Leader of Global Markets. Prior to joining Specialized, McGuane was President and CEO of ONE Industries from 2013 to 2015. From 1994 to 2013, McGuane was part of the executive team at Cannondale.
Fluor Corporation [IRVING, TX] (NYSE: FLR) announced that it has confirmed the appointment of Carlos M. Hernandez as chief executive officer and named him a member of the board of the company. Hernandez was named as Fluor’s interim chief executive officer on May 1, 2019, in line with the company’s established succession plan following David T. Seaton stepping down.
Born Free USA [WASHINGTON, DC] has named Angela Grimes the organization’s CEO. Grimes joined Born Free USA in 2010 and previously served as its director of development and operations. Grimes has been acting CEO since August 2018. Before joining Born Free USA, Grimes served as executive director and COO for Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation and chorus and operations manager for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Grimes currently serves on the national board of directors for EarthShare.
APCO Holdings, LLC [NORCROSS, GA] announced that Larry Dorfman has decided to step aside as Chairman and CEO of and assume a role as Senior Advisor to the company. Finbarr O’Neill (Fin), will succeed him as Chairman and CEO. Most recently, O’Neill was President and CEO of J.D. Power. Previously, O’Neill served as CEO of Hyundai Motor America and as CEO of both Mitsubishi North America and Reynolds & Reynolds.
Knauf Insulation, Inc. [SHELBYVILLE, IN] announced that Matthew Parrish has been named chief executive officer. Parrish replaces Christopher Griffin, who was recently named CEO of USG Corporation. Parrish joined KINA as vice president of Residential and Light Commercial Sales.
Accuride Corporation [EVANSVILLE, IN] announced that it has appointed Robin Kendrick to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer. Kendrick joined the Accuride Board of Directors in March 2018 as an independent director and will continue to serve as a member of the board as part of his new role. Prior to joining Accuride, Kendrick served as President and General Manager of BorgWarner’s Turbo Systems business and prior to that as President and General Manager of BorgWarner’s Transmission Systems business. Before joining BorgWarner in 2011, Kendrick was President and Chief Executive Officer of RGF-AG, a spin-off of Acument Global Technologies. Jason Luo has served as a member of the Accuride Board of Directors since August 2018 and as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer since January 2019. Luo will continue in that capacity until the transition to Kendrick is completed. Luo, who also serves as a Senior Advisor to Crestview Partners, the majority owner of Accuride, will step down as Interim CEO and take on the role of Chairman of the Board of Directors.
CHOICE Administrators [ORANGE, CA] announced that Michael Close, currently the Chief Operating Officer at The Word & Brown Companies, has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of CHOICE Administrators. Close joined the Word & Brown organization in October 2003, as the Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at CONEXIS, a COBRA and Flexible Spending Accounts administrator. Close became president in March 2005, and served in that role until the sale of CONEXIS to WageWorks in 2014. Close also served previously as president of Quotit Corporation and HealthCompare Insurance Services. Close will replace Ron Goldstein, who is leaving CHOICE Administrators to pursue other opportunities.
HempWave [LAS VEGAS, NV] announced it has appointed David Soto as its Chief Executive Officer. Since 2006, Soto has been a partner with Asturia Ventures. Previously, he was a senior partner with Benchmark Company. Soto intends to continue to serve as Chief Operating Officer of Celexus, Inc., for which he was appointed in March 2019.
Outcomes Matter Innovations [HACKENSACK, NJ] Andrew Pecora has been named chief executive officer. Pecora comes to OMI from Hackensack Meridian Health, where he was President, Physician Enterprise and Chief Innovation Officer.
CapStar Financial Holdings, Inc. [NASHVILLE, TN] announced that Claire W. Tucker will step aside as President of the Company and as President and Chief Executive Officer of CapStar Bank and will be succeeded by Timothy K. Schools. Schools will be President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank and President of the Company, and Tucker will continue as Chief Executive Officer of the Company. On July 31, 2019, Schools will succeed Tucker as Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Tucker will then serve as Founding President and Chief Executive Officer Emerita until May 31, 2021. Previously, Schools served as President of American Savings Bank, Hawaii’s third largest financial institution. Most recently, Schools was President and Chief Executive Officer of Highlands Bancshares, Inc. in Abingdon, Virginia.
Dooap [AUSTIN, TX] announced that it has appointed Mikko Hytönen as its new CEO. To keep pace with its expansion, the company is also moving its headquarters from New York to Austin, Texas, a growing technology hub. Hytönen succeeds Antti Kosunen, co-founder of Dooap and its parent company Efima, who will be directing Dooap’s business development. Prior to joining Dooap, Hytönen served as CEO at two software companies that he grew and were later acquired: Toimitori; and Enoro Group, where he also served as CFO. Previously, Hytönen served as CFO of Comptel Corporation and was the finance director for Electrolux and SmartTrust Group.