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CFOs on the Move: Week Ending Oct. 31

Avery Denison, Hill-Rom Holdings, Harman International Industries, Western World Insurance, NewMarket, Bsquare, Black Hills, LoJack, School Specialty.
Joan UrdangOctober 31, 2014
CFOs on the Move: Week Ending Oct. 31

Mitchell Butier, who leads the finance function at Avery Dennison, has been promoted to president and chief operating officer. Butier, who has headed finance since 2010, will also remain in that role until his replacement has been named.

Sandra Rowland, new CFO of Harman International Industries.

Sandra Rowland, new CFO of Harman International Industries.

Hill-Rom Holdings has announced that Steven Strobel will join the company as senior vice president on Nov. 3 and will become finance chief on Dec. 1. As CFO, he will succeed interim CFO and treasurer Michael Macek, who will stay on at the medical-technology firm as treasurer. Previously, Strobel was president of consultancy McGough Road Advisors.

Stereo- and audio-equipment designer and manufacturer Harman International Industries has promoted Sandra Rowland to the top finance spot, effective Jan. 1. She will replace Herbert Parker, who will become executive vice president, operational excellence, a newly created post. Rowland, who has been at the company since 2012, is now vice president, corporate development and investor relations.

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Robert Livingston, CFO and chief operating officer of Western World Insurance Group, has been promoted to president and CEO. He takes over from Thomas Mulligan, who will retire in January. Livingston has headed finance at the company, which was acquired earlier this month by Validus Holdings, since 2010.

NewMarket Corp., the holding company for Afton Chemical and for Ethyl Corp., has announced that finance chief David Fiorenza plans to retire from the company on March 1. On Jan. 1, he will be succeeded as head of finance by Brian Paliotti, currently vice president, finance, of NewMarket Services Corp. Fiorenza will then serve as a vice president until his retirement.

Marty Heimbigner has been named to the top finance spot at Bsquare. He is a former partner at Pacific CFO Group.

Controller Richard Kinsley has been promoted to finance chief at energy company Black Hills Corp., effective Jan. 1. He replaces Anthony Cleberg, who plans to retire in March and will help in the transition until his retirement.

LoJack has named Kenneth Dumas to lead the finance function, effective Nov. 10. He takes over from acting CFO Casey Delaney, who will stay on as controller. Most recently, Dumas was CFO and treasurer at manufacturer Chase Corp.

Educational-products distributor School Specialty has chosen Ryan Bohr to head finance. He succeeds interim CFO Kevin Baehler, who will become chief accounting officer. Previously, Bohr was CEO of Fresh Matters.