CFOs on the Move: Week Ending Dec. 5

Milacron, Cooper Tire & Rubber, Bemis, LHC Group,Univar, Armored Auto Group, Cintas, Rayonier Advanced Materials, Unisys, Continental Building Prod...
Joan UrdangDecember 5, 2014

Milacron has promoted Bruce Chalmers to the top finance spot. He takes over for John Francy, who is retiring at the end of the year. Chalmers joined the company in January as vice president of finance; previously, he led the finance function at MetoKote.

Bruce Chalmers

Bruce Chalmers

Cooper Tire & Rubber has picked Ginger Jones as its next finance chief. She replaces Brad Hughes, who was named president of the firm’s international operations in July. Most recently, Jones held the top finance spot at Plexus, a post she had held since 2007.

Bemis, a packaging supplier, has named Michael Clauer to lead its finance function. Formerly, he headed finance at BWAY.

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LHC Group has tapped Dionne Viator as CFO and treasurer, effective Feb. 1. She succeeds Jeffrey Kreger, who has been serving in those roles since Jan. 1 and who will return to his former post as senior vice president of finance at the health-care-services provider. Viator previously spent more than 20 years at General Health System, where she held such positions as CFO and executive vice president of business development.

Specialty- and industrial-chemicals distributor Univar has named Carl Lukach to the top finance spot. He takes over for D. Beatty D’Alessandro, who is leaving the company on Dec. 8. Formerly, Lukach was vice president of treasury, tax and investor relations for the performance chemicals company at DuPont.

Armored AutoGroup, which makes and markets automotive products, has named Michael Bauersfeld finance chief, replacing Andy Bolt. Previously, Bauersfeld was treasurer and corporate controller at Sun Products.

Corporate-uniform supplier Cintas has announced that CFO and senior vice president of finance William Gale will retire at the end of January. He will be succeeded by treasurer J. Michael Hansen.

Frank Ruperto has been promoted to the newly created position of CFO and senior vice president, finance and strategy, at Rayonier Advanced Materials. He joined the cellulose specialties products supplier earlier this year and had been serving as senior vice president, corporate development and strategic planning.

Information-technology firm Unisys has named finance chief Janet Haugen interim CEO. She replaces Ed Coleman, who is leaving the company.

CFO Jay Bachmann has been named interim CEO at Continental Building Products. He succeeds president and CEO Isaac Preston, who died on Nov. 25 at the age of 54.