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CFOs on the Move: Week Ending Dec. 12

Northrop Grumman, United Technologies, Reynolds American, C.H. Robinson, Goodman Networks, Synopsys, Tiptree Financial, Synaptics, Darling Ingredients
Joan UrdangDecember 12, 2014
CFOs on the Move: Week Ending Dec. 12

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Northrop Grumman has promoted vice president of finance Kenneth Bedingfield to CFO, effective after the company files its annual report for 2014 in February. He will take over for James Palmer, who will remain a corporate vice president until his retirement in the summer of 2015.

Akhil Johri has been selected to lead the finance function at United Technologies, effective Jan. 1, succeeding acting CFO Peter Longo. Most recently, Johri was CFO of Pall Corp.; before that, he worked at United Technologies for 26 years in such posts as CFO and vice president of finance for the firm’s propulsion and aerospace systems division.

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Andrew Gilchrist has been promoted to the top finance spot at Reynolds American, the parent company of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, effective March 1. Currently executive vice president, Gilchrist will replace the retiring Thomas Adams.

CFO Chad Lindbloom has been appointed chief information officer at C.H. Robinson. He will also continue to head finance at the logistics firm until his successor is named.

Telecommunications-services provider Goodman Networks has named Craig Holmes finance chief, replacing interim CFO Geoff Miller. Previously, Holmes was CFO of Sizmek and Digital Generation.

Synopsys has promoted vice president of corporate finance Trac Pham to CFO. He takes over for Brian Beattie, who has been appointed chief administrative officer at the electronic design automation provider.

Richard Claiden will lead the finance function at Tiptree Financial, effective Jan. 1. He succeeds Julia Wyatt, who has been promoted to chief operating officer, a newly created position. Most recently, Claiden was CEO at Primus Guaranty.

Kathleen Bayless plans to retire as finance chief of Synaptics in February. A search is under way for her replacement.

Darling Ingredients, which produces and develops sustainable natural ingredients, has named John Muse to head finance. Now chief synergy officer, he succeeds Colin Stevenson, who has resigned. Muse also formerly held the top finance spot from 1997 until 2012.

Paul Camp has been appointed to lead the finance function at bitcoin startup Circle Internet Financial. Previously, he was a managing director at JP Morgan.