CFOs on the Move: Week Ending May 29

NBCUniversal, Reader's Digest, Carnival Cruise Line, C.H. Robinson, Nortek, Ryerson Holding, Bruker, Old Dominion, Exeter Finance, Atwood Oceanics
Joan UrdangMay 29, 2015
CFOs on the Move: Week Ending May 29

NBCUniversal has promoted Anand Kini to lead the finance function. Kini, formerly executive vice president of strategy and business insights, has been interim CFO since February, following the resignation of Vasant Prabhu, who left the company after nine months to become finance chief at Visa.

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Carnival Cruise Line has chosen James Heaney to fill the top finance spot, effective June 22. Most recently, he led the finance function at SeaWorld Entertainment.

Tom Callahan will become finance chief at Reader’s Digest Association on June 1. He replaces interim CFO Howard Halligan, who will become chief operating officer. Previously, Callahan was CFO of Forbes Media.

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Logistics firm C.H. Robinson has appointed Andrew Clarke finance chief, effective June 1. He succeeds Chad Lindbloom, who was named chief information officer last fall. Clarke is a former president and CEO of Panther Expedited Services, as well as a former CFO of Forward Air.

Head of finance Almon Hall plans to retire from industrial firm Nortek at the end of the year. The company will begin a search to replace Hall, who joined Nortek as corporate controller in 1977 and has held the top finance spot since 2002.

Metals processor and distributor Ryerson Holding has promoted CFO Edward Lehner to the posts of president and CEO, effective June 1. He will take over for Michael Arnold, who is retiring at the end of May.

Charles Wagner, Jr., has resigned from the top finance spot at scientific analysis–instruments manufacturer Bruker, effective June 12, to take the same position at Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics. Anthony Mattacchione, senior vice president of finance and accounting, will become interim CFO.

Old Dominion Freight Line has announced that J. Wes Frye, CFO and senior vice president of finance, will retire at year-end. Adam Satterfield, now vice president and treasurer, will become head of finance at that time.

Automobile-financing firm Exeter Finance has named Paige Wisdom to lead the finance function, effective June 8. She joins the company from Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. (FHLMC/Freddie Mac), where she has been chief enterprise risk officer since 2010.

Mark Mey has resigned as finance chief of offshore drilling firm Atwood Oceanics. Mark Smith, who has been at the company since 2009 and is currently chief accounting officer and controller, will become interim CFO.