• David V. Singer is enjoying Coca- Cola. The CFO of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated was promoted to executive VP. He will keep his CFO title. Singer made almost $442,000 including bonuses last year at the Charlotte, N.C.-based Coke bottler. The announcement came along with the appointment of William B. Elmore Jr. as president and COO, replacing James Elmore, who will become vice chairman in January.
  • Software maker Peregrine Systems Inc. announced CFO David A. Farley died Tuesday, after suffering a heart attack last week. Farley had served as the CFO and a director of the San Diego-based company since October 1995.
  • Louie, Louie: We Gotta Go Now. CFO Thierry Louis left Liberty Surf, France’s number one Internet service provider. The news is one more item among a host of troubles plaguing the company since its March initial public offering, including a tanking stock price and growing losses. The company is up for sale.
  • Bottoms Ups to Brad Berg. The former executive VP and CFO of Redhook Ale Brewery is joining Seattle-based Loudeye Technologies as CFO. He succeeds Larry Culver, who is retiring from the Internet-media-infrastructure company.
  • A Natural Resource: Steven Shapiro was named CFO of Burlington Resources. He joins the Houston-based oil-and-gas producer from competitor Vastar Resources. Shapiro replaces John Hagale, who is leaving to pursue other resources.
  • Derek McClain has untrammeled enthusiasm for his new CFO role at Dallas- based Trammell Crow. McClain, the commercial real estate services company’s former chief administrative officer, is a corporate-finance and securities lawyer who joined Trammell Crow in 1998 as general counsel.
  • There’s an open CFO door at e-business application provider Open Market. The Burlington, Mass.-based company said CFO Betty J. Savage is leaving in November, because of a need to relocate. Open Market has launched a search for her replacement.
  • A Quick Update on ClickUpdate: The Morristown, N.J.-based provider of brand-asset- management services named Jim Pyden to the top finance spot. Pyden joins ClickUpdate from Allied Office Supplies, where he was VP of finance.

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