- The Logical Choice: Bryon Look was named executive VP and CFO of communications chip maker LSI Logic Corp. He succeeds Douglas Norby, who left the Milipitas, Calif.-based company to become CFO of privately-held Novalux Inc.. He will remain on LSI Logic’s board. Last year, Norby’s compensation was $762,000 and he exercised $3.6 million in options.
- Next at Nextel: Reston, Va.-based Nextel Communications Inc. appointed EVP and CFO Steven M. Shindler as CEO of Nextel International, effective December 1. Shindler joined Nextel as VP and CFO in 1996. In addition to serving as CFO of Nextel, he had been acting CEO of Nextel International since March. Last year, he earned $859,000 as CFO and exercised $10.5 million in options. The wireless communications company also announced the appointment of VP and treasurer John S. Brittain Jr. as VP and acting CFO.
- Medicine Men: Donald M. Schilling resigned as VP and CFO of pharmaceutical firm Mylan Laboratories Inc. The Pittsburgh- based company named John M. Hanson as Schilling’s successor. Hanson had previous stints as controller of Baker-Norton Pharmaceuticals and a consultant at Arthur Anderson LLP.
- A Glass Act: Minneapolis-based commercial glass products maker Apogee Enterprises Inc. named Michael B. Clauer to the top finance spot. Clauer was most recently executive VP and CFO of car rental company Budget Group Inc.
- R. Grant Brisacher is teeing off as the new CFO and COO of golf club maker Orlimar Golf. Before joining the Vista, Calif.-based firm he was a partner and managing director of accounting and consulting firm McGladrey & Pullen LLP.
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