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Today’s CFOs on the Move:

Polo Ralph Lauren adds a new CFO to its fall collection, and more.
Lisa YoonNovember 7, 2000
  • Pony Boy: Gerald M. Chaney was named the new CFO of Polo Ralph Lauren Corp.He succeeds Nancy A. Platoni- Poli, who resigned to pursue other interests. Platoni-Poli made $477, 050 last year at the New York-based clothing company. Chaney joins Polo from Kellwood Co., where he was VP of finance and CFO.
  • Going Global: Michael Dean was appointed CFO of information-technology consultancy IMRglobal Corp. Dean, who previously served as VP of finance and controller, succeeds Robert Molsick, who left to join a startup. Molsick made $135,000 last year at the Clearwater, Fla.- based firm.
  • All Mine: Dennis L. Zeitler was named to the top finance spot at New York- based Mine Safety Appliances Co. Zeitler will keep his gigs as VP and treasurer. He succeeds Jim Herald, who is retiring from the health and safety products provider. Herald took in $217,220 in compensation last year.
  • Jeffry B. Johnson has the Midas touch. The chief accounting officer of Scott’s Liquid Gold Inc. was promoted to CFO and treasurer. He was also elected to the board of the Denver-based consumer- products firm that makes such products as Alpha Hydrox skin care.
  • A Diversity of News from Walter Industries Inc.: Robert B. Lewis resigned as executive VP and CFO of the diversified company with major interests in homebuilding and industrial operations. The company said the search for Lewis’s replacement will be among the first priorities of newly-appointed CEO Bob DeFosset. The Tampa, Fla.-based company also announced the appointments of Charles E. Cauthen as SVP and controller and Joseph J. Troy as SVP and treasurer. Cauthern joins Walter Industries from Bank of America Corp., where he was CFO and controller of the company’s consumer products group. Troy, who held the treasurer position at Walter Industries previously, rejoins the company from Gold Standard Multimedia, where he was SVP and CFO.