Today’s CFOs on the Move:

Avery Dennison names a new CFO; Kid's Stuff fires its finance chief; and more.
Joseph McCaffertyDecember 22, 2000
  • At the Office: Avery Dennison Corp. promoted Daniel O’Bryant to the role of SVP and CFO of the Pasadena, Calif.-based office products company. He succeeds Robert M. Calderoni, who recently announced he was leaving to join Ariba Inc. O’Bryant was most recently general manager of Avery Dennison’s North American pressure-sensitive materials business.
  • Stop the Presses! Stratcomm Media Ltd. announced that president and CFO John Chappuy resigned. However, he will stay on to assist in the restructuring of the company until his departure in February. The Winter Park, Fla., financial publisher did not indicate who would fill the position when Chappuy leaves.
  • No Kidding: North Canton, Ohio- based Kid Stuff Inc. announced that it terminated its VP and CFO, Stephen A. Musin, effective immediately. The direct marketing company that specializes in products for babies and toddlers, did not give a reason for the termination. William L. Miller, the company’s CEO, will serve as temporary CFO until a replacement can be hired.
  • In The Books:
    Bookham Technology Plc, said that its CFO Stephen Cockrell would take early retirement due to health problems. The London-based British optical component maker said Cockrell’s retirement would take effect on December 31. Bookham president Giorgio Anania will act as CFO until the company finds an external candidate to take up Cockrell’s post.
  • Big Softee: Software provider, Oculus Technologies Corporation, announced the appointment of Matthew Tullis as CFO, Ronald Czik as VP of engineering, and Robin Waldman as VP of marketing. Tullis joins the Boston, Mass.- based company with over eight years of industry and management experience from California Bank and Trust, where he served as VP. Czik most recently served as VP of engineering for X-Collaboration Software. Waldman joins Oculus from Prospero Technologies where she held the position of VP of marketing. Oculus also said that it moved its new corporate headquarters to 103 Broad Street in Boston, Mass.