A New CFO Puts His Stamp on Pitney Bowes

iConverse and Elantec also add new finance chiefs.
Michelle GabrielleJanuary 17, 2001
  • Signed, Sealed, and Delivered:
    Pitney Bowes Inc., a provider of messaging solutions, announced the appointment of Joseph D. Skrzypczak as CFO of Pitney Bowes Office Systems. Before joining the Stamford, Conn.-based company, Skrzypczak served as CFO and COO of Stratford, Conn.- based Dictaphone Corporation, an integrated voice and data management company. Dictaphone was recently acquired by Belgium- based Lernout & Hauspie, a maker of speech recognition, dictation and translation software.
  • Oh Boise: Boise, Idaho-based Washington Group International, Inc., an engineering and construction company, appointed George H. Juetten as its CFO. Juetten was formerly SVP and CFO of Dresser Industries, Inc., an oil field services company.
  • Talking Points: Waltham, Mass.- based iConverse, a wireless application company, announced the appointment of Paul Hallee to the post of CFO, effective immediately. Prior to joining iConverse, Hallee was CFO of Andover, Mass.-based Gotuit Media Inc., where he was responsible for all financial affairs and operations for the interactive media startup.
    • No Short Circuits Here: Milpitas, Calif.-based circuit maker Elantec Semiconductor Inc. announced the appointment of Brian McDonald as its CFO. McDonald was previously CFO at Fremont, Calif.-based Mattson Technology, a provider of semiconductor manufacturing equipment. He replaces Ephraim Kwok, who is taking a leave of absence. Ludger H. Viefhues, who was previously CFO at STEAG RTP Systems GmbH, replaced McDonald at Mattson. For the year 2000, Kwok earned $147,296 in salary, $153,270 in bonus and $4,202 in all other compensation. In 1999, McDonald earned $136,924 in salary, $70,750 in bonus and $83,750 in long term compensation.
    • It’s Electric: Electronic business and communications services provider Norstan Inc. named Scott Christian as its CFO. The Minneapolis, Ill.-based company said the former CFO, Richard Cohen, would continue to have a role at the company, focusing on special assignments and the transition of the CFO responsibilities.
    • Going for the Gold:
      Gold Systems, Inc., a provider of voice and wireless web solutions, announced that Edward Hanson has joined the company as CFO. Prior to joining Boulder, Colo.-based Gold Systems, Hanson worked as CFO and director for Deep Marble, an application service provider specializing in customer relationship management.
  • Record Keeper:
    Alera Technologies, an optical recording technology producer announced that Allan Rosenthal has been named as CFO. Rosenthal joins the Van Nuys, Calif.-based company with over 25 years of experience in accounting, auditing, tax planning, computer consulting, financial planning, business financing, mergers and buyouts.