Dayton, Ohio-based utility and energy holding company Dayton Power & Light Inc. (DPL) decided to utilize the skills of Elizabeth McCarthy by hiring her as group VP and CFO. McCarthy, who joined DPL in April 2000 as VP and chief accounting officer, will be responsible for energy marketing, fuels, and revenue services, in addition to her responsibilities as CFO. Prior to this appointment she was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
Paul M. Brown has cracked the code at PSC Inc., a manufacturer of bar code scanners, automatic data collection and self- checkout systems, as he was just appointed VP of finance and CFO at the Portland, Oreg.-based company. Brown most recently served as COO of TRM Corp., a developer of software that enables E-commerce goods and services to be distributed over automated teller machine networks.
Corporate Diet: Orlando, Fla.-based Galaxy Nutritional Foods Inc., a producer of health-promoting dairy and dairy-related alternatives, announced that it has eliminated several positions that will lead to savings of more than $700,000 annually. Under the staff reductions, CFO Keith Ewing will be replaced by Cynthia Hunter who will serve as acting CFO. Hunter had served as the CFO of Galaxy for 3 years prior to Ewing’s appointment last February. At that time, in anticipation of the birth of her second child, Hunter assumed the position of controller.
Good Credit: INFO1, a Norcross, Ga.-based provider of credit information for the mortgage industry, appointed Kenneth M. Goins Jr. as president and CFO. Goins joins INFO1 as the former president and CEO of Caredata.com, an online syndicator of healthcare content and applications.
Healthy Change: Rita Medical Systems, a medical-device company, appointed Donald Stewart as CFO of the Mountain View, Calif.-based company. Stewart replaces Marilynne Solloway, who announced plans to retire earlier in the year. Stewart joins Rita Medical from Abaxis Inc., a medical device company that makes point-of-care blood analysis systems. Stewart spent three years at Abaxis where he was VP of finance & administration, CFO and secretary.
Hohm Has the Power: Calgary, Alberta-based Enerflex Systems Ltd., a provider of gas-compression and power-generation equipment and service, appointed Dale J. Hohm to the position of VP and CFO. Hohm comes to Enerflex from Numac Energy where he was most recently VP of finance and corporate secretary. He had been with Numac since 1990.
The Real Thing: Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Virtual Silicon Technology Inc.,, a supplier of embedded semiconductor technology, announced that Howard Hideshima has been named CFO and VP of finance and administration. Hideshima was most recently CFO of Internet Corp., an E-commerce startup in Fremont.
Paying the Bills: Waltham, Mass.-based MetraTech, a web-services billing-platform maker, hired Christine J. Cox as its new CFO. Cox comes to MetraTech from CUseeMe Networks Inc. of Nashua, N.H., where she served as corporate controller, VP of finance, CFO and treasurer.
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