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Waste Treatment Firm Gives CFO Offer He Can’t Refuse

Also, Ingram Micro taps auto parts CFO, Matzke fills cavity at HumanaDental, more.
Ed ZwirnJuly 17, 2001
  • ATG, a provider of low-level radioactive waste treatment services, has appointed Phillip L. Jordan, an industry veteran, its new executive vice president and CFO, the Hayward, Calif.-based firm announced. In the early 1990s, Jordan served as CFO of Pacific Nuclear Systems, later renamed Vectra Technologies. In a 1998 acquisition, ATG bought parts of Pacific Nuclear Systems’s wet waste business and shipping cask/container operations and equipment.
  • Ingram Micro, a Santa Ana, Calif.-based provider of technology and supply chain management services, has appointed Thomas A. Madden executive vice president and CFO, effective July 23, replacing Michael J. Grainger, who was promoted to president and COO earlier this year.

Madden comes to his new job from Arvin Meritor, a Troy, Mich.- based auto parts supplier, which last week announced the promotion of Carl Soderstrom, a 15-year veteran with the firm, to take his place.

  • Humana, the Louisville, Ky.-based health services company, announced today the promotion of Mark Matzke to the post of vice president and CFO for Humana Dental, its De Pere, Wisc.-based dental insurance subsidiary. Matzke, who joined the company in 1991, is credited with leading a “comprehensive redesign and expansion of the HumanaDental Web site. In his new post, Matzke will be responsible for strategic and financial planning, according to the announcement.
  • The CFO of Viasystems Group, a St. Louis-based electronics manufacturing services provider, is moving up to CEO, effective immediately. According to the company announcement, David Sindelar, the CFO, will replace 63-year-old James Mills at both the Group and its operating company, Viasystems. Mills will remain chairman of both.
  • Amitabh Heda, formerly vice president for corporate development at RCN Corp., has joined Improv Technologies, a software infrastructure company, as CFO. The company also announced the appointment of Michael J. DeFazio, who has worked as an executive at Novell Corp., Unix System Laboratories, and AT&T/Bell Labs, to its advisory board.
  • Shutterfly, a Redwood City, Calif.-based online photo service, has named Virender Ahluwalia as CFO. Ahluwalia, who will report directly to CEO Andy Wood, formerly worked as interim CFO for several firms while working at Ravix Financial, a company that provides interim financial services for start-up and middle market technology companies.
  • Jim Offerdahl, the COO and CFO of Pervasive Software, has joined Austin, Tex.-based traq-wireless as CEO, the company announced. Prior to his stint at Pervasive, Offerdahl was CFO at Tivoli Systems, another tech company.
  • CTG, a Buffalo, N.Y.-based IT staffing company, has appointed former CFO James R. Boldt as CEO. Boldt, who joined the firm in 1996, was appointed president in June. Prior to that, he served the comp[any as executive vice president, CFO and vice president, strategic staffing services. Before joining CTG, Boldt was coproate vice president of finance, secretary and CFO at Pratt & Lambert United.
  • RDO Equipment Co., a Fargo, N.D. seller of agricultural equipment and trucks, has named Steven Dewald to replace Thomas Espel as CFO, effective immediately. Espel remains corporate treasurer, with “continuing responsibility for the company’s investor relations,” the announcement stated.

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