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Smoke Defection: New CFO at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco grabs ex-Phillip Morris exec for CFO spot. Plus: NorthAmerican Logistics on the road with new finance chief; Kinko's and Gold...
Kelly MorganJuly 11, 2002

>>Things are smokin’ at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings Inc. … Former Philip Morris Companies. executive Richard Bogan steps in as EVP and CFO … Bogan replaces retiring CFO Kenneth Lapiejko, who spent 25 years with R.J. Reynolds …

Bogan packing up and leaving position as president of NorthAmerican Logistics, part of moving and storage van company Allied Worldwide Inc. … He logged 20 years at Philip Morris beforehand …

>>He’s no copycat, but William P. Benacis set to become CFO of Kinko’s Inc. next month … Benac ready to reproduce 30-plus years of financial and operational expertise at Kinkos … Last EVP and CFO stint with digital broadcasting technology company Grass Valley Group,

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>>J. Andy Hilbert moves his 401(k) and CFO career to retirement services firm GoldK … Hilbert leaves Liberty Financial Companies behind … was CFO until Liberty left annuity and investment management businesses last December … GoldK rated top-notch provider of employer-sponsored online retirement plans by Defined Contribution News …

>>Alternatives are what it’s all about for John J. Collura, who leaves post as CFO, EVP and treasurer at Gentiva Health Services to join team at Med Diversified, Inc. as president and COO … Diversified provides home and alternative site medical care …

>> Jeff Calcagno hangs up phone on wireless industry … heads back into medicine as CFO and VP Finance for Vela Pharmaceuticals, a privately held company specializing in development of medicines for the central nervous system … Previously, 42-year-old Calcagno served as VP of Strategy and Corporate Development at WIDCOMM, Inc.