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Saks, Constellation Brands, Brown Shoe, Noble Corp., Park Electrochemical, myShape, SIPBox, Baker & Taylor, Applied Materials, Centerplate, WhiteFe...
Marie LeoneOctober 26, 2006

• Saks Inc. has announced the planned resignations of Douglas E. Coltharp, executive vice president and chief financial officer, and Kevin G. Wills, executive vice president of finance and chief accounting officer. The executives will leave their posts effective May 4, 2007. The company announced in August that following the sell-off of its Parisian business, it expected to consolidate the Alabama and New York offices. Both Coltharp and Wills decided not to relocate to New York. Michael G. Archbold will assume the post of executive vice president and chief financial officer in May. Archbold is currently the CFO and chief administrative officer of Saks Fifth Avenue Enterprises. Prior to joining Saks, he served as executive vice presidnet and CFO of AutoZone.

• Brown Shoe Co. has named Mark E. Hood senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective October 30. He succeeds Andy Rosen, who announced his retirement earlier in the year after serving more than 30 years with the footwear company. Hood is the former CFO of Panera Bread. Before joining Panera, Hood was chief administrative officer of Saks Fifth Avenue, controller at May Department Stores, and an audit manager at Arthur Andersen.

• Constellation Brands has announced that Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Tom Summer plans to retire in May 2007. Summer has held the position since 1997. The producer and marketer of wines, spirits, and beer will conduct an internal and external search to find Summer’s successor.

• Noble Corp. has appointed Thomas L. Mitchell senior vice president, chief financial officer, treasurer, and controller, effective November 6. He replaces Mark A. Jackson, president and chief operating officer of the oil drilling services company who was serving as interim CFO. Mitchell is a former chief accounting officer and controller of Apache Corp. He was also an audit manager with Arthur Andersen.

• Park Electrochemical has promoted James L. Zerby to chief financial officer. Zerby had been vice president and controller of the materials manufacturing company. He also served as CFO of Photocircuits, and was chairman and chief executive officer of Redcor Properties, vice president, finance and administration of Gas Spring Corp., and an audit manager at Coopers & Lybrand.

• myShape has appointed Joe Deckop chief financial officer. Deckop is the former CFO of Victoria’s Secret Stores. Most recently, he served as executive vice president and chief operating officer at The Wet Seal. He was also senior vice president, strategic systems planning with Disney Stores. myShape is an online women’s fashion retailer.

• SIPBox has named Roger Gusloff chief financial officer. Most recently, Gusloff was CFO of Acme Refining. He began his career at KPMG Peat Marwick, before starting his own consulting firm, Gusloff & Associates. SIPBox is an Internet telephony services company.

• Baker & Taylor has appointed James C. Melton chief financial officer. He succeeds Robert E. Agres who plans to retire at the end of October. Melton is currently the senior vice president and controller of the information and entertainment services company. Melton began his career with Arthur Andersen, and has over 25 years of experience in various financial roles for both public and privately-held companies.

• Centerplate has named Kevin F. McNamara executive vice president and chief financial officer. He succeeds Kenneth R. Frick who is leaving the company. McNamara joins the company from the Procter & Gamble where he served as vice president, finance for the Gillette Global Grooming business unit. Prior to that, he was assistant corporate controller of Gillette, and CFO of Oral B Latin America, Africa, Middle East and Eastern Europe, a division of Gillette. Centerplate provides catering, concessions, and facilities management services to sports arenas and convention centers.

• Applied Materials has promoted George S. Davis to chief financial officer, effective November 1. He replaces Nancy H. Handel, who served as CFO since 2004 and previously announced her intention to retire. Handel will remain at the company through January 5, to assist with the transition. Davis had been head of corporate business development. Before that, he served as corporate treasurer at Applied Materials. Prior to joining the nanomanufacturing technology company, Davis was vice president of finance, Europe, Middle East and Africa for Atlantic Richfield.

• WhiteFence has tapped Mark Golenzer to be the company’s chief financial officer. Golenzer is a former vice president of Carlson Hotels Worldwide. He also served as senior vice president of Radisson-Olympus Capital Partners, vice president for Lincoln Investment Management, and managed hotel investments, financial analysis, and reporting for Prudential Realty Group. WhiteFence is a utility, insurance, and banking comparison shopping service for consumers.

• Fisher Communications has hired Mae Numata to be the company’s senior vice president and chief financial officer. Most recently, Numata was vice president and CFO of the Seattle Times. She has also held senior management positions at KeyBank of Washington and Puget Sound Savings Bank. She began her career at Deloitte & Touche LLP. Fisher operates television and radio stations, as well being a satellite and fiber transmission provider.

• Pacific Commerce Bank has tapped Richard Koh to be chief financial officer. Koh, who previously managed the accounting department for Center Bank, began his career as an auditor with Deloitte Touche and Ernst & Young.

• Jupitermedia has announced the resignation of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Christopher J. Baudouin. He had been CFO of Jupitermedia since its inception in 1998, and is leaving to start a personal finance practice. Baudouin will continue with the company through December. Christopher S. Cardell, the president and chief operating officer of the information, images, and digital content provider, will serve as interim finance chief.

• Amedisys has appointed John F. Giblin chief financial officer. Giblin most recently served as CFO of Crawford and Co. Prior to that, he worked in public accounting as an audit manager.