CFOs on the Move: Week Ending March 13

Shell, Comprehensive Care, Meade Instruments, Kensey Nash, Exterran Partners, Gencor, Lee County Electric Cooperative, Marriott, Advanced Proteome ...
Kate PlourdMarch 12, 2009
  • Royal Dutch Shell has promoted Simon Henry to CFO. He has been executive vice president of finance for Shell International Exploration and Production. Henry replaces Peter Voser, who will become CEO in July. Henry has worked for Shell since 1982, starting as an engineer at a refinery.
  • Giuseppe “Joe” Crisafi will replace Robert Landis as CFO of Comprehensive Care Corporation. Crisafi joins the company, which provides behavioral health, substance abuse, and employee assistance programs, from Core Corporate Consulting Group, which Comprehensive Care acquired in January. Landis will now serve as the company’s chief accounting officer.
  • Paul Ross has resigned from as CFO of Meade Instruments Corp. He will stay with the company through April 1, when current vice president of finance and controller John Elwood will take over as finance chief. Elwood has been with Meade since 2007.
  • The medical technology company Kensey Nash announced that Michael Celano has taken over. Celano spent 24 years in public accounting, specializing in the life sciences sector. He was most recently managing director of National Life Sciences Practices for Aon Corporation. Previously he served as CFO of BioRexis Pharmaceuticals.
  • Natural gas contract provider Exterran Partners said that David Miller will succeed Daneil Schlanger in the CFO chair. Miller was most recently chief operating officer of JMI Realty, and before that he spent 15 years as an investment banker with Merrill Lynch. Schlanger will continue to serve as a board member and a corporate officer.
  • Michael Al Mundy has been appointed CFO and treasurer of Gencor Industries Inc. Most recently Mundy was in charge of finance for Stanley National Hardware, a division of The Stanley Works, the international tool and security product producer. Mundy spent most of his career at General Electric in positions such as senior audit manager and business finance leader.
  • The Lee County Electric Cooperative has promoted Denise Vidal to CFO and director of finance and accounting. Vidal has worked at LCEC for six years, most recently as director of administration.
  • As part of a management shake-up, Marriott International has promoted CFO Ann Sorenson to chief operating officer and president. Sorenson replaces William Shaw, who moves up to vice chairman. The new CFO is Carl Berquist, who will also retain his chief accounting officer role. He will give up his other title, executive vice president of financial information and enterprise risk management.
  • Advanced Proteome Therapeutics Corporation has hired Kenneth Phillippe to run finance. The Vancouver-based company’s current CFO, Alexander Krantz, will stay on in his other roles of president, chief executive officer, and secretary. Phillippe’s career has included stints at Urodynamix Technologies, Columbia Goldfields, Amazon Goldsands.
  • Patrick Sheridan has been appointed CFO for the global wellness company Mach One Corporation. Sheridan was previously president and CFO of the product development consulting firm Leisure Product Solutions.
  • Four months after its CFO left in a management shakeup, Sun-Times Media Group has hired Thomas Kram to fill the position. Kram was previously  controller and chief accounting officer for the company that publishes the Chicago Sun-Times and 70 community newspapers in the Chicago area. David Martin, who had served as interim CFO since the shakeup, was named senior vice president of business development.
  • The Chinese human resource services company 51job Inc. has snagged former Google finance executive Peter Lui to serve as its CFO. Previously, Lui was controller of the Internet giant’s Asia-Pacific region. Before coming to Google he was finance director at the advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi China.
  • Michael Peninger will succeed P. Bruce Camacho, who is resigning as Assurant Inc.’s CFO. Peninger has been interim CFO since July 2007, when Camacho was put on administrative leave after he received a Wells notice from the Securities and Exchange Commission.