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CFOs on the Move: Week Ending October 5

ON Semiconductor, Arista Networks, Visteon, Lydall, NII Holdings, Sedgwick Claims Management Services, KVH Industries, Enphase Energy, Royal Caribb...
Joan UrdangOctober 4, 2012

Bernard Gutmann has been promoted to CFO at ON Semiconductor Corp. He succeeds Donald Colvin, who announced his resignation in August and will stay at the company until the end of the month. Gutmann had been vice president, corporate analysis & strategy, of Semiconductor Components Industry LLC. He also was CFO of the company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Sanyo Semiconductor Co., and will remain in that role.

Arista Networks Inc. has named Michael Lehman to lead the finance function. He is a former CFO of Sun Microsystems and of Palo Alto Networks.

Automotive supplier Visteon Corp. says that finance chief Martin E. Welch III has stepped down. Corporate controller and chief accounting officer Michael Widgren will take over as interim CFO until a permanent successor for Welch is found.

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Robert Julian has been named to the top finance spot at thermal/acoustical products manufacturer Lydall Inc. He replaces Erika Steiner, who is leaving the company. Julian had been CFO at Legrand North America.

Mobile communications services provider NII Holdings Inc. has appointed Juan Figuereo to lead the finance function, effective October 17. He succeeds Gokul Hemmady, who has been appointed chief operating officer. Previously, Figuereo headed finance at Newell Rubbermaid Inc.

W. Jay Potter is the new CFO and treasurer at Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. He joins the company from Masco Cabinetry, where he was also CFO.

Global satellite communications provider KVH Industries Inc. has appointed Peter Rendall to the top finance spot. He replaces Patrick Spratt, who is retiring. Formerly, Rendall was a consulting CFO to JobSmart Partners.

Enphase Energy Inc. has named Kris Sennesael finance chief. He comes to the company from Standard Microsystems, where he was also CFO.

CFO Brian Rice adds the post of vice chairman to his role at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Rice’s other positions during his 20-plus years at the company include senior vice president, revenue performance, and director, revenue planning and analysis.

Parallon Business Solutions has appointed Chris Taylor to head finance. Most recently, he was CFO of TriStar Health.

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