CFOs on the Move: Week Ending December 7

News Corp., Chiquita Brands International, Brunswick, Retail Opportunity Investments, Martifer Solar USA
Joan UrdangDecember 7, 2012

Bedi Singh will become finance chief of the publishing entity of News Corp. after that firm’s proposed separation into two companies: the publishing unit will remain known as News Corp. and the media and entertainment division will become Fox Group. Formerly, Singh was CFO and president, finance and administration, at MGM Studios.

Chiquita Brands International has appointed CFO Brian Kocher chief operating officer, a newly created position. He will stay on as head of finance until his successor is named, and a search is under way for his replacement.

William Metzger has been promoted to the top finance spot at Brunswick. He replaces Peter Hamilton, who will retire in February. Previously, Metzger was treasurer at the recreation, fitness, and marine products manufacturer.

Retail Opportunity Investments has named Michael Haines CFO, secretary, and treasurer. He takes over from John Roche, whose employment with the firm has ended. Haines joins the real estate investment trust from Pacific Office Properties Trust, where he was chief accounting officer.

Roland Kiser has been appointed to lead the finance function at Martifer Solar USA. He is a former president and CEO of Kenyon Energy.

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