Permanent Connection: AT&T Wireless, the wireless telephone arm of AT&T Corp., named Joe McCabe as its CFO and EVP. McCabe has been serving as interim CFO of the Redmond, Wash.-based company for the past year.
Meridian Resource Corp. CFO Richard Gessinger is exploring an alternate path. He retired from of the Houson-based oil and natural gas exploration company to spend more time with his family. He has been president and CFO since 1997.
Checking Out: Springs Industries Inc., a Fort Mills, S.C.- based home fashions maker, announced it was going private, and that CFO, Jeffrey Atkins will resign from the company in early summer. “In light of the recapitalization agreement to take the company private, Jeff has decided to resign and pursue other opportunities more consistent with his career goals and the timing of his future plans,” chairman and CEO Crandall Bowles said in a company statement. Atkins joined Springs Industries in July 1999, after serving as CEO and CFO for Pete’s Brewing Co. A replacement has not yet been named.
All in Good Health: Nanogen Inc., a San Francisco-based health technology company, named Gerard Wills as CFO. He replaces Kieran Gallahue, who will concentrate his efforts solely on his duties as president of the company. Before joining Nanogen Wills was CFO and VP of finance at Trega Biosciences Inc. from 1999, prior to its acquisition by Lion Bioscience of Heidelberg, Germany in March. From 1993 to 1999, Wills was the CFO and VP of finance with Molecular Biosystems Inc.