Gregory Hayes

Gregory Hayes

United Technologies has promoted Gregory Hayes, who has headed finance for the past six years, to the posts of president and CEO. As chief executive he replaces Louis Chenevert, who has resigned.

CFO and vice president of finance Ronald Foster plans to retire next year from MicronTechnology. The firm expects that Foster, who has been finance chief since 2008, will leave at the end of February.

Global education firm Cengage Learning has named John Leahy to the top finance spot. Previously, he led the finance function at

Jeff Kaczka said he will retire as finance chief of MSC Industrial Direct. Once a successor has been named, he will stay on through a transition period at the metalworking and maintenance, repair and operations supplies distributor.

Keurig Green Mountain has announced that CFO and treasurer Frances Rathke will leave the firm next year. A search for her replacement is under way.

Retailer The Wet Seal has appointed Thomas Hillebrandt interim CFO, effective Dec. 1. Hillebrandt, who has been corporate controller since September of last year, takes over from Steven Benrubi, who resigned.

Gregory Hann plans to retire from the top finance spot at Wesco Aircraft Holdings, effective March 31, and will then become a consultant to the firm for a year. Hann has been finance chief since he started at the company in 2008.

Extreme Reach has named Michael Greiner to lead the finance function, succeeding Nancy Lazaros. He comes to the digital video and television advertising provider from Vistaprint, where he was chief accounting officer and senior vice president of corporate finance. Before that he was global controller, water and process technologies, at General Electric.

Stephen Wawrin, vice president of finance and administration for Escalade’s sporting-goods division, will take on the additional roles of CFO and vice president, finance, for the company as a whole. The move comes as a result of the consolidation of the finance and accounting departments at the sporting-goods manufacturer and marketer.

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