Caterpillar announced that CFO and group president Brad Halverson will retire next year. The company plans an external search for his successor.

James Standen

James Standen

James Standen has been named to the top finance spot at Compass Minerals. He joined the firm in 2006 and had been interim CFO and treasurer since April 25.

Armstrong Flooring has selected Ronald Ford to head finance, effective Sept. 1. He previously was finance chief at Silgan Containers.

Marc Swanson has been named CFO and treasurer of SeaWorld Entertainment, roles he has held on an interim basis since Aug. 1. He had also been SeaWorld’s chief accounting officer since 2012.

Electronic-components distributor Avnet has named controller Ken Jacobson interim CFO, taking over for the departing Kevin Moriarty. The company is undertaking a search for Moriarty’s permanent replacement.

BDP International has chosen Todd Dooley to lead the finance function. He comes to the logistics and transportation-solutions firm from H&R Block, where he was vice president of finance.

Steve Senneff has resigned from the top finance spot at Cotiviti Holdings, effective at the end of the month. Adrienne Calderone, who has been controller since joining the firm in 2012, will become interim CFO on Sept. 1.

Pharmaceutical firm Insys Therapeutics has chosen Andrew Long to head finance, replacing Darryl Baker. Long previously was senior vice president of global finance at Patheon.

Power Solutions International, a designer and manufacturer of alternative-fuel power systems, has named Charles Avery, Jr., finance chief. Avery, who takes over for interim CFO Timothy Cunningham, is a former CFO, treasurer, and vice president of finance at FreightCar America.

Dennis Laraway has been appointed to lead the finance function at Banner Health, effective Sept. 29. He joins the nonprofit health-care system from Memorial Hermann Health System, where he held the top finance spot since 2011.

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