Michael Gordon has been appointed corporate controller of Pacer International, a $2 billion freight transportation company. Marc Jensen, his predecessor, is leaving the company at the end of March because the position is moving from Pacer's Concord, Calif., headquarters to Dublin, Ohio. Gordon, 43, was a financial consultant at Resources Global Professionals from 2007 until December 2009, and Pacer was one of his clients. Earlier, he was financial controller for North and South America for DHL Exel Supply Chain and was a senior manager at Ernst & Young.
FirstEnergy Corp., a $13.6 billion energy company, named James Garanich vice president of tax. He succeeds Gene Sitarz, who retired in November. Garanich is joining Akron, Ohio-based FirstEnergy from Ernst & Young, where he was a tax partner. He joined a predecessor firm, Arthur Young, in 1984.