Financial Executives: Keeping Track

EnerSys, a $1.9 billion manufacturer and distributor of industrial batteries, named Michael Schmidtlein CFO and senior vice president of finance. He has served as interim CFO since November, when Michael Philion retired. Schmidtlein most recently served as the company's corporate controller, chief accounting officer and vice president. He joined EnerSys in 1995 and has served as its chief accounting officer since 2005.

Janice Smith was named chief risk officer of $1.7 billion Overseas Shipholding Group, a New York City-based tanker company. The position is a new one for the company. Smith, 48, joined the company in 2007 as deputy general counsel from the law firm of Proskauer Rose, where she was a partner.

National Financial Partners, the $1 billion distribution of benefits and investment advisory services, named Abbe Goldstein as senior vice president of investor relations. She succeeds Marc Gordon as head of investor relations; Gordon left NFP to pursue other opportunities. Goldstein, 42, joins New York-based NFP from Revlon, where she had been senior vice president of investor relations and corporate communications. Earlier, she worked in investor relations at Willis Group.

Mark Koors was named vice president of audit and compliance for E.W. Scripps, the $1 billion media company. He succeeds Mike Hales, who was named vice president of finance and administration for the Cincinnati-based company's newspaper division. Koors most recently served as director of treasury management for E.W. Scripps. He joined the company in 1988 as an internal auditor and spent 14 years in its financial service center, including nine years as the center's director.

Sonus Networks, a Westford, Mass.-based provider of IP communications technology with $313 million of 2008 revenue, named Wayne Pastore interim CFO. He succeeds Richard Gaynor, who left to pursue other opportunities. Pastore, 44, had served as Sonus' corporate controller, chief accounting officer and vice president of finance since 2008. Before joining Sonus that year, he was director of financial planning and analysis at Sycamore Networks and served as corporate controller at both Spotfire and eXcelon.

SeaBright Insurance Holdings, a Seattle-based insurer with $267 million in 2008 revenue, named Scott Maw CFO and senior vice president. He succeeds Robert Cuthbert, who resigned last June to pursue other business interests. Philip Romney, SeaBright's principal accounting officer, had served as interim CFO. Maw, 42, most recently was CFO and senior vice president of the retail/consumer bank operations of JP Morgan Chase. Maw held a similar position at Washington Mutual until it was acquired by JP Morgan. Earlier, Maw worked in finance at General Electric, including a stint as CFO of GE Insurance Holdings.


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