Financial Executives: Keeping Track

Philip Anderson was named CFO and senior vice president of Spirit AeroSystems, a Wichita, Kansas-based provider of commercial airplane parts with $3.7 billion of 2008 revenue. He replaces Ulrich Schmidt, who retired in October. Anderson, 45, the company's treasurer and vice president of investor relations, had served as interim CFO since then. He joined Spirit in 2006 from Boeing, where he was director of corporate finance and banking.

Idex Corp., a $1.5 billion provider of fluid and metering, health and science technologies and dispensing equipment, has named Mike Yates chief accounting officer and vice president. It is a new position for Northbrook, Ill.-based Idex. Yates, 44, most recently served as the company's controller. Before joining Idex in 2005, he worked at KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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