Financial Executives: Keeping Track

Lazard, the investment bank and asset management firm with $1.6 billion in 2008 revenues, said Matthieu Bucaille will become its CFO in April 2011. He succeeds Michael Castellano, who is retiring in March 2011. Bucaille, 50, most recently deputy CEO of Lazard Fr?res Banque in Paris, will transfer to New York to prepare for his new position. He joined Lazard in 1989 and was made partner in 1998.

Ellen Rizzo was named CFO for the property and casualty business of Hanover Insurance Group, a $2.8 billion insurer in Worcester, Mass. She succeeds Joseph Freitas, who was named vice president of growth state management. Rizzo, 53, is joining Hanover from Travelers Cos., where she had served as CFO and senior vice president of business insurance since 1999.

Clarcor, a $907 million maker of filtration products, appointed David Fallon CFO. He succeeds Bruce Klein, who is retiring in June. Fallon, 40, has served as Franklin, Tenn.-based Clarcor's vice president of finance for the last year. Earlier, he was CFO at Noble International.

Diane Morefield was named CFO and executive vice president of Strategic Hotels & Resorts, a Chicago-based real estate investment trust with $723 million of 2008 revenue. She succeeds James Mead, who is leaving the company. Morefield, 51, most recently was a senior consultant at CTS Holdings. She served as CFO of Equity International from 2007 through June 2009, and earlier was CFO of Joseph Freed & Associates.

Real Mex Restaurants, a $553 million company that operates Mexican restaurant chains including El Torito and Chevys Fresh Mex, named Richard Dutkiewicz CFO and executive vice president. His predecessor, Steve Tanner, left Cypress, Calif.-based Real Mex in February. Dutkiewicz, 54, is joining the company from Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, where he had been CFO since 2003. Earlier, Dutkiewicz was CFO for Vari-L, an electronics manufacturer, and Coleman Natural Products.

Jeff Bairstow has been named CFO of Journal Register Co., a $463 million media company in Yardley, Pa. He succeeds John Strek of financial advisory firm Conway Del Grenio Gries & Co., who had served as the company's acting CFO since November 2008. Bairstow, 51, previously was CFO of Synarc and president of its global imaging division. Earlier, he served as CFO of Dendrite and COO at RelayHealth.

Hutchinson Technology, a $408 million supplier of disk drive suspension assemblies in Hutchinson, Minn., named Steve Polacek CFO and senior vice president. He replaces John Ingleman, who will become senior vice president of administration. Polacek, 50, most recently was CFO, chief administrative officer and senior vice president at Opus Corp. Earlier, he worked at Deloitte & Touche and at Arthur Andersen.


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