Financial Executives: Keeping Track

Wendy Taylor
has been named vice president of internal audit at Goodrich Corp., a $6.6 billion provider of aerospace and defense systems and services in Charlotte, N.C. She replaces Bill Stiehl, who was named controller of the aftermarket business of Goodrich Aerostructures. Taylor joins the company from Deloitte & Touche, where she spent 22 years and most recently served as a partner in advisory services.

Trinity Industries, a $2.5 billion company that makes and leases railcars, named Gail Peck treasurer. She succeeds James Perry, who was promoted to CFO and vice president. Peck, 42, is joining Dallas-based Trinity from Centex, where she had been treasurer since 2004. Earlier, she was Centex's managing director of corporate finance and worked at American Airlines in positions including director of investor relations.

Crane Co., a $2.2 billion manufacturer of industrial products in Stamford, Conn., has divided the responsibilities of its departing CFO between its treasurer and controller, who will jointly manage its finance department going forward. Richard Maue, 40, Crane's controller and vice president, will take on additional responsibilities regarding taxes and environmental matters, while Andrew Krawitt, 44, the company's treasurer and vice president, takes on additional responsibilities regarding investor relations and internal audit. Krawitt has been designated Crane's principal financial officer, and Maue will continue to serve as its principal accounting officer. Timothy MacCarrick, the company's CFO since 2008, is leaving to pursue another opportunity.

Anne Waleski was named CFO of Markel, a $2 billion specialty insurer in Richmond, Va. She replaces Richard Whitt III, who was named president and co-chief operating officer. Waleski, 43, has served as Markel's treasurer since 2003. Nora Crouch, 50, Markel's controller since 2003, was named chief accounting officer.

KB Home, the $1.8 billion homebuilder, named Jeff Kaminski CFO and executive vice president, effective June 7. His predecessor, Raymond Silcock, left the company last December after serving as CFO for just a few months. Kaminski, 48, joins the Los Angeles-based company from Federal-Mogul, where he most recently served as CFO and senior vice president. He worked at Federal-Mogul for more than 20 years in positions including senior vice president of global purchasing and international controller for the aftermarket group.

Eric Slusser has been appointed CFO, treasurer and executive vice president of Gentiva Health Services, a $1.1 billion provider of home health and hospice services in Atlanta. He replaces John Potapchuk, who will remain with the company as special adviser to the CFO. Slusser, 50, joined Gentiva as senior vice president of finance in October. He had been CFO of Centene from 2007 to 2009 and earlier served as controller and chief accounting officer at both Cardinal Health and MCI.

Hercules Offshore, a $742 million offshore drilling company in Houston, named Stephen Butz CFO, treasurer and senior vice president and appointed Troy Carson chief accounting officer. Butz succeeds Lisa Rodriguez, the CFO since 2007, who will remain with the company as vice president of human resources. Butz, 38, most recently served as Hercules' treasurer and vice president of finance. Before joining the company in 2005 as director of corporate development, he was an equity research analyst at Deutsche Bank and Jefferies & Co. Carson, 34, was assistant corporate controller at Weatherford International before joining Hercules in 2007.

David Obstler, the CFO of RiskMetrics, will become the CFO of $442.9 million MSCI, a New York City-based manager of investment indexes, once that company completes its acquisition of RiskMetrics. He succeeds Mike Neborak, who is leaving MSCI. Obstler, 50, has been RiskMetrics' CFO since 2005. From 2000 to 2004, he was CFO at Pinnacor, and earlier he worked as an investment banker at J.P. Morgan, Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs.

Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, the $408 million operator of Einstein Bros. Bagels and other food chains, named Emanuel Hilario as CFO. He succeeds Rick Dutkiewicz, who left in March to become CFO of Real Mex Restaurants. Hilario, 42, most recently was managing director of Koios Path, a consulting company. From 2004 to 2009, he was CFO of McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants, and from 2000 to 2004, he was CFO and vice president of Angelo and Maxie's. He began his career at McDonald's.


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