Financial Executives: Keeping Track

Gregory Geswein,
CFO of Libbey, a $750 million maker of glass tableware in Toledo, Ohio, was named to the new position of vice president of strategic planning and business development. The move follows the Securities and Exchange Commission's announcement that it is likely to bring a civil enforcement action against Geswein related to accounting matters at Diebold, where he was CFO from 2000 to 2005. Richard Reynolds, 63, succeeds Geswein as Libbey's CFO and executive vice president. Reynolds, chief operating officer at the company since 1995, had served as its CFO from 1993 to 1995.

Dean Foods, the $11.2 billion producer of dairy products, hired Shaun Mara as chief accounting officer and senior vice president. He succeeds Ron McCrummen, who is leaving the Dallas-based company to pursue other interests. Mara, 45, most recently was senior vice president of finance at Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. Before Mars acquired Wrigley, Mara also served as Wrigley's corporate controller and chief accounting officer. Earlier, he worked at Gillette, Staples and KPMG.

David Bauer was named treasurer and principal financial officer of National Fuel Gas, a $2 billion energy company in Williamsville, N.Y. He succeeds Ronald Tanski, who was promoted to president and chief operating officer. Bauer, 41, was named assistant treasurer of the company's utility, National Fuel Gas Distribution, in 2004, and has served as treasurer of two other units, National Fuel Gas Supply and Empire Pipeline, since 2007. He joined National Fuel as general manager of financial reporting in 2001 from Price Waterhouse, where he had worked for 10 years.

Georgia Gulf, a $1.9 billion Atlanta-based chemical manufacturer, appointed Tom Donahue to corporate treasurer, which is a new position for the company, and vice president. Donahue has consulted for Georgia Gulf on refinancing activities and treasury duties for two years. Earlier, he was president of Mobility Products Unlimited, treasurer of Sensormatic Electronics, and worked at Citibank and AT&T.

Oona McCullough was appointed director of investor relations at Urban Outfitters, a $1.9 billion retail chain. She succeeds John Kyees, who is retiring from the Philadelphia-based company. McCullough most recently worked at Blackrock, where she was an equity analyst focusing on specialty retail. Earlier, she was vice president of equity research at Boston Partners Asset Management.

Atlas Air Worldwide, a $1 billion air cargo company in Purchase, N.Y., named Spencer Schwartz CFO and senior vice president. He replaces Jason Grant, who is leaving to join another company. Schwartz joined Atlas Air in 2008 as controller and vice president after a 12-year stint at MasterCard, where his positions included global head of risk management and corporate controller and chief accounting officer. Earlier, he worked at Price Waterhouse.

Greg Lubushkin was named CFO of BioMed Realty Trust, a $361 million real estate investment trust that focuses on facilities for the life science industry. He succeeds Kent Griffin, who continues to serve as BioMed's president and chief operating officer. Lubushkin, 57, has served as chief accounting officer and vice president since joining the San Diego-based company in 2007. He was chief accounting officer at ECC Capital from 2004 to 2007 and earlier served as an audit partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers.


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