Financial Executives: Keeping Track

CIT Group, the New York City-based lender to small- and midsize businesses, named Scott Parker CFO and executive vice president. CIT, which went through bankruptcy proceedings in 2009, announced late last year that its previous CFO, Joseph Leone, would retire as of April. Parker, 43, most recently was CFO and chief operating officer of Cerberus Operations and Advisory Co., a unit of hedge fund Cerberus Capital Management. Earlier in his career, he spent 17 years at General Electric, where his last position was CFO for GE Capital Solutions. CIT also appointed Carol Hayles corporate controller and senior vice president. Hayles, 49, joins CIT from Citigroup, where she worked for 24 years, most recently serving as deputy controller. Previously, Hayles was CFO of Citi's e-business, of its global relationship bank and of Citibank Canada.

Harsco, a Harrisburg, Pa., industrial services company with $2.9 billion of 2009 revenue, says its CFO and senior vice president, Stephen Schnoor, will take on the additional title of treasurer. Schnoor, 56, has been Harsco's CFO since 2008.

Thomas Miklich has been appointed CFO and vice president of Ferro Corp., a $1.7 billion provider of manufacturing materials such as glass colors and coatings and specialty plastics. He succeeds Sallie Bailey, who is leaving the Cleveland-based company. Miklich, 63, most recently was a director for Noranda Aluminum and Quality Distribution. He served as CFO of Titan Technology Partners from 2005 to 2007 and was CFO of OM Group from 2002 to 2004.

Actuant, a $1.2 billion industrial company in Milwaukee, named Matthew Pauli corporate controller and principal accounting officer. He succeeds Chadwick DeLuka, who is taking a finance role in the company's energy unit. Pauli, 32, joined the company in 2008 as assistant corporate controller. Earlier, he spent eight years in public accounting.

Ciena Corp., a Linthicum, Md.-based maker of optical network equipment with $652.6 million of 2009 revenue, has named Elizabeth Dolce treasurer. Dolce, 41, is joining Ciena from Black & Decker, where she served as assistant treasurer and risk manager. Before joining Black & Decker in 2005, Dolce was assistant treasurer at Cablevision and worked in treasury at General Motors.

Edwin Johnson was named CFO and senior vice president of Casella Waste Systems, a $522.3 million solid waste and recycling company in Rutland, Vermont. He succeeds John Quinn, who left the company last September to become CFO of LKQ Corp. Casella's controller, Paul Massaro, had filled in as principal financial officer since September. Johnson, 53, is joining Casella from Waste Services, where he had served as CFO, chief accounting officer and executive vice president since 2007. From 2004 to 2007, he was CFO of Expert Real Estate Services.

Eileen Kamerick was named CFO and managing director of Houlihan Lokey, a Los Angeles-based investment bank. Kamerick most recently was CFO and chief legal officer at TectaAmerica. Earlier, she was CFO and chief administrative officer for Heidrick & Struggles and treasurer at Amoco.

Kimco Realty, a $786.9 million real estate investment trust in New Hyde Park, N.Y., promoted Glenn Cohen to CFO and executive vice president. He replaces Michael Pappagallo, Kimco's CFO since 1997, who was appointed chief operating officer in April. Cohen, 46, joined Kimco in 1995 as director of accounting and taxation. He was named treasurer in 1997 and has served as chief accounting officer since 2009. Earlier, he was CFO and chief operating officer for U.S. Balloon Manufacturing, CFO at Emco Sales and Service, and an auditor at Coopers & Lybrand.


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