Financial Executives: Keeping Track


Frontier Communications,
a $3.8 billion telecommunications company in Stamford, Conn., appointed Susana D'Emic controller, chief accounting officer and senior vice president. She replaces Robert Larson, who is stepping down. D'Emic, 47, was controller of Reader's Digest Association since 2007 and before that served as its North American controller from 2003 to 2007. Prior to joining Reader's Digest in 1998, she was a manager of corporate planning and analysis at Kraft and worked at Colgate-Palmolive.

Huntington Bancshares, a regional banking company in Columbus, Ohio with $2.7 billion in 2010 revenue, named Dennis Raab CFO of one of its units, Huntington Insurance. Raab, 53, mostly recently was CFO of Insurance.com, and before that spent more than 20 years at General Electric, where he worked in the insurance holdings and consumer financial services units. He was also formerly CFO at Allianz Global Risks US Insurance in Chicago.

Silicon Laboratories, the Austin, Texas-based circuit maker with $493 million in 2010 revenue, named Paul Walsh Jr. CFO. He succeeds Bill Bock, who is leaving the company at year-end. Walsh, 46, most recent was the company's chief accounting officer, and earlier served as controller and director of finance for worldwide operations. Before joining Silicon Laboratories, Walsh was site controller at PerkinElmer and worked at Analog Devices and Teradyne.

GSI Group, a $384 million manufacturer of laser beams and related equipment in Bedford, Mass., named Robert Buckley CFO. He replaces Glenn Davis, who served as interim principal financial officer since April 2010. Buckley, 36, joins GSI from PerkinElmer, where he spent 10 years, most recently as CFO of its environmental health business. He was CFO of PerkinElmer's Asian operations from 2005 to 2008 and worked in financial director roles at the company from 2001 to 2005. Prior to joining PerkinElmer, he worked at Honeywell and Georgeson.

First Niagara Financial Group, a Buffalo, N.Y.-based holding company for First Niagara Bank, which had $21 billion in assets and $187 million in noninterest income in 2010, appointed Gregory Norwood CFO. He succeeds Michael Harrington, who was named chief investment officer and treasurer. Norwood, 54, was president and chief risk officer of Utah-based Ally Bank for the past two years. Earlier, he spent four years at Wachovia, including a stint as treasurer, and served as corporate controller for Bank of America from 2001 to 2005. Norwood began his career at KPMG.

Radiant Logistics, a domestic and international freight forwarding and logistics services company in Bellevue, Wash., promoted Todd Macomber to CFO. He replaces Bohn Crain, who continues as the company's chairman and CEO. Macomber, 50, was the company's chief accounting officer since 2009 and earlier served as controller. Before joining Radiant in 2007, Macomber worked at Biotrace International, an industrial microbiology company, where his last position was CFO. Radiant Logistics had $147 million in 2010 revenue.

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