Financial Executives: Keeping Track

Wan Ling Martello; Moray Dewhurst; Charles Mazur; Bryan Kimzey; Mark Okerstrom; Charles Williams

Nestlé, the $116 billion food and beverage company, named Wan Ling Martello CFO. She succeeds Jim Singhe, who will retire in the spring. Martello, 53, has been executive vice president of global e-commerce for Wal-Mart for the past six years. From 1998 to 2005, she worked at NCH Marketing Services, where she was CFO, chief operating officer and then president of its U.S. business. Earlier, Martello was corporate controller for Borden Foods and held finance and business administration positions at Kraft Foods.

NextEra Energy, the $15.3 billion clean energy company, appointed Moray Dewhurst CFO and vice chairman. He replaces Armando Pimentel, who is now president and CEO of NextEra Energy Resources, a subsidiary. Dewhurst, 56, most recently was vice chairman and chief of staff for the Juno Beach, Fla.-based company. From 2001 to 2008, he served as CFO and vice president of finance for NextEra, as well as CFO of Florida Power & Light Co., a subsidiary.

Visteon Corp., a Van Buren Township, Mich.-based automotive supplier with $7.5 billion in 2010 revenue, named Charles Mazur vice president of investor relations. Michael Lewis, who previously handled the investor relations responsibilities, continues to serve as Visteon's treasurer. Mazur, 42, was most recently vice president of investor relations and corporate communications at International Automotive Components.

Calpine Corp., a $6.5 billion power company in Houston, appointed Bryan Kimzey vice president of investor relations. He replaces Andre Walker, who was named vice president of asset management earlier this year. Kimzey, 38, joins Calpine from Progress Energy, where he spent seven years in treasury, strategic planning and investor relations positions. Earlier, he was a vice president in investment banking at Credit Suisse First Boston in New York and an energy marketing auditor for Arthur Andersen in Houston.

Expedia, the Bellevue, Wash.-based online travel company with $3.3 billion in 2010 revenue, has picked Mark Okerstrom as CFO. He succeeds Michael Adler, who is leaving the company after six years as CFO. Okerstrom, 38, joined Expedia in 2006 and most recently was senior vice president of corporate development. Prior to joining Expedia, he worked at strategy consultancy Bain & Co. in Boston and San Francisco, as well as London-based law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Quintiles, a $3 billion biopharmaceutical services company in Research Triangle Park, N.C., named Charles Williams controller. He succeeds Randy Dickerson, who left the company. Williams, 55, joins Quintiles from medical manufacturer Teleflex, where he most recently served as corporate controller and chief accounting officer. Previously, he held senior finance positions with Carrier Corp. and Uniroyal Chemical Co.

 

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