From the November 2011 issue of Treasury & Risk magazine

Executives on the Move

James Davlin; K.R. Kent; Christine Komola; Teresa Madden; Stephen Robb; Richard Moss

General Motors, the $135.6 billion automaker, named James Davlin treasurer and vice president of finance. He succeeds Dan Ammann, who was appointed CFO in April. Davlin, 47, joins GM from Deere & Co., where he most recently served as vice president of corporate strategy and business development. He joined Deere in 2007 as treasurer and vice president. Earlier, Davlin spent 10 years at Eli Lilly in positions including controller, assistant treasurer of global treasury and assistant treasurer of investor relations.

Ford Motor Co., the Dearborn, Mich.-based auto manufacturer with $128.9 billion in 2010 revenue, named K.R. Kent controller for the Americas. He replaces David Schoch, who was named chairman and CEO of Ford Motor China. Kent, 48, most recently was Ford’s executive director of investor relations. Since joining the company in 1987,  he has served as vice chairman and CFO for Ford Motor Credit, controller for product development for Ford in Europe and managing director of corporate planning in Japan for Mazda.

Staples, the $24.5 billion office products company in Framingham, Mass., named Christine Komola CFO. She succeeds John Mahoney, who will continue as vice chairman. Komola, 44, most recently served as corporate controller and senior vice president. Since joining the company in 1997, she has served as vice president of planning and control, CFO of Staples.com and general merchandise manager of furniture and wholesaler. Prior to joining Staples, Komola was an audit manager at Ernst & Young.

Xcel Energy, a Minneapolis-based electricity distributor with $10.3 billion in 2010 revenue, named Teresa Madden CFO and senior vice president. She replaces David Sparby, who was appointed group president and senior vice president. Madden, 55, joined a predecessor company, Public Service Co. of Colorado, in 1979. She most recently was Xcel’s controller and vice president. Earlier, she served as vice president of finance for customer and field operations at Xcel and corporate controller at New Century Energies.

Clorox Co., the Oakland, Calif.-based consumer products company with 2010 revenue of $5.2 billion, named Stephen Robb CFO. He succeeds Dan Heinrich, the CFO since 2003, who is retiring. Robb, 47, joined Clorox in 1989 and most recently served as vice president of global finance. Earlier, he was director of finance and accounting for product supply and the Glad business unit and vice president for finance and accounting in the household segment. Robb was named vice president of financial planning and analysis in 2004.

HanesBrands, the $4.3 billion apparel manufacturer in Winston-Salem, N.C., named Richard Moss CFO. He succeeds interim CFO, controller and chief accounting officer Dale Boyles, who was named to the new position of operating CFO. Moss, 53, has been treasurer at HanesBrands since 2006. Earlier, he was CFO and vice president at Chattem, a manufacturer of healthcare products. He has also worked in finance and marketing positions at Sealy Mattress, Ansaldo Signal, Union Switch & Signal and GM’s Saturn Corp.

 

 

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