Financial Executives: Keeping Track

William Quigley III; Russell Gordon; Brian Kocher; Jeff Kip; John Vandemore; Eric Brown

Dana Holding Corp., a $7.6 billion Maumee, Ohio, manufacturer of motor vehicle parts, named William Quigley III CFO and executive vice president. He succeeds James Yost, who is leaving the company in May. Quigley, 50, spent three years as CFO and executive vice president at Visteon. Earlier, he spent 10 years at Federal-Mogul Corp. in various roles, including corporate controller. Quigley also worked at Nissan Research & Development and Deloitte & Touche.

RPM International, a $3.4 billion holding company whose products include Rust-Oleum and DAP, appointed Russell Gordon CFO and vice president. He replaces Robert Matejka, who is retiring. Gordon, 46, has been the Medina, Ohio-based company’s vice president of corporate planning since 2007. Prior to joining RPM in 1995 as director of corporate development, he worked in finance in the specialty chemicals division at Goodrich Corp. and was an industrial engineer at VLSI Technology.

Chiquita Brands International, the $3.1 billion Cincinnati, Ohio-based fruit company, named Brian Kocher CFO and senior vice president. He succeeds Michael Sims, who resigned to become CFO at AdvancePierre Foods. Kocher, 42, most recently was Chiquita’s president of Europe and the Middle East and previously served as its controller, chief accounting officer and president for North America. Earlier, he worked in finance positions at Hill-Rom, GE Capital, Conxus Communications, USA Mobile Communications and Price Waterhouse.

IAC, the $2 billion Internet business, appointed Jeff Kip CFO and executive vice president. He replaces Thomas McInerney, who announced plans to leave the New York City-based company last year. Kip, 44, was CFO and executive vice president at Panera Bread since 2006, and earlier served as the company’s vice president of finance and planning and vice president of corporate development. Previously, he worked in investment banking as a director at UBS and an associate at Goldman Sachs.

International Game Technology, a $1.9 billion gaming machines and systems products company, named John Vandemore CFO and treasurer. He succeeds Pat Cavanaugh, who left the company last month. Vandemore, 38, joins the Las Vegas-based company from Walt Disney Co., where he was most recently CFO of its Walt Disney Imagineering division. Prior to Disney, Vandemore worked at AlixPartners, Goldman Sachs and PricewaterhouseCoopers.


Polycom, a $1.5 billion Pleasanton, Calif., maker of video conferencing systems, appointed Eric Brown CFO, COO and executive vice president. He replaces Mike Kourey, who will retire. Brown, 46, joins Polycom from video game publisher Electronic Arts, where he most recently served as CFO and executive vice president and was instrumental in streamlining the company’s portfolio. Earlier, Brown was CFO and COO at network security company McAfee, CFO and president of business intelligence at software company MicroStrategy and CFO and co-founder of DataStage.


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