Financial Executives: Keeping Track

Thomas Powell; Patrick Unzicker; Michael Dinkins; Brady Burt; Steven Jones; Thomas Hoyer

Teleflex, a $1.5 billion provider of specialty medical devices, named Thomas Powell CFO and senior vice president. The company fired his predecessor, Richard Meier, earlier this month. Powell, 50, joined Teleflex earlier this year as senior vice president of global finance. He was CFO of TomoTherapy until it was sold to Accuray last year and previously served as CFO at Textura Corp. and Midway Games, where he was also treasurer. Powell also worked at Dade Behring, PepsiCo, Bain & Co., Tenneco Corp. and Arthur Andersen.

DeVry, the $2.1 billion education company, named Patrick Unzicker chief accounting officer and vice president of finance, both new positions. Unzicker, 41, joined the Downers Grove, Ill., company as controller in 2006 and added the title of vice president in 2008. Previously, he was controller and vice president for Whitehall Jewelers. Unzicker started his career at Price Waterhouse. 

Greatbatch, a $569 million Clarence, N.Y., maker of batteries for implantable medical devices, named Michael Dinkins CFO and senior vice president. He succeeds Tom Mazza, who was named principal accounting officer, corporate controller and vice president. Dinkins, 57, most recently was CFO and executive vice president at insurance and risk management intermediary USI Holdings Corp. and a Greatbatch board member. Earlier, he was CFO and executive vice president at Hilb Rogal & Hobbs and a vice president at Guidant Corp.

Park National Corp., a $427 million holding company that owns Park National Bank with $7 billion in assets, appointed Brady Burt CFO. He will replace John Kozak, who is retiring because of health issues. Burt, 39, has been the Newark, Ohio, company’s chief accounting officer since he joined the company in 2007. Previously, he was CFO and executive vice president at Vail Banks, where he earlier worked in the internal audit department, and spent seven years at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Allied Nevada Gold Corp., a $152 million Reno-based gold and silver mining company, named Steven Jones CFO and executive vice president. He succeeds Hal Kirby, who is taking an extended leave of absence for personal reasons. Jones, 53, joins Allied Nevada from EPM Mining Ventures, where he was CFO, president and director. Earlier, Jones was CFO and senior vice president at Katanga Mining and worked at Riverway Petroleum Partners, El Paso Corp. and Freeport-McMoRan. 

The St. Joe Co., a $145 million real estate developer and manager, appointed Thomas Hoyer CFO. He replaces Janna Connolly, who resigned to pursue other opportunities. Hoyer, 49, has been CFO, treasurer and senior vice president of since 2008. Earlier, he was CFO at GlobEquip, NationsRent and Digital Angel. In additional, Hoyer was vice president of corporate finance at MWH Global and spent 15 years in finance at Fluor Corp.




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