Financial Executives: Keeping Track

Robert Mandos; Hai Tran; Andrew Szafran; Brian Taylor; Steven Mills; Mark Patten

Ametek, a $2.9 billion Berwyn, Pa.-based electric motor company, named Robert Mandos CFO and executive vice president. He succeeds John Molinelli, who is retiring. Mandos, 53, has been comptroller and senior vice president of Ametek since 2004 and was named vice president in 1998. Since joining the company in 1981, he has also served as cost accounting manager, divisional controller, corporate liaison controller and divisional vice president of finance.

BioScrip, a $1.8 billion pharmacy and home health service company, named Hai Tran CFO and treasurer. He succeeds Mary Jane Graves, interim CFO and treasurer for the Elmsford, N.Y., company since January 2011. Tran, 43, most recently was CFO and international vice president of Harris Corp.’s Harris Healthcare Solutions. He has also served as CFO of Catalyst Health Solutions, treasurer and vice president of Hanger Orthopedic Group and senior vice president of strategic development and emerging solutions at Cadmus Communications.

Tellabs, a $1.2 billion Naperville, Ind.-based telecommunications company, named Andrew Szafran CFO and executive vice president. He succeeds Timothy Wiggins, who left in December to become CFO at education provider DeVry. Szafran, 45, joins Tellabs from APAC Customer Services, where he was CFO and senior vice president since 2008. Earlier, he was CFO at Communications Supply Corp. and senior vice president of finance for Alliant Foodservice. Szafran began his career at Chemical Banking Corp., a predecessor of JP Morgan Chase.

Conn’s, a $792 million Houston-based appliance retailer serving Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma, named Brian Taylor CFO. He succeeds Michael Poppe, who was promoted to COO. Taylor, 49, most recently was finance integration manager at Schlumberger Limited. Earlier, he was controller and corporate vice president at Smith International and controller and director of corporate accounting for Camco International. Taylor began his career Arthur Andersen, where he spent 10 years.

Amyris, a $146 million Emeryville, Calif.-based alternative fuels company, named Steven Mills CFO. He succeeds Jeryl Hilleman, who is leaving the company. Mills, 56, most recently was senior executive vice president of performance and growth at Archer Daniels Midland, where he worked for three decades before retiring in February. Mills was CFO of ADM from 2008 to 2010, after holding a variety of senior accounting and treasury roles since joining the company in 1979.

Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co., a $15 million Daytona Beach, Fla., real estate company, named Mark Patten CFO and senior vice president. He succeeds Bruce Teeters, who will continue as senior vice president of real estate operations. Patten most recently was CFO and executive vice president of alternative energy solutions company SolarBlue LLC. Previously, he was CFO at Legacy Healthcare Properties Trust and Simply Self Storage, as well as chief accounting officer at CNL Hotels & Resorts.



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