Financial Executives: Keeping Track

Jack McGinnis; Ken Hannah; Gavin Hattersley; Vance Johnston; Dan Spiegelman; Gery Richards

HSBC North America Holdings, the New York City-based bank holding company with $23.6 billion in 2011 revenue and assets of $331 billion, appointed Jack McGinnis CFO. He replaces Edgar Ancona, who will retire. In addition to serving as finance chief for HSBC North America, McGinnis will retain his current position as CFO for HBSC USA, which he has held for the past two years. Earlier, he was chief accounting officer and controller of HSBC-North America and a partner for 16 years at Ernst & Young in the United States and Canada.

J.C. Penney, the $17.2 billion retailer, named Ken Hannah CFO. He succeeds interim CFO Mike Kramer, who will continue as COO of the Plano, Texas-based company. Hannah, 43, most recently was CFO and president of solar energy at MEMC Electronic Materials. Previously, he served as senior vice president of finance at Home Depot, vice president of corporate audit staff and vice president of financial planning and analysis at Boeing, and worked in finance at General Electric and McDonnell Douglas.

Molson Coors Brewing, the $3.5 billion Denver, Colo.-based beer maker, appointed Gavin Hattersley global CFO to replace Stewart Glendinning, who was named CEO of the company’s Ireland and U.K. business. Hattersley, 49, most recently was CFO and executive vice president at MillerCoors, a joint venture between Molson Coors and SABMiller. Previously, Hattersley was senior vice president of finance at MillerCoors, CFO for SAB and worked for 10 years at Barloworld Ltd.

Furniture Brands International, a $1.1 billion manufacturer and retailer of home furnishings, named Vance Johnston CFO and senior vice president. He succeeds Steven Rolls, who resigned. Johnston, 42, most recently served as senior vice president of growth and transformation for the St. Louis-based company. Prior to joining Furniture Brands in 2010, he was CFO at Miami Jewish Health Systems and worked in corporate strategy positions at Burger King, OfficeMax and Royal Caribbean Cruises.

BioMarin Pharmaceutical, a $446 million pharmaceutical development company, appointed Dan Spiegelman CFO and executive vice president. He replaces Jeffrey Cooper, who will move into an advisory role before leaving the Novato, Calif., company at yearend. Spiegelman, 53, most recently was a strategic financial management consultant for several life science companies in both the public and private sector. Spiegelman was CFO and executive vice president of CV Therapeutics from 1998 to 2009 and earlier served as treasurer at Genentech.

Ramtron International, a $66 million semiconductor company, named Gery Richards CFO. He succeeds Mark Kent, who resigned to pursue other interests. Richards, 60, served as the Colorado Springs, Colo., company’s interim CFO since Kent’s resignation in October and was controller since 2008. Previously, Richards was vice president of finance for Facilitek Office Systems and Photo Stencil Corp., a cost accountant at Apple, controller for United Technologies and a financial analyst for Digital Equipment.






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