Financial Executives: Keeping Track

François Thibault; Peter Oleksiak; Dan Brudzynski; John Hertz; Bill Thompson; W. Scott Emerick; Michael Bauer; Shaji Procida

Metro, an $11 billion grocery and drugstore chain headquartered in Montreal, named François Thibault CFO and senior vice president. He replaces Richard Dufresne, who left in February to become CFO of George Weston. Thibault previously was vice president of finance at Bombardier Aerospace.

DTE Energy, the $8.8 billion Detroit utility, named Peter Oleksiak senior vice president of finance, which is a new position for the company, and appointed Dan Brudzynski treasurer and vice president. Oleksiak, 46, has been DTE Energy’s controller since 2005. He joined the company in 1998 after working in finance at Metaldyne and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Brudzynski, currently vice president of regulatory affairs, succeeds Nick Khouri as treasurer, and Khouri will take Brudzynski’s role as vice president of regulatory affairs.

Clearwater Paper Corp., a $1.9 billion Spokane, Wash., manufacturer of tissue and paper products, named John Hertz CFO and senior vice president of finance effective. He replaces interim CFO Johnathan Hunter, who remains controller and vice president. Hertz, 45, joins from Novellus Systems, a semiconductor manufacturing equipment supplier, where he was CFO and vice president. He has also worked at Intel and KPMG.

Bridgestone Americas, a $1.2 billion Nashville, Tenn., tire company, appointed Bill Thompson corporate controller. He succeeds Tim Walsh, who was named chief information officer. Thompson most recently served as west zone manager for Bridgestone Commercial Solutions. Since joining Bridgestone in 1996, he has served in many finance roles, including controller of the tire division.

Park-Ohio Holdings Corp., a $966 million Cleveland manufacturing company, named W. Scott Emerick CFO and vice president. He succeeds Jeffrey Rutherford, who left in April to become CFO at Ferro Corp. Emerick, 48, joins Park-Ohio from Lubrizol Corp., where he was corporate controller.

Global Telecom & Technology, a $91 million McLean, Va., global network operator, named Michael Bauer CFO. He succeeds Eric Swank, who left in December to become CFO of NextNav, a location technology company. Bauer has been with GTT for four years and most recently served as chief accounting officer and vice president of finance. He began his career at Arthur Andersen.

Eisai Inc., the $62 million U.S. subsidiary of Eisai Co., a $9.2 billion Tokyo pharmaceutical company, named Shaji Procida CFO and vice president. She succeeds Junichi Asatani, who was promoted to head of corporate internal audit of Eisai Co. Procida, 41, who joined the company in 1998, most recently served as Eisai Inc.’s vice president of finance.



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