Sysco, the $39.2 billion Houston-based foodservice supplier, appointed Ajoy Karna senior vice president of finance, which is a new position for the company. Karna worked in finance at PepsiCo and its subsidiary Frito Lay for the past 11 years in positions including senior vice president of finance at Frito Lay and senior vice president of mergers and acquisitions and PepsiCo. Earlier, he worked at Quaker Oats before its merger with PepsiCo in 2001.
Northrop Grumman, the $26 billion Falls Church, Va.-based defense contractor, named Prabu Natarajan treasurer and corporate vice president. He succeeds Mark Caylor, who was appointed corporate vice president and president of enterprise shared services at the company. Natarajan has served as vice president of tax since joining Northrop Grumman in 2011 and will retain his tax responsibilities as treasurer. Prior to joining Northrop, he worked for 10 years at AES Corp, and earlier was a senior manager for PricewaterhouseCoopers’ global tax optimization planning team.