MetLife Names Spehar Head of Investor Relations

NII Holdings Hires Figuereo as CFO; U.S. Silica names Merril CFO

MetLife, the New York City-based provider of insurance, annuities and benefit programs with $70 billion in 2011 revenue, appointed Edward Spehar head of investor relations. He replaces John McCallion, who is becoming CFO for MetLife’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Spehar, 47, previously was a sell-side equity research analyst covering publicly traded insurers at Bank of America Merrill Lynch for 19 years. Earlier, he held similar positions at Lehman Brothers and Ameritrust.

Juan Figuereo of NII HoldingsNII Holdings, the $6.7 billion provider of mobile communications services in Latin America, named Juan Figuereo CFO and executive vice president. He succeeds Gokul Hemmady, who was named COO of the Reston, Va.-based company. Figuereo, 54, pictured at right, previously was CFO and executive vice president at Newell Rubbermaid. Earlier, he served as CFO at Cott Corp. and vice president of mergers and acquisitions at Wal-Mart International. Figuereo also spent 15 years in finance and management positions at PepsiCo. 

U.S. Silica Holdings, a $295 million producer of commercial silica that is based in Frederick, Md., appointed Donald Merril CFO and vice president of finance. He succeeds William White, who will retire. Merril, 48, was CFO and senior vice president at Myers Industries from 2006 to 2012 and earlier served as CFO and vice president for the Rubbermaid home products division at Newell Rubbermaid.

Enphase Energy, a $149 million provider of microinverter systems for solar systems, named Kris Sennesael CFO. He succeeds Sanjeev Kumar, who left the Petaluma, Calif.-based company to pursue other interests. Sennesael, 43, recently served as CFO at Standard Microsystems. Earlier, he was CFO at Alcatel and Alcatel Microelectronic and vice president of finance at ON Semiconductor and AMI Semiconductor.

Appliance Recycling Centers of America, a $126 million provider of environmentally friendly appliance recycling programs for utility companies, promoted Jeffery Cammerrer to CFO. He succeeds Peter Hausback, who left the Minneapolis-based company last year. Cammerrer, 42, has been Appliance Recycling Center’s vice president of accounting and finance since March, after serving as its corporate controller since 2008. Prior to ARCA, Cammerrer was director of finance at Milestone AV Technologies and worked in accounting management at Eschelon Telecom.

Peter Rendall of KVH IndustriesKVH Industries, a $112 million provider of global satellite communications and guidance and stabilization solutions in Middletown, R.I., named Peter Rendall CFO. He replaces Patrick Spratt, who is retiring, but will remain with the company as a consultant. Rendall, 47, pictured at left, previously was CFO at JobSmart Partners and CFO and CEO at Top Layer Security. Earlier, he was CFO at Elcom International and vice president of finance and operations at Logica. He started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Allied Motion Technologies, a $110 million manufacturer of motor and servo motion products in Englewood, Calif., appointed Robert Maida CFO. He succeeds Richard Smith, who is retiring. Maida previously was director of finance at Avox Systems, a subsidiary of Zodiac Aerospace. Earlier he spent 10 years at API Motion/Danaher Motion, a subsidiary of Danaher Corporation, where he progressed to the role of director of finance for its Applied Products Group. Before Danaher, he was vice president of finance at Great Lakes Industries and director of finance at BRC, a division of Bryce Corp.



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