Verizon Names Stefanski SVP of Investor Relations

New CFOs at Avnet, PACCAR, Dole and ScanSource

Verizon Communications, the $110 billion communications services provider, appointed Mike Stefanski senior vice president of investor relations. He succeeds John Doherty, who will head Verizon’s strategic mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures division. Stefanski, pictured at right, most recently was treasurer and senior vice president for the New York-based company and previously served as CFO of Verizon’s consumer and mass business and global wholesale unit. Earlier he was controller and vice president at Verizon Wireless. Stefanski joined Bell Atlantic, a predecessor to Verizon, in 1990 after working at Ernst & Young.

PACCAR, a $15 billion commercial truck manufacturer in Bellevue, Wash., named Robert Christensen CFO and executive vice president. The company’s president, Ronald Armstrong, had been serving as principal financial officer. Christensen, 56, joined PACCAR in 1983 and most recently was executive vice president.  Previously he worked in management positions at PACCAR Parts, Kenworth and Peterbilt.

Avnet, a $26 billion Phoenix-based technology distributor, appointed Kevin Moriarty CFO. He succeeds Ray Sadowski, who is retiring after 20 years with the company. Moriarty, pictured at left, joins Avnet from Honeywell International, where he most recently was CFO of its $12 billion aerospace business.  Previously, he was controller for the automation and control solutions division and vice president of finance at Honeywell. Earlier, Moriarty worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb and was an audit partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Dole, a $7.2 billion producer and marketer of fruit and vegetables, appointed Keith Mitchell CFO.  He succeeds Joseph Tesoriero, who is leaving the Westlake Village, Calif.-based company in the wake of its sale of its packaged foods and Asia fresh businesses.  Mitchell most recently served as CFO of Dole’s North American fresh fruit business. He joined Dole in 1993 as internal audit manager and was appointed director of European financial reporting in 1995 and European controller in 1997.

Brunswick Corp., the Lake Forest, Ill.-based manufacturer of boats and other recreational equipment, named Randall Altman treasurer and vice president. He replaces William Metzger, who was promoted to CFO and senior vice president. Altman, 41, most recently was CFO and vice president for Brunswick Bowling & Billiards. He joined $3.7 billion Brunswick in 2003 as senior manager of finance.

Cytec Industries, a $3.3 billion specialty chemicals company in Woodland Park, N.J., appointed Jeffrey Fitzgerald treasurer. He succeeds Thomas Wozniack, who is retiring. Fitzgerald has been Cytec’s corporate controller for five years and has served in a number of other finance positions in his 25 years with the company, including eight years as controller of the engineered materials business. Raymond Heslin will succeed Fitzgerald as corporate controller. Heslin, the company’s assistant corporate controller, recently led the financial separation related to the sale of the coating resin business. He joined Cytec in 1994.

Harsco, a $3 billion industrial company in Camp Hill, Pa., named Robert Yocum treasurer and vice president. He succeeds Barry Malamud, who is now serving as the company’s interim CFO. Yocum, pictured at right, has been Harsco’s assistant treasurer since 2001 and joined the company in 1981.

ScanSource, a $2.9 billion distributor of specialty technology in Greenville, S.C., named Charles Mathis CFO. He replaces Richard Cleys, who is retiring. Mathis, 53, had been CFO of Force Protection until it was acquired by General Dynamics in December 2011. Earlier, he was CFO of EFW, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems, and worked in finance at United Dominion Industries and EnPro Industries. He started his career in investment banking at Salomon Brothers.

Kaydon Corp., a developer of custom engineered performance products with $460 million in 2011 revenue, named Therese Houlahan treasurer. Houlahan most recently served as assistant treasurer at the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based company. Previously she was director of corporate treasury at Alberto Culver Co. and assistant treasurer at Hayes Lemmerz International.

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