First Energy Names Pearson CFO

New CFOs at Republic Services, Levi Strauss and Impax Laboratories; new treasurer at Loral

FirstEnergy Corp., a $16 billion diversified energy company, appointed James Pearson CFO and senior vice president. He succeeds Mark Clark, who will become executive vice president of finance and strategy. Pearson most recently served as treasurer and senior vice president of the Akron, Ohio-based company. Since joining FirstEnergy in 1976, he has held positions including group controller for a subsidiary, First Energy Solutions. Steve Staub, the company's assistant treasurer and executive director, will replace Pearson as treasurer. Staub was also named vice president. He has been assistant treasurer since First Energy's 2011 merger with Allegheny Energy and had been Allegheny's assistant treasurer since 2007. Earlier, Staub worked at Duquesne Light and Ford Motor Co.

Republic Services, a solid waste company based in Phoenix, named Glenn Culpepper CFO and executive vice president.  He replaces Tod Holmes, who is retiring. Prior to joining the $8 billion company, Culpepper, 56, served as CFO at Summit Materials. Earlier, he worked for 21 years at CRH, a construction materials company in Dublin, Ireland, where he served as CFO for 13 years at its North American division, Oldcastle Materials.

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