Michael W. Upchurch moves up to executive vice president and CFO at Kansas City Southern, the $1.7 billion transportation holding company based in Missouri.Upchurch, 47, replaces Patrick J. Ottensmeyer, 50, who was named executive vice president for sales and marketing. Upchurch joined the company in March as senior vice president for financial management and purchasing of its primary U.S. holding, The Kansas City Southern Railway Co. From December 2007 to February 2008 Upchurch was senior vice president of finance at Red Development, and from September 2006 to December 2007 he worked as an independent financial consultant. Previously, he spent 16 years at Sprint Nextel.

Kyle D. Lorentzen has added interim CFO to the title of COO at Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp., the $1.4 billion producer of value-added primary aluminum products based in Franklin, Tenn. Lorentzen, 42, succeeds Richard J. Anderson, 59, who retired on Oct. 31 after seven years as CFO of the company, which is owned by private equity firm Apollo Management LP. Lorentzen joined the company in May from Berry Plastics, another Apollo company, where he had been vice president of corporate development since April 2007. From February 2007 to April 2007 Lorentzen was vice president of strategic development at Covalence Specialty Materials until it merged with Berry Plastics.

Sheamus G. Toal moves up to executive vice president and CFO at New York & Co. Inc., the $1 billion specialty retailer based in New York. Toal, 39, replaces Ronald W. Ristau, 54, who resigned as president and CFO on Oct. 24 to pursue other opportunities. Toal was named executive vice president and chief accounting officer in April 2008 and had been senior vice president and chief accounting officer since 2007. He joined the company in 2004 as as vice president, controller and treasurer. Previously, he served as vice president and controller at specialty retailer Footstar.

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