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April 17, 2014

Marysville, Ohio-based Scotts Miracle-Gro Company named Randy Coleman as executive VP and CFO.

Coleman replaces Larry Hilsheimer, who has left the company after slighlty more than a year in his role.

Chairman and CEO Jim Hagedorn described Coleman as a better fit for the position.

March 12, 2014

ProBuild Holdings has named Jeff Pinkerman as chief financial officer.

February 10, 2014

Sports Authority has hired Jeremy Aguilar as CFO. Aguilar, who most recently served as CFO of h.h. gregg, replaces former Sports Authority CFO Tom Hendrickson, who retired from the company. 

“Jeremy’s expertise in finance and accounting will play a critical role in further strengthening Sports Authority,” said CEO Michael E. Foss. “He will be a valuable asset to the team; we are thrilled to have him on board.”

December 27, 2013

Indianapolis-based appliance and electronics retailer hhgregg is searching for a new CFO after accepting the resignation of Jeremy J. Aguilar.

Aguilar, who was the company’s CFO and secretary, is leaving for a similar job at another company.

November 6, 2013

Armstrong World Industries has announced several changes to its management structure, which are scheduled to go into effect Nov. 16.

Most notably, Armstrong Flooring Products CEO Frank Ready will be retiring after 30 years with the company. Armstrong CFO Thomas Mangas will take his place, who will in turn be succeeded by Armstrong Building Products VP finance David Schulz.

October 23, 2013

Brian J. Harris has been appointed CFO and Anne L. Benedict has been named chief legal officer at heavy-side building materials company Summit Materials. Harris' appointment is effective Oct. 14, while Benedict's is Oct. 1.

Harris replaces John R. Murphy, who has stepped down as interim CFO and will continue to serve as a director and chairman of the audit committee of the board of directors for Summit's indirect parent company.

October 22, 2013

As upstart home goods e-tailer Wayfair gears up for a likely IPO in 2014 or 2015, Michael Fleisher will step in as the company's new CFO to help speed the process along.

Fleisher, who is leaving his post as Warner Music Group vice chairman, replaces Nicholas Malone, who is remaining at the company as chief administration officer.

October 8, 2013

Executives from Brentwood, Tenn.-based Tractor Supply Co. plan to ceremoniously ring the opening bell at the NASDAQ Stock Market in New York City Oct. 10.

The event is designed to celebrate the farm-and-ranch giant's 75th anniversary. 

President and CEO Greg Sandfort will be joined by former CEOs Joe Scarlett and Jim Wright in attendance, as well as CFO Tony Crudele and Cindie Jamison, lead director of the board.

October 1, 2013

Beacon Roofing Supply is moving its corporate headquarters from Peabody, Mass., to its Herndon, Va., corporate offices at 505 Huntmar Park Dr.

Beacon president and CEO Paul Isabella cited the start of the 2014 fiscal year, as well as the recent appointment of CFO Joe Nowicki, as fortuitous circumstances for relocation.

September 16, 2013

Thomas Wright has been appointed to the executive VP and CFO title at Sterling Construction, effective Sept. 25.

Wright will be replacing Kevan Blair, who will transition into the role of senior VP of corporate finance.

September 12, 2013

Solar panel manufacturer Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. has appointed Bill Gregorak as its newest CFO.

Gregorak will be leaving his previous post as VP and CFO of Thule Organized Solutions, a consumer products manufacturer sold under the Case Logic and Thule brands. His experience with public company financial reporting, internal controls, and mergers and acquisitions will inform his role at Ascent Solar.

September 9, 2013

Ingersoll-Rand appointed Susan Carter as senior VP and chief financial officer, effective Sept. 27.

Carter joins the company from KBR, Inc., where she served for four years as executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Prior to KBR, Carter held the position of executive vice president and chief financial officer at Lennox International Inc. Her 30 years of experience includes prior financial leadership positions at Cummins Inc., Honeywell International, Crane Company and DeKalb Corporation.

August 5, 2013

Kristen Bennetts joined Masco's BrassCraft Manufacturing, where she is now serving as corporate controller.

"We're very excited to welcome Kristen to our financial department," said CFO Scott Kay. "The wealth of accounting knowledge and industry experience she brings to BrassCraft Manufacturing is of tremendous value."

August 5, 2013

Jerald W. Richards resigned from his position as chief accounting officer of Weyerhaeuser to become CFO of another company, according to Weyerhaeuser filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Monday. 

July 1, 2013

Interline Brands, Inc. has appointed John Bakewell to the post of CFO. He brings 22 years of C-level financial experience to the table.

According to Interline Chairman and CEO Michael Grebe, Bakewell will have a large stake in the company's long-term growth objectives.

Bakewell has led the helm as CFO of several companies, most recently as the executive VP and CFO of RegionalCare Hospital Partners. His previous employers include Wright Medical Group, Altra Energy Technologies, Cyberonics, Inc. and Zeos International.

June 19, 2013

Beacon Roofing Supply has appointed Jeanine Montgomery as VP and chief accounting officer, effective July 8. Montgomery is replacing current CAO Rick Welker, who will remain on board as acting CFO for approximately one month to assist with the transition.

June 11, 2013

In advance of the company’s presentation at an investor conference Tuesday, Scotts Miracle-Gro issued a statement pointing to rising sales in the third quarter.

"U.S. consumer purchases for the fiscal third quarter are up 15% through June 9, giving us continued confidence in the earnings guidance we established heading into the year," said CFO Larry Hilsheimer. "Consumer purchases, which were down more than 25% on a fiscal year-to-date basis entering April, are down 4% through June 9."

April 1, 2013

Marysville, Ohio-based Scotts Miracle-Gro named Larry Hilsheimer executive VP and chief financial officer, effective immediately.

Marysville, Ohio-based Scotts Miracle-Gro named Larry Hilsheimer executive VP and chief financial officer, effective immediately.

Hilsheimer was executive VP and CFO of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co., the Columbus, Ohio-based insurance and financial services company, from 2007 through 2009. He then served as president and chief operating officer of Nationwide Direct & Customer Solutions, and most recently was president and chief operating officer of Nationwide Retirement Plans.

March 18, 2013

Beacon Roofing Supply has appointed Joseph Nowicki as executive VP, chief financial officer and treasurer, effective March 25.

Beacon Roofing Supply has appointed Joseph Nowicki as executive VP, chief financial officer and treasurer, effective March 25. Nowicki will oversee finance, information technology and investor relations and will be located in the company's Herndon, Va., office.

March 5, 2013

Minneapolis-based The Valspar Corp. announced Monday that former Best Buy executive James Muehlbauer has been named executive VP, chief financial and administrative officer.

Minneapolis-based The Valspar Corp. announced Monday that former Best Buy executive James Muehlbauer has been named executive VP, chief financial and administrative officer.

He will replace Lori Walker, who will retire in April.

February 14, 2013

The innovative Squatty Potty has an educational video (tastefully done), and now a new CFO.

Squatty Potty, the maker of a product described as "a toilet stool for colon health," named Devin Brady as CFO. 

Brady will oversee Squatty Potty’s direct accounting, treasury and finance functions, in addition to developing and implementing a business plan to develop the brand. 

January 28, 2013

Scotts CFO Dave Evans resigned from the lawn and garden giant to join a nonprofit research company.

Marysville, Ohio-based Scotts Miracle-Gro announced that Dave Evans has resigned as chief financial officer and executive VP and has accepted a similar role with Columbus-based Battelle, the world's largest nonprofit research and development organization.

Evans joined Scotts Miracle-Gro as director of finance for operations in 1993 and moved through several roles before being named CFO in 2006.

January 9, 2013

Portland, Maine-based BlueTarp Financial named Will Porter as its new chief financial officer.

Porter brings more than 18 years of experience working with both public and private companies. Most recently, he served as the CFO at Signiant, a global software provider focusing on the transferring of digital files. Previously, Porter was the VP finance at Phase Forward, a data management solutions provider. 

January 3, 2013

While searching for a permanent CFO, Peabody, Mass.-based Beacon Roofing Supply appointed Rick Welker to the position of acting CFO.

Welker is currently the company's VP and chief accounting officer. He replaces David Grace, who retired a the end of 2012. 

December 13, 2012

It’s a relatively simple script: A large, publicly traded company finds itself over-leveraged. It enters and exits bankruptcy protection, reorganizes and emerges as a leaner, more focused company.

It’s a story that has played out many times in corporate America. But don’t be fooled by the simplicity of the plot. It’s never easy.