COO Moves this week include:
|Outset Medical||Braggawatt Energy||Intrepid Aviation|
|B&G Foods, Inc.||Lowe’s Companies, Inc.||Danforth Advisors|
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Outset Medical [SAN JOSE, Calif.] announced the appointment of Martin Vazquez as Chief Operating Officer. Most recently, he served as Vice President, North America Operations and Global Sales and Operations Planning at Abbott Rapid Dx. Previously, he served as Worldwide Vice President, Manufacturing Management at Becton Dickinson (BD). Prior to BD, he was a senior operations leader at CareFusion.
Intrepid Aviation [STAMFORD, Conn.] announced the appointment of Dan Perez to EVP & Chief Operating Officer. Joining Intrepid Aviation in 2012, Dan most recently served as EVP Operations & Aircraft Programs since 2015 and prior to this he held the roles of SVP Technical Operations and VP Asset Management. Prior to Intrepid, Dan had leadership roles at Southern Air, United Airlines and America West Airlines.
B&G Foods, Inc. [PARSIPPANY, N.J.] (NYSE: BGS) announced that it has appointed Kenneth G. Romanzi as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Most recently, Romanzi served as president, fresh foods at WhiteWave Foods Corp., from March 2016 to October 2017. Prior to joining WhiteWave, Romanzi served as senior vice president and chief operating officer of global brands of Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. from 2013 to 2015, and as senior vice president and chief operating officer of Ocean Spray’s North American food and beverage business from 2004 to 2013. Before that, Romanzi served as president, U.S. toys division of Hasbro Inc.; president and chief executive officer of Ultimate Juice Company; and president and chief executive officer of Balducci’s Direct. Romanzi also served in positions of increasing responsibility at Nabisco, Inc., including president of Nabisco Refrigerated Foods and senior vice president sales & distribution of Nabisco Biscuit Company. He also served at Cadbury Schweppes, as vice president, marketing and strategic planning, North America. Romanzi began his career in marketing at Frito-Lay, Inc.
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. [MOORESVILLE, N.C.] (NYSE: LOW) announced that Richard D. Maltsbarger, Lowe’s chief development officer and president, international has been appointed chief operating officer, effective Feb. 3, 2018. Maltsbarger succeeds Rick D. Damron who plans to retire. Maltsbarger was named chief development officer in 2014 and president, international in 2015. Maltsbarger joined Lowe’s in 2004 as director of customer analytics and held various senior leadership roles, including business development executive, senior vice president of strategy, vice president of strategic planning, and vice president of research.
Danforth Advisors [CAMBRIDGE, Mass.] announced the appointment of G. Hamilton Mehlman to the role of Chief Operating Officer. He most recently led Parabase Genomics as CEO and CFO, and previously held senior operating and consulting positions for such companies as Advanced Metabolic Systems, Dianon Systems and MediSense.