COO Moves this week include:
|Amplify Snack Brands, Inc.||Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation||Authentidate Holding Corp.|
|Velodyne LiDAR Inc.||VerifyMe, Inc.||WuXi NextCODE|
|APTIM||Vena Solutions||Air Transport Services Group, Inc|
|LifeEnergy, LLC||MercuryGate International, Inc.||LW Hospitality Advisors|
|Frequency Electronics, Inc.||prooV||NorthPoint Logistics|
|Lemonade Restaurant Group||Security Devices International Inc.|
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Amplify Snack Brands, Inc. [AUSTIN, Texas] (NYSE: BETR) announced that Craig Shiesley joins as Chief Operating Officer and President. Shiesley joins Amplify from DanoneWave where he was President of Vega® and the Performance Nutrition Division. Prior to Vega®, Shiesley also served as President of Plant-Based Foods and Beverages, Yogurt and Canada at DanoneWave. Prior to DanoneWave, he spent 17 years at S.C. Johnson in various International, Innovation and Brand Management roles.
Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation [NEW YORK] (NYSE: MIC) announced that Christopher Frost has been appointed president and chief operating officer of the Company effective on or before October 31, 2017. Frost has been with Macquarie for over 20 years and has served since 2015 as MIRA’s Chief Commercial Officer.
Authentidate Holding Corp. [GAINESVILLE, Ga.] (OTCQB: ADAT) announced that David C. Goldberg has joined the Company as its new Chief Operating Officer. He joins Aeon after recently completing an extended stint at Enzo where he was President and General Manager of its clinical laboratory and research products divisions. Prior to joining Enzo, Goldberg held marketing and management positions with both NEN Life Sciences and Gallard Schlesinger Chemical Manufacturing.
Velodyne LiDAR Inc. [SAN JOSE, Calif.] announced the appointment of Frank Blohm as Chief Operating Officer. Frank Blohm moves into the Chief Operating Officer role after serving as the General Manager at Velodyne for the past six months. Blohm joined the company with over 17 years of experience in production, manufacturing engineering, and supply chain management. He previously held senior roles at Extreme Networks and Sanmina.
VerifyMe, Inc. [NEW YORK] (OTCQB: VRME) announced that Keith E. Goldstein has been appointed Chief Operating Office. Goldstein has more than 25 years of experience in strategic, operational and financial management across a variety of industries. Most recently, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of ABnote North America.
WuXi NextCODE [SHANGHAI, CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and REYKJAVIK, Iceland] announced the appointment of Rob Brainin as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Brainin joins the company from Illumina, where he was vice president and general manager of life sciences and applied genomics. Brainin also led business units at Invitrogen, Life Technologies and Thermo Fisher, and prior to that held leadership positions at Gateway Computing.
APTIM [THE WOODLANDS, Texas] announced that Mike Gallagher has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Mike comees from Sempra Energy where he was a Senior Vice President in Sempra Infrastructure LLC for almost 11 years. Prior to Sempra, Mike was a managing partner at Sterling Energy Operations, LLC and before that, worked 11 years for Duke Energy.
Vena Solutions [ALBANY, NY and TORONTO, ON] announced it has appointed Shawn Cadeau to chief operating officer. Cadeau joined Vena as CRO in January. Prior to joining Vena, Cadeau was chief marketing officer at FreshBooks and senior vice president of global marketing at Corel Corporation. Earlier in his career, he was responsible for product marketing for Adobe’s enterprise and server business.
Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (ATSG) [WILMINGTON, Ohio] (NASDAQ: ATSG) announced that it has elected Richard F. Corrado as chief operating officer of the cargo aircraft leasing and services company. Corrado has served since 2010 as chief commercial officer of ATSG, and president of its Cargo Aircraft Management, Inc. and Airborne Global Solutions, Inc.subsidiaries. Prior to joining ATSG, Corrado was chief operating officer of AFMS Logistics Management, and president of Transform Consulting Group. He also held other key senior marketing leadership positions in the air express industry, serving as executive vice president of air services for DHL Express, and senior vice president of marketing for Airborne Express.
LifeEnergy, LLC [HOUSTON, TX] announced the appointment of its new Chief Operating Officer, Victor Howard. Howard brings a wealth of career experience across multiple industries including Retail Energy, Technology, and Retail Banking, where his responsibilities spanned key functions including Marketing, Sales and Operations. Howard comes to LifeEnergy from Centerpoint Energy, where he was the executive leading the Retail Choice gas business. Prior to Centerpoint, Howard held leadership roles in Marketing and Operations at Continuum Energy, ENCOA and Gexa Energy.
MercuryGate International, Inc. [CARY, N.C.] announced Mike Lipps has joined the company as President and Chief Operating Officer. Mike comes from LexisNexis where he was Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director for the Legal Software division. Prior to LexisNexis, Mike was with Intuit Inc. for over 14 years in a variety of leadership roles.
LW Hospitality Advisors [NEW YORK] announced that Evan Weiss, Principal, has expanded his role with his appointment as Chief Operating Officer of the firm. Weiss has fifteen plus years of experience providing an array of hospitality operational, valuation, and real estate advisory services.
Frequency Electronics, Inc. [MITCHEL FIELD, N.Y.] (NASDAQ: FEIM) announced that Stanton Sloane has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Stan began his career at General Electric Aerospace and has previously served as CEO of SRA International and COMTECH.
prooV [TEL AVIV, Israel and NEW YORK] announced that it has hired Yossi Ben Harosh as the company’s first Chief Operating Officer. Harosh has held C-level roles, most recently as the President and CEO of RiT Technologies, and earlier, Global Operations of Amdocs. Ben Harosh currently serves as board director of Mobile SmartCity Corp and the Israeli Chapter of the YPO.
NorthPoint Logistics [KANSAS CITY, Mo.] announced today that Amy Rice has joined NorthPoint Logistics as its first Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining NorthPoint Logistics, Rice was Vice President of Operations at Marisol International.
Lemonade Restaurant Group [Los Angeles, CA] has named Ame Hull as Chief Operations Officer. Hull joins Lemonade Restaurant Group from Pei Wei Asian Diner where she served as both Regional Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Operations Services. Prior to joining Pei Wei Asian Diner, Hull was Senior Vice President of Operation Services and Talent Development at BJ’s Restaurant Inc.
Security Devices International Inc. [WAKEFIELD, Mass.] (TSX-V: SDZ, OTCQB: SDEV) appoints Paul Jensen as the Company’s new President & COO effective October 1, 2017. Jensen’s tenures include: co-founding HALO Maritime Defense Systems; Nypro Inc., where Paul held senior management positions for nearly two decades; and positions with Kodak and GE as well as the United States Army.