COO Moves this week include:
|Lucens Group||RES||Digital Trends|
|Delta Electro Power, Inc.||Acrometis||Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.|
|SSR Mining Inc.||Zayo Group Holdings, Inc.||ServiceSource|
|Liqui-Box||Trailer Bridge, Inc.||Broadwind Energy, Inc.|
|Bankers Cobalt Corp.||Just Media, Inc.||Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.|
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Lucens Group [BOSTON, MA] announced that it has appointed Cliff Jefferson as President & Chief Operating Officer. Jefferson joins Lucens Group from MetLife where he was Vice President, Global Claims, responsible for overseeing Long Term Disability, Life, Long Term Care, and specialized large disability accounts. Jefferson previously held executive and leadership roles at Prudential, Unum, and Paul Revere.
RES [HOUSTON, TX] announced that Darrell Whitley joined the company as Chief Operating Officer. Darrell is the former Senior Vice President of Enterprise Sales and Market Development at Total Safety. Early in his career, Whitley worked for Price Waterhouse, BSG and was the founding CEO of Tennyson Group. Whitley joined Total Safety as the Senior Vice President of Enterprise Sales and Market Development.
Digital Trends [PORTLAND, OR] announced that Chris Carlson joins the organization as chief operating officer. Carlson began his career in 1998 as a portfolio manager with UBS O’Connor. In 2003, Carlson moved to Deutsche Bank as vice president, where he co-managed the proprietary operations of the equity division in Europe. In 2009, Carlson went on to co-found MusicQubed.
Delta Electro Power, Inc. [CRANSTON, RI] announced that Thomas Tripp has joined Delta as their new Chief Operating Officer. Previously Tripp served as the SVP of Customer & Supply Operations at Richelieu Foods, Inc. as a member of the senior executive team.
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. [CYPRESS, CA] announced that Mark Chaffin will succeed Don Swearingen as Chief Operating Officer. Chaffin started at MMNA in 2007 as the Director of Parts Operations. In 2013 Chaffin was promoted to Vice President of Fixed Operations. Prior to joining MMNA, Chaffin worked for Mazda North America and Kia Motors America.
SSR Mining Inc. [VANCOUVER, BC] (NASDAQ: SSRM) announced that Alan Pangbourne will be retiring from his role as Chief Operating Officer effective May 31, 2018. Kevin O’Kane will succeed Mr. Pangbourne as COO effective June 4, 2018. O’Kane joins SSR Mining having most recently been Asset President, Pampa Norte, BHP Minerals Americas.
Liqui-Box [RICHMOND, VA] announced that Andrew McLeland has been appointed Chief Operating Officer. McLeland brings over 25 years of domestic and global experience, holding key leadership positions within engineering and operations across four Danaher platforms.
Trailer Bridge, Inc. [JACKSONVILLE, FL] announced that John Wroby has been named Chief Operating Officer. Wroby joined Trailer Bridge in 2012 as Director of Brokerage Operations, and then was promoted in 2015 to the role of Vice President of Logistics. Prior to joining Trailer Bridge, Wroby’s background included the roles of Regional Manager and Director of Brokerage and Sales for Eleets Transportation.
Broadwind Energy, Inc. [CICERO, IL] (NASDAQ: BWEN) announced that Eric B. Blashford, has been appointed Chief Operating Officer. Blashford currently serves as the Company’s President, Broadwind Towers and Heavy Fabrications business segment. Blashford joined Broadwind in 2014. Prior to joining Broadwind, Blashford was President for the Heavy Equipment Group within Pettibone, LLC. Prior to Pettibone, Blashford worked at Scott Fetzer Corporation where he served as President of two different divisions and later as Group President of the Powered Equipment Group. Prior to Scott Fetzer Corporation, Blashford held positions of increasing responsibility at Waltco Truck Equipment.
Bankers Cobalt Corp. [VANCOUVER, BC] (TSXV: BANC) announced the appointment of Grant Dempsey as President and Chief Operating Officer.
Just Media, Inc. [SAN FRANCISCO, CA] announced that Alan Burgis has joined as Chief Operating Officer. Previously, Burgis served as CEO and Chief Strategy Officer of Havas Worldwide. Burgis also previously held CEO roles for Euro RSCG and FCB, both in Australia.
Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. [THOMASVILLE, NC] (NASDAQ: ODFL) announced that it has appointed Kevin M. “Marty” Freeman, currently the Company’s Senior Vice President – Sales, to serve as the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, effective May 16, 2018.Freeman has served in his current role since 2011 and has assumed ever-increasing roles and responsibilities in customer relations, sales and operations since joining the Company in 1992.