COO Moves this week include:
|Curadux Inc.||Steele Solutions Inc.||MicroVision, Inc.|
|AmeraMex International, Inc.||REV Group, Inc.||Tukatech|
|RLH Corporation||rDialogue||Brighthouse Financial, Inc.|
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MicroVision, Inc. [REDMOND, WA] (NASDAQ: MVIS) announced that it has appointed Sumit Sharma to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer. Sharma most recently served as MicroVision’s Vice President of Engineering and Operations. Sharma joined MicroVision in September 2015. Sharma has held leadership positions in engineering and operations at Jawbone, Google, and MYVU Corporation.
AmeraMex International, Inc. [CHICO, CA] (OTC: AMMX) announced the appointment of Susan Anderson as Chief Operating Officer. Anderson will replace Michael Maloney, acting COO and board member.
REV Group, Inc. [MILWAUKEE, WS] (NYSE: REVG) announced that Ian Walsh has been appointed Chief Operating Officer, effective June 1, 2018. Walsh replaces Thomas Phillips, who will remain at the Company in an advisory capacity through the end of fiscal year 2018. Walsh joins REV Group from Textron, Inc., where he most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of TRU Simulation and Training. Walsh’s career with Textron began in 1999 at Bell Helicopter and progressed through leadership roles of increasing responsibility, including Senior Vice President and General Manager of Lycoming Engines and Senior Vice President and General Manager of Textron’s Weapon & Sensor Systems business.
Tukatech [LOS ANGELES, CA] announced the appointment of Chris Walia as Chief Operating Officer. Walia joined the company in 2017 as head of Global Operations. Prior to Tukatech, Walia held senior level positions for prominent apparel and IT solution companies.
RLH Corporation [DENVER, CO] (NYSE: RLH) announced the appointment of Gary Sims as Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. Sims joins RLH Corporation from Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in southern California, where he served as managing director. Prior to Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, Sims served as senior vice president of operations for Pyramid Hotel Group since 2013. Sims also served as area managing director, Las Vegas for Hilton Hotels Worldwide. Sims also managed the La Quinta Resort and PGA West. Sims has additionally held senior positions at Nikki Beach Hotels and Resorts and Starwood Hotels and Resorts.
rDialogue [ATLANTA, GA] announced that Matt Garrett has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Since joining rDialogue five years ago, Garrett has led the expansion and development of the firm. Garrett joined rDialogue after spending eight years leading the client side of marketing in the luxury hospitality space.
Brighthouse Financial, Inc. [CHARLOTTE, NC] (NASDAQ: BHF) announced that Conor Murphy has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer. Murphy succeeds Peter Carlson, who will become a special advisor to the Brighthouse Financial president and chief executive officer, until Carlson’s retirement at the end of 2018. Murphy joined Brighthouse Financial in 2017 as executive vice president and chief product and strategy officer. Prior to joining Brighthouse Financial, Murphy was the chief financial officer for MetLife’s Latin America region.