COO Moves this week include:
|Northern Trust||Turner Valley Oil and Gas, Inc.||AGCO Corporation|
|Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd.||Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc.||National Instruments|
|QED Group, LLC||Bloq, Inc.||Mobile Mini, Inc.|
|SanSal Wellness Holdings, Inc.||TruDecision Inc.|
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Northern Trust [CHICAGO, IL] announced that it has appointed Pamela Lucina as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Lucina joins Northern Trust from BNY Mellon where she held the national role of Executive Director for their Wealth Management Advice, Planning and Fiduciary Services practice. Lucina previously worked at JPMorgan providing wealth and estate planning services, and also spent 10 years in private practices as a tax consultant with Arthur Andersen, and in the trusts and estates departments of both Levin Schroeder and Mayer Brown law firms.
Turner Valley Oil and Gas, Inc. [HOUSTON, TX] (OTC: TVOG) announced that Robert O. Paiva was appointed to the role of Chief Operating Officer. Paiva has over 25 years of experience as a business executive, director and founder. Paiva has held multiple positions, from Director and VP of Operations within operating businesses in Technology/IT, telecommunication, consulting, energy, and waste solutions as well as Chief Executive Officer, President and/or Founder within the professional services, clean energy and oil & gas sectors.
AGCO Corporation [DULUTH, GA] (NYSE: AGCO) announced that Eric Hansotia, Senior Vice President, Global Crop Cycle and Fuse Connected Services, has been appointed Chief Operating Officer, a new position within AGCO, effective January 1, 2019. Prior to joining AGCO in 2013, Hansotia had a successful 20-year tenure with Deere & Company where he held a number of leadership positions including Senior Vice President, Global Harvesting and Vice President of Global Crop Care.
Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. [TORONTO, ON] (TSXV: BGM) announced the appointment of François Vézina as Chief Operating Officer, replacing Luc Lessard, who is stepping down from the role. Vézina previously served as Vice President, Projects for the Company. Vézina was the Technical Service Manager for Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited. Vézina participated in the construction and commissioning of Pinos Altos as Mine Development Manager and Kittilä as Mine Operations Manager before joining Osisko Mining Corporation and participating as Mine Manager in the construction of the Canadian Malartic Mine. Vézina served for over 5 years as Mine Operations Manager at the Canadian Malartic mine.
Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. [MIDDLETON, WS] (NYSE: SPB) announced the appointment of of Randal D. Lewis to the newly created position of Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. A 13-year veteran of Spectrum Brands, Lewis most recently served as President, Consumer Products Group consisting of the Company’s Pet Care, Home & Garden and Global Auto Care businesses. Prior to that, Lewis was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Home & Garden since January 2011. From 2005-2011, Lewis served as Home & Garden’s Vice President, Manufacturing and Vice President. Prior to that, Lewis held various leadership roles from 1997-2005 with the former United Industries Corporation and from 1989-1997 with Unilever.
National Instruments [AUSTIN, TX] (NASDAQ: NATI) announced that Eric Starkloff has been appointed President and Chief Operating Officer. Starkloff joined National Instruments in 1997 and has been serving as Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing since 2014.
Bloq, Inc. [CHICAGO, IL] announced the appointment of Hadley Stern as its first chief operating officer. Stern joins Bloq after seventeen years at Fidelity Investments. Stern most recently led the cryptocurrency and blockchain incubator within the firm’s innovation lab, Fidelity Labs. Previous roles at Fidelity included innovation strategy and product development leadership.
Mobile Mini, Inc. [PHOENIX, AZ] (NASDAQ GS: MINI) announced the appointment of Kelly Williams as President & Chief Operating Officer. Williams was previously serving as Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at Mobile Mini. Prior to joining Mobile Mini in 2013, Williams spent over 8 years in various leadership positions within the equipment rental industry, including 7 years at RSC Equipment Rental. Before that Williams spent 10 years working for Avis/Budget in various leadership roles.
SanSal Wellness Holdings, Inc. [FORT LAUDERDALE, FL] (OTCQB: SSWH) announced the appointment of Dave Smith to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining SanSal Wellness, for the past 7 years from 2011-2018, Smith was President of Inter-Continental Cigar Corporation, distributor of Al Capone Cigarillos. From 2008-2011, Smith was President of JDS Consumer Solutions. From 2006-2008, Smith was COO of Pantheon Chemical. From 2002-2006, Smith was Sr. VP and then COO of FB Foods Inc. From 1989 to 2001, Smith was a director of fruit beverage giant Tropicana Products.
TruDecision Inc. [GRAPEVINE, TX] has named Joel Kennedy Chief Operating Officer. Kennedy was a co-founder and original investor in Pelican Auto Finance. Formerly, Kennedy served in senior leadership positions at ACC Consumer Finance, Wells Fargo, Capital One and General Electric.