COO Moves this week include:
|WCA Waste Corporation||Driven Deliveries, Inc.||Workhorse Group Inc.|
|Woodward, Inc.||EastWest Bioscience Inc.||Hostmark Hospitality Group|
|EverQuote, Inc.||Surge Holdings, Inc.|
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WCA Waste Corporation [HOUSTON, TX] announced that Senior Vice President of Operations, Matt Spencer, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer effective March 1, 2019. Spencer is a 3-year veteran of WCA who has a total of 15 years of experience in the solid waste industry. Spencer has served WCA as the Senior Vice President of Operations for the last 2 years.
Driven Deliveries, Inc. [SAN DIEGO, CA] announces the addition of Jerrin James to serve as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. James has led operations, supply chain and logistics at technology giants such as Amazon, Groupon and Facebook. Previously, James served as Head of Logistics at Facebook with global responsibility.
Workhorse Group Inc. [CINCINNATI, OH] (NASDAQ: WKHS) has appointed former company Director of Research and Development Robert Willison to the position of Chief Operating Officer. Willison’s appointment follows the recently announced promotion of Duane Hughes to Workhorse Chief Executive Officer. Willison returns to Workhorse after serving as Director of Fleet Technology at Sysco Corporation. Prior to his time at Workhorse, Willison was Partner and Chief Technology Officer at Ray Technology, and before that, he was Director of International Operations and New Business Development at PDi Communication Systems.
Woodward, Inc. [FORT COLLINS, CO] (NASDAQ: WWD) announced that Thomas G. Cromwell has been appointed to the newly created position of Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer for Woodward. Most recently, Cromwell served as the Group President for Kohler Power Group. Before joining Kohler, Cromwell held a series of operations-focused executive leadership positions across Modine Manufacturing Company in both the US and Germany.
Hostmark Hospitality Group [SCHAUMBURG, IL] announced it has named Ronald L. Vlasic as chief operating officer. Vlasic most recently worked with Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, where he started as a general manager of the company’s then two largest assets.
EverQuote, Inc. [CAMBRIDGE, MA] announce that Jayme Mendal, previously Chief Revenue Officer, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Mendal served as EverQuote’s Chief Revenue Officer since 2017. Prior to EverQuote, Mendal was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at PowerAdvocate and a Growth Strategy Management Consultant at Monitor Group.