COO Moves this week include:
|eAssist Dental Solutions||Kindred||Construction Partners, Inc.|
|Touchstone Bankshares, Inc.||CSC ServiceWorks, Inc.||Crown Castle International Corp.|
|Segra||Freeport-McMoRan Inc.||Calavo Growers, Inc.|
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eAssist Dental Solutions [LEHI, UT] announced that Lois Banta has joined as Chief Operations Officer, effective August 1, 2020. Lois Banta is CEO, President and Founder of Banta Consulting, Inc. Banta has more than 40 years of dental experience and consults and speaks nationally and internationally. Banta is the owner and CEO of The Speaking Consulting Network, and a member of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants, American Academy of Dental Office Management, National Speakers Association and American Academy of Dental Practice.
Construction Partners, Inc. [DOTHAN, AL] (NASDAQ: ROAD) announced the promotion of F. Julius (“Jule”) Smith, III, a Senior Vice President of the Company, to the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer, effective October 1, 2020. Smith has led Fred Smith Company, the Company’s North Carolina subsidiary, for more than nine years. Since 1992, Smith held various positions of increasing responsibility within Fred Smith Company.
Touchstone Bankshares, Inc. [PRINCE GEORGE, VA] (OTC Pink: TSBA), the holding company for Touchstone Bank, announced the appointment of EVP, Mark Debes as Chief Operating Officer, replacing Christy Quesenbery who is departing the Bank to pursue other opportunities. Before this appointment, Debes was serving as the Bank’s EVP and Chief Banking Officer.
CSC ServiceWorks, Inc. [PLAINVIEW, NY] announced that Lonny Warner has joined the organization’s Executive Leadership Team as Chief Operating Officer. Warner comes to CSC ServiceWorks from The Brinks Company, where he served as Chief Operating Officer, Senior VP and GM. Before Brinks, Warner achieved three decades of experience driving positive outcomes across Operations Leadership, Business Process Excellence, Client Relationships, Business Growth, Risk Management, and Quality Assurance in multiple roles with organizations including Menlo Logistics, Con-Way Inc and Emery Worldwide Forwarding.
Crown Castle International Corp. [HOUSTON, TX] (NYSE: CCI) announced that James D. Young, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer – Fiber, plans to retire from Crown Castle following more than 14 years with the company in various executive officer positions. Young has agreed to remain with Crown Castle through February 2021 in order to assist with various matters, including the transition of his successor.
Segra [CHARLOTTE, NC] announced the appointment of Jason Campbell to the role of Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Segra, Campbell served as an Operating Executive at Berkshire Partners, and previously spent a decade as the Chief Operations Officer of Lightower Fiber Networks / Crown Castle Fiber. Earlier in his career, Campbell was Vice President of Operations for One Communications and Vice President of Network Engineering with Conversent Communications.
Freeport-McMoRan Inc. [PHOENIX, AZ] (NYSE: FCX) announced the appointment of Joshua F. “Josh” Olmsted as President and Chief Operating Officer – Americas upon the retirement of Harry M. “Red” Conger, IV. Following a successful 33-year career with Freeport-McMoRan, Conger has elected to retire effective September 1, 2020. Olmsted currently serves as Senior Vice President – Americas. Olmsted has 28 years of experience in the Freeport-McMoRan organization, including senior leadership roles at several operating sites in the U.S. and South America.
Calavo Growers, Inc. [SANTA PAULA, CA] (NASDAQ-GS: CVGW) announced that Mark Lodge has been promoted to Chief Operations Officer. Lodge joined Calavo in 2019 as Executive Vice President of RFG Business Operations. Lodge served most recently as Executive Vice President at Revolution Foods. Prior to that, Lodge was President at True Fresh HPP and True Food Innovations.