THE DIRECTORS & BOARDS Directors Roster--a quarterly record of new director appointments--is compiled from public and private sources by the editorial staff of DIRECTORS & BOARDS and is sponsored by Heidrick & Struggles. Please forward your directors' appointments to Roster editor Kelly McCarthy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions of new directors and appointments are welcome from all sources, including executive recruiters, corporate communications staffs, and directors themselves.
St Paul, MN has added to its board:
Thomas K. Brown
Bio Notes: He joined Ford Motor Co. in 1999 and from 2007 until his August 2013 retirement served as group VP of global purchasing. From 1997-1999 he held senior positions at United Technologies Corp, including VP of supply management. Also is a director of Business for Social Responsibility. Age 57.
3M is a diversified technology and consumer products company. Revenues are $30 billion.
AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS INC.
Allentown, PA has added to its board:
Chairman and CEO ROCKWOOD HOLDINGS INC. Princeton, NJ
Edward L Monser
President and COO EMERSON ELECTRIC CO. St. Louis, MO
Bio Notes: Ghasemi has been in present position since 2001. He spent 18 years with the BOC Group (now part of Linde AG), where from 1996-1997 he was president of BOC Gases, Americas. He currently serves as chairman of the supervisory board of CeramTec GmbH, which manufactures and develops advanced ceramic components. Also is a director of Ener-Sys. Age 69. Monser spent more than 30 years in senior roles at Emerson, and was named COO in 2001 and president in 2010. He currently is a member of the Economic Development board for China's Guangdong Province and formerly was vice chairman of the U.S.-China Business Council. Age 63. Note: Also joining the board as the company reached an accommodation with investor Bill Ackrnan of Pershing Square is Matthew Paull, 62, a former Ernst & Young partner who joined McDonald's Corp. in 1993 and served as senior EVP and CFO from 2001 until he retired from that position in 2008.
Air Products operates in technology, energy, healthcare, and industrial markets. Revenues are $10 billion. Rockwood is a specialty chemicals and materials company. Revenues are $4 billion. Emerson engineers and manufactures technology products. Revenues are $25 billion.
Waltham, MA has added to its board:
Gregg J. Powers
Chairman and CEO PRIVATE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT Naples, FL
Bio Notes: He joined Private Capital's investment research team in 1988, became president in 1999, CEO in 2008, and chairman in 2009.
Mere provides diagnostics and health information solutions. Revenues are $3 billion. Private Capital is an independent investment advisor.
Maumee, OH has added to its board:
Bio Notes: He spent a 40-year career at Deloitte & Touche and its predecessor firms. He managed Deloitte's Northeast Ohio office from 1999-2011 and retired as managing partner. Also is a director of OM Group Inc.
Andersons has diversified operations in agribusiness, railcar leasing, industrial products and retailing. Revenues are $6 billion.
New York, NY has added to its board:
SVP and General Counsel HEARST CORP. New York, NY
Bio Notes: Prior to joining Hearst in 2002 she was VP and chief legal officer for CNN. She also was VP at the New York Daily News. She currently serves as an adjunct professor of constitutional law and journalism at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Also is a director of Gryphon Technologies.
AOL provides global Web services. It completed its spinoff from Time Warner in December 2009. Revenues are $2 billion. Hearst is a privately owned diversified publishing and communications company.
Dallas, TX has added to its board:
Chairman and CEO KEY CORP Cleveland, OH
Cindy B. Taylor
President and CEO OIL STATES INTERNATIONAL INC. Houston, TX
Bio Notes: Mooney (pictured) has been in her present position since May 2011. She joined Keycorp in 2006 as vice chair and head of Key Community Bank and was named president and COO of the parent company in 2010. Taylor was SVP, CFO, and treasurer of Oil States from 2000-2006. She previously held management positions in public accounting at Ernst & Young. Also is a director of Tidewater Inc.
AT&T is an international telecommunications provider. Revenues are $127 billion. KeyCorp is a bank-based financial services company with assets of $91 billion. Oil States services the oil and gas industry with pipelines, platforms, rigs, and other equipment. Revenues are $2 billion.
Mountain View, CA has added to its board:
Bio Notes: He spent 12 years in senior positions at Hewlett Packard. Currently be is a founding director of Foundry@CITRIS, which is under the umbrella of the Center for Information Technology in the Interest of Society at UC Berkley. Also is a director of Stoic.com.
Audience is a provider of advanced voice and audio processing for mobile devices. Revenues are $172 million.
San Rafael, CA has added to its board:
Bio Notes: In 2012 she retired from Apple Inc., where she was VP and corporate controller since 2007 and principal accounting executive since 2008. From 2002-2007 she held finance positions at Cisco Systems Inc. and previously was EVP, CFO, and chief administration officer of Aspect Communications Inc. She began her career with Arthur Young & Co. Also is a director of Echelon Corp.
Autodesk is a software provider. Revenues are $2 billion.
Memphis, TN has added to its board:
Douglas H. Brooks
Chairman BRINKER INTERNMIONAL INC. Dallas, TX
Chairman, President, and CEO FIRST HORIZON NiVI'IONAL CORP. Memphis, TN
Bio Notes: Brooks began with Brinker in 1978 when he joined Chili's Grill & Bar. He was promoted to president and COO of Brinker International in 1999 and CEO and chairman in 2004. Then in 2013 he stepped down as CEO while remaining chairman. Jordan (pictured) joined First Horizon as CFO in 2007 and was named CEO in 2008 and chairman in 2012. Previously he was CFO at Regions Financial Corp.
AutoZone is a specialty retailer of automotive parts and accessories. Revenues are $9 billion. Brinker is a casual dining restaurant company. Revenues are $3 billion. First Horizon is a bank holding company. Revenues are $1 billion.
AVON PRODUCTS INC.
New York, NY has added to its board:
Bio Notes: She retired in August 2013 from McKinsey & Co., where she spent a 32-year career, most recently as head of the people committee and member of the firm's governing board. She also led McKinsey's Washington, D.C., office from 2000-2007 and its global public sector practice from 2005-2011. Age 59.
Avon markets beauty products. Revenues are $11 billion.
BABCOCK & WILCOX CO.
Charlotte, NC has added to its board:
Jan A. Bertsch Executive
Vice President and CFO SIGMA-ALDRICH CORP. St. Louis, MO
Bio Notes: Bertsch joined Sigma-Aldrich in 2012. From 2009-2012 she served in senior positions at automobile parts supplier BorgWar-ner Inc., including VP, controller and principal accounting officer. From 2001-2009 she was with Chrysler, where she was SVP, chief information officer and treasurer, and formerly held management positions at Visteon Corp. and Ford Motor Co. Ferraioli was EVP and CFO of Shaw Group, an engineering, construction, and maintenance firm, from 2007 until it was acquired by CB&I in February 2013. He had spent a 28-year career in senior positions at Foster Wheeler AG, where from 2002-2007 he was VP and corporate controller.
Babcock 8r Wilcox is a provider of clean energy technology and services. Revenues are $3 billion. Sigma-Aldrich is a life science and high-technology company. Revenues are $3 billion.
Miami Lakes, FL has added to its board:
Bio Notes: She previously was senior managing director for the South Florida operations of Cushman & Wakefield of Florida Inc. Among her many honors, she was named among the 2013 Top 25 Women in Real Estate by Commercial Property Executive and in 2008 she was recognized by the Latin Chamber of Commerce (Camacol) in the list of Successful Hispanic Women of the Year.
BankUnited is a bank holding company with $12 billion in assets.
BEST BUY CO. INC.
Richfield, MN has added to its board:
Chairman and CEO
Bio Notes: He has been in his present position since 2012. He previously was with Akamai Technologies Inc., which he joined in 2010 and served as president, and before that was managing partner of VivaKi, the combined worldwide media and digital arm of Publicis Groupe. Prior to its acquisition by Publicis in 2007 he was chairman and CEO of Digitas Inc., which he founded in 1997.
Best Buy is a retailer of electronics, entertainment software, and appliances. Revenues are $49 billion. Weather Co. is a global provider of weather forecasts, content and data. It is owned by a consortium made up of NBC Universal and the private equity firms The Blackstone Group and Bain Capital.
Greenwich, CT has added to its board:
Chief Executive Officer and President
New York, NY
Bio Notes: He joined Forum Corp. in 2012. He previously spent 16 years in a variety of senior positions with global consulting and training firm Kepner-Tregoe Inc., including CEO and president.
Blyth markets candles, home fragrance, and home decor products. Revenues are $1 billion.
Forum is a privately held training company focused on leadership development and sales optimization.
BON-TON STORES INC.
York, PA has added to its board:
President and CEO SPENCER SPIRIT HOLDINGS INC.
Egg Harbor Township, NJ Bio Notes: He joined Spencer in 2003. He had held senior positions at Linens'n Things Inc., including president, and formerly was a divisional merchandise manager at Bloomingdale's Inc. He began his...