Here are just a few of the interesting executive changes making headlines over this past week:
Unilife Switches Out Some Executive Staff
Medical device manufacturer Unilife, maker of specialized syringes, is making some executive changes. On March 11, Unilife CEO Alan Shortall resigned as both chairman and CEO. That day the employment of Dr. Ramin Mojdeh, president and COO, also ceased. Shortall and Mojdeh are being replaced by John Ryan, SVP and general counsel, who will serve as interim president and CEO until a permanent successor is decided upon. In addition, Ian Hanson is appointed an executive officer for the company. He has been the company’s SVP and general manager of advanced drug delivery systems since November 2014 and has been with Unilife since 2011.
Stein Mart Is Styling with Dawn Robertson
Discount name-brand fashion retailer Stein Mart has hired veteran retail executive Dawn Robertson as its new CEO and chief merchant. Robertson is replacing the company’s founder, Jay Stein. Stein is retiring but will maintain a foothold as the company’s chairman going forward. Robertson has over 25 years’ executive leadership with diverse companies like The Avenue, Old Navy, and Saks and May department stores.
John King Schools the Department of Education
The United States Department of Education has a new secretary. John King had been acting as the secretary since the resignation of his predecessor, Arne Duncan, in December. The Senate vote was a close 49-40. King will manage the reversal of policies ushered in by the much-maligned No Child Left Behind Act. The Department of Education has also seen criticism for its failure to reform the industry of for-profit higher education. A former high school social studies teacher and administrator who rose to become education commissioner of New York State, King is no stranger to controversy.
Look for more Executives on the Move next week!