Here are just a few of the interesting executive changes making headlines over this past week:
Turfe Hired New at J M Smith
South Carolina drug wholesaler J M Smith brought in Alan Turfe as chairman and CEO following the February announcement of Bill Cobb’s retirement after 19 years. Turfe started working for General Motors while in college and continued in various management and leadership positions for the next 10 years. He followed his work at GM with stints at Fisher Scientific, IDEX, and finally at Fresenius Medical Care before joining J M Smith.
Rees New Bull at Crocs
Crocs, the Colorado footware manufacturer, as part of its fourth-quarter financial report, named Andrew Rees as president and CEO in a move to consolidate the two roles. Gregg Ribatt, CEO since January 2015 will remain with the company as a director. Rees gained experience in the apparel and footware industries while at Reebok and Laura Ashley. He worked as a Crocs consultant in 2013-14 during his 13 years at L.E.K. Consulting in Boston.
Morelli to Pilot Columbus McKinnon
Columbus McKinnon, the Amherst, New York-based material handling equipment manufacturer, followed the September announcement of the retirement of Timothy Tevens, president and CEO since 1998, by naming Mark Morelli as Tevens successor. Morelli worked for Brooks Automation for four years, 14 years for United Technologies, and as CEO of Energy Conversion Devices. Just prior to accepting the new position, he was president of Carrier Commercial Refrigeration. He served as a US Army helicopter pilot and commander of an attack helicopter unit prior to entering the private sector.
Look for more Executives on the Move next week!
Jim Harris is a project editor for D&B Sales & Marketing Solutions, including Hoover’s. He has worked for D&B for over 20 years. Prior to that, he spent 20 years as a US Army Intelligence NonCom & Warrant Officer and eight years as a federal government contractor.