Appointments Archive

May 15, 2019
Axalta picks new general counsel
Philadelphia-based Axalta Coating Systems has appointed Brian Berube as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective July 15, 2019. Berube is joining Axalta from Cabot Corporation, where he has worked since 1994. At present he is senior vice president and general counsel, with responsibility for all legal affairs including M&A, compliance, contracts, intellectual property, corporate governance, securities, litigation, environmental a...
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May 15, 2019
TopBuild brings new general counsel on board
Donald Walther joined Daytona Beach, Florida-based TopBuild Corp as general counsel and corporate secretary on May 6. He reports to CEO Jerry Volas. Walther previously served as executive vice president and general counsel for aerospace and defense industry supplier Esterline Corporation. Before that, he was executive vice president and general counsel at The Heico Companies, a parent holding company for a range of manufacturing, construction and industrial services...
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May 07, 2019
CMS Energy appoints new general counsel from in-house
Shaun Johnson will become senior vice president and general counsel of CMS Energy and Consumers Energy on May 16. He will succeed Catherine Reynolds, who is retiring after working for the companies for four decades. Johnson is currently vice president and deputy general counsel. In his new role he will head the legal team and be responsible for corporate secretary activities, corporate records, compliance and the enterprise risk and insurance functions. Jacks...
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May 06, 2019
Boeing names new general counsel
Boeing has moved Brett Gerry from his post as president of Boeing Japan to become the company’s general counsel. He succeeds Michael Luttig, who has been appointed to the newly created position of counselor and senior adviser to Boeing chair, president and CEO Dennis Muilenburg and the Boeing board of directors. Both changes took effect on May 1. As general counsel, Gerry heads Boeing’s law department and is a member of the executive council. He reports t...
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May 01, 2019
Dorman hires new general counsel
Colmar, Pennsylvania-based Dorman Products has hired Joseph Braun as senior vice president and general counsel, effective April 24. Braun moved to Dorman from Avantor, where he was chief legal officer and corporate secretary. Avantor, which provides products and services to customers in the biopharmaceutical, healthcare, education and government sectors, recently filed with the SEC to go public. Braun has held other positions during his career such as vice pr...
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Apr 30, 2019
Nomination process opens for 2019 Corporate Governance Awards
Corporate Secretary has opened the submissions process for the 2019 Corporate Governance Awards. Entries can be submitted free of charge by corporate secretaries, general counsel, compliance officers and other governance officials at any company listed/domiciled in the US, or by vendors and service providers on behalf of their clients. The international category is open to any publicly traded non-US company. The...
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Apr 30, 2019
Goodyear appoints general counsel successor
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is promoting David Phillips to senior vice president and general counsel, effective June 4. Phillips is currently associate general counsel for the Americas at Goodyear. He will succeed David Bialosky, who is retiring. Bialosky will remain with Goodyear as an officer until his retirement on September 30 to help with the transition, according to the company. Dan Young, currently senior legal counsel and assistant secretar...
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Apr 23, 2019
Public Storage appoints new CLO from in-house
Glendale, California-based Public Storage has promoted Nathaniel Vitan to senior vice president, chief legal officer (CLO) and corporate secretary. Vitan succeeds Lily Hughes, who has resigned to pursue a CLO position at another public company ‘with strong consideration given to being geographically closer to her family,’ according to Public Storage. She will work with the company’s legal team until the end of next month to help with an orderly transition. Hug...
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Apr 23, 2019
Ingredion hires new general counsel
Ingredion has hired former Dell Technologies attorney Janet Bawcom as general counsel and corporate secretary, effective April 15. In her new role, Bawcom oversees the company’s global legal, compliance and regulatory affairs and reports to company president and CEO Jim Zallie. NYSE-listed Ingredion, which is based in Westchester, Illinois outside Chicago, creates ingredients for the food, beverage, paper, brewing and other industries by transforming grains, fruit...
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Apr 18, 2019
Encore Capital appoints risk chief
Nasdaq-listed Encore Capital Group has named Doris Hektor managing vice president and chief risk officer for the specialty finance firm. Hektor had previously served since November 2014 as vice president and chief compliance officer for the firm. That role entailed overseeing and managing risk and compliance and setting standards and implementing processes to ensure those systems operate effectively and efficiently. In her new role, she is tasked with continu...
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