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vp tax jobsKaman Corporation today announced that Michael J. Lyon has been appointed to the position of Vice President – Tax, reporting to Robert Starr, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Lyon succeeds John Lockwood in the position and joins Kaman from Gerber Scientific, a manufacturer and worldwide distributor of integrated automation equipment and software, where he served as Vice President – Corporate Tax. At Gerber he was the senior tax executive responsible for worldwide transaction planning, transfer pricing, accounting for income taxes, tax compliance and supervision of tax audits.

Prior to joining Gerber, Lyon was Tax Director for Lydall, Inc., a diversified manufacturer with operations in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Before assuming his role at Lydall, he was Tax Manager at Deloitte Tax, LLP and prior to that, Director of Taxation at the Top-Flite Golf Company and Sr. Tax Manager at Dexter Corporation. He also previously served as Tax Manager at Coopers & Lybrand and Senior Accountant at Downey, Sweeney, Fitzgerald & Co.

“Mike brings an impressive range of domestic and international experience in the tax area, and I know he will play a critical role in Kaman’s future,” stated Starr. “His demonstrated record of success supervising tax functions in multinational corporation settings as well as public accounting make him a valuable addition to the Kaman team,” he added.

Lyon received his J.D. from Western New England College School of Law and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar shortly after his graduation. He is a CPA and earned his B.S.B.A. in Accounting from Western New England College. Mike and his wife reside in Springfield, Massachusetts.


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wtp advisors tax jobsFuad Saba, MBA, CPA, MST, with over 25 years’ experience in international tax and transfer pricing issues for large multinational corporations and middle market businesses, has joined the Chicago office of WTP Advisors where he will oversee the Midwest region’s international tax client services.

“With Fuad’s experience in Public Accounting, as a consultant to major U.S. multinational companies, and with his in-house corporate tax experience with Fortune 200 companies, he is in a strong position to work closely with the tax executives of multinational organizations and help them through these uncertain times,” says Ian Boccaccio, partner and co-founder of WTP Advisors.

Fuad holds an MBA from the University of Michigan (cum laude,) a Master’s degree in Tax from Pace University, and is a CPA. Fuad previously was a National Tax Partner with EY, and was most recently Vice President, International Tax with Navistar, Inc.

Fuad specializes in international tax matters, including structuring for international transactions and operations, principal company, supply chain and holding company planning and treasury planning. He assists his multinational clients in various areas including: research and planning, structure development and implementation, compliance reviews, tax attribute reviews, federal and foreign audit defense and transfer pricing planning and strategy (including Advance Pricing Agreements and Competent Authority procedures.)  His industry experience encompasses manufacturing/distribution, oil & gas, mining, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, telecommunication and cable television, and software/technology.


Alma W. Showalter promoted to VP Tax at Dominion

On January 17, 2014, in Dominion, by Chris Bale

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Dominion has announced the promotion of Alma W. Showalter  to the position of vice president with effect from Jan. 1, 2014.

Alma W. Showalter now reports to G. Scott Hetzer, senior vice president and treasurer. She was hired by Dominion in 2001 and during her career has served in a number of leadership capacities in the company’s tax department.

Before joining Dominion, Showalter held management positions in public accounting at Keiter and PricewaterhouseCoopers. She is a certified public accountant who received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from the University of Virginia’sMcIntire School of Commerce.

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Athlon Energy has announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Mark A. Stevens, 50, to serve as a Director, effective immediately. Mr. Stevens will serve as an independent director under the Board’s appointment for an initial term that will expire at the 2016 annual meeting of stockholders.

Mr. Stevens is currently a tax consultant for Morningstar Partners. He previously served as Senior Vice President–Taxation of XTO Energy Inc. for 22 years from 1988 until his retirement in 2010. Prior to joining XTO, Mr. Stevens was an Accountant at Meridian Oil and Pennzoil Corp. He also serves on the Board of HomeBank Texas. Mr. Stevens received a BBA in Accounting from Harding University and is also a CPA.

“We are very pleased that Mark has agreed to join our Board. He brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership from his highly successful career at XTO Energy; from its inception through its storied growth and ultimate merger with ExxonMobil,” stated Bob Reeves, President & Chief Executive Officer. “I am sure that Mark’s high level of integrity and strong business judgment will prove valuable for Athlon in the future.”

About Athlon Energy

Athlon Energy is an independent exploration and production company focused on the acquisition, development, and exploitation of unconventional oil and liquids-rich natural gas reserves in the Permian Basin.

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NVIDIA tax jobsNVIDIA has announced that it has named Colette Kress, a 24-year veteran of the tech industry, as executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Since March 2011 the Interim CFO has been Karen Burns, who will now return to her previous role within NVIDIA as VP , Corporate Controller and Tax.

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Murphy Oil Corporation has announced that Tim Butler has been promoted to Vice President, Tax.

Butler joined Murphy as International Tax Specialist in 1987 at the Company’s office in New Orleans. In 1992, he transferred to El Dorado as Senior International Tax Accountant. In 1996, Butler was promoted to Supervisor, Research and Foreign Tax. He was promoted to Manager, Research and Foreign Tax in 2000. He was promoted to General Manager, Worldwide Taxation in 2007.

Butler received a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1984. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Also promoted is John Gardner who is now Treasurer for Murphy Oil Corporation.

Gardner succeeds Mindy West who has resigned as Vice President and Treasurer of Murphy Oil Corporation to assume her new role as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Murphy USA, Inc.

Gardner joined Murphy in 1995 as an Associate Accountant at the Corporate Headquarters in El Dorado, Arkansas. He held several positions within the Controller’s department before being named Manager, Policies & Procedures in 2004. In 2008, he was named Controller for Murphy Exploration & Production Company-USA and relocated to Houston, Texas. In 2009, Gardner was promoted to Director, Planning and Special Projects for Murphy Eastern Oil Company and transferred to the office in
St. Albans, United Kingdom. He returned to Murphy Exploration & Production Company in Houston in 2012 when he was promoted to Assistant Treasurer.

Gardner received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration – Accounting from the University of Louisiana-Monroe in 1994.

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Michael Holt joined in June as VP Tax.

Mr Holt has been a tax partner at BDO for the past 3 years and prior to this was Global Director, Tax Accounting Automation at Jefferson Wells. He was educated at Brigham Young University.

His appointment follows that of the new CFO for GoDaddy, Scott Wagner, in May 2013.

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Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: MPC) today announced that the board of directors appointed John R. (J.R.) Haley, currently director of Tax, to the newly established position of vice president of Tax, effective June 1, 2013. He will report to MPC’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Don Templin.

“In this new position, J.R. will have responsibility for all tax matters including overall tax compliance, tax planning, and helping the company shape its views around emerging tax issues,” said Don Templin, senior vice president and chief financial officer. “J.R. has a wealth of experience, more than 30 years, managing complex federal, state and local tax matters and developing people.”

Haley earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Findlay in 1981. He joined Marathon that same year as a tax analyst and has had increasing responsibilities within the Tax organization. In 1986, he became a certified public accountant. Haley was promoted to tax accounting manager for U.S. Steel in 1992. He returned to Marathon in 1994 and became tax manager in 1996. In 2004, he was named tax compliance manager followed by international tax accounting manager in 2009. He assumed his current position of director in July 2011.

Haley is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Public Accountants. He also serves on the American Petroleum Institute’s General Committee on Taxation.

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