Glatfelter has announced key leadership changes in their corporate headquarters located in York, Pennsylvania. Amy Wannemacher is promoted to Vice President of Tax, and Ramesh Shettigar has joined Glatfelter as Vice President and Treasurer. These executives will report to John Jacunski, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
In making this announcement, Mr. Jacunski said, “These leadership changes continue to build upon the foundation of talent within the Finance function to meet the growing demands of the business. I am pleased to announce Amy’s promotion as she is a well respected leader who has built an effective global tax team that has executed tax strategies designed to create value for our stakeholders. Equally, I am delighted Mr. Shettigar joins our Company, as he brings a diverse and strong global treasury background to execute our financial strategies, support the growth of the business and generate value for our shareholders.”
Ms. Wannemacher brings over 20 years of global tax leadership and expertise to her assignment. Ms. Wannemacher joined Glatfelter in 2005 as the Director of Tax. Prior to joining Glatfelter, she worked for Dentsply International Inc. for 14 years in a variety of senior tax roles. Ms. Wannemacher earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Shepard University. She is a member of Tax Executive Institute, Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity & Innovation – Tax Council and American Forest & Paper Association – Tax Resource Committee. Active in the community, she serves as a Director of the York County United Way.
As Vice President and Treasurer, Mr. Shettigar will assume responsibility for Glatfelter’s treasury functions, with responsibilities for global cash and debt management, pensions, insurance, risk management as well as capital markets activity. This includes the effective development of key relationships with our banks and rating agencies.
Glatfelter is a global supplier of specialty papers and fiber-based engineered materials, offering innovation, technical expertise, and world-class service.
CSM Corporation had announced the promotion of Gene Bowar.
As Vice President of Tax, Bowar will oversee 60 separate tax reporting entities, including oversight of income tax and sales tax. The announcement accompanies Bowar’s 10 year anniversary with the company.
Prior to the promotion, Bowar served as Director of Tax, using his expertise to structure CSM acquisitions to minimize tax liabilities and improve operating margins. His 26-year career includes extensive experience consulting medium-sized businesses on tax, financial and accounting requirements. He joined CSM in 2004 after 17 years as principal at LarsonAllen, a top 20 public accounting firm.
About CSM Corporation
Founded in 1976, CSM Corporation company develops, owns and manages places where people work, visit and live through the acquisition, development, leasing, management and ownership of quality real estate assets. CSM’s expansive reach in the commercial retail, office and industrial, multi-family residential, and hotel properties across the United States includes more than 100 properties for a combined 10 million square feet of commercial space, 38 hotels throughout the United States totaling more than 5,400 rooms through the subsidiary, CSM Lodging, and more than 3,000 apartments in nearly 20 complexes.
The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR) has promoted T. Scot Stottlemyre from assistant vice president capital accounting to vice president international tax. He will report to KCSR senior vice president and chief accounting officer Mary K. Stadler.
Mr. Stottlemyre replaces vice president international tax James Byrd who has retired. Mr. Stottlemyre joined KCSR in 2006 as tax manager, was promoted to tax director a year later and has spent the last two years as assistant vice president capital accounting. Before joining KCSR, he worked in the tax areas at Sprint and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He is a certified public accountant and holds a master of accountancy from the University of Missouri, where he graduated with honors.
Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE:KSU) is a transportation holding company that has railroad investments in the U.S., Mexico and Panama. Its primary U.S. holding is KCSR, serving the central and south central U.S. Its international holdings include Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., serving northeastern and central Mexico and the port cities of Lázaro Cárdenas, Tampico and Veracruz, and a 50 percent interest in Panama Canal Railway Company, providing ocean-to-ocean freight and passenger service along the Panama Canal. KCS’ North American rail holdings and strategic alliances are primary components of a NAFTA Railway system, linking the commercial and industrial centers of the U.S., Mexico and Canada.
Michael Tobin, formerly vice president – tax for Vertis Communications, has joined Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NYSE: LEE), as director of tax.
Carl Schmidt, Lee vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer, said Tobin will lead all aspects of tax planning and compliance spanning the company’s local media operations in 22 states.
“Mike brings an impressive record of leadership and achievement in managing the continually growing complexities of federal, state and local tax requirements, and we’re delighted to gain his extensive expertise.” Schmidt said.
Before joining Vertis Communications in Maryland in 2007, Tobin was tax director at Banta Corporation in Wisconsin. Both are international commercial print and supply companies. He joined Banta in 1994 after 11 years as a senior tax officer at General Dynamics Corporation in St. Louis. His career includes accountant positions in St. Louis, Kansas City and Ireland. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas.
Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of local news and information, and a major platform for advertising, in its markets, with 46 daily newspapers and a joint interest in four others, rapidly growing digital products and nearly 300 specialty publications in 22 states. Lee’s newspapers have circulation of 1.2 million daily and 1.6 million Sunday, reaching nearly four million readers in print alone. Lee’s websites and mobile and tablet products attracted 25.6 million unique visitors in December 2013.
Kaman 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.
Fuad 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.
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.
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.