New Chairman at Harris
Harris, a wireless network transmission equipment manufacturer, has appointed Thomas Dattilo, 59, as Chairman. He has been on the Harris Board since 2001. Dattilo also sits on the Board of Directors at Alberto Culver, a household brands manufacturer. Earlier in his career, he served as a Senior Advisor for the Cerberus Operations & Advisory Company and as the Chairman & CEO of Cooper Tire & Rubber. Prior to joining Cooper, he held senior positions at the Dana Holding Corporation, a supplier to vehicular and industrial manufacturers. Dattilo has also served as the Chairman of the Rubber Manufacturers Association.
Telecom Equipment Manufacturer Adds to Board
ARRIS Group has selected Andrew Heller to join its Board. Currently, Heller is Vice Chairman and Senior Advisor at Turner Broadcasting System. Heller joined TBS in 1998 and most recently served as President of Domestic Distribution. Before being named Vice Chairman, he was the Assistant General Counsel for Time Warner Cable. Prior to that, he served as Associate Counsel for HBO. In 2011, Heller was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
Mobile & Optical Solutions Provider Appoints Interim CFO
Thomas Minichiello, 52, has been named as the Interim CFO of Tellabs. This move comes following the resignation of former EVP & CFO Timothy Wiggins. Most recently, Minichiello was the company’s VP of Finance & CAO. He has also served as the company’s VP of Financial Operations, VP of Finance for Global Sales & Service, and VP of Finance for North America. Before joining Tellabs in 2001, Minichiello served as the Group Controller and Director of Internal Audit at the Andrew Corporation. Prior to Andrew Corporation, he was a Senior Auditor and Treasury Analyst at Sterling Drug.
Executive Chairman & CFO at Unified Service Delivery Management Solutions Provider
NetScout Systems promoted CFO David Sommers to the role of Executive Vice Chairman. While CFO, he also held the titles of SVP of Operations, Treasurer, and Secretary. Before joining NetScout, Sommers was SVP & CFO at Flexiinternational Software, a developer of financial accounting software. He has also served as SVP & CFO of Lotus Development Corporation and as CFO of SystemSoft Corporation.
The company also announced that Jean Bua has been named as the new CFO. Bua joined the company in 2010 as CAO & VP of Finance. Earlier in her career, she was the EVP of Finance & Treasurer of American Tower, a provider of wireless and broadcast towers. Prior to American Tower, she served as SVP & CAO at Iron Mountain and as a management consultant at Ernst & Young.
Date range: November 19th - December 26th