Here are a few of the key developments in the careers of senior technology executives in January 2015:
Tom Morgan took over as CIO of BECU (Credit union originally created for Boeing employees) from Butch Leonardson who retired after 15 years with the company and joined consultancy Cornerstone Advisors Inc. Prior to joining BECU, Morgan served as CIO Bank of America Corp., JPMorgan Chase & Co. Washington Mutual Inc. and FleetBoston Financial.
PwC has appointed Sigal Zarmi, formerly CIO of GE Capital Americas, as network CIO of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Ltd. Zarmi will develop and manage the company’s global IT systems and strategy, and oversee delivery of IT services to PwC’s network. Zarmi told FierceCIO last year: “The technology department can bring creative solutions to the table either for employees or for customers that really show the impact of what technology can do for the business and help the business grow."
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd., the former industrial paint subsidiary of DuPont Co., has hired Aaron Weis as its CIO, reporting to Axalta Chairman and CEO Charlie Shaver. Previously, Weis was CIO at sensor manufacturer Sensata Technologies and VP of business applications and enabling technologies at Tyco International Ltd.
Turner Construction Co. has appointed Warren Kudman, formerly CIO and CTO of Sealed Air Corp., as its new CIO, replacing Micky Doner, who will report to him from a new role in the company’s technology services department.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has appointed Sherry Neubert as its new VP and CIO. Neubert reports to Laura Thompson, executive vice president and CFO, and succeeds James McKinnon who is retiring after 40 years with the company.
General Motors Co. has promoted Michael Wolfe to the position of CIO and executive director of the automaker’s Global Connected Customer Experience group, which includes the company’s OnStar subsidiary and its call centers. Wolfe, a GM director of IT since March 2014, reports to Randy Mott, GM’s global CIO. Wolfe joined GM from wireless distributor BrightStar Corp., where he served as CIO and CTO.
Time Warner Inc. has appointed Mitchell Klaif as EVP and CIO, reporting to CFO Howard Averill. He previously spent 17 years at Time Inc., Time Warner’s magazine arm, where he served as both CTO and CIO. He replaces Bill Krivoshik, who was hired about four years ago as the company’s first enterprise CIO, tasked with defining the position, building a team, cutting costs and defining governance and overall technology strategy. Those goals were met, Krivoshik told CIO Journal, “so basically the job I signed on for is done.”
Windstream Holdings Inc., provider of advanced network communications services, has appointed Lewis Langston as CIO. Previously, Langston was CIO of Allied Wireless Communications Corp. He succeeds Cindy Nash who is leaving the company to pursue other career interests.
The Carlyle Group LP has appointed Georgette Kiser as partner, managing director and CIO. She joined Carlyle from T. Rowe Price, where she was head of enterprise solutions.