OM Group names Haber interim CFO Featured

6:37am EDT January 27, 2006

OM Group Inc. appointed Kenneth Haber interim CFO following the resignation of R. Louis Schneeberger.

Haber has worked on a number of projects for the company’s chairman since February, including helping the company to develop its new and rigorous planning/budgeting process, as well as establishing key performance metrics.

Haber brings more than 25 years of experience in finance, general management, strategic design and implementation, and mergers and acquisitions. The bulk of his career was spent with the Sherwin-Williams company in positions of increasing responsibility, culminating in his most recent position as vice president, international, coatings division.

Joseph M. Scaminace, chairman of the board and president and CEO of OM Group, expects the transition to be seamless.

“I have known Ken for a long time and know the focus and dedication he brings to the job every day. Likewise, given the knowledge and insights he has gained from his current roles, Ken comes to his new position with a deep understanding of the company’s current business model and financial structure.”

Haber graduated from Kent State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He also earned an MBA from the Weathered School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. He is a CPA.

Moen Inc. hired Nancy Uridil as senior vice president, operations.

Uridil will provide strategic leadership for Moen’s operations teams.

She joins Moen from Este Lauder, where she served as senior vice president, global quality assurance and supply chain. She began her career with Procter & Gamble. From there, she joined Mary Kay Inc. as senior vice president of manufacturing.

Uridil earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Purdue University.

Mark McGuire
joined Eaton Corp. as vice president and general counsel.

McGuire joins Eaton from International Paper Co., where he had been vice president and deputy general.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University and a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Steven J. Demetriou
joined the OM Group Inc. board of directors.

Demetriou is chairman and CEO of Aleris International Inc., a $2.5 billion North American manufacturer of rolled aluminum products and a global leader in aluminum recycling and the production of specification alloys.

MetroHealth System appointed Barbara B. McBee to the new position of vice president, support services.

McBee has more than 20 years of experience in health care management. Most recently, she worked as director of risk management and corporate compliance at University Hospitals Health System Bedford Medical Center. Prior to that, she was vice president at UHHS Bedford.

McBee earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of Cincinnati, a master of science degree in nutrition from Case Western Reserve University and an MBA from Baldwin Wallace College.

Julian Norley
was promoted to senior corporate fellow for GrafTech International Ltd., the highest R&D scientist position in the company.

Norley achieved international recognition during his tenure as GTI director of technology. He has received five U.S. patents, with another 17 pending. He has also served as a guest speaker at national and international industry conferences.

He earned his bachelor of science and Ph.D. degrees in metallurgy from Imperial College, London, and has more than 20 years of experience in carbon and graphite science.

Frank J. Sadowski
was named to the board of trustees of Isaiah’s Promise, a nonprofit agency providing adoption services.

Sadowski is partner-in-charge of the tax department at Ciuni & Panichi, Inc., a regional accounting and consulting firm.

Peter Gray
joined Capital Acceleration Partners as an operating partner.

Gray has more than 30 years of experience in executive management of publicly and privately owned businesses. He was previously managing director of a regional consulting firm.

Glenn Renwick
was named 2006 Business Executive of the Year by Sales & Marketing Executives of Cleveland.

Renwick is president and CEO of The Progressive Corp.

Chuck Eberling
received the Linda Fehlman Award, the most prestigious award given out by Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems.

Eberling is a principal engineer at the company.

The annual honor is given to the employee who best exemplifies the international company’s values of customer focus, integrity, teamwork, leadership and performance. The award was established in 1995 in memory of a Bendix senior leader who died battling cancer.

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