by Meridith Levinson

New CIOs at Ferro, ProVest and More

Oct 09, 20073 mins

Todd Nelson joined $2 billion performance material supplier Ferro Corp. as its CIO on September 28. He comes to the Cleveland, Ohio-based company from Lubrizol Corp., where he was VP of corporate infrastructure and VP of information systems for the Noveon business unit. Prior to Lubrizol, Nelson worked for B.F. Goodrich, Price Waterhouse and Sani Dairy. He earned an MBA in accounting from Saint Bonaventure University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Rochester Institute of Technology.

ProVest, a service provider catering to the needs of law firms working on foreclosure cases, hired two CIOs on October 2: Craig Walicek as CIO of infrastructure and Randolph Hucks as CIO of application development. Walicek joined the Tampa, Fla.-based companyfrom Cort Business Services where he served as IT director. Hucks most recently worked for web-based human resources applications provider Emprimis. ProVest  hired two IT executives because it is growing rapidly with the increasing number of homeowners defaulting on their mortgages. The company has quadrupled in size since January 2006.

Charles “Chuck” Williams joined Clarkston Consulting in its New York office as a partner. Williams most recently worked for Pfizer; he was the pharmaceutical company’s first CTO. He played a key role in consolidating and standardizing Pfizer’s global IT infrastructure after it acquired Pharmacia. Prior to Pfizer, Williams was CIO of Georgia-Pacific, where he led an SAP implementation and integrated two acquisitions. He also previously worked for the Walt Disney Company. Williams holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He is currently a PhD student in organization and leadership at Columbia University.

Engineering company Michael Baker named a new architect of its IT strategy. The company appointed Jeremy Gill vice president of information technology. Gill, who assumes this post on October 22, reports to CEO Richard Shaw. Gill succeeds Andrew Verone who is resigning from the Pittsburgh, Penn.-based company “to pursue other business interests,” according to a company press release. Gill has been working for Michael Baker as a consultant since 2000. He currently advises the company on information security. Gill holds a bachelor’s degree in information systems from Robert Morris University and is pursuing his master’s in business administration at the University of Pittsburgh’s Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business.

Scott Donaldson landed his first CIO role–with Primary Residential Mortgage Corp. He most recently worked for MasterControl as a technical support manager. Previously, he was a senior LAN support technician at Magellan Behavioral Health and a network administrator with Western Zirconium.