Altair Appoints Nationally-Recognized Financial Executive Howard Morof as CFO: Troy-based Altair Engineering announced the appointment of veteran financial executive Howard Morof as the company’s CFO. Morof has served on the Altair board of directors for the past two years and has extensive experience with high-growth companies as well as expertise in capital markets, mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures. As CFO Morof will be responsible for Altair’s global corporate financial strategy. Morof will further build on Altair’s consistent record of annual growth throughout its 27-year history. During 2012, Altair’s success has been reflected in rapidly growing new client and expansion sales in the automotive, aerospace and other industries. Today, Altair operates from offices in 19 countries serving more than 3,000 customers worldwide. Morof joins Altair after five years as chief financial officer of North American Bancard, one of America’s largest independent merchant/credit card processing companies. Previously, he held chief financial officer roles at FMF Capital, a wholesale mortgage banking company, and Broder Bros. Co., a leading distributor of imprintable activewear, after serving as a partner at Morof Sheplow Weinstein, a CPA firm. Morof is a CPA with a bachelor of business administration degree from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in taxation from Walsh College. Privately held, with over 1,800 employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. With a 27-year track record for high-end software for engineering and computing, enterprise analytics solutions, and innovative product design and development, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries. To learn more, please visit www.altair.com or www.simulatetoinnovate.com.
Whirlpool Corporation Appoints Safeway’s Diane Dietz to Board of Directors: Benton Harbor-based Whirlpool Corp. (NYSE: WHR) announced the appointment of Diane Dietz, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Safeway Inc., to its board of directors, effective immediately. Dietz, 46, has served as executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Safeway, since 2008, where she oversees the company’s marketing, merchandising, manufacturing and distribution organizations. She joined Safeway from The Procter and Gamble Company, where she held positions of increasing responsibility, including as vice president and general manager of the Oral Care business. Dietz holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and economics from Northern Illinois University. More at www.whirlpoolcorp.com.
C/D/H Hires Sly As Consultant: The Grand Rapids-based technology consulting firm C/D/H announces today their hiring of Neil Sly as a consultant for the Collaboration Service Area to assist with SharePoint projects. Sly brings to C/D/H 10 years of technology and communications experience as well as multiple Microsoft certifications and a technical skillset that favors business collaboration functions. Prior to joining C/D/H, Sly worked at technology consulting firms in St. Louis, Mo. and and Indianapolis, Ind., assisting clients with SharePoint, SQL reporting and analysis, Office Web Apps, project servers, architecture and design of a search environment using FAST for SharePoint 2010, and other services. He has worked with clients in pharmaceuticals, health care, education, publishing and advertising. Sly also served his community by working as a 9-1-1 dispatcher and police officer. Sly is a VMware Certified Professional; Microsoft Certified Professional: Enterprise Administrator, Systems Administrator, and SharePoint 2010; Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: SharePoint 2007; and holds an ITIL certification, Foundations of IT Service Management v3. His technical skills include those in SharePoint and FAST Search Server, Windows Server, networking and virtualization. C/D/H is a technology consulting firm with over 20 years of service to clients across Michigan. The firm has offices in Royal Oak and Grand Rapids, from which it provides clients with consulting services in collaboration, infrastructure and project management. C/D/H is certified as a Microsoft Gold Partner, a VMware Enterprise Partner and also has earned top levels of certification with Novell, Citrix and Cisco Systems. For more information visit www.cdh.com.
IPS Hires Head Of Marketing To Expand Market Share In IT Staffing, SharePoint, And Mobile: Troy-based IPS Technology Services announced that they have hired Elyse Moore as their Head of Marketing. Moore is a graduate of Oakland University’s School of Business Administration. Upon graduation, she worked to expand business to increase revenue of several local companies before deciding to join the IPS Technology Services team. Moore brings her networking experience to IPS with plans to continue to grow the company’s already increasing customer base. Incidentally, IPS grew five times last year and three times in 2011. IPS Technology Services exists to meet the needs of Metro Detroit businesses through IT Staffing, CIO Advisory, Enterprise Application Development, Healthcare IT Consulting, Engineering IT and Digital Marketing Services. Its main objective is to provide high quality services at lower than market prices. To view current job postings or to learn more about IPS Technology Services, visit www.ipsts.com.