EXECUTIVE ALERT: Kaiser Electric has new president, Boulevard Brewery CEO resigns

Kaiser Electric named Ken Naumann its new president. The previous president, Steve Giacin had resigned to pursue an out of state job, according to the St. Louis Business Journal. Naumann said he plans to grow Kaiser’s divisions in central Missouri and Illinois.

Mike Magoulas resigned from his position as CEO at Boulevard Brewing Co. on Dec. 31, when Boulevard was acquired by Duvel Moortgat, the Kansas City Business Journal reported.  A new CEO hasn’t been named yet, but will probably come from within the organization, Boulevard founder John McDonald said

Craig Dowdy was named senior vice president, external affairs, corporate communications and marketing for The Laclede Group, Inc.
Craig Dowdy was named senior vice president, external affairs, corporate communications and marketing for The Laclede Group, Inc.


George Paz, the CEO of the pharmaceutical company Express Scripts, agreed to a new employment contract that keeps him as chairman, president and CEO for the next three years. He has a base salary of $1.2 million, the St. Louis Business Journal reported.  Express Scripts also announced that Cathy Smith left her position as an executive vice president and CFO at Wal-Mart for the same position at Express Scripts. 

The new CEO of Town & Country Bank in Salem is Carl Eichenberger, who had been the executive vice president and chief operating officer, the St. Louis Business Journal reported. Eichenberger is looking for new acquisitions, ideally a bank with assets in the range of $50 to $100 million.

Mark Andy Inc., which does flexo printing press manufacturing, promoted Kevin Wilken from COO to CEO and president. The change followed an established succession plan for sustainable, long-term growth, according to the company’s release. 

Laclede Group created a new position: senior vice president of external affairs, corporate communications and marketing, according to a release. Craig Dowdy was appointed to the position. Dowdy will provide head regulatory affairs, government matters, corporate communications and marketing.

Charter Communications Inc., a broadband communications company, named Richard Schultz the senior vice president of inbound sales and retention. He will oversee Charter sales centers in St. Louis and Greenville, S.C.

Thomas P. Redington, the former prosecuting attorney for Marion County, has been appointed the associate circuit judge for Knox County by Gov. Jay Nixon.  Nixon also appointed James M. Owen, an attorney of Hosmer King and Royce LLC, as associate circuit judge for Webster County.


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