DistributionNOW has appointed CFO Dave Cherechinsky as its new CEO, replacing board member, Dick Alario, who has been the interim CEO since November 2019.
In turn, the company has promoted Mark Johnson to be the new CFO. He is currently the Chief Accounting Officer.
The company is a worldwide supplier of energy and industrial products and engineered equipment solutions. It has 3,075 employees in 210 locations in 20 countries. It was spun off from National Oilwell Varco in 2014. It has its head office in NW Houston.
Former CEO Robert Workman left in November 2019 with a $3.0 million cash severance and accelerated vesting of common stock, valued at $4.4 million. He had been the CEO since the spin-off. The share price at spin-off was $32. When he left it was $11.40. It is now $7.63.
Mr Cherechinsky has been the CFO since February 2018. He joined NOV in 1989 and was appointed the VP Finance for its distribution arm in 2003. In his new role, he will have a base salary of $650,000.
Mr Johnson joined NOV in 2008 and became the Chief Accounting Officer in February 2018. His new salary will be $385,000.
The company also announced the retirement of Daniel Molinaro. He worked at the company or its predecessors for 52 years. Mr Molinaro was the CFO for four years prior to Mr Cherechinsky. He started work with the Oilwell division of US Steel in 1968. That division was merged with the oilfield division of Armco, another steel company, in 1987 to form National Oilwell. The business went public in 1996 and merged with Varco in 2005.