Oklahoma business people for Feb. 9, 2020
Rob Easley has joined HAC Inc., the parent company of Homeland, as vice president of merchandising and marketing. Easley has more than 25 years experience in retail marketing, strategy and operations. He most recently was senior vice president of merchandising and marketing at New Jersey-based convenience store retailer QuickChek. He previously was chief operating officer of Rite Aid Corp. and earlier spent 16 years with the food retailer H-E-B as a senior marketing and operations executive. His experience also includes executive roles with Westlake Ace Hardware and Earth Fare, a leading natural and organic food retailer.
Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA) has named Lawson Adams its new vice president of engineering and technology. Adams most recently served as vice president of broadcast engineering for nearly 20 years at CBS Television/Pop Media Group in Tulsa and Los Angeles. He previously was senior broadcast engineer at KTUL-TV in Tulsa. He also has experience as a field engineer with Nusonics Inc. Adams is a Navy veteran, where he served as interior communication electrician petty officer second class aboard the USS John F. Kennedy.
Oklahoma City-based accounting firm Peters & Chandler PC has hired seven new employees. Stanley Abraham attended the University of Wisconsin to fulfill his master’s degree in accounting. He has been a tax accountant for three years. Chelsea Graham graduated from Weatherford in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in accounting. She has nine years in public tax accounting. Henry Le graduated from OU in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in accounting. He has been a tax preparer since 2015. Coulton Parker has two years of tax experience. He earned a bachelor’s degree at the Oklahoma City University in 2018 and is pursuing a Master of Business Administration at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Foster Pool received his undergraduate degree at the University of Arkansas and is pursuing a master's degree at the Oklahoma City University. S Dan Sharpe graduated from the University of Florida in 2005 with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting. He has four years combined audit experience for mid-market and Big 4 firms. He also has 10 years experience in the oil and gas industry. Alec Weibel has a degree from the University of Oklahoma.
Fred Keller has joined the Rose State College Department of Business and Information Technology as a professor of computer information technology and cyber security. Keller’s first experience at Rose State began in the early 1980s when he was enrolled in the Electrical Engineering Technology program. He then went on to work at Tinker Air Force Base and continued his education at the University of Oklahoma, ultimately completing a master’s degree at Oklahoma State University. Keller worked at OU for 18 years as director of IT facilities, where he was hired as part of a team that redesigned the campus computer network. Keller previously taught digital signal processing as an adjunct professor at Rose State.
Standley Systems has announced the hiring of three industry veterans. Matt Bauer has joined the company as senior vice president of sales operations. A 1994 graduate of Delaware University, Bauer made the move to Oklahoma from Texas, where he served as president and CEO of Denitech Corp. and vice president of sales at Dahill, both Xerox companies. David Chapman has been named director of sales for Standley’s Tulsa operation. Chapman has more than 20 years of industry management experience. Justin Stringer is the company's new director of strategic accounts in Tulsa and is the newest member of the Standley sales leadership team. Most recently, he served as regional vice president of sales for ImageQUEST in Kansas City. He previously held management positions at Denitech Corp. and Konico Minolta Business Solutions.