Noble Corporation, an offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry, has appointed James MacLennan as senior vice president (SVP), chief financial officer (CFO) and controller, effective 9 January 2012. In his new role, MacLennan will be responsible for financial reporting, accounting, tax and treasury activities at the company.
MacLennan previously served as CFO and corporate secretary of Ennis Traffic Safety Solutions, a producer of pavement marking materials, and as executive vice president (EVP) and CFO of Lodgian, a publicly-traded independent owner and operator of hotels in the US. Prior to joining Lodgian, MacLennan was CFO and treasurer of Theragenics, a company that manufactures medical devices. Previously, he was EVP and CFO of Lanier Worldwide, a publicly-traded technical products company.
MacLennan spent much of his early career in financial positions of increasing responsibility in the oil and gas industry, most notably with Exxon and later with Noble. He received both graduate and post-graduate degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and he is a chartered accountant.
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