STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Nuts and snack food company Diamond Foods Inc. said Tuesday that chief financial officer Seth Halio left the company, and Steven M. Neil will be the new chief financial and administrative officer, effective March 1.
Neil, a board member since 2005, is the current executive vice president and CFO of specialty contact lens maker Cooper Cos. He will resign Feb. 29. Before joining Cooper in 2005, he was executive vice president, CFO and secretary of Ocular Sciences Inc., a contact lens company.
Cooper Cos. promoted vice president of finance Eugene J. Midlock to senior vice president and CFO to replace Neil. Midlock joined Cooper Cos. as vice president of taxes in January 2005. He was a partner with KPMG LLP from 1979 to 2002.
Diamond Foods closed unchanged at $19.25. Cooper shares rose 19 cents to close at $39.56.