RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – RTI International has named Michael Kaelin chief financial officer.
As chief financial officer, Kaelin will be responsible for managing RTI's corporate financial requirements and institute-level financial risks. In addition, he will be responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient support of research group finance, contracts, proposals and procurement.
Kaelin replaces former chief financial officer Jim Gibson, who has been named to chief operating officer.
"Mike is one of our most competent and dedicated financial and business professionals," said Wayne Holden, RTI president and CEO. "More importantly, he has the leadership skills and business acumen needed to help move our organization forward.”
Kaelin joined RTI in 2007 as vice president of finance for Social and Statistical Sciences (now Social, Statistical and Environmental Sciences). In 2009, he was named vice president of Research Group Finance, responsible for the finance teams in all research groups across the institute.
Kaelin has 25 years of financial management experience, including his prior tenure as vice president of finance for Raleigh-based Misys Healthcare Inc., a leader in the health care information technology industry. At Misys he led a unit that provided software solutions to the physician community.
He also held a number of senior financial positions in companies such as Channel Master and Productivity Point International, where he was chief financial officer, as well as Coopers & Lybrand.
Kaelin is a licensed certified public accountant in North Carolina and holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and finance from Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, W.Va.