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Beazer appoints CEO, VP and CFO

Atlanta-based Beazer Homes has named Allan Merrill as president and CEO. He has also been elected to the board of directors. Robert (Bob) Salomon has been appointed executive VP and CFO.

Merrill succeeds Ian J. McCarthy, who is leaving the company and has resigned from the board of directors. He has more than 20 years of experience in the home-building and residential real estate industries in various executive positions. Merrill has been Beazer’s chief financial officer for the past four years. Prior to joining the home builder, he held leadership roles with Move Inc. Previously he worked for Dillon Read & Co. and its successors, including UBS.

Salomon has more than 25 years of financial management experience, including more than 19 years in the home-building industry. He joined Beazer Homes in 2008 as the chief accounting officer. Prior to joining Beazer, he was chief financial officer and treasurer of Ashton Woods Homes and served with MDC Holdings in various accounting and finance roles.

"We are pleased that Allan and Bob have accepted these appointments. Both possess many years of industry experience and have demonstrated a commitment to the success of our stakeholders,” said Brian Beazer, the company's chairman.