Daniel Stankey has been appointed chief financial officer at Novar Controls Corporation (Copley, OH). Before joining Novar, Stankey was president at Northshore Industries Inc., a company he founded in 2000 to purchase the assets of a failing manufacturing company. Additionally, Michael Cochrane was named product manager. His responsibilities include unitary controls and stage-gate management, a process designed for launching and inspecting new products from conception to post production.