chief operating officer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chief operating officer the corporate executive responsible for the operations of the firm; reports to a board of directors; may appoint other managers (including a president)
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Usage

In literature:

The chief operator has entire supervision over the whole office, and his duties are hard, constant, and arduous.
"Danger Signals" by John A. Hill and Jasper Ewing Brady
You wouldn't expect a post-office operative, a chief of police, and half a dozen cops to stage a pink tea.
"On Secret Service" by William Nelson Taft
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In news:

Rupert Murdoch, second from left, with his sons, Lachlan, left, and James, second from right, and Chase Carey, News Corporation 's president and chief operating officer, in July in Sun Valley, Idaho.
Cracker Barrel made several changes to its management team, including the appointment of Sandra Cochran to the post of president and chief operating officer.
After the short tenures of Groupon Inc chief operating officers Margo Georgiadis and Rob Solomon, the daily deal operator's CEO Andrew Mason oversaw the day-to-day operations of the company.
Days later, Apple Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook called the company "a mobile device company," echoing remarks by Chief Executive Steve Jobs, who in January said "Apple is the largest mobile device company in the world.".
William Kozy has been appointed chief operating officer at Becton, Dickinson & Co. Becton Dickinson , BD, William Kozy, chief operating officer, COO, Vincent Forlenza.
Zuchelli, dean and chief operating officer for the Pennsylvania campuses of Allegany College of Maryland, completed a doctor of education degree at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Christopher Ensey (left), the new chief operating officer of Dunbar Digital Armor, stands with Kevin Dunbar , CEO and president of Dunbar Armored.
Here said Thursday it has named Kevin Elliot executive vice president of the company, and president and chief operating officer of Nash Finch Wholesale/Retail, effective this past Monday.
Rizzo joins National Envelope from Positive Promotions where he was Chief Operating Officer for the largest printed paper and plastic products manufacturer in North America.
A retired Ernst & Young executive is the new chief operating officer and executive vice president of the University of Virginia.
LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Taking a page from the hit show "Undercover Boss," Lee Memorial Health System Chief Operating Officer Larry Antonucci spends a day each month walking in his employees' shoes.
The fire was first reported about 9 pm and was extinguished by 9:30 pm, said Malcolm Wood, deputy chief operating officer for NASA.
Farrow was previous chief operating officer at IHOP Corp. August 17, 2011 By Mark Brandau.
El Pollo Loco Inc, the operator or franchisor of 400 grilled-chicken restaurants in nine states, has hired Dennis Farrow as its new chief operating officer.
Matthews has resigned as president and chief operating officer of Federated Department Stores, whose acquisition by the Campeau Corporation of Toronto was completed this week.
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