James D'Arecca has been appointed chief accounting officer at Actavis, Inc. He reports to R. Todd Joyce, global chief financial officer. Mr. D'Arecca joins the company from Bausch & Lomb, where he served in a similar role to his new position at Actavis.
Prior to Bausch & Lomb, he served as executive director and business development controller at Merck, where he was the primary liaison between the controller's organization and the business development and corporate licensing functions. Previously, Mr. D'Arecca was executive director and assistant controller at Schering-Plough. He also spent 13 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers, with a focus on pharmaceuticals, medical devices and consumer products.