Rowan Companies CFO J. Kevin Bartol retiring Rowan Companies CFO & Treasurer J. Kevin Bartol has decided to leave the company to pursue other opportunities. Mr. Bartol will continue to serve until a successor is chosen and a smooth transition is completed. The company is conducting a search and intends to name Mr. Bartol's successor in short order. The company also announced that Melanie M. Trent has been promoted to Executive VP, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer and will assume responsibility for the Legal function, as well as retain responsibility for the Human Resources, Information Technology and Communications departments. Ms. Trent succeeds John L. Buvens, Jr. who is retiring.