Become affiliated with a progressive organization and utilize past experiences to be a integral part of the organization's management team.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA), State of Ohio; May 1980
Budgeting and financial management
Financial reporting and analysis
Chief Financial Officer, 05/2011 to Current ArtiFlex Manufacturing, LLC – Wooster, Ohio Business: Automotive metal stamper and assembler of body panels, also manufacture stamping tools and assembly cells. All financial aspects of a $200 million business; including monthly financial reporting; annual business planning and tracking actual results to plan; capital equipment & working capital financing; annual corporate tax reporting. Because the company is a 50/50 joint venture, I report directly to the CEO of ArtiFlex and the Finance Department of Worthington Industries, Inc.
Exectuve Vice President, 07/1997 to 05/2011 The Gerstenslager Company – Wooster, Ohio Business: Automotive metal stamper and assembler of body panels. Originally hired as Controller in 1997, promoted to Vice President of Finance in 2001, promoted to Executive Vice President in 2007. Day to day general management of the operations of the business; including the manufacturing performance, financial performance and reporting, strategic planning and forecasting, and corporate tax reporting of a $100 million past model service automotive metal stamping and assembly operation. Reported directly to the COO and CFO of Worthington Industries, Inc (traded on the NYSE under WOR).
Vice President / Controller, 05/1991 to 07/1997 7-7 Inc – Wooster, Ohio Business: Environmental contractor working in the steel industry. Monthly financial statement reporting; implementation of a jobs in progress reporting system; corporate tax reporting; budget analysis; cash management; capital equipment & working capital financing; corporate banking; participated in the structure of the sale of the company.