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This list showcases the top Cleveland based CFO’ operating in the Manufacturing space. If you think a CFO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Chief Financial Officer of GrafTech International
Mr. Widmar became CEO of First Solar in July 2016. He joined First Solar in April 2011 as chief financial officer and served as First Solar’s chief accounting officer from February 2012 through June 2015. Mr. Widmar has also served as a director on the board of the general partner of 8point3 Energy Partners LP (“8point3 Energy Partners”), then a publicly-traded yieldco and affiliate of First Solar. Prior to joining First Solar, Mr. Widmar served as chief financial officer of GrafTech International Ltd., a leading global manufacturer of advanced carbon and graphite materials, from May 2006 through March 2011, as well as president, Engineered Solutions from January 2011 through March 2011. Prior to joining GrafTech, Mr. Widmar served as corporate controller of NCR Inc. from 2005 to 2006, and was a business unit chief financial officer for NCR from November 2002 to his appointment as controller. He also served as a division controller at Dell, Inc. from August 2000 to November 2002 prior to joining NCR. Mr. Widmar also held various financial and managerial positions with Lucent Technologies Inc., Allied Signal, Inc., and Bristol Myers/Squibb, Inc. He began his career in 1987 as an accountant with Ernst & Young. Mr. Widmar holds a Bachelor of Science in business accounting and a Masters of Business Administration from Indiana University.
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About First Solar, GrafTech International: GrafTech International manufactures a range of graphite electrodes, products for the production of electric arc furnace.
Eric M Rychel
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Aleris International
Eric Rychel is Aleris’ executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer. He was named senior vice president and chief financial officer in March 2014. He joined Aleris in 2012 and previously served as vice president and treasurer with responsibility for treasury, strategy, corporate development and investor relations. Eric Rychel was a managing director in the Industrials Group at Barclays Capital, Inc., where he initiated its Metals industry banking effort as the global head of Steel and Metals corporate finance coverage. Prior to that, Eric Rychel was a managing director at Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc., from 1998 to 2009, where he ran the Metals industry investment banking effort. Eric Rychel began his career as an analyst at LSG Advisors, an M&A boutique and predecessor to SG Cowen.
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About Aleris International: Aleris is a privately-held company, focused on the manufacture and sale of aluminum rolled products.
Chief Financial Officer of Channel Products
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About Channel Products: Channel Products is a full-line domestic and international manufacturer of innovative ignition components and systems.
Chief Financial Officer of Consolidated Precision Products
Roy Joined CPP in January 2017 as the Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining CPP, Roy served as Chief Operating Officer for GE Current – Digital. During his 14 year career at General Electric, Roy served in a series of financial and operating roles of increasing responsibility, including Chief Financial Officer for GE Intelligent Platforms. Previously, Roy served as Chief Financial Officer at Panther Expedited Services and as an Audit Manager at Deloitte & Touche. Roy has demonstrated success in driving operational excellence, fostering strong controllership and focusing on continuous improvement. Roy holds a BA in accounting from Bowling Green State University and an MBA from Xavier University.
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About Consolidated Precision Products: Consolidated Precision Products is a manufactures of complex aerospace components and subassemblies.
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Bird Technologies
Morgan joined Bird Technologies in March 2003 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in August 2004. He is responsible for all financial, human resources, information technology and administration functions of Bird. Prior to joining Bird, Morgan was Vice President and Controller for Scott Fetzer Company in Westlake, Ohio and held the same title for Weatherhead Industries Inc in Beachwood, Ohio. Prior to these positions Morgan was Senior Manager at Ernst & Young LLP’s Cleveland office audit practice where he started his career. Morgan is a Certified Public Accountant (Ohio) since 1982 and earned his Executive Masters in Business Administration from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administrations (Accounting major) from John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio.
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About Bird Technologies: Bird Technologies has been the industry’s standard in radio frequency product reliability for 70 years.
CFO of Lianda Corporation
Cameron Rubino is an experienced finance professional who has held CFO roles at venture capital firms, venture-backed portfolio companies, and family-owned entrepreneurial businesses. He spent 7 years as the CFO at OrthoHelix Surgical Designs, Inc., a venture-backed medical device company in Medina, Ohio. In 2011, he received the CFO of the Year award for mid-sized private companies from Crain’s Cleveland Business for his work at OrthoHelix. Cameron also spent 7 years at a $240 million venture capital firm in Cleveland, Ohio, named Crystal Ventures, starting as the controller before being promoted to CFO. He was responsible for all aspects of fund administration and operations, in addition to being involved in managing the portfolio. In 2006, while at Crystal, Cameron was named to the inaugural “20 in their twenties” class for Crain’s Cleveland Business. Cameron started his career in the audit practice at Arthur Andersen where he passed the CPA exam and earned his license. In 2013, Cameron was an Outstanding Alumni Award recipient from the School of Accountancy at the University of Akron, from where he graduated in 1998.
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About Lianda Corporation: Lianda Corporation