At CFO (Boardroom Media) we track over 1,000,000 startups and over 5,000,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top Connecticut 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 PepsiCo
Hugh Johnston has served as a member of our board of directors since April 2016. Johnston has been Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of PepsiCo, Inc., a global food and beverage company, since July 2015 and March 2010, respectively. Johnston served as Executive Vice President at PepsiCo from March 2010 to July 2015. He joined PepsiCo in 1987 and has held a number of increasing leadership roles, including Executive Vice President, Global Operations from 2009 to 2010 and President, Pepsi-Cola North America Beverages from 2007 to 2009. Johnston left PepsiCo from August 1999 through March 2002 to pursue a general management role as Vice President, Retail at Merck Medco, leading the company’s retail pharmacy card business. Johnston served on the board of directors of AOL Inc., a global media technology company, from October 2012 to June 2015.Johnston holds a B.S. from Syracuse University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.
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About PepsiCo: PepsiCo operates as a food and beverage company worldwide.
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Harman International Industries
Sandy Rowland is executive vice president and chief financial officer of HARMAN, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Sandy is responsible for all aspects of the Finance function and serves as the principal contact to outside auditors, KPMG LLP. Sandy reports to President and Chief Executive Officer Dinesh Paliwal and is a member of the executive committee. With more than 20 years of experience in financial management, Sandy joined HARMAN in October 2012 to lead investor relations. In 2013, she added corporate development to her responsibilities, which included strategy and mergers and acquisitions. On January 1, 2015, she became CFO. Prior to joining HARMAN, Sandy was a vice president in the Corporate Finance group at Eastman Kodak Co. (NYSE:KODK). Also at Kodak, Sandy held assignments of increasing responsibility including controller of the consumer segment, director of corporate financial planning and analysis, assistant treasurer, director of investor relations and chief financial officer of the commercial segment. Sandy was also a manager in the Audit and Business Advisory practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where she worked primarily with technology companies. Sandy received a Bachelor of Arts in economics and business from Lafayette College. She also holds an MBA from the University of Rochester’s William E. Simon School of Business.
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About Harman International Industries: Harman International Industries engages in the development, manufacture and marketing of audio products and electronic systems.
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Terex
Kevin Bradley was named Senior Vice President in January 2013. Prior Mr. Bradley was President, Terex Cranes, a position to which he was appointed in January 2011. He joined Terex Corporation as President of Terex Financial Services (TFS) in August 2005. Mr. Bradley has more than 20 years of experience in financial services. Prior to joining Terex, he was employed by GE Commercial Finance (previously GE Capital) where he worked for almost nine years, culminating in his position as Chief Asset Management Officer for the Vendor Financial Services Business Unit. Prior to this, Mr. Bradley worked at AT&T Capital for nine and a half years in various finance and asset management positions. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Montclair State University, New Jersey.
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About Terex: Terex Corportion is a set of manufacturing companies focusing on infrastructure support via their handling and lifting equipment.
Robert K. Julian
EVP & CFO of Lydall
Robert K. Julian has been Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since October 29, 2012. Prior to joining Lydall Mr. Julian was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Legrand North America (LNA), a $1 billion subsidiary of Legrand, S.A. headquartered in Limoges, France. Legrand manufactures products and systems for electrical installations and information networks for commercial, residential and industrial buildings. During his 8 year tenure with Legrand, Mr. Julian directed and oversaw all financial aspects of LNA and its subsidiaries, including business strategy and analysis and financial due diligence in support of several acquisitions and operational integrations. Prior to his tenure at Legrand, Mr. Julian was the Vice President and Controller – Worldwide Strategic Sourcing of Fisher Scientific International, Inc. (now Thermo Fisher Scientific), a leading manufacturer and distributor of over 600,000 products and services to the scientific community. Previously Mr. Julian held key financial leadership roles at Cisco Systems, Inc., Honeywell International, Inc., and Rockwell International, Inc.
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About Lydall, The RealReal: Lydall designs and manufactures specialty engineered filtration media, industrial thermal insulating solutions.
VP Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer of Crane Co
Richard Maue is the SVP and Chief Financial Officer at Crane Co.
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About Crane Co, Crane Co: Crane Co is a manufacturing of engineered industrial products.
Jeffrey A. Baird
CFO, Secretary of CAS Medical Systems
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About CAS Medical Systems: CAS Medical Systems develops non-invasive technologies and products that collect and monitor patient data in critical environments.
Senior Vice President and CFO of Kaman Corporation
Robert Starr was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective July 1, 2015 having previously been appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer two years earlier. He had previously served as Vice President and Treasurer since 2009 leading Kaman’s treasury efforts and overseeing banking and capital markets relationships. He has more than 20 years of experience in the finance and treasury functions. He possesses a wealth of capital markets knowledge and that familiarity is extremely valuable as the company continues to implement its long-term growth strategy. Starr, a CPA, was most recently with Crane Co. He graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, and in 1997, he received an MBA in finance and marketing from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He, his wife, Ming, and their children live in Avon, CT.
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About Kaman Corporation: Kaman Corporation conducts business in the aerospace and distribution markets.
Paul G. Driscoll
VP & CFO of Acme United Corporation
Paul G. Driscoll has served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer since October 2, 2002. Mr. Driscoll joined Acme United as Director International Finance on March 19, 2001. From 1997 to 2001 he was employed by Ernest and Julio Gallo Winery including Director of Finance and Operations in Japan. Prior to Gallo he served in several increasingly responsible finance positions in Sterling Winthrop Inc. in New York City and Sanofi S.A. in France.
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About Acme United Corporation: Acme United Corporation is a leading worldwide supplier of Innovative Branded cutting, measuring & safety products.
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer of FuelCell Energy
Michael Bishop is the Executive Vice Presiden, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer at FuelCell Energy.
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About FuelCell Energy: FuelCell Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCEL) is an integrated fuel cell company that designs, manufactures, installs, services and operates