Leonard Automatics announced the appointment of Greg Watson to the role of President and CFO. Watson joined Leonard Automatics in January of 2017 in the role of CFO.
In just over a year, Watson has achieved many impressive improvements and implementations of new systems within the company. He will be responsible for the day to day operations of the company as well as mentoring the next generation of managers and leaders at the company.
Jeff Frushtick, Chairman and CEO, will now focus his time on growing Leonard’s International markets, work on acquisition opportunities, as well as continue the development of new products for Leonard’s traditional markets.
“Greg has done a remarkable job since joining the company. He brings an amazing amount of experience from other manufacturing industries with a high energy level and a commitment to excellence through customer support,” says Jeff Frushtick. “The combination of talent has meshed well in our culture and is establishing a foundation Leonard Automatics will use for our successful growth and development as a major equipment supplier in our industries.”
Watson has been the CFO of a manufacturing group in NC for eleven years, managing the finances of 4 related companies with combined revenues of $40 million annually. His experience has gone from cost analysis on the manufacturing floor to managing treasury responsibilities and ultimately handling high level acquisition, joint ventures and divestitures. Watson also served as Board Chair in multiple non-profit Organizations in the Statesville, NC community.
Watson graduated from LaSalle University and was President of the Intra-fraternity Council.
For more information, visit the company’s web site: Leonard Automatics