Group Chief Financial Officer
STIHL Incorporated is one of seven manufacturing facilities in the STIHL Group. The Virginia Beach complex is located on over 70 acres with 700,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space. STIHL Incorporated employs approximately 1,200 people in a variety of positions from product assembly, manufacturing engineering, sales & marketing, and finance
With over 20 years of success within European-owned private and Fortune 500 public manufacturing and sales corporations, I’ve played a pivotal role in evolving companies into the empires they are today, key players operating in diverse industries and markets worldwide. As a visionary change agent, I’ve driven both top and bottom-line impact across a range of key metrics, intersecting strategy, operational excellence, and inspired leadership teams. ► CAREER & BOARD SYNOPSIS Most recently, I was the President and CEO of STIHL Inc.’s multi-billion dollar U.S. business and delivered the U.S. organization’s most successful 6 years in its 47-year history. I led the vision, growth strategies, and operations spanning manufacturing, sales, marketing, and distribution. I also spent over 20 years taking Siemens businesses to the next level in industries that included water technology, medical equipment, logistics systems, rail vehicle manufacturing and railway automation. I also recently served on the Boards of Directors for the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) and the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, as well as on the Deans Advisory Council for Old Dominion University’s Strome College of Business. I enjoy bringing fresh ideas and collaborating with fellow members on ways to increase organizations’ impact and sustainability. ► TOP TALENTS • Business, Manufacturing & Distribution Expansion • Sales and Marketing. • P&L Growth • Leadership Team Elevation • M&A Strategy, Negotiation & Integration • Capacity Building • Quality Improvement • Technology Modernization ► LEADERSHIP FORMULA FOR SUCCESS • Clear goals. • Cross-functional leadership buy-in and engagement. • Regular, clear, open communication at all levels. • Relationship-building in the field and at customer locations. ► MY NEXT MOVE I’m on the market for CEO, CFO, and Board roles after retiring from STIHL, excited about leveraging my expertise to drive similar results in my next career adventure. I’m active on LinkedIn and would enjoy connecting with you. Please feel free to reach out.