DENVER, N.C. — Leonard Automatics has appointed Greg Watson to the role of president and CFO, the company reports.
Watson joined Leonard Automatics in January 2017 in the role of CFO. In just over a year, Leonard says he has achieved many impressive improvements and implementations of new systems within the company.
Watson 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, according to Leonard.
Because of this appointment, the company says Jeff Frushtick, chairman and CEO, will now be able to 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,” Frushtick says. “He brings an amazing amount of experience from other manufacturing industries with a high energy level and a commitment to excellence through customer support. 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 had been the CFO of a manufacturing group in North Carolina for eleven years, managing the finances of four 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 nonprofit organizations in the Statesville, N.C., community.
He graduated from LaSalle University and was president of the Interfraternity Council.