Leonard Automatics Appoints Watson President and CFO
(August, 2018) Leonard Automatics of Denver, North Carolina has announced the appointment of Greg Watson to the new role of President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He joined Leonard Automatics in January of 2017.
In just over a year, Watson has made 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 be able to focus his time on Leonard’s international markets, work on acquisition opportunities, and continued 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.
Watson was 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 handling high level acquisition, joint ventures and divestitures. Watson also served as Board Chair in multiple non-profit Organizations in the Statesville, North Carolina community.