Finance and Investing is pleased to announce The Top 25 CFOs in Manufacturing for 2023. As an industry, manufacturing is one of the largest and most influential sectors of the global economy. In the U.S. alone, the 2022 market size of the manufacturing sector was $7.1 trillion, as measured by revenue. Furthermore, with the advent of cutting-edge technologies such as automation, wearables, 3D printing, drones, and the Internet of Things (IoT), the industry is on the cusp of significant expansion. At the forefront of these transformative enterprises are the CFOs of manufacturing companies. These dedicated individuals play an indispensable role in ensuring the financial stability and growth of their organizations. Their responsibilities encompass vital financial tasks such as budgeting, forecasting, and financial reporting, while also overseeing cost control and efficiency measures to optimize operations and achieve the profitability necessary for sustained competitiveness in this critical economic sector.
Among this year’s awardees is Alexander Bradley, the CFO of First Solar. Since joining First Solar in 2008, Bradley has led or supported the structuring, sale, and financing of over $10 billion and approximately 2.7 GWDC of the company’s worldwide development assets, including several of the largest PV power plant projects in North America. Additionally, we have Craig Creaturo, the CFO and EVP of Unifi Manufacturing, one of the world's leading innovators in manufacturing synthetic and recycled performance fibers. A veteran financial professional, Creaturo previously spent 14 years as CFO for a multinational, high-tech manufacturing company, where he helped grow revenues from $60 million to $750 million. Lastly, we have Fathom's CFO, Mark Frost, who brings over 30 years of financial and executive-level management experience from both private and public companies.
Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of The Top 25 CFOs in Manufacturing for 2023.
1. Andrea Luedtke
Chief Financial Officer in Motion and Energy, Nidec Motor Corporation
Andrea Luedtke is the CFO in Motion and Energy at Nidec Motor Corporation, a global enterprise comprising approximately 230 subsidiaries/affiliates. Notably, Nidec is the world's number one comprehensive motor manufacturer, handling "everything that spins and moves," including miniature to gigantic. Aspiring to achieve still higher growth and greater market share, each group company is enhancing its technical capabilities and competitive edge.
Luedtke has been with Nidec since 2019. Previously, she was a VP of finance at Kato Cable. Before that, she served as a VP of finance at Emerson Industrial Automation / EPG Americas - Leroy Somer/Kato Engineering. Earlier in her career, she worked with Taylor Corporation as an accountant. Luedtke earned an MBA in finance and operations of supply chain management from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and an undergraduate degree in business administration from Minnesota State University-Mankato.
2. Kristin Warfel
Chief Financial Officer, Graham Packaging
Kristin Warfel is the CFO of Graham Packaging, a leader in the design, manufacture and sale of custom, value-added and sustainable food, beverage, household and automotive containers. They work with some of the biggest brands in the world to provide them with safe, attractive and convenient packaging that meets the demands of today’s consumer.
Graham Packaging was founded more than 50 years ago on the idea that there had to be a better way to store and use motor oil. Through innovation and a dash of imagination, they converted the metal oil can into a plastic bottle that made the product safer, cleaner and lighter for sellers and consumers to use. Since then, they’ve expanded their offering to deliver innovative, sustainable packaging to additional markets. Warfel began her career in 2000. She graduated from York College of Pennsylvania with an undergraduate degree in accounting.
3. Alexander Bradley
Chief Financial Officer, First Solar
Alexander Bradley was appointed CFO of First Solar in October 2016. He joined the company in May 2008 – and previously served as Vice President of both Treasury and Project Finance. During this time, he led or supported the structuring, sale, and financing of over $10 billion and approximately 2.7 GWDC of the Company’s worldwide development assets, including several of the largest PV power plant projects in North America. From June 2016 to June 2018, Bradley also served as an officer and board member of the general partner of 8point3. Prior to joining First Solar, Bradley worked at HSBC in investment banking and leveraged finance, in London and New York, covering the energy and utilities sector. He received his MA from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
First Solar is a leading American solar technology company and global provider of responsibly produced eco-efficient solar modules advancing the fight against climate change. Developed at R&D labs in California and Ohio, the company’s advanced thin film PV modules represent the next generation of solar technologies, providing a competitive, high-performance, lower-carbon alternative to conventional crystalline silicon PV modules. From raw material sourcing and manufacturing through end-of-life module recycling, First Solar’s approach to technology embodies sustainability and a responsibility towards people and the planet.
4. Jeff McKee
Chief Financial Officer, X-Rite
Jeff McKee began his professional career 25 years ago. Today, he is the CFO of X-Rite, the global leader in color science and technology. The company, which now includes color industry leader Pantone, Inc., develops, manufactures, markets and supports innovative color solutions through measurement systems, software, color standards and services. X-Rite’s expertise in inspiring, selecting, measuring, formulating, communicating and matching color helps users get color right the first time and every time, which translates to better quality and reduced costs. X-Rite serves a range of industries, including printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles, dental and medical.
McKee got his start in 1998 as an assurance senior at BDO Seidman, LLP. He eventually rose to the role of internal audit at Gordon Food Service, his most recent position prior to joining X-Rite. McKee graduated from Hofstra University with an undergraduate degree in accounting and business.
5. Christopher Hurren
Chief Financial Officer, Holman
Christopher Hurren is the CFO of Holman, a global automotive leader that serves both commercial and consumer clients. The Holman story began nearly a century ago as a single Ford dealership in New Jersey. Today, Holman – headquartered in Mount Laurel, New Jersey – is one of the largest family-owned automotive service organizations in North America with more than 6,500 employees across North America, the UK, and Germany.
Hurren started his career with ARI in Canada in 2010 as Vice President of Finance. Then in August of 2013, he transitioned to Vice President of Finance at Holman Enterprises. Prior to working for ARI, he worked for BMW for seven years. At BMW, he started as Treasurer and was quickly promoted to the Director of Tax. Later, he was promoted to Corporate Controller. Before working for BMW, he worked for three years at General Motors of Canada; and four years at KPMG. Hurren graduated from Ivey Business School at Western University with an MBA and from Western University with an undergraduate degree in economics.
6. Kevin Ostertag
Chief Financial Officer, Panasonic Automotive
Kevin Ostertag is the CFO of Panasonic Automotive, an industry-leading global supplier to Automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s) for infotainment systems and advanced connected car solutions. Their clients include Ford, GM, Chrysler, Daimler, Fiat, Tesla, Honda, Toyota, Nissan and many others. In serving their customers, they don't just strive to put tomorrow's technology on the road – they pride themselves on recruiting the brightest and best to do it. Ostertag first joined the company in 2021.
Previously, Ostertag was a VP of finance at Johnson Controls. Before that, he served as an executive director of finance in North America at Yanfeng Automotive Interiors. Earlier in his career, he worked with Milliken & Company as a plant controller. Ostertag earned an MBA from the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business and an undergraduate degree in finance and international business from Auburn University’s Harbert College of Business.
7. Jana Croom
Chief Financial Officer, Kimball Electronics
On July 1, 2021, Jana Croom was appointed VP, CFO of Kimball Electronics. She joined the company in January 2021 in the role of VP of Finance. Prior to joining Kimball Electronics, Croom held the position of VP of Financial Planning and Analysis for NiSource Inc., one of the largest fully regulated utility companies in the United States. From 2012 through 2019, Croom also held positions at NiSource, including director roles in operations planning, state finance, and regulatory affairs. Croom has more than 20 years of experience in various areas of finance. She is a graduate of the College of Wooster and earned an MBA from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.
Kimball Electronics is a multifaceted manufacturing solutions provider of electronics and diversified contract manufacturing services to customers around the world. From its operations in the United States, China, India, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Romania, Thailand, and Vietnam, its teams are proud to provide manufacturing services for a variety of industries. Recognized for a reputation of excellence, the company is committed to a high-performance culture that values personal and organizational commitment to quality, reliability, value, speed, and ethical behavior. Notably, Kimball Electronics (Nasdaq: KE) is headquartered in Jasper, Indiana.
8. Neill Reynolds
Chief Financial Officer, Wolfspeed
Neill Reynolds is the CFO at Wolfspeed. For more than 30 years, Wolfspeed has been the global leader in Silicon Carbide technology and production—harnessing its power to change the world for the better. Its customers leverage the company’s disruptive technology to create products that support a more efficient, sustainable future. Notably, Wolfspeed’s solutions allow for breakthroughs within various industries and applications, including electric vehicles, fast charging, 5G, renewable energy and storage, and aerospace and defense.
Prior to NXP, Reynolds spent more than 15 years as a finance leader with international technology companies such as General Electric, where he held CFO positions in various businesses and served on management teams that consistently delivered profit enhancements for global industrial and manufacturing businesses, spanning multiple technology industries. Reynolds holds a bachelor’s from Boston College.
9. Paul Middleton
Chief Financial Officer, Plug Power
Paul Middleton is the CFO of Plug Power, a company that is building an end-to-end green hydrogen ecosystem, from production, storage and delivery to energy generation, to help its customers meet their business goals and decarbonize the economy. In creating the first commercially viable market for hydrogen fuel cell technology, the company has deployed more than 60,000 fuel cell systems and over 180 fueling stations, more than anyone else in the world. It is also the largest buyer of liquid hydrogen.
Prior to Plug, Middleton worked at Rogers Corp., a global manufacturer and distributor of specialty polymer composite materials and components. During his tenure at Rogers, Middleton served in many senior financial leadership roles, including Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer, Treasure and Interim CFO. Prior to Rogers, Middleton managed all financial administration for the tools division of Cooper Industries. He holds both a master’s and a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Central Florida. Additionally, he is a Certified Public Accountant.
10. David Johnson
Chief Financial Officer, Atkore International
In August 2018, David Johnson joined Atkore, a company that is forging a future where its employees, customers, suppliers, shareholders and communities are building better together – a future focused on serving the customer and powering and protecting the world. With a network of manufacturing and distribution facilities worldwide, Atkore is a leading provider of electrical, safety and infrastructure solutions. An industry veteran, Johnson has more than 30 years of experience in strategic and financial planning, risk assessment, mergers & acquisitions, global tax strategies, international operations, and internal controls. Most recently, Johnson was Vice President-Finance & Operations for the Electrical Sector business at Eaton Corporation.
Prior to that, Johnson was Vice President of Finance and Planning for the Americas Region (Eaton Electrical). During his 24 year tenure at Eaton, Johnson held other roles of progressive responsibilities, including Plant Controller, Division Controller, Director of Finance & Business Development, Vice President Finance & Business Development, and Vice President Finance & Planning-Europe, Middle East and Asia. Johnson began his career at Westinghouse Electric Corporation, where he held various accounting and analytical financial roles. Johnson earned an MBA from Duquesne University and a BS in Finance from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
11. Jay Singh
Chief Financial Officer, Belkin International
Jay Singh began his professional career 39 years ago. Today, he is the CFO of Belkin International, an accessories market leader delivering power, protection, productivity, connectivity, audio, security, and home automation solutions for a broad range of consumer electronics and enterprise environments over the last 40 years. Designed in Southern California and sold in more than 100 countries around the world, Belkin creates products that empower people to get more life out of every single day whether at home, at work, or on a new adventure.
In 2018 Belkin International merged with Foxconn Interconnect Technology to bolster its global influence. Singh got his start in 1984 as a senior manager at Price Waterhouse. From there, he went on to Parson Corporation, before eventually rising to SVP of finance at Ascent Media Corporation, his most recent position prior to joining Belkin International. Singh graduated from Indiana University Bloomington with an undergraduate degree in accounting and business management.
12. Craig Creaturo
Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President, Unifi Manufacturing, Inc.
Craig Creaturo is the CFO and EVP of Unifi Manufacturing, a global textile solutions provider – and one of the world's leading innovators in manufacturing synthetic and recycled performance fibers. Through REPREVE®, one of Unifi's proprietary technologies and the global leader in branded recycled performance fibers, Unifi has transformed more than 30 billion plastic bottles into recycled fiber for new apparel, footwear, home goods and other consumer products. Unifi continually innovates technologies to meet consumer needs in moisture management, thermal regulation, antimicrobial, UV protection, stretch, water resistance and enhanced softness.
Creaturo is a veteran financial professional with 18 years of experience as a CFO for public companies. This experience includes 14 years at a multi-national, high-tech manufacturing company that grew revenues and market capitalization by over 10x: from $60 million/$100 million to $750 million/$1.5 billion. He also has additional experience as the CFO of a private equity manufacturing company that completed a successful sale to a strategic public company buyer in 2017. An active CPA with six years of Big 5 public accounting experience, Creaturo graduated from Grove City College with an undergraduate degree in accounting.
13. Khozem Lokhandwala
Chief Financial Officer, Re:Build Manufacturing
Khozem Lokhandwala is the CFO of Re:Build Manufacturing, a family of industrial businesses combining cutting-edge enabling technologies, operational superiority and strategic M&A to build America’s next generation industrial company. Re:Build leverages a deep expertise in operations management and technology to supercharge performance of its subsidiaries by implementing core technologies across industrial platforms in diversified growth markets. Lokhandwala first joined the company in 2023.
Previously, Lokhandwala was a COO and CFO at Evoque Data Center Solutions. Before that, he was a VP of data center planning and delivery in Amazon Web Services (AWS) at Amazon. Earlier in his career, he worked with United Airlines as a finance manager. Lokhandwala earned an MBA from Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management, an MS in engineering from the University of Michigan and an undergraduate degree in metallurgical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.
14. Tim Henry
Chief Financial Officer, Great Plains Manufacturing, Inc.
Tim Henry is the CFO of Great Plains Manufacturing, a company that was established in 1976, by founder Roy Applequist. Since its inception, Great Plains has become a leader in the manufacturing of agricultural implements for tillage, seeding, and planting in the United States. It is also a leading producer of dirt working, turf maintenance, material handling, and landscaping equipment. Now a Kubota Company, Great Plains comprises five divisions: Great Plains Ag, Great Plains International, Land Pride, CE (Construction Equipment), and Great Plains Trucking.
Henry began his career in 1991. Before joining Great Plains Manufacturing, he was a global commercial development manager at INVISTA. Before that, he served as a finance manager at DuPont. Earlier in his career, he worked with Ciba-Geigy as a finance manager in specialty products. Henry graduated from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale with an MBA in finance and an undergraduate degree in business administration, management and operations.
15. Scott Schurdell
Chief Financial Officer, Lamons Manufacturing & Service Co.
Scott Schurdell is the CFO of Lamons Manufacturing & Service Co, one of the largest Gasket, Bolt and Hose Assembly manufacturers in the world that is privately held. Their mission is to provide industry-leading Safety Sealing and Attachment Solutions through their Valued Quality Products, Exceptional Service. The company is also bolstered by a culture of Never-Ending Continuous Improvement. They achieve their mission through deploying the capabilities of their manufacturing facilities in Houston and Denver, while utilizing their 19 strategically located branches to support their customers’ needs 24/7.
Schurdell has served over 30 years in accounting, financial management, treasury, risk management, strategic planning, financial planning & analysis, financial reporting, human resources and information technology. He gained his experience in the oil field services, construction and consumer products industries. He has developed expertise with both small and large enterprises in manufacturing, decision support, business processes, internal controls and application of GAAP. Schurdell graduated from Cleveland State University with an undergraduate degree in accounting and business administration.
16. Erik Egerer
Chief Financial Officer, ArtiFlex Manufacturing, LLC
Erik Egerer began his professional career 23 years ago. Today, he is the CFO of ArtiFlex Manufacturing, LLC, a best in the world resource for design, tooling, automation, past model service, factory assist, and low volume tooling/production solutions. Their team consists of passionate, high performance people organized in a lean fashion. They partner with their customers to implement innovative tooling and manufacturing solutions while managing their complex programs. With their long-standing history in the tooling and manufacturing industry, they have the necessary experience and market knowledge to provide solutions to almost any customer challenge.
Egerer first got his start in 2000 as a senior analyst at Brown Gibbons Lang. From there, he went on to Stout Risius Ross, before eventually rising to director of FP&A and treasury at Camaco-Amvian, his most recent position prior to joining ArtiFlex Manufacturing, LLC. Egerer graduated from Michigan State University’s Eli Broad Graduate School of Management with an MBA and from Miami University with an undergraduate degree in business administration.
17. Peter Banat
Chief Financial Officer, Bay State Milling Company
Peter Banat is the CFO of Bay State Milling Company. For 125 years, Bay State Milling’s purpose has been to provide food ingredients to promote the growth of nutritious, sustainable and accessible food choices. This relentless pursuit of better has spanned five generations of family ownership and continues to evolve as their food system—and the way they eat—changes. As CFO, Banat is responsible for the development and execution of the company’s strategic financial objectives, alignment of the Finance, Control and Corporate Services functions, as well as systems modernization.
Banat has over 30 years of experience in finance – specializing in manufacturing and consumer products enterprises. He has most recently held the position of CFO at the Evenflo Company and Euro-Pro Holdings. His extensive background includes leadership roles in both national and global organizations such as Pepsico and Goodyear. Proficient in Spanish and Portuguese, Banat is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and earned his MBA from the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business.
18. Mark Frost
Chief Financial Officer, Fathom Digital Manufacturing
Mark Frost has served as the CFO at Fathom since April 2021. He brings over 30 years of financial and executive-level management experience from both private and public companies. Most recently, Frost served as the CFO of Argon Medical Devices. Prior to Argon, Frost served as the CFO for three public healthcare companies, including Analogic, AngioDynamics and AMRI. Frost began his career with General Electric, where he served in a variety of roles in finance for 14 years. Frost holds a BA in International Relations and Economics from Colgate University. He is also a graduate of the INSEAD Global Executive Program and GE Financial Management Program.
Fathom is one of the largest on-demand digital manufacturing platforms in North America, serving the comprehensive product development and low- to mid-volume manufacturing needs of some of the largest and most innovative companies in the world. With more than 25 quick turn manufacturing processes combined with an extensive national footprint, Fathom seamlessly blends in-house capabilities across plastic and metal additive technologies, CNC machining, injection molding and tooling, sheet metal fabrication, design and engineering, and more. Fathom has more than 35 years of industry experience and is at the forefront of the Industry 4.0 digital manufacturing revolution, serving clients in the technology, defense, aerospace, medical, automotive, IOT sectors, and others.
19. Jeffrey Black
Chief Financial Officer, Standard BioTools
Jeffrey Black is the CFO at Standard BioTools. Previously known as Fluidigm Corporation, Standard BioTools has an established portfolio of essential, standardized next-generation technologies that help biomedical researchers develop medicines faster and better. As a leading solutions provider, the company provides reliable and repeatable insights in health and disease using its proprietary mass cytometry and microfluidics technologies, which help transform scientific discoveries into better patient outcomes. Standard BioTools works with leading academic, government, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, plant and animal research, and clinical laboratories worldwide. The company focuses on the most pressing needs in translational and clinical research, including oncology, immunology, and immunotherapy.
Black was most recently CFO at Apollo Endosurgery until Apollo’s acquisition by Boston Scientific in April 2023. Notably, Black has also served in senior finance leadership roles for seven publicly traded companies, including as EVP and CFO of Alphatec Holdings, Inc., a medical technology company. Previously, Black was CFO of Applied Proteomics, Inc., a proteomics-based diagnostics company, and as CFO of AltheaDx, Inc., a pharmacogenetics diagnostics company. Additionally, Black began his career in the audit practice at EY. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Cellana, an algae bioproducts company. He received his BS in business from the University of Arizona.
20. Gareth Jones
Chief Financial Officer, Camco Manufacturing
Gareth Jones is the CFO of Camco Manufacturing. He first joined the company in 2022. Camco Manufacturing started in 1966 with one employee and one product. Today, over 50 years later, they have more than 350 employees, over 4,000 products and multiple manufacturing facilities in the USA and across the globe. Their wide range of products covers everything you could possibly need for your RV, campsite, ATV, UTV, boat or tailgate to spend time outdoors in comfort and style.
Previously, Jones was a CFO at PureField Ingredients LLC. Before that, he served as a CFO at Performance Fibers in Asia. Earlier in his career, he worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers as an audit supervisor. Jones earned an undergraduate degree in accounting and management from Cardiff University, which is located in Wales.
21. Brian Loftus
Chief Financial Officer, Unique Fabricating
Brian Loftus was appointed CFO of Unique Fabricating in April 2020, bringing with him nearly 15 years of finance and accounting experience, including controllership, financial reporting, internal audit and public accounting. For the 18 months prior to his Unique appointment, Loftus served as the Corporate Controller for Wabash National Corporation, a publicly-traded leader in the design and manufacturing of engineered solutions for the transportation, logistics and distribution industries. Prior to Wabash, Loftus was the Corporate Controller for Horizon Global Corporation, a publicly-traded designer, manufacturer, and distributor of towing and trailering equipment. Loftus has also held various positions with TriMas Corporation, a diversified industrial manufacturer, including Controller for TriMas' former subsidiary Cequent Performance Products, Inc., Segment Financial Manager, and Corporate Audit Manager.
Unique Fabricating engineers and manufactures components for customers in the transportation, appliance, medical, and consumer markets. The Company's solutions are multi-material foam, rubber, and plastic components – and utilized in noise, vibration and harshness ("NVH") management, acoustical management, water and air sealing, decorative and other functional applications. Unique leverages proprietary manufacturing processes, including die cutting, thermoforming, compression molding, fusion molding, and reaction injection molding to manufacture a wide range of products. The Company is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Loftus graduated from Central Michigan University with an MBA in management consulting and an undergraduate degree in accounting.
22. Chadwick Deluka
Chief Financial Officer, Milsco Manufacturing
Chadwick Deluka is the CFO of Milsco Manufacturing, a leader in the design and manufacturing of innovative seating solutions for numerous powersport and off-road applications. They lead the industry in manufacturing, producing more than three million seats annually in more than 200 unique variations. Their OEM partners rely on them to consistently deliver on budget and on time, while elevating the quality of their product and boosting sales with stylish, world-class seating solutions.
An industry veteran, Deluka began his career in 1993. Before joining Milsco Manufacturing, he was a VP of finance in engineered solutions at Jason Group. Before that, he served as a VP of finance in Hydratight at Actuant Corporation. Earlier in his career, he worked with Arthur Andersen as an experienced manager. Deluka graduated from Marquette University with an undergraduate degree in accounting and international business.
23. Kristina Nelson
Chief Financial Officer, Dynamic Manufacturing, Inc.
Kristina Nelson began her professional career 29 years ago. Today, she is the CFO of Dynamic Manufacturing, a long-standing, family-owned, and operated supplier of new and remanufactured Torque Converters, Automatic, Manual, CVT, Hybrid models, Transmissions, and Transfer Case Assemblies. They specialize in a wide range of services: Remanufacturing, Electrification, Machining, and Motorsports, being a few.
Nelson got her start in 1994 as a financial analyst at Berlin Metals. From there, she went on to TTX Company, before eventually rising to CFO at TRADEBE, her most recent position prior to joining Dynamic Manufacturing, Inc. Nelson graduated from Purdue University with an undergraduate degree in finance and HR.
24. Nate Spang
Chief Financial Officer, Vander-Bend Manufacturing
Nate Spang is the CFO of Vander-Bend Manufacturing, a proven, Medical Technology OEM award-winning partner. They have been providing expert-level solutions for more than 40 years. They provide a full suite of solutions from complex Machining & Stamping to contract manufacturing full assemblies for Robotic Assisted Surgery (RAS). They also provide Surgical Innovations components and assemblies, low through high volume. Specializing in Electromechanical Assembly, Precision Machining, Sheet Metal Fabrication, and Rapid Prototyping & Engineering Solutions.
Spang first joined Vander-Bend Manufacturing in 2022. Previously, he was an SVP of finance & transformation at Smiths Medical. Before that, he served as a VP of finance at BWAY Corporation. Earlier in his career, he worked with Plexus as a financial analyst. Spang earned an MBA in entrepreneurial management from UNLV’s Lee Business School and an undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
25. Robert Wyatt
Chief Financial Officer, Nivel Parts and Manufacturing
Robert Wyatt is Nivel’s CFO and is responsible for helping the organization realize its full potential. Founded in 1968, Nivel is a global manufacturer, distributor, and seller of aftermarket parts and accessories for niche vehicles and heavy-duty equipment. It is a trusted business partner to thousands of dealers, distributors, and consumers in the US and international markets. Nivel owns the most valuable brands in the aftermarket niche vehicle parts and accessories categories: MadJax, Red Dot, GTW, Jake’s, Reliance, Seizmik and Highlifter. Notably, Wyatt has over 10 years of experience leading strategic initiatives and corporate finance teams in both public and private settings.
Prior to joining Nivel, Wyatt was the Director of Financial Planning & Analysis for Distribution International (“DI”), a privately-held fabricator and distributor of commercial and industrial insulation. At DI, he built an industry-leading finance function and supported numerous value creation initiatives for the business. His career began at HD Supply, a Fortune 500 distributor of commercial and industrial products, where he was involved in core finance functions, such as: operations finance, financial planning & analysis, and strategic business development. Wyatt holds a bachelor’s in finance and an MBA from the University of Central Florida. Outside of the office, he spends his time with his wife and two young daughters.