Chart Industries Inc. has announced a series of key management changes.
The changes form part of the company’s succession plan and the move of its corporate headquarters to its existing Canton, Georgia, US, facility from Garfield Heights, Ohio.
The company’s current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Samuel F. Thomas, will move to the position of Executive Chairman effective 25 May 2017. He will retire from the Chart in May 2018.
Mr Thomas said: “Now is the right time for the leadership change to execute an effective transition. As we are coming through a downturn and preparing the company for a significant lift in business, there is enormous benefit to be able to respond quickly and ramp up our capacity with a lift in orders. We wanted to have a new team in place to accomplish that effectively.”
William (Bill) C. Johnson, the company’s current President and Chief Operating Officer, will become the company’s Chief Executive Officer and President at that time.
Kenneth J. Webster, Chart’s former Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will not relocate to the Canton, Georgia facility and stepped down as CFO effective 1 March 2017. Mr Webster plans to leave the company effective 5 May to pursue other interests.
Jillian C. Evanko was appointed Chief Financial Officer effective 1 March 2017.
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