I am pleased to announce the addition of a new team member. We welcome John Knudsen to the IGM Resins team!
John will join IGM on August 14 as CFO reporting to me and will be a member of the Executive Management team. He will be responsible for providing strong strategic, financial and operational leadership to the company and will be accountable for the administrative, financial, cash and risk management operations of the company and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems, financial and operating metrics and take leadership over key projects.
John has a strong finance background. He is a CPA [Certified Public Accountant] with a Masters in Accountancy. He started his career in one of the Big 4 Accounting Firms, Deloitte & Touch in audit and Risk Services from where he moved to a controller position. In 2011, he became the Corporate Controller of IMDS Holdings Corporation, an outsource Orthopedic Manufacturing & R&D Business where he got promoted to CFO 2012. In 2013, he became the CFO of ACP Oil & Gas Chemical, where he was responsible for all finance related activities, HR, Legal, Risk management and shared services. The company was based in Houston, Texas USA. This is also where John & his wife live. John will be working out of his home office in Houston, but will be traveling extensively across to globe for IGM, spending considerable time in Waalwijk.
We welcome John to IGM and are excited to have him on our team. John will be visiting IGM locations in his first weeks, so you will have a chance to personally welcome him to the company.
Carsten Koblin, interim CFO, will work closely with John during the transition period until the end of August. Carsten has greatly contributed to the company during his interim period. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Carsten for the Financial Leadership and Project Management he brought to our company.