Gaco Western, manufacturer of elastomeric coatings and polyurethane spray foam for the construction and waterproofing industries, has appointed Eric Peterson as its new chief financial officer. Peterson will be located at the company’s corporate headquarters in Seattle, Washington. Peterson will oversee all of Gaco’s financial strategies including budgeting and forecasting, financial reporting, planning and analysis, cash management, insurance, legal and internal audit. Most recently Peterson served as the CFO, vice president of finance and administration for Independent Brewers United, Inc., one of the leading brewers of craft beer under the brand names of Pyramid Breweries, Magic Hat Brewing Company and Mactarnahan’s. Peterson succeeds Mark Elliott, who served as the company’s chief financial officer since 2004.