In this role, Thiele will report to Scott T. Becker, President and CEO Chromaflo Technologies. Thiele’s responsibilities will include leading all financial functions, including financial planning and analysis, internal controls, capital expenditures, cash and treasury management, tax, risk management, real estate, credit and banking relationships, and financial systems across the organization. Thiele will be instrumental in driving the company’s growth strategy. Thiele will be based out of the Ashtabula, Ohio corporate office.
Thiele earned a B.A. degree in Economics from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA, USA and an M.B.A degree with a concentration in Finance from the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
He brings a unique combination of industry knowledge and international experience. Thiele worked for PPG for 20+ years where he held various finance leadership roles of increasing responsibility. Most recently Thiele was the Vice President and Business Controller for the Architectural Coatings and Protective and Marine Coatings segment. Prior to this, Thiele was the Corporate Treasurer, PPG. Thiele previously was the CFO Asia Pacific PPG and resided in Hong Kong.
“Our organization will benefit to have such a creative, experienced and operationally strong executive with industry experience join our team. Eric has a strong track record for success and a keen understanding of our industry; I look forward to his contributions to support our growth,” stated Scott T. Becker, President and CEO.