Clore Automotive, a manufacturer of automotive service equipment for professionals and consumers, has announced that Eric Batdorf will join the company as vice president and chief financial officer (CFO). Batdorf will succeed Mike Canipe, who will retire as executive vice president and CFO at the end of 2022.
Batdorf brings to Clore deep expertise and extensive experience leading finance and operational teams in a variety of manufacturing industries, most recently serving as CFO of Brunson Instrument Co. Prior to Brunson, he served as CFO and COO for Harlan Global Manufacturing. He is a licensed
CPA in the State of Missouri. He will lead Clore Automotive’s finance, accounting, IT and supply chain teams.
“We are excited to have Eric join Clore Automotive. He complements our strong performance-oriented and customer-focused culture. We believe his impressive history of execution and his results-driven mindset make him the ideal choice to succeed Mike Canipe and build on our track record of consistent, long-term growth,” said Jim Chasm, CEO.
Batdorf has more than 20 years of extensive international financial, operational and information technology experience. He has successfully spearheaded major initiatives in the areas of strategic planning, human capital deployment and optimization, budget management, forecasting, international expansion, and IT transformation. Eric holds an MBA in Accounting/Finance/Strategy from Washington University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Miami University.