FAIRLAWN, OH — Former BorgWarner Executive Vice President and CFO George Strickler has been named executive vice president and CFO for Republic Engineered Products, one of North America’s largest producers of special bar quality steel.
Prior to joining BorgWarner in 2001, Strickler served as vice president of finance for Akron, Ohio-based Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. He held finance and treasury positions at the tiremaker for 30 years. He was also executive vice president and CFO at Lake West Group, a retail consulting company based in Cleveland, Ohio.
“We are proud to welcome George to our management team,” said Joseph Lapinsky, Republic’s president and CEO. “He will bring tremendous financial experience and vision to Republic as we continue to grow stronger and prepare for the future. His extensive knowledge of the automotive industry brings added benefits to our commercial equation. This is a clear signal that our improved financial structure will be a real value to the business in many ways as we proceed. George’s contributions will help leverage this.”
In 2003, Strickler was named “CFO of the Year” by the Chicago chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
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