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US Motor Works Announces New CFO

Michael Lewis will be responsible for finance, accounting, tax, treasury and IT operations.

US Motor Works, LLC. announced today that current Controller Pauline Hadland, will be retiring effective August 20, 2021, Hadland will assist with the transition until that date, when new CFO Michael Lewis will begin his tenure. 

“Pauline’s skills and leadership have been instrumental in helping USMW successfully navigate a period of significant growth and change,” said Gil Benjamin, USMWs Chief Executive Officer. “On behalf of our entire organization, I sincerely thank Pauline for her valuable contributions and service.  We wish her the very best.”

Incoming CFO Michael Lewis is responsible for finance, accounting, tax, treasury, and IT operations. As a senior member of the executive team Michael reports directly to CEO Gil Benjamin.

“We’re thrilled to be bringing on an executive of Michael’s caliber,” said Benjamin. “His combination of broad financial experience and deep manufacturing knowledge make him perfectly suited to take over the role of CFO at USMW.”

Lewis brings more than twenty-five years of extensive international financial and operations experience in the manufacturing sector to his new position at UWMW.  He served most recently as Managing Director, Business Advisory Partners, a consultancy focused on mergers and acquisitions integrations, financial reporting process improvement, operational/financial restructuring for middle-market manufacturing companies.

“It’s a tremendous opportunity to join a proven market leader such as USMW, at such an exciting time,” Lewis said. “It has a solid operational reputation and a strong customer focus and is well positioned to deliver value through product innovation and profitable growth.  I look forward to being part of USMW’s management team to support USMW’s goals and to serve its customers.”

Prior to Business Advisory Partners, Lewis served as Chief Financial Officer and Interim Chief Operating Officer, Power Solutions International, Inc. a publicly traded global alternative-fuel engine company.  While there, Lewis led the financial strategy, balance sheet restructuring and driving operating performance, metrics and results.

Lewis holds an M.B.A. in International Business, M.S. in Finance, and B.S in Management Information Systems, and has served on numerous Boards.

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