Astro Pak, a provider of precision cleaning and passivation services, has hired Ken Carroll as chief financial officer (CFO). Carroll will be responsible for overseeing the financial health of the company, as well as its IT systems. He brings nearly 20 years of experience in financial and business management in a wide array of industries.
For the 12 years prior to joining Astro Pak, Carroll served as CFO for two other companies. He holds a MBA from the University of Southern California, and a BA from the University of California.
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