Ram Power, a renewable energy company, has announced that John O’Neill has resigned as vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) to pursue other opportunities. The company has appointed Selby ‘Bud’ Little as acting CFO.
Little was most recently executive vice president (EVP) and CFO of CLP Resources, a staffing company focused on construction and energy producing companies, and CFO of the Skilled Trades Group of CLP’s parent company TrueBlue, a multinational blue collar staffing company. While at CLP and TrueBlue, Little completed four acquisitions and divestitures valued at US$130m, and developed and implemented Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliant financial and operational systems and controls.
Little was EVP and CFO of HydroChem Industrial Services, which provides industrial services to the petrochemical, pulp and paper, metals and electric power industries, from 1996 to 2000. While at HydroChem, he raised US$180m in public and private capital, completed two acquisitions valued at US$70m, oversaw the design and construction of a 130,000 square foot, 20 acre laboratory, manufacturing and headquarters facility, and developed and implemented multinational financial and operational systems and controls. Earlier in his career, Little was vice president and CFO of Ross Systems and Unify Corporation.
He received his BS in Economics from Texas A&M University and MBA in Finance from the Texas A&M Mays Business School. He is a certified public accountant (CPA) in Texas, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and Financial Executives International.
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