Myers Industries has appointed Gregg Branning as chief financial officer (CFO), effective 1 September. Branning replaces former CFO Donald Merril, who has left the company to pursue other career interests.
Since 2003, Branning has served in leadership positions with various subsidiaries of Washington, DC-based Danaher, a manufacturer of technology-based products for professional, medical, industrial and commercial customers. Most recently, he was vice president of finance and CFO of Thomson Industries, a Danaher subsidiary, leading the financial organisation of a global business that develops and manufactures technological products in industrial actuation, machine building and automation. Also at Danaher, he served as president of Accu-Sort Systems, a global developer and manufacturer of advanced technological products in the high-speed auto identification and data capture market, where he led a shift from a low-margin legacy business to higher-margin products. He also served as CFO for Joslyn Hi-Voltage, a business with locations in Ohio and the UK.
Prior to joining Danaher, Branning spent 13 years in various financial and strategic planning positions with Hamilton Sundstrand, a manufacturer of commercial and military systems for air, land and sea. He also spent four years with Ernst & Young (E&Y) as an audit manager. Branning received an MBA degree from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Oral Roberts University. He is a certified public accountant (CPA).
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