Charles F. Avery, Jr.
Charles F. Avery, Jr. was appointed as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer on July 31, 2017.
Mr. Avery has over 30 years of financial, information technology and strategic leadership experience in the industrial, manufacturing, distribution and consumer products industries at various public companies and has also served both private and public companies during his tenure in public accounting. From 2013 until 2016, he served as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Finance and Treasurer, at FreightCar America, Inc., a designer and builder of railroad freight cars, supplier of railcar parts and provider of railcar leasing. Prior to that role, from 2005 until 2013, he served in financial and information technology leadership positions, including as Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Information Officer, at Federal Signal Corporation, a global designer and manufacturer of safety, signal and communications equipment and environmental and firefighting vehicles, serving governmental and commercial customers. Earlier in his career, he served in financial leadership roles at Home Products International, Inc. and in audit and business advisory roles at Arthur Andersen LLP.
Mr. Avery received his Bachelor of Science degrees in Accountancy and Computer Information Systems from Ferris State College and his Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame. He is a certified public accountant.