Harvest CFO places Controller for Auto Bolt in Cleveland, OH

March 2014 – Harvest CFO placed Robert (Bob) Tracy as the Controller of Auto Bolt, a manufacturer of cold-headed fasteners, specializing in the production of long-length and mid- to heavy-diameter bolts, pins and rivets for industrial use.  Auto Bolt, founded in 1948 in Cleveland, OH is a leading provider of automotive fasteners and military fasteners to many industrial markets including agriculture, transportation, sports vehicles and material handling.  The Controller position is a key management role newly-created to execute on the Company’s growth plans.

Auto Bolt President, Rob Kocian, approached Harvest CFO upon the recommendation of the Company’s banker.  Auto Bolt needed a Controller with specific financial and operational skill sets in regard to ERP implementations as well as expertise in manufacturing costing.  This position also required a financial leader with the ability to work closely with the President as well as Operations and Sales.  Harvest CFO, along with the Auto Bolt management team, through the Harvest due diligence process, created the Company’s “blueprint for success” for the Auto Bolt Controller role.

Rob Kocian, President of Auto Bolt, states, “The Controller role was new for Auto Bolt.  Harvest CFO did an excellent job through their due diligence process working with our management team to help us properly frame the key skill sets, functions and attributes that were essential for success in this new role.  Harvest brought to us five outstanding candidates within three weeks from the time we signed the engagement letter.  The Harvest CFO Candidate Portfolio documentation that was provided to us prior to our meeting any candidates was very thorough for each candidate, including the candidate profiles, interview notes,  background checks, reference interview notes and behavioral assessments. The quality of their documentation certainly made this process very efficient for our management team.  Harvest also did an excellent job of communicating to us their progress for our search and managing the scheduling of candidate interviews with Auto Bolt.  In addition, Harvest provided valuable feedback as to the compensation structure for this role prior to our making an actual offer.  Bob Tracy has already added much value to our management team in the Controller role and we believe he has the ideal skill sets to help our management team to meet our growth goals.  We are very pleased we followed the recommendation of our banker and utilized Harvest CFO for our search.  I would certainly recommend Harvest CFO to companies seeking highly skilled financial leadership.”

Harvest CFO, with headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio is a premier provider of highly skilled CFOs and financial leaders to growth and middle market companies across the U.S.  Harvest CFO provides candidates for permanent placement as well as CFOs who become integral to a company’s ongoing success in interim and fractional (part-time) CFO roles.

Please visit our website at www.harvestcfo.com to learn more about how Harvest CFO provides highly skilled CFOs to growth and middle market companies across the U.S.

For more about Harvest CFO, contact Don Hillier, CEO at 216-650-3871 or email dhillier@harvestcfo.com.

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