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New VP of Finance takes the reins
January 2, 2018
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A major player in machine safeguarding solutions brought in the new year with an announcement of a new Vice President of Finance.
Rockford Systems, LLC announced the appointment of Bill Holliday as the company’s VP of Finance, effective January 1. Holliday assumes the role of Vice President of Finance from Ken Krantz, who will retire from Rockford Systems in March.
“We are delighted to have Bill Holliday join Rockford Systems in the capacity of Vice President of Finance,” said Joe Nitiss, President of Rockford Systems in a recent press release. “Bill’s extensive experience in strategic IT planning, plant-level accounting and strong financial oversight makes him a welcome member of the executive team.
Holliday has over 35 years of financial experience in the manufacturing industry. Prior to joining Rockford Systems, Mr. Holliday served as Vice President of Finance for J.L. Clark LLC, a diversified packaging company based in Rockford, Illinois from 2002 to 2017, and was Director of Finance at tool maker W.A. Whitney Co. from 1998 to 2002.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Holliday worked in financial control positions with Gardner Machine Company, Barber-Coleman, and the Ingersoll Milling Machine Company. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy/Finance from Northern Illinois University (NIU), a Master of Business Administration from NIU, and also earned his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation from the State of Illinois.
Nitiss also thanked Ken Kranz for his contributions to the company, stating in the company release that he was “instrumental in the successful development of an operating framework that played a major role in the turnaround of Rockford Systems over the past three short years.”