Dennis Sadlowski - Interim Chief Executive Officer and President
Dennis Sadlowski was appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer and President effective February 1, 2017. Mr. Sadlowski currently serves on the CECO board of directors since May 2016. Previously, Mr. Sadlowski was the Chief Operating Officer of LSG Sky Chefs North America from April 2013 until March 2015, overseeing operations across over 40 locations and managing over 8,000 employees. He was the Chief Executive Officer of International Battery, an early stage green tech company focused on large format lithium ion batteries for the grid storage markets, from September 2011 until April 2012. Mr. Sadlowski was employed by Siemens from July 2000 to March 2010, serving as the President & Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. from July 2007 until October 2009, an operating subsidiary of the global manufacturer Siemens AG, where he had executive accountability of the company’s global strategic direction, operating performance and marketplace success. He previously worked at General Electric and Trojan Battery, and currently serves on the board of directors and audit committee of Trojan Battery, a privately-held global leader in deep cycle lead-acid batteries. Mr. Sadlowski earned a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical and Nuclear Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Seattle University.
Matthew Eckl - Chief Financial Officer and Secretary
Matthew Eckl was appointed Chief Financial Officer effective January 9, 2017. He previously served as the Vice President, Finance - Energy Group at Gardner Denver, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of highly engineered compressors, blowers, pumps and other fluid transfer equipment, that is owned by private equity firm KKR & Co. Mr. Eckl joined Gardner Denver in 2012, where he provided financial leadership and oversight of a $1 billion revenue business group that designs, manufactures, markets and services pumps, fluid transfer equipment and engineered systems for oil & gas and petrochemical industries. Prior to joining Gardner Denver, Mr. Eckle served from 2002 to 2012 in various roles of increasing financial responsibility within General Electric to streamline financial reporting processes, drive profitable growth and integrate new acquisitions.
Edward J. Prajzner - Executive Vice President of Corporate Development
Edward J. Prajzner was appointed Executive Vice President of Corporate Development effective January 9, 2017. He previously served as our Chief Financial Officer since March 14, 2014, Chief Accounting Officer and Vice President of Finance from September 11, 2013 until his appointment to Chief Financial Officer, and was Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Met-Pro Corporation from June 6, 2012 until its acquisition by the Company on August 27, 2013. Prior to joining Met-Pro on May 1, 2012, Mr. Prajzner served as Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller of CDI Corporation (an engineering and staffing company) from November 2010 to March 2012. From December 2008 to December 2010, he served as the Corporate Controller of American Infrastructure, Inc. (a heavy civil engineering company).
Benton L. Cook - Vice President and Controller
Benton L. Cook was appointed Vice President of Finance and Controller, effective March 14, 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Cook served as Vice President and Controller since September 11, 2013, a position he has held since 2008. Mr. Cook served as Interim Chief Financial Officer from September 28, 2011 through September 3, 2013. He joined CECO in 2004 as Project Manager for Sarbanes-Oxley implementation.