Jeffrey Lang - Chief Executive Officer and President
Jeffrey Lang has served as our Chief Executive Officer since February 15, 2010, our President since September 3, 2013, and as a director since May 20, 2010. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Lang was the Executive Vice President, Operating Officer of McJunkin Red Man Corporation, a Goldman Sachs Capital Partners portfolio company, from 2007 to 2009, a $4.5 billion provider of pipe, valves and fittings, and related services serving the petrochemical, petroleum refining, pulp and paper, oil, gas industry and utilities. He was the Senior Vice President and Operating Officer of Red Man Pipe and Supply Company from 2006 to 2007, a $1.8 billion pipe, valve, fitting company, which merged with McJunkin Corporation to form McJunkin Red Man Corporation. Mr. Lang was employed by Ingersoll Rand Company, a global industrial company, for twenty-five years from 1980 to 2005. He started out as a sales engineer in 1980, became a Sales and Service Branch Manager in 1985, the Southeast U. S. Area Manager, Air Solutions in 1995, and by 1999 was the Director and General Manager, North American Distributor Division and from 2002 to 2005 served as the Director and General Manager, North American industrial Air Solutions Technology, reporting directly to the President of the Air Solutions Group.
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.