Jason Industries Appoints New CFO

According to the company, current CFO Stephen Cripe is retiring by "mutual agreement," and will stay on through May 31 to ensure a smooth transition.

Milwaukee-based Jason Industries, parent company to a global family of manufacturers of components, automotive acoustics, finishing, and seating markets, announced Tuesday that CFO Stephen Cripe is retiring by "mutual agreement" and that the company has appointed Sarah C. Sutton to the role.

Sutton, 43, has served as vice president, financial planning and analysis at Regal Beloit Corporation since 2011.

"Sarah brings to Jason public company finance leadership, extensive M&A and post-merger integration experience, and a track record of ensuring results that deliver shareholder value," said Jason CEO David Westgate. "Steve's leadership and expertise have been instrumental to Jason's success throughout his eight years as CFO. It's been my pleasure to work with him."

Cripe will remain onboard through May 31 to ensure a smooth transition.

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