ATS Announces Resignation of CFO, Appointment of Interim CFO
CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO, / CNW - ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. (TSX: ATA) ("ATS" or the "Company") today announced that Maria Perrella has resigned as Chief Financial Officer, effective June 26, 2020, to pursue another business opportunity with a privately held organization. Ryan McLeod, the Company's Vice President, Corporate Controller, will assume the role of interim Chief Financial Officer.
"On behalf of the Board of Directors, I thank Maria for her significant contributions to ATS over the last 12 years and for the important role she played in transformational change," said Andrew Hider, Chief Executive Officer of ATS. "We wish her every success moving forward."
Mr. Hider continued: "Ryan has worked closely with Maria and is in a good position to seamlessly transition to the interim CFO role."
Mr. McLeod is a CPA, CA, joined ATS in 2007 as Manager of Reporting and Compliance, became Director of Finance in 2010, and assumed the role of Vice President and Corporate Controller in 2014. Prior to ATS, he served in a finance management role at CIBC Mellon and began his career at Ernst & Young LLP.
ATS is an industry-leading automation solutions provider to many of the world's most successful companies. ATS uses its extensive knowledge base and global capabilities in custom automation, repeat automation, automation products and value-added services, including pre-automation and after-sales services, to address the sophisticated manufacturing automation systems and service needs of multinational customers in markets such as life sciences, chemicals, consumer products, electronics, food, beverage, transportation, energy, and oil and gas. Founded in 1978, ATS employs approximately 4,500 people at 22 manufacturing facilities and over 50 offices in North America, Europe, Southeast Asia and China. The Company's shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol ATA. Visit the Company's website at www.atsautomation.com.
Forward Looking Statements:
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