Waupaca Foundry named Roland (Rob) Johnson as its new chief financial officer and vice president of finance for the company.
Johnson succeeds Michael Pawielski who retired on Dec. 31, 2014.
“Rob has a deep background in Waupaca’s controlling, accounting, and finance functions. His wealth of experience and deep understanding of our business make him a great fit to lead our finance team,” said President and CEO Gary Gigante.
A Waupaca native, Johnson has been employed at Waupaca Foundry since 2002, most recently serving as the director of accounting for the foundry. He also held positions as a plant controller and a financial analyst.
Prior to joining Waupaca Foundry, Johnson was employed with Grant Thornton and is a veteran of the United States Air Force.
He is a 1999 graduate of the University of Oklahoma State where he earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting.
In his new position, he will oversee all financial operations of Waupaca Foundry
Waupaca Foundry is the largest producer of gray iron, ductile iron and compacted graphite iron castings in the world.
Headquartered in Waupaca, the iron metal caster operates six manufacturing facilities, located in Waupaca, Marinette, Tell City, Indiana, and Etowah, Tennessee. Waupaca employs approximately 3,800 people.