UNION CITY, Ind., April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Frank Miller, the premier provider of exceptionally fine quartersawn and plain sawn hardwoods, announces the hiring of Steven P. James as chief financial officer. James is responsible for managing the financial planning and analysis for the company, as well as overseeing the company's risk management and overall business performance.
"We're excited to have Steve on board," said Dan Hackett, president and CEO of Frank Miller. "His background in entrepreneurial leadership, decision making, and operational and financial management will greatly expand our existing assets and assist us in developing new financial and risk mitigation strategies."
The arrival of a new CFO comes at an integral time for Frank Miller. The century-old lumber company recently announced a rebranding initiative, launched a new website and changed the company's focused emphasis from the broader market of "lumber" to quartersawn hardwood, its area of expertise.
"We believe Steve James will play a vital role in Frank Miller's continued growth into a thriving, global enterprise," added Hackett.
James comes to Frank Miller from DMAX-Ltd, a manufacturer of diesel engines and division of General Motors, where he spent approximately three years as CFO, overseeing the financial activities of the business. During this time, he oversaw accounts receivable, accounts payable, internal controls, payroll, fixed assets, budgets, and forecasts for the DMAX joint venture between GM and Isuzu. In years prior, James held positions ranging from controller/finance team leader to lead financial analyst.
James earned his Master of Science in manufacturing management from Kettering University and his Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from the University of Michigan.
About Frank Miller Lumber (www.frankmiller.com)
Frank Miller helps architects and designers realize the elegance and durability of quartersawn hardwoods in the most distinctive architectural endeavors. Established in 1903 and located in Union City, Indiana, Frank Miller produces exceptionally fine quartersawn and plain sawn hardwoods for manufacturers of fine furniture, cabinets, architectural millwork and flooring. Frank Miller's quartersawn products are used in high-end commercial and residential construction around the globe where there is a significant architectural/design element to the project's cabinets, millwork and flooring.
SOURCE Frank Miller Lumber