Mohawk's Jack Haren Named 2014 CFO of the Year by Albany Business Review
Mohawk, Cohoes, N.Y., the manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes and specialty substrates for commercial and digital printing, recently announced that Jack Haren, Mohawk's president and chief financial officer, has been named 2014 CFO of the Year by Albany Business Review.
The Albany Business Review CFO of the Year award recognizes an outstanding financial executive who is a leader in the community and is helping his or her business grow. This is the sixth year the Albany Business Review has selected and named the region's top chief financial officers. Haren was one of 10 capital region CFOs named.
"We are honored that Jack has been selected as CFO of the Year by Albany Business Review," said Thomas D. O'Connor Jr., Mohawk's chairman and CEO. "Jack's outstanding character, integrity and keen business acumen has been an incredible asset to Mohawk for over 15 years, and we're very pleased to see him recognized publicly for his distinguished leadership."
As chief financial officer, Haren oversees all financial functions at Mohawk and was recently responsible for successfully renegotiating the lease on the company's 1 million square-foot converting center and warehouse facility in Ashtabula, Ohio. Haren worked closely during negotiations with the owner of the property to extend the current lease beyond its original five-year term (which was set to expire in 2017) through 2022. The new extended lease represents a strong commitment by Mohawk to expanding its envelope-converting operations, creating new employment opportunities, and providing a stable work environment for its employees.
Haren joined Mohawk in 1999 as vice president, finance. In 2000, he was promoted to senior vice president and became executive vice president, finance and chief financial officer later that year. In 2005, he was appointed to Mohawk's board of directors. That year he also was instrumental in the company's acquisition of International Paper Co.'s fine paper division. In 2007, Mohawk promoted Haren to his current position of president and chief financial officer.
Prior to his employment at Mohawk, Haren had 24 years of experience with Union Camp Corporation and held the position of corporate controller, with responsibility for corporate accounting, financial planning, operational and capital budgeting.
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