USA, Chicago. JBT Corporation announced that Matthew Meister has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Meister has served as Interim CFO of JBT since September 2020 and previously served as Vice President and CFO for JBT Protein since 2019. His appointment is effective immediately.
"I am delighted that Matt will be a permanent part of our executive leadership team," said Brian Deck, JBT's President and CEO. "As interim CFO, he has been a great source of support and leadership amid unprecedented challenges. Matt brings extensive experience in global manufacturing and significant financial acumen to the CFO role. His depth of industry knowledge and significant financial and operational experience make him the ideal person to continue to lead our finance team as we grow the business and drive shareholder value."
Mr. Meister said, "I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as CFO on a permanent basis. The last several months have affirmed my confidence in JBT's talented team, financial strength and potential. I am excited to continue working with Brian and the rest of the leadership team to execute our strategy to be a true solutions partner for our customers and to create sustainable value for our shareholders."
Matt Meister joined JBT in May 2019 with extensive experience in global manufacturing across various industries, including his prior roles at Idex Corporation where he held several operational finance leadership roles, most recently serving as Group Vice President, Health and Science Technologies. Prior to this, he held various roles of increasing responsibility at Navistar International Corporation. Mr. Meister holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and an undergraduate degree in Finance and Operations Management from Washington University in St. Louis.