Meet the New CFO of Brady Corporation: A Proven Leader in Financial Management

By: | April 20th, 2023

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Brady Corporation got a new CFO with a proven track record of leadership in financial management.

Brady Corporation has announced the appointment of a new Chief Financial Official (CFO) and Treasurer, Ms. Ann E. Thornton, following the resignation of the former CFO, Mr. Aaron Pearce. Ms. Thornton, who previously served as the company’s CAO and Corporate Controller, officially assumed her new roles on April 14.

Mr. Russell R. Shaller, the current President and CEO of Brady Corporation, expressed his appreciation for Mr. Pearce’s leadership and contributions over his nearly 20-year tenure with the company and wished him success in his future endeavors.

At the same time, Mr. Shaller expressed confidence in the future, citing the company’s strong leadership bench and Ms. Thornton’s more than 10 years of experience with Brady and deep knowledge of the business and operations.

Ms. Thornton has held significant roles within Brady for approximately 7 years, including Chief Accounting Officer (since 2016) and Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Controller (since 2015). In these positions, she has been responsible for managing investor relations and overseeing the company’s financial compliance operations.

Before joining Brady Corporation in 2009 as a Corporate Accounting Supervisor, Thornton spent 4 years as an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is also a certified public bookkeeper.

Brady Corporation is a global leader in providing comprehensive identification solutions for protecting people, products, and places. Through its high-performance labels, security devices, signs, software, and printing systems, Brady helps customers achieve higher levels of safety, productivity, and performance.

Established over a century ago in 1914, Brady serves a diverse client base in various industries such as telecommunications, construction, healthcare, electronics, aviation, and more.

The company is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and as of the end of July, it employed approximately 5,700 people worldwide. Brady Corporation’s revenue for the fiscal year 2022 was approximately $USD 1.3 billion, and the company is listed as BRC on the New York Stock Exchange.


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