Patrick Industries, Inc, a manufacturer and distributor of component and building products for the RV, marine, manufactured housing and industrial markets, today announced that Joshua Boone, Chief Financial Officer, has resigned to accept a senior leadership position with another publicly traded company.
Patrick Industries has retained a prominent search firm to fill the permanent CFO position, in addition to assessing its internal candidates.
“I want to thank Josh for his many contributions to the Patrick organization and for his partnership in building a solid financial foundation for the Company and a strong and talented finance and accounting team,” said Andy Nemeth, President and CEO at Patrick. “I am proud of what we have accomplished together and have enjoyed working with Josh and watching him grow personally and professionally. I look forward to seeing him utilize the tools and skillset he has developed to continue to succeed far into the future.”
Boone, who had served as the CFO of Patrick since January 2016, will work closely with the company through the second quarter to ensure an orderly transition. The company has appointed John A. Forbes as Interim Chief Financial Officer.
“I am extremely grateful for the opportunities that I’ve had at Patrick, the privilege to work with a talented team, and be a part of its sustained track record of success,” Boone said. “I am looking forward to the next phase of my career and expect to maintain the many personal and professional relationships I’ve developed during my tenure at Patrick. The team is in great shape and ready for the next stage of the Company’s evolution.”
Forbes, who has been a member of Patrick’s Board of Directors since 2011, has extensive senior leadership experience, including as the President of Utilimaster, a business unit of Spartan Motors USA, Inc., from 2010 to 2017, the CFO of Utilimaster from 2009 to 2010, and the CFO of Nautic Global Group LLC from 2007 to 2009. Forbes also served as the CFO of Adorn Holdings, Inc. from 2003 until its acquisition by Patrick in 2007.
“John’s tremendous experience, leadership expertise and maturity, and familiarity with the company and our team will help to ensure a smooth transition as we continue to drive our business model and position ourselves to execute on the next phase of our strategic plan,” said Todd Cleveland, Executive Chairman of the Board.