OXFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 7, 2017--
RBC Bearings Incorporated (Nasdaq: ROLL), a leading international
manufacturer of highly-engineered precision bearings and components for
the industrial, defense and aerospace industries, today announced,
through the Board of Directors, internal promotions in line with a
longer-term succession plan for the Company’s senior leadership team.
The plan addresses the roles of Daniel Bergeron, Director, Vice
President, and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and Ernie Hawkins,
Corporate Controller of the Sargent Aerospace & Defense Division.
Mr. Bergeron has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO) and will
remain Director, Vice President and CFO. He will no longer perform the
duties of the Assistant Secretary. As COO, Mr. Bergeron will increase
his management responsibilities of more operational divisions, will
continue his responsibilities as CFO, assisted by Ernie Hawkins.
Mr. Hawkins has been promoted to Vice President of Finance, Chief
Accounting Officer. Mr. Hawkins will now be responsible for overseeing
Corporate Accounting and SEC Reporting, and the Company’s Information
Technology Group. He will also support Mr. Bergeron on Mergers and
Acquisitions, Investor Relations, and Treasury.
These promotions will allow Dr. Hartnett to maintain his focus on
executing the Company’s strategy, while remaining Chairman of the Board
Dr. Hartnett commented, “On behalf of the Board, I’d like to
congratulate Dan and Ernie on their new responsibilities. The plan our
board has set in motion today further strengthens our current leadership
team, while also setting the stage for our future success. We are
confident that Dan and Ernie will continue to support the strategic
direction of our Company.”
Daniel A. Bergeron is Director, Vice President and Chief Financial
Officer. He joined the Company in May 2003 as Vice President, Finance
and has been a Director since June 2013. On August 5, 2003, he was
appointed Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Bergeron holds
a B.S. in Finance from Northeastern University and a M.B.A. from the
University of New Haven.
Ernie Hawkins is Corporate Controller of the Company’s Sargent Aerospace
& Defense Division. He joined RBC Bearings in 2015 as part of the
Sargent Aerospace & Defense acquisition. He was with Sargent’s previous
parent company, Dover Corporation, since 2002. Mr. Hawkins graduated
from Ball State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
About RBC Bearings
Incorporated is an international manufacturer and marketer of highly
engineered precision bearings and components. Founded in 1919, the
Company is primarily focused on producing highly technical or regulated
bearing products and components requiring sophisticated design, testing,
and manufacturing capabilities for the diversified industrial,
aerospace, and defense markets. The Company is headquartered in Oxford,
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