John Pendergast has stepped down from the role of chief financial officer at Elkay, with vice president Bryan English taking on the role.
English will keep the role of vice president in addition to accepting the CFO position.
“We are fortunate to have someone of Bryan’s caliber step into the role of chief financial officer,” stated Ric Phillips, president and CEO of Elkay.
He continued: “Bryan’s proven strengths in business strategy, financial forecasting, financial analysis, business decision support, domestic and foreign operations, and mergers and acquisitions will be tremendous assets to achieving Elkay’s long-term strategy and realizing our core value of being in business forever.”
As CFO, English will focus on leading Elkay’s finance team and setting the strategy for financial planning and reporting, accounting, internal audit, risk management, treasury and tax.
“I cannot think of a more qualified person to assume the role of CFO for Elkay than Bryan,” Pendergast said of English in his recommendation to Elkay’s board of directors and leadership team. “He exhibits not only the financial acumen necessary for the job but also the values that Elkay holds dear. He will make a great CFO.”
English joined Elkay in October 2009 and quickly moved up through the finance leadership ranks. He was promoted to vice president of finance in September 2017 and has served as a member of the company’s senior leadership team since September 2018.
The departing Pendergast, who had been at the company for six years, said: “Looking back on my time at Elkay, I could not be prouder of what we’ve accomplished together. It has truly been a pleasure to be a part of Elkay’s growth journey.
“I will always treasure the memories, and the many strong and lasting relationships I’ve developed, particularly within Elkay’s talented finance team, our senior leadership team, the family shareholders, and Elkay’s board of directors. I look forward to this next chapter of my life and to hearing highlights from Elkay’s continued success.”