Thor Industries Inc. announced that it has named Dominic Romeo as senior vice president and CFO, effective Feb. 4. According to a press release, Romeo has extensive experience in a variety of senior financial functions, having served most recently as vice president and CFO of publicly traded IDEX Corporation, a $2 billion diversified international manufacturer. During his seven-year tenure, IDEX more than doubled both revenues and earnings.
Romeo began his career as an audit manager and CPA with PricewaterhouseCoopers in South Bend, Indiana. He went on to hold key positions with General Electric and AlliedSignal Inc., and later Honeywell where he served in a number of roles over his nine-year tenure, including vice president and CFO of Honeywell Aerospace, a $10 billion business. Romeo’s board affiliations include Federal Signal Corp. and GSI Group.
The company, which is relocating its corporate headquarters to Elkhart, Ind., also announced the promotion of Colleen Zuhl to vice president and corporate controller, effective Feb. 4. Zuhl has served as interim CFO since Oct. 15, having previously served as director of finance. In Zuhl’s new role, all of Thor’s corporate finance and accounting functions will report to her.
“We are excited to welcome Dominic Romeo to the Thor family,” commented Peter B. Orthwein, Thor Chairman and CEO. “Dom has a proven track record of success in several high-profile positions with companies in both the private and public sectors, and he brings the talent, skills and experience that will enable him to assume a leadership role at Thor, both in corporate finance and business strategy. He also has a long history of working effectively with senior operating executives, which will complement the Thor structure very well. I am certain that Dom will be successful in his new role as we welcome him back to northern Indiana.”
Commenting on his new appointment, Romeo noted his excitement to be moving back to the area, given his boyhood roots in northern Indiana where he still maintains a residence. Romeo will report directly to Orthwein.