LJ Star Adds Schilling as CFO

LJ Star (www.ljstar.com), a supplier of sight glasses, sight flow indicators and other process observation equipment, announced today the hiring of Michael Schilling as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer.

Schilling will have three main areas of focus in his role, a new position at LJ Star. He will oversee corporate financial reporting and provide strategic counsel as a member of the management team; he will drive strategies for sustained growth in the company’s various end-markets and initiatives; and he will oversee merger/acquisition and new venture investing activities among the company’s various business units.

Schilling brings more than 30 years of experience in various roles with privately held firms and Fortune 500 companies. He has held various senior leadership positions in business development and corporate strategy, as well as leading the sales and marketing consulting practice of MAGNET, Northeast Ohio’s premier manufacturing consulting organization.

Schilling brings entrepreneurial experience to the position as well, from his time as president of Encore Growth Associates, a consulting firm dedicated to driving growth and revenue acceleration for middle-market companies.

Schilling graduated with a BA in Economics and Mathematics from Ohio Wesleyan and an MBA from George Washington University. He has served on several nonprofit boards and has an honorary degree from the government of Japan.

“We’re incredibly excited to add Mike to the team,” said David Star, CEO of LJ Star. “He possesses experience and financial insight that will be critical to helping us achieve our growth goals. As a member of our senior management team, Mike’s strategic vision will accelerate our initiatives throughout the company and enable us to strengthen our competitive advantage in a wide variety of areas.”

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