, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Kuta has served as Chief Financial Officer since joining the Company in March 2014. He was previously corporate controller with The Lubrizol Corporation, a global specialty chemicals company owned by Berkshire Hathaway. Kuta was responsible for Lubrizol's corporate accounting, consolidation and financial reporting functions, as well as oversight of internal controls. Prior to Berkshire Hathaway's 2011 acquisition of Lubrizol, Kuta held a variety of financial roles, including managing Lubrizol's quarterly and annual public company filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Following the transaction, he played a lead role in integrating Lubrizol's financial reporting into Berkshire Hathaway. Kuta has built and managed financial operations for disbursed global operations, both at Lubrizol and prior employer Lincoln Electric. He also has managed a variety of complex financing transactions and assisted in the development of long-range strategic business unit growth plans. He is a CPA and holds a master's of business administration in finance from Case Western Reserve University. He earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Kent State University.
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