Olson’s demonstrated expertise in business financial transactions, tax planning and employee development fits perfectly with Alexandria Industries’ vision for success.
Alexandria Industries announced that Jonathan D. Olson, joined the company as its chief financial officer (CFO); former CFO Marc Illies has retired. Olson will serve the company and its employees by investing in helping them achieve their business, financial, and professional growth goals.
Having been on the front financial and legal lines of business for years, Olson helps companies, colleagues, and communities navigate complex financial issues. His knowledge and experience is significant and fits perfectly with Alexandria Industries’ manufacturing business.
“Jon stood out from other candidates due to his genuine eagerness and desire to work at Alexandria Industries,” said Tom Schabel, CEO. “His enthusiasm is contagious and his commitment to our company is more than we could ever hope for. We cannot wait to see what comes from his servant leadership style and good business sense.”
“This is a pivotal time for the manufacturing industry. Successfully navigating industry and governmental issues requires a values-based organization with a solid business foundation and a one-team mindset,” Olson said. “It excites me beyond belief to have an opportunity to apply my expertise at Alexandria Industries.”
Olson brings nearly 20 years of tax, accounting and legal experience to Alexandria Industries. Previously, Olson was a tax principal for CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP, providing technical tax skills and training to CPA practitioners, while servicing clients and attorneys in structuring business acquisitions and dispositions. He also assisted clients in negotiating financing arrangements and exploring alternative debt structures.
Olson earned his bachelors of science degree in accounting from Bemidji State University (Bemidji, Minn.), and a juris doctor degree from William Mitchell College of Law (St. Paul, Minn.).
About Alexandria Industries
Alexandria Industries, with ISO 9001:2015-certified facilities, is a multifaceted, high quality, short lead-time producer of engineered products that meet customers’ exact specifications. The company delivers customized aluminum extrusions, precision machining of ferrous and non-ferrous products, heatsinks, and plastic injection and foam molded components, as well as finishing, welding and assembly services. Its collective scope of processes and services simplifies supply chain management. Alexandria Industries is headquartered in Alexandria, Minn., with manufacturing locations in Minnesota, Indiana and Texas. See us on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter.