Visual Edge Technology Appoints New Chief Financial Officer
Press release from the issuing company
November 12, 2004 -- (NorthCanton,Ohio) -- The Board of Directors of Visual Edge Technology, Inc. a family of imaging solutions companies specializing in providing office and wide format equipment, consumables and service throughout North America, has named Ronald E. Huff Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Visual Edge Technology, Inc. The announcement was made today by Mr. Mark C. Lewis, President and CEO of Visual Edge Technology.
“We are very pleased that such a highly talented financial professional has joined our management team and look forward to his financial leadership and counsel,” said Mr. Lewis. “Ron’s career is distinguished by his in-depth experience in acquisition strategies, capital formation, initial public offerings, and private and public company financial expertise, that is critically significant to our strategic plans for growth.”
Prior to joining Visual Edge in October 2004, Mr. Huff specialized in analyzing and sourcing capital for early stage business clients, primarily in the private debt and equity markets. Prior to that, he was an officer at Belden & Blake, where he held the position of CFO for eleven years. He was instrumental in taking the company public in 1992, growing through several acquisitions and successfully selling the company in 1997 to the Texas Pacific Group for $440 million. As a condition of the sale, he retained the position of President and Chief Financial Officer of Belden Blake, where he negotiated numerous acquisitions over the next two years to grow theMidwestenergy company as part of the overall portfolio of Texas Pacific Group companies.
Mr. Huff spent his early years in Houston,Texas, where he held finance positions for large energy firms. He graduated with a BS in Accounting from the University of Wyoming in 1977 and earned his CPA in 1980. He resides in Canton with his wife, daughter and son and has served on several industry and academic Boards.
“It’s a pleasure to be joining such a vibrant organization at such an exciting time in its successful history,” said Mr. Huff. “Visual Edge Technology is uniquely positioned for dramatic growth through strategically targeted acquisitions of office and wide-format solutions providers throughout North America.”
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