SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE:CSL) is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert M. Roche as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective February 15, 2017. Steven J. Ford will continue to serve as Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel of the Company and retain responsibility for managing the Company’s investor relations.
“We are fortunate to have Bob Roche join the Carlisle executive team,” said D. Christian “Chris” Koch, Carlisle’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “The growth of Carlisle has resulted in the need for more capacity in our M&A, finance, legal and investor relations functions. The addition of Bob, with his deep M&A integration and operational finance experience, will be a key piece of our emphasis on finance and business process improvement going forward as we roll out the Carlisle Operating System throughout the enterprise. The addition of Bob will also allow Steve to devote more time to manage our investor relations and legal matters.” Mr. Koch continued, “I thank Steve for his tenure as Chief Financial Officer, and I am pleased that Steve will remain a member of the strong team at Carlisle and continue to provide the team with sound counsel derived from his many years of employment with Carlisle.”
Mr. Roche joins Carlisle from Johnson Controls plc where he most recently served as JCI/Tyco Merger Integration Lead, with his counterpart from Johnson Controls, leading the integration, planning and execution for the successful combination for Johnson Controls and Tyco International plc. Mr. Roche joined Tyco in 2003 and has held several senior operating and finance positions including Senior Vice President of Finance, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President, Corporate Audit Services. Mr. Roche is a CPA and holds a BS in Accounting from the University of Scranton and an MBA in Finance and International Business from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University.
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About Carlisle Companies Incorporated
Carlisle Companies Incorporated is a global diversified company that designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of products that serve a broad range of niche markets including commercial roofing, energy, agriculture, mining, construction, aerospace and defense electronics, medical technology, foodservice, healthcare, sanitary maintenance, transportation, general industrial, protective coating, wood, specialty and auto refinishing. Through our group of decentralized operating companies led by entrepreneurial management teams, we bring innovative product solutions to solve the challenges facing our customers. Our worldwide team of employees, who generated $3.7 billion in net sales in 2016, is focused on continuously improving the value of the Carlisle brand by developing the best products, ensuring the highest quality and providing unequaled customer service in the many industries we serve. Learn more about Carlisle at www.carlisle.com.