WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. - September 2006 - Chatsworth Products, Inc. (CPI) announces the Board of Directors has appointed Larry Renaud as the company's President.
After serving the company for over seven years, Larry Renaud was appointed President of CPI in September 2006. Mr. Renaud is now responsible for the overall function and direction of CPI as a company and industry leader, while also serving on CPI's Board of Directors. Prior to becoming CPI's President, Mr. Renaud successfully functioned as CPI's Chief Financial Officer (CFO) where he positively lead companywide Finance, Accounting and Information Technology functions.
Since 2004, Mr. Renaud has been a member of CPI's Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Administrative Committee as well as a Trustee of CPI's ESOP. In addition, he is also a member of the core Senior Leadership Team that devised the strategic plan which has charted the growth and positive direction for CPI.
In 1999, Mr. Renaud joined CPI as General Manager of the Georgetown, Texas operating unit where he lead and managed all business functions located at the facility.
Prior to joining CPI Mr. Renaud acquired extensive management and leadership experiences. He served as the Executive Vice President of Long Reach Holdings, Inc., where he managed the integration and relocation of an acquired manufacturing business. Previous to that position, for 10 years he was the President of Norriseal Consolidated, an autonomous business unit owned by a Fortune 500 corporation. During his time with Norriseal Consolidated he oversaw the growth of the business both internally and through acquisitions. Mr. Renaud has previously held positions as CFO and Corporate Controller with other corporations.
Larry Renaud began his business career with Arthur Andersen & Co. in St. Louis after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from St. Louis University.