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IEC Electronics Corp. has appointed Thomas L. Barbato as Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer. He will report directly to Jeffrey T. Schlarbaum, president and chief executive officer of IEC Electronics.
Barbato has had a successful 23-year career at Xerox Corp., where he held a variety of high-level finance and operational positions, most recently serving as Vice President, Finance – North America Operations Pricing and Contracting. Prior to that he was Vice President, Finance – U.S. Large Enterprise Operations, a $1.8 billion division of Xerox. His experience includes all facets of pricing and contracting, deal review and risk management, acquisitions, accounting and internal controls. While at Xerox he held leadership roles in change management as well as Lean Six Sigma initiatives. Before joining Xerox, Barbato served as senior auditor at Deloitte & Touche in Rochester, New York. He holds a B.S. degree in accounting from St. John Fisher College.
“As IEC continues on our path to growth, it is critical for our company to bring on strong leaders who understand the manufacturing environment in which we work. We are very pleased to bring Tom, with his demonstrated leadership and extensive experience in world class processes, to our business. We believe his background and expertise related to manufacturing operations as well as Lean Six Sigma training make him especially well-suited for our CFO role,” comments Schlarbaum. “We had an overwhelming response in our search to fill the CFO position and saw many qualified candidates. Tom not only brings broad professional experience from his long career at a blue chip corporation, but is also a solid fit for our culture of excellence. We are excited to welcome Tom to our management team, and we believe he’ll be a valuable addition as we continue to grow our leadership position in the marketplace.”