Werner Electric Names Director of Finance

COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. — Werner Electric announced this week that Controller Shayne Wilwert has accepted the position as Director of Finance. Wilwert was brought on in 2015 to lead the transition of Werner Electric’s insourcing of their accounting, payroll and AP functions. Through this process, the finance team was built from the ground up and has resulted in process improvements and efficiencies across the organization.

Accompanying the announcement, Ben Granley, President, said, “Werner is very excited to have Shayne as our Director of Finance. Beyond her proven track record, she comes to this position with a solid plan for our future, she is a great leader of people and she exemplifies the Werner culture.”

With Wilwert’s direct experience guiding Werner through an extensive transition, she brings a wealth of skills and capabilities to this role. “I am excited to be leading a talented team, continuing building on the strengths and tools we’ve developed, and helping guide Werner through the exciting growth we are experiencing. Werner is a great place to work and I am proud to be a part of its leadership,” stated Wilwert.

Wilwert came to Werner from Thomson Reuters. As Director of Finance, she was involved in the implementation of numerous strategic initiatives. She is a graduate of UW Madison in Accounting and has an MBA from Argosy University.

Wilwert will have responsibility for the finance, accounting, and financial services teams in addition to owning the external banking, tax/audit, and business insurance relationships.

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