March 3, 2011
Carhartt Appoints Susan Telang to Chief Financial Officer
-Carhartt, the nation‘s leading manufacturer of premium work wear for more than 120 years, today announced the appointment of Susan Telang to the position of Chief Financial Officer. As Carhartt‘s CFO, Telang is responsible for leading and directing all accounting and financial operations, oversees legal and enterprise risk management and will act as Carhartt‘s lead financial representative with internal associates, customers, vendors and other members of the business community.
Telang comes to Carhartt from Plante & Moran, PLLC, the twelfth largest CPA firm in the country. As an Assurance Partner at Plante & Moran, Telang provided auditing, tax and consulting services for closely held businesses; multi- entity consolidated corporations and U.S. middle market companies with foreign subsidiaries specializing in manufacturing, distribution and service. Additionally, as a member of Plante & Moran‘s Service Industry Leader Team, Telang was responsible for the strategic direction, business development, partner and staff recruitment and development, team and external communications and overall marketing initiatives for the Southeast Michigan practice.
"Susan brings more than 19 years of superior global experience in accounting, auditing, tax and advisory services," said Linda Hubbard, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Carhartt. "It is an honor to welcome Susan to our executive leadership team. Susan‘s strong leadership skills and business acumen will contribute to Carhartt‘s continued growth and success."
"I feel very fortunate to transition from an organization that has a reputation for delivering outstanding service to Carhartt, whose reputation for manufacturing and distributing outstanding work wear and lifestyle apparel is unmatched in the industry," said Telang. "The future vision of the executive team for the brand is exciting and I‘m delighted to begin the next phase of my career at a company with such a rich heritage and distinguished legacy."
Telang is actively involved in professional and community- based affiliations including the AICPA and MACPA. Telang also serves as a board member of Wayne State University‘s Business School Board of Advisors and as a trustee for the Michigan Architectural Foundation. Within her community, she serves as treasurer of the Pleasant Ridge Club and a Girl Scout Leader and is active in her church as a religious education teacher. Telang holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from Wayne State University and is a graduate from the Stanford University School of Business Executive Program for Women Leaders. Telang began her new role at the Company‘s Dearborn, Mich., headquarters in January 2011.
About Carhartt, Inc
Established in 1889, Carhartt is a global premium work wear brand with a rich heritage of developing rugged apparel for workers on and off the job. Headquartered in Dearborn, Mich., with approximately 3,600 employees worldwide, Carhartt is privately owned and managed by the descendants of the company‘s founder, Hamilton Carhartt. For more information, visit www.carhartt.com.