Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> November 17, 1999

Stephen J. Perkins – Commercial Intertech Corporation (tec)

STEVEN J. HEWITT is the Senior VP and CFO of Commercial Intertech Corporation. Mr. Hewitt graduated from Youngstown State University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration which he attained while employed at Commercial as a laborer in the foundry, storeroom clerk, a schedule clerk in the hydraulics gear department, and a cost analyst in the finance group. He became supervisor of cost accounting in 1974, five years after joining the Company, and subsequently held positions as supervisor of corporate financial analysis and division controller for Youngstown-based operations. He was on special assignment in Luxembourg between 1973 and 1974. He was elected controller of the corporation in 1981, Vice President in March 1996, and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in December 1996. Mr. Hewitt is a member of Institute of Management Accountants and Financial Executives Institute. He is presently a member of the United Way Finance Committee and former treasurer and financial committee chairman for Goodwill Industries of Youngstown. Mr. Hewitt is a resident of Liberty Township and is married with one child. Profile
STEPHEN J. PERKINS is the President and COO of Commercial Intertech Corporation. He received his Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and his MBA from the University of Chicago. Before joining Commercial in 1999 as President and Chief Operating Officer, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Aftermarket Technology Corporation. From 1979 to 1996, he was with Senior Flexonics Inc., where he served as President and Chief Executive from 1983 to 1996. Earlier in his career, he held manufacturing and engineering assignments with both Copperweld Corporation and U.S. Steel Corporation. Mr. Perkins resides in Canfield, Ohio with his wife and two children. Profile
TWST: Let's start with a brief overview of Commercial Intertech?

Mr. Hewitt: In terms of an overview, Commercial Intertech Corp. was

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