Lon E. Mast
South Bend, IN *****
Multi-faceted operations and financial professional with experience in public accounting and manufacturing sector. Skilled at identifying opportunities, creating and executing successful plans to generate profit. Experienced leader responsible for directing data-based strategic decisions which increase revenue and margin. Accomplished problem solver with ability to identify and institute an effective solution.
Budgeting and planning
Reporting and presentations
Microsoft and ERP software
CTB Inc. (Creative Financial Staffing), Milford, IN 12/18 - present
Contract Position - Tax Associate
Leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer of systems and solutions for agriculture.
Prepare and file multiple state sales tax returns, estimated payments, state and county property tax payments and respond to state tax notices, as needed.
Research state and federal tax issues, including preparation of workpapers for U.S. repatriation of foreign earnings.
Document various tax filings using Corptax.
Earthway Products, Inc., Bristol, IN 1995 – 08/18
President and CEO/CFO, 2008 – 08/18
Family owned manufacturer of high quality lawn and garden equipment.
Successfully created orderly, efficient, hierarchical and caring corporate culture.
Led reorganization of 200,000 square foot plant resulting in improved manufacturing efficiencies.
Developed reporting systems to communicate customer orders, production unit and components requirements to employees.
Supervised and mentored employees in all operational departments.
Planned direction of company, set strategic goals and measured effectiveness.
Presented both operational and financial results at Board of Directors meetings.
Led team in determining optimal units to keep and terminate to improve profitability and efficiency.
Interacted with outside consultants and established KPI’s, with production metrics communicated daily or monthly via metrics board in plant.
Oversaw successful ERP software reimplementation project.
Established new scheduling system which improved production efficiency and delivery.
Attended major trade shows and visited customers to maintain and cultivate relationships.
Completed acquisition of complimentary business, including initiation of letters of intent, negotiated asset purchase agreement and led due diligence team.
Led integration of acquisition into existing operations.
Earthway Products, Inc., continued
Controller, 1995 - 2008
Responsible for monthly and annual financial statements, served as contact with outside auditors, financial analysis, budgets, tax filings, payments and IT.
Presented financial statements to Board of Directors several times per year.
Served as office manager, supervised and mentored accounting, customer service and shipping.
Developed and successfully instituted new employee incentive compensation plans based on efficiency, quality and attendance.
Maintained ERP software on Microsoft platform.
OmniSource Corporation., Goshen, IN 1995
Maintained all financial activities.
AK Industries, Inc., Plymouth, IN 1992 - 1995
Responsible for monthly and annual financial statements.
Served as main contact with outside auditors.
Developed numerous financial and production analysis, annual budgets, capital budgets and integral member of pricing decision group.
Monitored and maintained cash flow and loan covenants ratios.
Supervised accounting, office personnel and chaired safety committee,
RSM US LLP, formerly McGladrey & Pullen, CPAS, Goshen, IN 1986 - 1992
Manager, 1991 - 1992
General Services Staff, 1986 - 1989
Education and Certifications
B.S. – Accounting, Manchester College
Certificate of Executive Management, University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business
Certified Public Accountant
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Query, Power BI, ERP
Board Member – United Way of Elkhart County
Member – Task Force Committees - United Way of Elkhart County
Former Board Member, President and Treasurer – Boys & Girls Club of Elkhart County