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South Bend, IN
March 25, 2019

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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.


Executive leadership

Budgeting and planning

Financial analysis

Employee development

Team oriented

Strategic planning

Problem solving

Reporting and presentations

Process improvement

Microsoft and ERP software

Professional Experience

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

Supervisor, 1990

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

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Query, Power BI, ERP

Civic Engagement

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

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