Knutson's role expanded at Twin Disc

Twin Disc Inc. has a new chief financial officer for its heavy-duty highway equipment company.
Twin Disc Inc. has a new chief financial officer for its heavy-duty highway equipment company. | File photo
The board of directors at Twin Disc Inc. added two more tittles behind Jeffrey Knutson's name when it recently elected him chief financial officer and treasurer.

The 50-year-old certified public accountant already serves as the company's vice president of finance, corporate controller and secretary, and now with his added responsibilities Knutson's boss said he expects even more from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater alumnus.

“Jeff has done a fantastic job since assuming the interim chief financial officer role in February,” John Batten, president and chief executive officer of Twin Disc, said. “Jeff's experience and contributions to Twin Disc since joining the company in 2005 make him uniquely qualified to step into the chief financial officer position. His strong global financial experience and deep understanding of our business and culture are valuable assets to Twin Disc. I look forward to continue working with Jeff and wish him much success in this new role.”

Prior to joining Twin Disc in 2005, Batten said Knutson worked in Tower Automotive's Milwaukee division as controller, and he also held various financial positions at several divisions of Invensys, Bucyrus International and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Twin Disc, which is based in Racine, Wisconsin, designs, manufactures and sells marine and heavy-duty off-highway power transmission equipment. Products it provides include marine transmissions, surface drivers, propellers and boat management systems, as well as power-shift transmissions, hydraulic torque converters, power take-offs, industrial clutches and control systems.

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