Willdan Announces Chief Financial Officer Transition
Willdan Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: WLDN) today announced that its
Chief Financial Officer, Stacy McLaughlin, will resign to pursue
other interests. Ms. McLaughlin will remain a consultant with
Willdan for six months to ensure an orderly transition. Creighton
(Kim) Early, currently Executive Vice President of Willdan Energy
Solutions, will become Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
of Willdan Group, Inc.
“Over the past 10 years, Stacy has played an integral role in
the growth and development of Willdan,” said Tom Brisbin, Willdan’s
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We are thankful for Stacy’s
contributions and wish her success in her future endeavors.”
In announcing her resignation, Ms. McLaughlin said, “It’s been
an honor to serve the stockholders, employees and customers of
Willdan. I’m grateful for the opportunity to have collaborated with
so many talented colleagues and have confidence in a bright future
Mr. Early has been working closely with Ms. McLaughlin at
Willdan since 2015, implementing Willdan’s financial planning,
forecasting, and operational review and reporting processes. Mr.
Early currently serves as Executive Vice President of Willdan
Energy Solutions, and as Chief Financial Officer of various Willdan
subsidiaries, positions he has held since December 2015. Mr. Early
has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of H.W.
Lochner, Inc., a private company, since April 2016, and has served
as the Chairman of its Audit Committee since February 2021. Prior
to joining Willdan Mr. Early served as Chief Financial Officer of
both public and privately held companies, including three years
with Infrastructure & Energy Alternatives LLC, a renewable
energy construction company. He also previously spent 14 years at
Earth Tech, Inc., a multinational infrastructure company, including
serving as its Chief Financial Officer and as the President of its
Global Water Management Division. Mr. Early holds a B.S. in
Business Administration from Ohio State University, and an M.B.A.
from the University of Michigan.
Willdan is a nationwide provider of professional technical and
consulting services to utilities, government agencies, and private
industry. Willdan’s service offerings span a broad set of
complementary disciplines that include electric grid solutions,
energy efficiency and sustainability, engineering and planning, and
municipal financial consulting. For additional information, visit
Willdan's website at www.willdan.com.
Statements in this press release that are not purely historical
are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. It is important to note
that actual results could differ materially from those in any such
forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results
to differ materially include, but are not limited to, the risk
factors listed from time to time in Willdan’s reports filed with
the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited
to, the Annual Report on Form 10-K filed for the year ended January
1, 2021. Willdan cautions investors not to place undue reliance on
the forward-looking statements contained in this press release.
Willdan disclaims any obligation to, and does not undertake to,
update or revise any forward-looking statements in this press
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