Link-Belt Personnel Announces New CEO and Vice President Finance

Mon February 13, 2017 - National Edition

Melvin Porter, Link-Belt President and CEO.
Melvin Porter, Link-Belt President and CEO.
Melvin Porter, Link-Belt President and CEO. Sandy Hammonds, CFO and Vice President Finance Link-Belt.

Link-Belt President and CEO Chuck Martz to Retire, Melvin Porter to Succeed

After 42 years with the company, Link-Belt's President and CEO, Chuck Martz, will retire on April 30, 2017. Martz announced the appointment of current CFO and Vice President of Finance, Melvin Porter, as his successor effective May 1, 2017. Martz will remain in his role as Chairman of the Link-Belt Board of Directors indefinitely.

Porter has served in his current position since 2004, after starting with Link-Belt in 1999 as Manager, Financial Planning and Taxes. In his current role, he is actively involved in overseeing operations of Link-Belt's company stores: Triad Machinery in the northwestern U.S. and Link-Belt Mid-Atlantic, based in Virginia.

Hammonds New CFO / Vice President Finance

Melvin Porter announced the promotion of Sandy Hammonds to CFO and Vice President Finance, effective May 1, 2017, replacing Porter. Currently, Hammonds serves as Link-Belt's Corporate Controller, a position she's held since 2013.

Hammonds is a 29 year veteran with Link-Belt. She began as a cost accountant in 1988, and progressed through all levels of the accounting and finance departments.

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