Leupold’s Werth Named Chief Financial Officer of the Year

Howard Werth
Leupold & Stevens, Inc. executive Howard Werth has been named the Portland Business Journal’s Chief Financial Officer of the Year for large private companies.
Leupold Tactical Optics
Leupold Tactical Optics

BEAVERTON, Ore. –-(Ammoland.com)- Leupold & Stevens, Inc. executive Howard Werth has been named the Portland Business Journal’s Chief Financial Officer of the Year for large private companies.

A key leader behind Leupold’s drive to implement lean manufacturing techniques, Werth has guided the company through several large-scale projects intended to improve the company’s internal processes and efficiencies.

These improvements have helped Leupold remain a U.S.-based manufacturer and its reputation as America’s Optics Authority®. Under Werth’s guidance, the Beaverton-based manufacturer has experienced consecutive years of record growth and is off to a strong 2013.

“Howard’s leadership and guidance of our finance and accounting teams have helped Leupold & Stevens become a more modern and efficient company,” said Calvin Johnston, president and chief executive officer. “The improvements his group has brought to the company have allowed us to better serve our customers and be better prepared to face the challenges of today’s business environment.”

As the outdoor optics industry and Leupold has grown, especially over the past six months, Werth has been instrumental in making sure the manufacturing and service levels have been well-supported in order to meet the needs of Leupold’s customers.

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Leupold & Stevens, Inc., the preeminent American-owned optics company, employs hundreds of people in its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility near Beaverton, Ore. Family owned and privately operated, Leupold offers products that are sold worldwide to hunters, competitive shooters, American military warfighters, law enforcement personnel and wildlife observers. The product line includes rifle, handgun and spotting scopes; binoculars; rangefinders; trail cameras; mounting systems; and optical tools and accessories.

Leupold & Stevens, Inc., P.O. Box 688, Beaverton, OR 97075-0688, U.S.A.

Phone:  (800) LEUPOLD or (503) 526-1400 • Fax:  (503) 352-7621 • www.leupold.com