Manufacturing AUTOMATION

ATS Automation appoints interim chief financial officer as CFO resigns

June 1, 2020
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

ATS Automation Tooling Systems has announced Maria Perrella has resigned as chief financial officer, effective June 26, 2020, to pursue another business opportunity with a privately held organization.

Ryan McLeod, the company’s vice-president, corporate controller, will assume the role of interim chief financial officer.

“On behalf of the board of directors, I thank Maria for her significant contributions to ATS over the last 12 years and for the important role she played in transformational change,” says Andrew Hider, chief executive officer of ATS, in a statement. “We wish her every success moving forward.”

McLeod is a CPA, CA, who joined ATS in 2007 as manager of reporting and compliance.


He became director of finance in 2010, and assumed the role of vice-president and corporate controller in 2014. Prior to ATS, he served in a finance management role at CIBC Mellon and began his career at Ernst & Young LLP.

“Ryan has worked closely with Maria and is in a good position to seamlessly transition to the interim CFO role,” says Hider.

ATS is headquartered in Cambridge, Ontario and employs approximately 4,500 people at 22 manufacturing facilities and over 50 offices in North America, Europe, Southeast Asia and China.

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