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ATS Automation names new chief financial officer


ATS Automation Tooling Systems has appointed Ryan McLeod as its chief financial officer, effective Nov. 24, 2020.

McLeod has served as the company’s interim CFO since June 26, 2020. He reports to ATS’s CEO, Andrew Hider, and serves on the company’s executive leadership team.

“Over the past six months, we led a thorough global search for a CFO and based on his deep understanding of ATS and our markets, proven financial expertise and strong leadership qualities, Ryan was the natural choice to fill this important role on a permanent basis,” says Hider.

“We look forward to his ongoing contributions to ATS’s value-creation strategy.”

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McLeod joined ATS in 2007 as manager of reporting and compliance, 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.

McLeod holds the designations of Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Accountant.

ATS Automation, headquartered in Cambridge, Ont., is a solutions provider in custom automation, repeat automation, automation products and value-added services.