January 2021: BSG Completes Another Successful Executive Search— Chief Financial Officer, Walpole Outdoors
John Kilcoyne joins Walpole Outdoors and brings over 30 years of proven experience in identifying, analyzing, and automating specific needs, including: banking and financial arrangements, corporate budgeting and planning, financial reporting and analysis, treasury and cash management, merger and acquisition negotiation and implementation, lean manufacturing and continuous improvement, system design and implementation, and team building and development.
John’s prior experience includes 20 years with International Packaging Corporation serving as CFO, as well as CFO roles with PE backed Aerial Wireless Systems and Vantage Builders, Inc. John holds his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Bryant University, as well as his MBA from Assumption College in Worcester, MA.
About Walpole Outdoors:
Founded in 1933, Walpole Outdoors has been the standard for handcrafted outdoor products, answering the needs of homeowners and professionals alike with an unsurpassed variety of styles and custom designs. The same meticulous attention to detail and timeless good looks is evident in the company’s fences, gates, arbors, pergolas, gazebos, outdoor furniture, and more. Walpole is a premiere manufacturer, direct-to-consumer (“D2C”) marketer, and installer of high-end outdoor products. Today, Walpole maintains its position as the preeminent fence company through a commitment to working with customers and by applying new techniques and technologies to ensure that the end result more than meets their expectations. The engineering department at Walpole is the most advanced in the fence industry. Every order is reviewed by these professionals for manufacturing accuracy. In more technical custom work, engineers use high-tech CAD systems to produce detailed drawings. Customers then have an exact representation of how their project will look when installed. In addition, many Walpole products are offered in wood alternative modern cellular PVC. This long-lasting, low maintenance material has the look and feel of natural wood, yet won’t rot, split, or warp. Walpole is the largest fabricator of modern cellular PVC in the country. Walpole also offers a free project consultation. A design representative will visit the customer’s property, suggest styles that are in keeping with the home’s architecture and surroundings, and take necessary measure.
The Company’s business model is fully integrated from “forest to finish” with products made in the U.S.A. Walpole has approximately 250+ employees and owns and operates raw wood milling operations, wood and cellular vinyl fabrication facilities, and warehousing locations in Maine. These manufacturing and distribution capabilities are complemented by the Company’s multi-channel sales and in-house installation networks. Walpole employs a multichannel, D2C network that includes e-commerce, online and catalog sales, in-home consultations, and a network of retail stores.
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