FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — AZZ Inc. (NYSE: AZZ), a global provider of metal coating services, welding solutions, specialty electrical equipment and highly engineered services, today announced the appointment of Philip A. Schlom as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effectively immediately. Mr. Schlom has been serving the Company as Interim Chief Financial Officer since May 2020.
Mr. Schlom, 56, joined AZZ in October 2019 as the Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer. Mr. Schlom is a highly experienced financial executive with more than 25 years of proven financial expertise with domestic and international companies. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Schlom served as Vice President – Finance, Audit, Controls and Financial Transformation of Exterran Corporation, a provider of energy equipment and services to energy industry customers globally from 2017 to 2019. From 2009 to 2016, Mr. Schlom served in several leadership roles at Parker Drilling Company, which provides drilling services and rental tools to the energy industry, including Vice President, Global Compliance and Internal Audit in 2014; Vice President, Finance in 2015; and Chief Accounting Officer and Controller from 2009 to 2013. Prior to 2009, Mr. Schlom held numerous accounting and leadership roles at Shared Technologies, Inc., a leading North American unified communications and managed services provider; Flowserve Corporation, one of the world’s leading providers of fluid motion and control products and services; and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), a global network of firms that provide audit, assurance, tax, and advisory services.
Tom Ferguson, President and Chief Executive Officer of AZZ, commented, “We are pleased Philip Schlom has agreed to become our new Chief Financial Officer. Philip brings proven experience that is well suited to provide AZZ with the financial leadership to help drive business improvement. Philip has been instrumental in strengthening the Company’s financial reporting controls, as well as leading AZZ through the successful refinancing of its long-term debt. He is a great addition to the leadership team, and I am confident that Philip will provide the financial leadership necessary to continue to execute on our strategic growth plan.”