One of the region’s most-powerful advocacy groups for the growing manufacturing economy in Central Texas has gone within for its new leader.
Kevin Fincher, who for nearly three decades has worked with companies in the sphere as a public accountant, will take over as the CEO of the Austin Regional Manufacturers Association on Jan. 2. Fincher, who is a founding ARMA board member and its current treasurer, succeeds Ed Latson, who left ARMA to take over Opportunity Austin in late October.
Fincher also spent the last seven years as a partner at international firm RSM US LLP.
Tom Hibbs, director of operations at TECO-Westinghouse in Georgetown and the chair-elect of the ARMA board, said it was clear in the interview process that Fincher had “a more comprehensive and strategic view” of where they needed to go and where he wanted to take it. That included topics like how artificial intelligence is going to impact manufacturers and engaging with more educational institutions to build up the workforce. Austin Business Journal