The Avedis Zildjian Company has appointed Charles “Chuck” Czerkawski to the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO), with responsibility over finance and accounting, human resources and information technology. Czerkawski reports directly to Craigie Zildjian, CEO, and succeeds Thomas Young, who will retire in December, 2015. Czerkawski brings over 30 years of experience to Zildjian, including senior finance and CFO roles at large multi-national companies as well as private, family-owned, mid-market businesses. These companies include: Gillette, Pepsi Bottling and, more recently, JP Group Limited and Pharmasol Corporation.
“Chuck is an accomplished CFO whose commercial operations, manufacturing and product development experience and success in improving operating and financial performance makes him a perfect fit for our business,” said Craigie Zildjian.
“It’s an honor to be welcomed into the Zildjian family,” said Czerkawski. “I am truly excited to be working in the music industry with such a talented team to support the heritage, product quality, customer service and growth of the Zildjian business.”