Flexsteel Inds. names Alejandro Huerta chief financial officer

Current CFO Derek P. Schmidt will expand his responsibilities as chief operating officer

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Upholstery and case goods resource Flexsteel Inds. has named Alejandro Huerta as chief financial officer, treasurer and secretary, effective June 1.

Alejandro Huerta

He will occupy a role currently held by Derek P. Schmidt, who will expand his responsibilities as chief operating officer.

Huerta comes to the company from Tucker Powersports, where he has served as chief financial officer for the past three years. In this role, Flexsteel said, he had executive responsibility for finance, accounting, information technology and risk management, and led the turnaround of the business through cost reduction, automation, and financial integration projects. In addition, he led global bottom and top-line initiatives including footprint rationalization and global business strategy implementation.

Derek Schmidt

For just over two years before that he was a senior CFO Consultant for AH Financial Operations Consulting, and for 11 years before that, he worked at Jarden Home Brands in a variety of roles, most recently as president, finance. Earlier in his career he was a financial analyst at Raytheon.

Jerry Dittmer, president and CEO, said the company was pleased to welcome Huerta to the Flexsteel team.

“His proven financial and operational experience in continuously improving business results will be instrumental to Flexsteel’s return to profitable growth and value creation for all shareholders,” Dittmer said. “We are equally excited about Derek’s expanded focus on driving operational excellence and product innovation as he continues in his role of Chief Operating Officer.”

Thomas Russell

Home News Now Editor-in-Chief Thomas Russell has covered the furniture industry for 25 years at various daily and weekly consumer and trade publications. He can be reached at tom@homenewsnow.com and at 336-508-4616.

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