VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Jun 17, 2013) - Finning International Inc. (FTT.TO) is pleased to announce that Mr. Scott Thomson has been appointed to Finning's Board of Directors, effective June 17, 2013.
As previously announced, Mr. Thomson joins Finning as president and CEO effective today. Before this appointment, Mr. Thomson was chief financial officer with Talisman Energy Inc. where he was responsible for finance, tax, treasury, investor relations, marketing, business development, and strategy, planning and performance management. Scott Thomson graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from Queen's University, Kingston and an MBA from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Thomson currently serves as a director of Interfor (International Forest Products Limited).
"We welcome Scott to our team of experienced directors. His sharp focus on delivering shareholder value, his breadth of international experience, his broad financial capabilities, and his considerable strategic acumen will add further value to our Board," said Mr. Doug Whitehead, Chairman of the Board of Finning International Inc.
Finning International Inc. (FTT.TO) is the world's largest Caterpillar equipment dealer delivering unrivalled service to customers for 80 years. Finning sells, rents and services equipment and engines to help customers maximize productivity. Headquartered in Vancouver, B.C., the Company operates in Western Canada, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Uruguay, as well as in the United Kingdom and Ireland.