AZZ Inc. Announces CFO’s Retirement, Names New Chief Financial Officer

SVP of Finance of AZZ Precoat Metals Jason Crawford will transition into the role of CFO of AZZ Inc. after Philip Schlom's retirement in November.

Jason Crawford

AZZ Inc., the Fort Worth-based independent provider of hot-dip galvanizing and coil coating solutions in North America, announced that CFO Philip Schlom will retire once he’s completed his current agreement ending on November 4.

Jason Crawford, SVP of Finance of AZZ Precoat Metals, will transition into the role of CFO of AZZ Inc.

“During his four years with the company, Philip strengthened the accounting, finance, compliance, controls, and audit functions and was integral to the successful strategic transformation of the Company,” CEO Tom Ferguson said in a statement. “While his retirement is not imminent, his work ethic and passion for the company and its people will be hard to replace. I truly appreciate his advance notice that will ensure a smooth and well-planned transition.”

Ferguson added that his company is “fortunate to have talented leadership and significant bench strength,” with a “next person up” culture that ensures continuity in many of its key positions.

Ferguson said that Crawford’s “strong track record of accomplishments” includes 12 years’ collective experience with Precoat Metals and parent Sequa Corp., a $2 billion company previously owned by global investment firm Carlyle. Crawford has more than 20 years of progressive experience in senior level accounting and finance leadership positions and has demonstrated success in mergers and acquisitions, Ferguson added, noting his “broad expertise in both domestic and international companies across a wide variety of industries.”

Prior to his current role, Crawford’s tenure with Precoat Metals/Sequa Corp. included the positions of SVP of finance at Sequa Corp. from 2020 to 2022 and SVP of finance at Precoat Metals from 2012 to 2020.

Crawford also served in numerous leadership roles within finance at Boston Scientific from 2006-2012. Before 2006, Crawford held various accounting and leadership roles at CTS Corp.

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