DAYTON, OHIO — November 23, 2009 — Lastar™ today announced John Kuhnash, the company's CFO, was named CFO of the Year by the Dayton Business Journal. Winners were honored at an awards luncheon and were featured in the Dayton Business Journal.
Kuhnash joined Lastar as CFO in 2007 after 20 years in corporate finance, leading his previous companies through turnarounds and economic growth. At Lastar, Kuhnash has arranged financing for growth and acquisition, re–engineered the financial statements to improve efficiency, helped with the expansion and restructuring of global operations and maintained solid footing through the global financial crisis.
“At Lastar, we have always taken pride in our financial discipline as one of our pillars of success,” said Michael Shane, Lastar chairman and CEO. “John came in and took it to another level though. He has had many challenges thrown at him, including the economic downturn, and his planning and foresight has helped us remain confident and continue to succeed.”
Kuhnash was one of five Dayton area CFOs honored at the luncheon, where he was recognized in the “large private company” category. Other categories included medium private company, small private company, public/education entity and nonprofit.
Lastar delivers connectivity products renowned for quality, value and innovation and are backed by an uncompromising commitment to customer service. The company distributes connectivity products and solutions through two main operating divisions: C2G which provides end–to–end connectivity solutions for the A/V, PC and enterprise markets; and Quiktron®, which focuses on the manufacturing and distribution of data communication cabling.
C2G, a brand of Legrand, is a global leader in IT, A/V, datacom cabling and connectivity solutions since 1984. C2G delivers connectivity solutions renowned for superior quality, value and innovation and are backed by an uncompromising commitment to customer service. C2G is widely known as the cabling and connectivity supplier of choice for industry leading technology resellers and distributors across North America, EMEA and Asia. In 2014 C2G joined the Data Communications division of Legrand, North America, the world specialist in products and systems for electrical installations and information networks, offering solutions for use in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. For more information, please visit C2G.