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Epson’s Andrea Zoeckler named CFO of the Year

November 4, 2019

Epson America announced its Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Andrea Zoeckler, has been named “Large Private Company CFO of the Year” by the Los Angeles Business Journal in its 2019 CFO Awards.

The 13th annual CFO Awards recognise L.A. County finance professionals for their ongoing efforts and contributions to their organisations.

Within her role as CFO and COO of Epson America, Zoeckler is responsible for business in 24 countries, conducted in 11 currencies, and supported by a team of 1,400 employees in North and Latin America. In recognition of her leadership, Zoeckler was appointed to the role of Executive Officer of the $10 billion (€8.95 billion) Seiko Epson Corporation.

“Andrea is strategic, thoughtful and a distinguished leader – and fully deserving of this award,” said Keith Kratzberg, President and CEO, Epson America, Inc. “Throughout her tenure at Epson, Andrea has been instrumental in helping to drive our growth – creating initiatives that result in streamlined operations and cost reductions. We are grateful for her exemplary leadership and commitment to our success.”

Epson said that during her time as CFO with Epson America, Zoeckler managed growth of 16 percent, while concurrently improving profitability. Zoeckler played a key role on Epson’s executive management team through challenging periods of economic volatility in Latin America, and more recently in formulating strategic responses to US and Chinese import tariffs, Epson added. Zoeckler is responsible for developing robust compliance programmes across the Americas, including specific programmes to comply with FCPA, GDPR and California privacy laws. In addition, Zoeckler is leading Epson America’s strategic direction for its new $100 million (€89.5 million) corporate headquarter campus.

“Given the challenging and ever-changing economic climate, CFOs serve as essential members of a company’s core leadership team, and today the most effective CFOs have their hands on much more than the financials,” said Anna Magzanyan, CEO and Publisher, Los Angeles Business Journal. “We are excited to honour Andrea with this award for her tireless contribution to Epson, and ultimately, to our business community as a whole.”

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