Carrie Gunnerson, CEO of Art’s Way Manufacturing, will retire in the third quarter of the 2020 fiscal year.
Gunnerson joined Art’s Way in 2004 as senior accountant. She moved into the CFO role before being named CEO in 2007.
Succeeding Gunnerson will be David King, who has been in executive management positions in agriculture for more than 25 years. He has most recently served as vice president of sales and marketing at VES Environmental Solutions. Prior to this role, he was vice president of sales and marketing at Salford Group. King begins as interim CEO next week.
Marc McConnell, chairman of the Art’s Way Board of Directors, said King “brings an extensive skill set and wealth of leadership experience in our industry that we anticipate will provide for growth and long-term success for Art’s Way.”
About Gunnerson, McConnell said: “Through the difficult times in the ag economy and the more robust times, she led Art’s Way with a steady hand and was the ultimate stabilizing force that guided us to where we are today. The example that she set for others of work ethic, professionalism, and dedication has been second to none.”
Gunnerson was elected to the Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association’s Board of Directors in 2016 and is serving her second term.
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