SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Matheson, Inc. today announced the appointment of Mark E. Evans, 59, as the firm’s chief financial officer. He joined the company on May 15 following a 35-year career in strategic financial planning, accounting, business development and project management in the solutions and manufacturing sectors.
“Mark’s background includes a number of senior executive leadership positions with Siemens U.S.A. and international divisions,” said Mark Matheson, Chief Executive Officer for Matheson, Inc. “He has a depth of financial expertise in developing innovative transportation, rolling stock, passenger rail, and sustainable energy (hybrid electric/diesel buses) systems and solutions. Mark’s extensive asset and supply chain management know- how are key benefits for our team.”
Evans brings 27 years of executive experience with various Siemens business units, including Siemens Transportation Systems, Inc., (STS) in Sacramento, where as vice president and chief financial officer he led a successful “Financial Excellence” program for the rolling stock manufacturing restructuring program that improved margins leading to a record order backlog, positive cash flow taking rolling stock profitability to double-digit percentages.
In addition to the rolling stock division, he gained a working knowledge of advanced mail sorting machinery designed to improve throughput using optical scanning technology while also financially responsible for the Siemens Postal Automation and Airport Baggage Handling Divisions. This experience will be valuable when he is involved with Matheson’s Flight Extenders, Postal Services and Mail Transportation Divisions.
Evans was also director of business development in the STS Southeast region where he chaired a company team that developed a proposal for a seven-mile Houston Metro Light Rail Turnkey System from bid to contract award. Earlier, he led the establishment of a new project office in Puerto Rico to execute a $500M, five-year Tren Urbano transit project in San Juan Puerto Rico.
As chief financial officer for Siemens AG Global Mobility Division in Berlin, Germany, a business unit providing turnkey public transportation solutions for the passenger rail industry, he held financial and contractual responsibility for over 30 projects in 20 countries.
Most recently he served as vice president and general manager for the Western Region U.S. for Siemens Industry, Inc. Building Technology Division, offering energy efficiency and other solutions for the building automation industry.
“I was attracted to Matheson for several reasons. It is a leading – and growing — transportation firm with a significant footprint across America in more than two dozen large urban markets,” Evans said.
“My core personal and professional business values, experience and skills are closely aligned with the Matheson executive leadership team. Matheson’s approach to providing world class service to its customers really impressed and attracted me to joining the team. In addition, I and my wife, Teresa, who is retired from the Elk Grove Elementary Unified School District, enjoy being a part of the Sacramento area where we can contribute to the local community and remain close to some of our five grown children.”
About Matheson, Inc.
Matheson is a privately-held, family owned and operated company with headquarters in Sacramento, California. The company traces its roots to 1962 when Robert and Carole Matheson founded R. B. Matheson Trucking, Inc. in Clayton, California. Today the firm manages a fleet of tractors, trailers, and aircraft ground support equipment, as well as maintenance facilities throughout the U.S. The company is a diversified national transportation carrier proudly serving the United States Postal Service (USPS) since 1964. Matheson offers specialized hauling, time sensitive material handling and transportation, underwing airport operations, and terminal handling services (THS). As a business partner of the USPS, Matheson is committed to the belief that service must be reliable and convenient, and must improve continuously. The company takes pride in the fact that its service is consistently at or above the 99% performance level.