West Henrietta, NY—The Lewis family of companies today announced that Robert A. Petrone, currently serving as Lewis’ Senior Vice President, Finance and Secretary/Treasurer, will be promoted to Chief Financial Officer effective November 1, 2018.
“Through his significant financial leadership, Bob has proven to be a tremendous asset for our organization,” said Tom Rogers, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lewis. “Importantly, Bob has demonstrated a strong adherence to the Lewis operating principles, including acting with integrity and a focus on continuous improvement. He is uniquely qualified to excel in this expanded role.”
Petrone commented, “These are truly exciting times in the 80-year history of our company. I am extremely pleased to play such an integral role in the future of our employee-owned company and thank the entire Lewis team for their hard work and ongoing contributions to our collective success.”
Bob joined the Lewis team in July 2016 as Vice President, Finance and was promoted to Senior Vice President in May of 2018. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from St. John Fisher College and his MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Lewis, Bob was the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for the Print segment of Veritiv Corporation, a North American leader in business-to-business distribution solutions and a Fortune 500 company. Bob has over 30 years of experience in finance, development of company processes, corner office relationships with customers and ERP projects. Bob is a board member of Financial Executive International and a member of the RIT Saunders College of Business’ Accounting Advisory Board.