Ryko Appoints Chief Financial Officer

Jesse Wurth joins Ryko Solutions.

Ryko Solutions Inc., North America’s largest provider of car wash equipment, cleaning solutions and technical service, has appointed Jesse Wurth as chief financial officer, responsible for the direction of all corporate accounting and financial functions, including the recently acquired operations of MacNeil Wash Systems in Barrie, Ontario, Canada.

Wurth joins Ryko from The WeitzRykonew Co., a highly services-oriented construction management company with offices throughout the U.S., where he served as vice president of finance.

With Weitz, he was recognized for his leadership in bringing together the diverse operational and IT groups within the company around an effort to realize greater profits for the business by forging efficiencies and leveraging new technologies.

In his 15 years of financial advisory and management experience, Wurth has also worked with McGladrey LLP. A resident of Urbandale, Iowa, Wurth holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Northern Iowa with honors in Accounting and is a CPA.

“What most impresses me about Jesse is his keen focus on continuous improvement and his insight on effectively scaling the finance function to both sustain double-digit growth and set the stage for accelerated international expansion,” explained Steven L’Heureux, CEO, Ryko Solutions Inc. “We also look for Jesse to be instrumental in leading our efforts to deliver best-in-class service solutions to our customers.”

“The Ryko organization that I have had a chance to see so far is built solidly with a clear direction and energy to succeed,” explained Wurth. “You look at the leadership here, and you see everyone willing to roll up their sleeves and get to work. I am thrilled at all the plans we have before us and the opportunity to contribute my own talents to the mix.”

Ryko’s current chief financial officer, Jerry Gowey, will be transitioning out of Ryko at the end of July to pursue another opportunity. Gowey has been with Ryko for 26 years rising up through the ranks of the accounting department. He was appointed CFO two years ago just as the company was launching an aggressive growth strategy that saw revenues and earnings increase materially over that period.

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