TULSA, Okla. — Scott M. Asbjornson, AAON vice president, finance and chief financial officer (CFO), notified AAON Inc. of his decision to retire from the company to pursue other interests, effective immediately. Concurrently, the company’s board of directors has appointed Rebecca A. Thompson as vice president, finance and chief financial officer, effective immediately.
Asbjornson has served as vice president, finance and CFO since August 2012. Prior to that, he served as president (2010-2012) and vice president (2007-2010) of AAON Coil Products Inc., the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, and from 1988 to 2007, held various accounting and finance positions at the company.
“I want to thank Scott for his numerous contributions to AAON during his lengthy career with our company,” said Gary D. Fields, AAON CEO and president. “Scott served as CFO during a period of transformative growth for the company and did so while always focusing on creating value for our stockholders. Please join me in congratulating Scott on his well-earned retirement. We wish him all the best as he enters the next phase of his life.”
“The promotion of Rebecca to the CFO position is an ideal step in our ongoing succession planning process,” said Fields. “Scott identified Rebecca’s talents over 10 years ago and led the company’s recruitment — and ultimate successful hiring — of her in 2012, and in recent years has actively worked to prepare Rebecca for this new role at the company.”
Rebecca A. Thompson, 42, joined the company in 2012 as chief accounting officer and assumed the additional role of treasurer in 2017. Prior to joining the company, she served as a senior manager at Grant Thornton LLP, where she had 11 years of experience in the assurance division. Thompson is a licensed certified public accountant and graduated from the University of Tulsa with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Information Systems and Accounting.
“In Rebecca’s 10 years with the company, she has consistently demonstrated her immense capabilities,” said Fields. “She has been an integral part of the development and successful execution of our business plan and I very much look forward to continuing working with her as she steps into this new role.”