Eckhart names new CFO

WARREN—Eckhart, an advanced manufacturing products and services provider, announced the hiring of Michael Stob as CFO.

Previously, Stob was corporate controller at JR Automation Technologies LLC, a Holland-based  designer and developer of custom automation equipment for a variety of industries.

Eckhart’s products include Autocraft autonomous guided vehicles, collaborative robotic systems, traditional robotics, assembly line design and simulation, 3D printing tool development and production, and ergonomic assembly tooling for the world’s largest manufacturers. Eckhart has completed six add-on acquisitions since it was purchased by the Nashville, Tenn.-based private equity firm LFM Capital in 2015, expanding its capabilities, customer base, and geographic footprint.

Among other responsibilities at JR Automation, Stob successfully led the financial diligence and integration of four acquisitions. Prior to JR, he served as controller at Grand Rapids-based Century Technology Group/Data Strategy after beginning his career with positions at Allen Park-based Meridian Automotive Systems and the Southfield-based accounting firm Plante Moran. Mike earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Calvin University in Grand Rapids.

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