NEW YORK (November 15, 2023) — Acertitude, the executive search firm unleashing human potential, has recruited John Linker as the new chief financial officer of Husky Technologies (Husky), the largest brand-name supplier of injection molding equipment and services to the plastics industry, reporting directly to Chief Executive Officer John Galt.

"John Linker is a proven leader and finance executive who is the right fit for the next stage of our journey,” said Galt. “He has worked across a wide range of industries and has substantial experience in both public company and private equity sponsor settings. We believe his background and expertise will be critical to our success in coming years.”

Linker joins Husky from Serta Simmons Bedding, where he served as executive vice president and chief financial officer as well as chief operations officer. Prior, he held leadership positions, including executive vice president and chief financial officer, at JELD-WEN (NYSE: JELD) for more than nine years.

Geoff Votta, partner and member of the firm’s Industrial and Private Equity practices, led the search in collaboration with Galt and stakeholders at Platinum Equity.

“John’s breadth and depth of experience leading the financial function of PE-backed manufacturing companies make him a great fit for Husky’s next stage of growth and development,” said Votta. “We look forward to continuing our strong partnership with Platinum Equity and Husky as they evolve.”

“I’m thrilled to join Husky at such an exciting time for the company,” said Linker. “Husky has a well-deserved reputation for innovation and quality, and an unwavering commitment to helping customers achieve goals. I look forward to being part of the team.”

As a strategic partner to Platinum Equity for over 15 years, Acertitude has made over 300 executive placements at the fund and across its portfolio. Alongside the CFO search at Husky, the team recently bolstered the leadership teams of Pelican Products, SVP Worldwide, Cabinetworks, Customer Truck One Source, and others.