Smith-Midland Corporation Appoints Local CPA as Accounting Manager
December 29, 2014 | Associate / Plant News
Midland, VA – December 15, 2014 – Smith-Midland Corporation (OTCQB: SMID) –
Maintaining a high-level of integrity in financial services, reporting and accounting practices, Smith-Midland has hired AJ Krick as Accounting Manager. Mr. Krick brings a decade of experience as a licensed Certified Public Accountant and controller, guiding organizations through fiscal growth and regulation. Mr. Krick historically has improved financial reporting, processes and internal controls to help organizations reach optimal efficiency.
Smith-Midland remains focused on lean manufacturing practices, which benefit its customers by providing the highest quality products and services at the lowest cost to the customer, in the shortest time and in the safest manner possible. Mr. Krick’s role as Accounting Manager brings to bear many opportunities to uphold these lean manufacturing processes within fiscal services.
Reducing waste in labor, inventory and parts is a business approach established by the Toyota Production System model, and a value-add for customers. Smith-Midland has implemented this approach and business model throughout its organization.
“We are glad that AJ, who grew up in Fauquier County, chose to join Smith-Midland,” says Smith-Midland’s President, Ashley Smith. “We expect him to be an integral part of our future success. His strong work ethic, knowledge set and passion for accuracy make him an ideal match for our team.”
Mr. Krick previously worked at Marshall Consulting Group as a manager. He was in charge of controller services such as monthly financial statements, budgeting, tax returns and forecasting. Prior to that, he was the Senior Accountant for Updegrove, Combs & McDaniel in Warrenton where he handled controller and CFO services. Mr. Krick received his Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting from James Madison University.
“Mr. Krick has worked with a multitude of different organizations across industries, which has provided him with a deep knowledge-set of how various business segmentations work most effectively,” says Smith-Midland’s Chief Financial Officer, William Kenter. “Moreover, Mr. Krick understands that mapping strategic business goals to every-day business practices are paramount to success. We are thrilled to have him join our team.”
Mr. Krick is a fourth generation Fauquier County citizen, was a member of Grace Miller Elementary’s very first graduating class, and graduated from Liberty High School. He contributed leadership locally through the Boys and Girls Club of Fauquier, where he recently ended a several-year term as Treasurer. Mr. Krick frequently participates in local charitable golf tournaments.
About Smith-Midland Corporation
Smith-Midland Corporation (DE) is a publically traded company (OTCQB: SMID). Smith-Midland (VA) develops, manufactures and sells a broad array of precast concrete products for use primarily in the construction, transportation and utilities industries. SMC has two manufacturing facilities located in Midland, Virginia and Reidsville, North Carolina. Easi-Set® Worldwide, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Smith-Midland Corporation (DE), licenses the production and sale of SMC developed products around the world. For more information, please call (540) 439-3266.