Leggett & Platt appoints new Chief Financial Officer

Diversified manufacturer Leggett & Platt has announced that its Board of Directors appointed Benjamin M. Burns as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective 21 June 2023.

Ben replaces Jeffrey L. Tate, who departed from his position effective the same day. Ben joined Leggett in 2003 in the Internal Audit department and was appointed Vice President – Internal Audit in 2012, Vice President and Treasurer in 2017, Vice President – Business Support Services in 2019, Senior Vice President in 2022, and Executive Vice President in 2023.

He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner, with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA from Pittsburg State University.

President and CEO Mitch Dolloff commented: “I am pleased to announce that Ben Burns will serve as CFO. He is a 20-year veteran of Leggett & Platt who brings tremendous business, financial, accounting and auditing capabilities, and has proven himself an outstanding leader. We have worked closely together, and I have absolute confidence in his ability to successfully lead our finance organization and maintain our strong financial foundation.

“I would like to thank Jeff for his service to the Company. He has provided valuable insight with a sharp emphasis on financial stability during uncertain macroeconomic conditions and challenging markets over the past few years.”

Chairman Karl Glassman added: “On behalf of Leggett & Platt’s Board of Directors, I would like to express our full support for Ben and our confidence in him as CFO. As our former head of Internal Audit and Treasurer, Ben has extensive knowledge of our financial policies, internal controls, and capital structure. I would also like to thank Jeff for his contributions and commitment to the Company and its success, and we wish him and his family all the best.”

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