Blooming Prairie, MN, October 2014 – The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal has announced the honorees for this year’s CFO of the Year Award. The award recognizes top-tier financial executives in several company categories.

Minimizer’s Chief Financial Officer, Christopher Thorpe (“CT”) was named an honoree in the small private company category. He along with all the other 2014 Nominees will be recognized at a November 13, 2014 luncheon and profiled in a special publication the next day.

The award was originally introduced in 2007 to recognize the crucial leadership role CFOs fill as a part of a company’s management team. As mission-critical as CFOs are they often labor in relative obscurity and do not receive the kudos they deserve.

“I’m very honored to accept this nomination, it’s truly a significant career highlight,” said CT. “I feel privileged to be with Minimizer  as we grow and expand globally. The role I have with the company, and its new management team, affords me dynamic opportunities to effect and guide change as we are constantly pursuing new products, markets, joint ventures and acquisitions”

The Business Journal noted that the number of 2014 CFO of The Year Award nominations was as many as the previous two years combined. Nominees were evaluated by a panel consisting of other financial executives, who scored them on their contributions to the company and the community.

“CT is critical for our company’s success, he is integral to our operations and expansion. He is a consummate professional, proving every day he is the very example of what a modern CFO can do for a business,” said Craig Kruckeberg, Minimizer CEO and Chief Visionary.



About Minimizer

Leveraging 30 years of manufacturing expertise at its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, Minimizer delivers fenders, bracket kits, the NEW Tire Mask, floor mats and accessories that will enhance the performance of all makes and models of over the road trucks, construction vehicles, or agriculture equipment.

Minimizer has been family owned and operated for three generations. The Company manufactures its products in the USA and makes everything tough enough to please tough people in a tough industry.

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