Blum Inc., a solutions-oriented provider of functional hardware for cabinetry, is proud to announce that Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Wolfgang Kueng was named the 2023 CFO of the year by the Charlotte Business Journal in the Large Private Business category. This recognition highlights Kueng’s leadership during the challenges of increased product demand during a time of labor, capacity and supply-chain constraints.
“Wolfgang has helped navigate many uncharted waters over the last few years. His expertise and attention to detail have been instrumental for our success,” Shannon Lafferty, Blum Inc. President and CEO said. “As a team, we are proud of Wolfgang’s accomplishments within our business and the community.”
The award from the Charlotte Business Journal is designed to recognize the top financial executives at Charlotte metropolitan area companies. To win this award is a testament to Kueng’s approach to financial success and strategic growth. The CFO of the Year award not only recognizes individual excellence, but also sets Kueng as a role model to finance professionals in the industry.
“I am humbled and honored to be recognized as the CFO of the year by such a prestigious organization,” Kueng said. “This award is not only a reflection of my work, but also of the amazing team that I have the privilege to lead and collaborate with every day. They are the ones who make our company successful, and I owe them a lot of credit and appreciation.”
As the CFO of Blum, Inc. Kueng has played a pivotal role overseeing all aspects of financial management including accounting, financial planning and analysis, risk management, treasury, audit and internal controls, taxes, compliance and legal.
“There has certainly been more pressure in recent years on CFOs,” Kueng told the Charlotte Business Journal. “You can’t get it all done alone nor should you try. I have a great team that I can rely on.”