George E. Strickler

Biography of George E. Strickler

Executive Vice President and CFO, Stoneridge, Inc.
Board Member, Penn State Smeal College of Business Board of Visitors

George Strickler ’69 currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Strategic Growth since Sept 2016 and formerly was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since joining the Company in January of 2006. Stoneridge is recognized as a leading independent designer and manufacturer of highly engineered electrical and electronics components, modules and systems principally for the automotive, medium and heavy duty truck, agricultural and off-highway vehicle markets. Mr. Strickler will retire from Stoneridge, Inc. on April 30, 2017. 

Mr. Strickler was formerly with Republic Engineered Products, Inc., where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Republic is North America’s leading supplier of special bar quality steel, a highly engineered product used in axles, drive shafts, suspension rods and other critical components of automobiles, off-highway vehicles and industrial equipment. Before joining Republic, Strickler was BorgWarner Inc.’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for nearly three years. BorgWarner is a technology-driven manufacturer of power train components and integrated systems for major manufacturers worldwide. In addition, Strickler was employed at Akron-based Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. for 30 years where he held finance and treasury positions culminating as Vice President of Finance.  

Mr. Strickler currently serves on the Board of Directors for Technical Consumer Products since June 2014 and was elected on February 3, 2017 by the Board of Directors as Chairman of the Board. He previously served as Chairman of the Governance & Nominating committee, Chairman of the Audit Committee, Vice Chairman of the Board as an Independent Director and a member of the Compensation committee. TCP is a leading producer of energy efficient light bulbs to the global structures light bulb market.  TCP produces compact fluorescent lamps, light emitting diodes (LED) and halogen bulbs with five manufacturing facilities in China and distribution in North America, Europe, Asia and Brazil.  In addition, Mr. Strickler currently serves on the Foundation Board of Summa Health Systems.  Summa Health Systems is an Integrated Healthcare Delivery System that provides coordinated, value-based care across the continuum for the people and populations they serve. 

He is a Certified Public Accountant and received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Penn State University in 1969 and an MBA in finance from the University of Akron in 1974.  He is a non-practicing CPA in the State of Ohio.