Rutherford Controls, Inc., a manufacturer of access control and locksmith products, announced this week that Eric Gowland has been appointed president of the company, succeeding Vicky Rutherford who will assume the role of CEO.
According to a statement, Gowland has been with the company since 2008 and has more than 25 years of experience working with manufacturing and distribution companies. Prior to joining RCI, Gowland owned and managed his own international consulting and software business.
In addition to the new roles of Rutherford and Gowland, RCI also announced that Brent Mountford has been appointed as the company’s new director of finance and operations effective Aug. 1. Mountford has been with the company since 2009 and has been responsible for the oversight of finance, human resources and IT.
"I am confident that we have the right team in place with the right skills, willingness and ability to execute our strategic plans. The RCI we know today is nothing like it was a decade ago. We have a respected, well established brand in the market and an extensive distribution network. We have built a solid foundation for sustainable growth. In my new role, I look forward to supporting and guiding RCI and its leadership team," Rutherford said in the statement.