Aurora Casket CEO Departs As Merger With Matthews Continues

January 19, 2016
Advertisement

Aurora Casket Company’s president and CEO is leaving for another company.

Michael R. Quinn took the same roles with AM Conservation Group, Inc. in Charleston, South Carolina on Friday, January 15. That company is owned by Kohlberg & Company, which had owned Aurora Casket up until last year.

“I am thrilled to join an industry-leading company with such significant expansion potential,” Quinn said in a release. “AMCG has strong relationships with major utilities and energy efficiency programs, and I am excited to help AMCG work with its customers to continue to provide best-in-class services and products while successfully executing its strategic vision.”

Advertisement

Quinn became Aurora Casket’s chief executive officer in 2012 when the company was purchased by Kohlberg from the Backman and Barrott families, which had owned Aurora Casket since it was founded in 1890.

Prior to his tenure with Aurora, Quinn was the CFO of United States Infrastructure Corporation, a leading provider of infrastructure locating services for public utilities, and vice president and general manager of Invisible Fence, a division of Innotek Inc. Quinn previously held a number of senior management positions across various middle-market companies, including president of StairMaster Health and Fitness Products.

Matthews International paid $214 million to acquire Aurora last August. The combined company is called Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions.

In a report to investors on earnings for fiscal 2015, Matthews CEO Joseph C. Bartolacci said that integration efforts with Aurora are progressing well and remain on track to achieve long term objectives. Those objectives, as announced at the time of the acquisition, included $20 million annually in cost synergies.

CDFuneralNews

ConnectingDirectors.com is the leading online daily publication for funeral professionals with a reader base of over 45,000 of the most elite and forward-thinking professionals in the profession. With ConnectingDirectors.com we have created a global community through an online platform allowing funeral professionals to Stay Current. Stay Informed and Stay Elite.
Advertisement

You may be interested

Foundation Partners Group Adds Anderson-McQueen to FPG Family
Funeral Industry Press Releases
772 views
Funeral Industry Press Releases
772 views

Foundation Partners Group Adds Anderson-McQueen to FPG Family

CDFuneralNews - August 17, 2017

Orlando, FL – Foundation Partners Group (FPG), a leading provider of innovative funeral, cemetery and cremation experiences and products, has…

Jobs
8 views

Sales Professional – North FL/Georgia

CDFuneralNews - August 17, 2017

Wilbert Funeral Services Inc. is a wholesale product and service provider to the funeral industry. Our manufactured products include burial…

On Our Soapbox: The Truth About Cremation | FUNERAL nation 085
FUNERAL Nation
258 views
FUNERAL Nation
258 views

On Our Soapbox: The Truth About Cremation | FUNERAL nation 085

CDFuneralNews - August 16, 2017

Cremation truth and Social Media Screwup: Watch Ryan & The Commander tell it like it is on their soapbox! (more…)

Comments