ORLANDO, Fla. &mdash Massey Services announced that Gwyn Elias has been promoted to executive vice president, chief investment officer (CIO), while Jean Nowry has been promoted to executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO). Both moves were effective Jan. 1, 2014.
Elias was promoted from the position of executive vice president, chief financial officer (CFO). Massey Services has just completed its 29th consecutive year of profitable growth, and has gone from four service centers in 1985 to currently having 104 service centers, with more openings planned for 2014. The company is running approximately 1,300 vehicles a day. The size and scope of the Company‘s territory, assets, and real estate require more intensive oversight and management, making Gwyn’s promotion an important part of the Company’s future plans for expansion.
In this new position, Elias will assume responsibilities for all company owned assets and investments, real estate and all Company owned Subsidiaries. Elias started with the company on January 29, 1987, and over those 27 years has been an integral part of the company’s success.
“Gwyn has been a trusted member of Massey Services’ executive team, and has been one of the key cornerstones in our Company’s history,” said Harvey L. Massey, chairman and CEO of Massey Services.. “I am honored to work with him and congratulate him on this well-deserved promotion.”
Elias is a chartered accountant and a graduate of the University of Port Elizabeth in South Africa.
Nowry previously served as senior vice president of finance and administration for Massey Services.
“For over 15 years, Jean has provided outstanding service to our company,” Harvey Massey added. “Her background in finance, accounting, auditing and management has brought tremendous value to our company and I am confident she will play a critical role in leading Massey Services as we continue to grow and expand.”
In addition to her work at Massey Services, Nowry is extremely active in the Central Florida community. She currently serves as chairman-elect on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of Central Florida, as well as treasurer for the United Arts of Central Florida Board.
Prior to joining Massey Services, Nowry had over 10 years of experience holding senior financial positions in both the not-for-profit and real estate industries, along with having been a CPA with Arthur Andersen.