PRIDE Industries (PRIDE) today announced the appointment of Everett Crane as Chief Financial Officer.


PRIDE Industries is a nonprofit social enterprise meeting the manufacturing and facilities service needs of businesses and government agencies nationwide while creating meaningful jobs for people with disabilities or barriers to employment including service-disabled veterans.


Everett Crane is succeeding Jeff Dern, who was promoted to President of PRIDE Industries in 2018. Crane brings over ten years of experience in accounting and finance with a specialized background in acquisitions, financial planning and analysis, investment and ROI analysis, portfolio review, executive management, and strategic planning.


In his prior position, Crane served as the CFO of the Young Automotive Group in Layton, UT. In recognition for his accomplishments in this role, including the centralization of five accounting offices into one after a large merger, Crane was honored in 2017 as one of the CXO (Chief Executives) of the Year by Utah Business Magazine.


“I am excited to welcome Everett Crane to the PRIDE team,” said Michael Ziegler, CEO of PRIDE Industries. “Everett will be responsible for guiding PRIDE’s finance, accounting, and compliance departments. His business acumen, experience, and leadership philosophy are aligned perfectly with PRIDE’s growth initiatives. Everett’s passion for helping people with disabilities is a natural fit for PRIDE.”


“I am incredibly grateful and excited to be working with PRIDE Industries,” said Everett Crane. “PRIDE’s mission not only benefits their employees but the community as well. I feel privileged for the opportunity to contribute to an organization that has such a strong positive impact on people’s lives.”


Crane holds an MBA from Brigham Young University and is a certified public accountant (inactive). He also earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management, Finance Emphasis as well as a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Brigham Young University – Idaho.

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PRIDE Industries is a social enterprise delivering business excellence to public and private organizations nationwide.