DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (Oct. 16, 2014) – SJE-Rhombus has appointed Lenny Newman to its board of directors.

Newman has more than 30 years of experience in finance and currently serves as the chief financial officer (CFO) of East View Information Services, a provider of native and translated foreign language information products and services.

He began his career in 1982 as an accountant with Arthur Andersen & Company. From 1989 to 1996, Newman served in several accounting and finance management positions at PepsiCo, Inc. Newman then joined Border Foods, Inc., as their CFO to oversee finances for the large multi-restaurant franchisee of Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. From 2004 to 2010, he served as CEO of Camillet Foods, a franchisee of three casual restaurants.

Newman is a board adviser for multiple companies, including Kona Grill, a publicly traded restaurant company operating 27 restaurants in 17 states, where he serves as the Audit Committee chairman and a member of the Compensation Committee.

“Lenny is an exceptional addition to the SJE-Rhombus Board of Directors,” said Dave Thomas, SJE-Rhombus CEO. “His extensive financial consulting experience advising companies on finance, audit, technology and growth will be a tremendous asset to our shareholders. I look forward to his contributions.”

In his spare time, Newman is active in the community, volunteering as an Audit Committee member for the Alzheimer’s Association and Anu Family Services.

SJE-Rhombus is a control solutions provider, combining nearly 40 years of expertise in pump controls with the latest technology to deliver energy-efficient, cost-effective products for a wide variety of residential, commercial, municipal and industrial applications worldwide.