Mr. Howard is the Chief Financial Officer of Filtration Group. Prior to joining Filtration Group, he served as the CFO for Medline Industries, the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare supplies in the world. He was part of the executive team responsible for an 80%+ growth in revenue, driven primarily through organic activity. While at Medline, Mr. Howard was also responsible for the P&L of select international markets as well as being intimately involved in both the overall corporate strategy and business development. Prior to Medline, he spent over ten years at Baxter International, where he held progressive financial and general management roles, including several years outside of the US. He began his career at KPMG.
Mr. Howard graduated from Eastern Illinois University and earned his MBA at the University of Chicago. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors for privately held Nielsen Massey Vanillas and is involved in several charitable organizations.