West Named CFO of Hydrohoist

Adrienne F. West has joined HydroHoist Intl., Inc. as chief financial officer, and Shawn Ellison, as materials manager, announced Mick Webber, president and CEO.

West formerly was director of operations at Tarby, Inc., Claremore. She had been with the company 18 years. A state certified public accountant, she holds an MBA from Oklahoma City University and BBA in accounting from the University of Oklahoma.

“I am delighted to welcome Adrienne to HydroHoist,” said Webber. “She brings an enormous amount of skill, talent and passion for her job and is a positive asset to our highly accomplished team. I look forward to seeing results of her expertise in action here at the HydroHoist companies on the operational side and ultimately in all other aspects of our business.”

“Adrienne has established herself as a community leader through her work in numerous charitable and civic organizations,” Webber said. “HydroHoist realizes its responsibility to be a good corporate citizen, and we look forward to continuing in that role.”

West is a board member of Claremore Regional Hospital and Claremore Economic and Industrial Development Authority. She is past president of Rogers County United Way.

She, her husband Marc, and son Mitchell, 16, live in Claremore. She is the daughter of James A. and Barbara Farley of Claremore.

Ellison brings many years of experience as a materials manager to HydroHoist, where he will direct activities involving both supply-chain and production management with LEAN principles.He is a member of the Institute of Supply Management.

“We are very pleased to add Shawn to the HydroHoist team,” said Webber. “With thousands of components used in our manufacturing process, we are relying on him to apply his many skills to help us improve processes and efficiencies while streamlining our overall inventory procedures. In addition to his responsibilities as materials manager, Shawn also oversees shipping and receiving.”

Born in Chanute, Kan., Ellison is the son of Fred and Sherry Ellison of Broken Arrow. He attended the University of Indiana, Bloomington.

He and his wife Scoti have one son, Trenton, age 2. They live in Claremore.%9

HydroHoist, the world’s oldest and largest manufacturer of hydro-pneumatic boatlifts, is a privately held, multimillion-dollar business with over 100 employees and a global market. The company has been based in Claremore since 1971.

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