Daniel L. Jones, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Encore Wire Corporation, said that Frank J. Bilban, will retire in May of 2020. His successor is Bret J. Eckert, who was hired following an intensive search process.
Bilban, who has served the Company for 20 years will remain Vice President-Finance and Chief Financial Officer, through December 31, 2019 while transitioning to Eckert, who will take over as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary on January 1, 2020.
Eckert was most recently Executive Managing Director for the Houston office of Riveron Consulting LLC, a business advisory firm. Previously he was Senior Vice President and CFO of Atmos Energy Corporation in Dallas for approximately five years. He spent the first twenty-two years of his career with Ernst & Young LLP where he was a partner for ten years. Bret had numerous manufacturing clients including Encore Wire, whom he audited for five years.