SOLON, Ohio – August 26, 2019 – HDT Global (HDT), a leading provider of highly engineered solutions for extreme environments across military, public and private sectors, announced today that James DiSanto has joined HDT as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. DiSanto brings a wealth of knowledge and financial leadership experience in US and international manufacturing equipment services sector.
Mr. DiSanto is an accomplished executive with 25 years of financial experience. Before joining HDT, he was CFO of Ferno Group – a global leader in the development and manufacture of patient handling equipment for the EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) market. During his tenure, Mr. DiSanto helped lead a plan that reinvested in Ferno’s core product portfolio and divested non-core businesses. He also led the re-financing of the company’s capital structure in support of those efforts.
Prior to his tenure at Ferno, Mr. DiSanto served as CFO for LION Group, a global leader in the development and manufacture of personal protective equipment (PPE) for firefighters and CBRN PPE for tactical law enforcement and US Armed Forces. In his career, he has held other senior financial roles with Crane Co., Stanley Black & Decker and General Electric. Mr. DiSanto began his career at his late father’s CPA firm in his hometown of Albany, NY. He holds an MBA in Finance from Russell Sage College and a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Plattsburgh.
“Jim’s solid financial background and experience in our key markets make him a solid fit for HDT. His broad range of skills, combined with his energy and aptitude, will be a great asset to HDT as we move toward our product and program plans for the future,” said Vincent Buffa, President and CEO of HDT Global.
“I’m honored to join HDT,” said Mr. DiSanto. “The folks here are passionate about the products they build and the warfighters they protect and I share that commitment. I’m looking forward to working with Vince, our board of directors and senior leadership in support of HDT’s financial and strategic objectives.”