Porter to Succeed Retiring Martz as Head of Link-Belt | Construction News

After 42 years with the company, Link-Belt President and CEO, Chuck Martz, will retire on April 30, 2017.

Martz has announced current CFO and Vice President of Finance, Melvin Porter, as his successor, effective May 1, 2017. Martz will remain in his role as chairman of the Link-Belt board of directors indefinitely.

Porter has served in his current position since 2004, after starting with Link-Belt in 1999 as manager, financial planning and taxes. He is actively involved in overseeing operations of Link-Belt’s company stores: Triad Machinery in the northwestern U.S. and Link-Belt Mid-Atlantic, in Virginia.

Porter has announced that Sandy Hammonds will replace him as CFO and vice president finance, effective May 1, 2017. Hammonds is currently Link-Belt’s corporate controller, a position she’s held since 2013.

Hammonds is a 29-year veteran with Link-Belt. She began as a cost accountant in 1988, and progressed through all levels of the accounting and finance departments.