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Linker joins Husky from Serta Simmons Bedding, LLC, where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since April 2022 as well as Chief Operations Officer since 2023.
Prior to that, Linker was an executive at JELD-WEN Holding, Inc. for more than nine years from 2012 to 2022 where he held leadership positions including Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
“John Linker is a proven leader and finance executive who is the right fit for the next stage of our journey,” stated John Galt, Husky CEO. “He has worked across a wide range of industries and has substantial experience in both public company and private equity sponsor settings. We believe his background and expertise will be critical to our success in coming years.”
Prior to Serta and JELD-WEN, Linker worked for UTC Aerospace Systems, Wachovia Securities, and Bank of America. Linker earned his undergraduate degree and MBA from Duke University
“I’m thrilled to join Husky at such an exciting time for the company,” said Linker. “Husky has a well-deserved reputation for innovation and quality, and an unwavering commitment to helping its customers achieve their goals. I look forward to being part of the team.”
Linker replaces John Hafferty, who joined Husky in 2019 following the company’s transition to new ownership. Over the past four years, Hafferty was tasked with improving the company’s accounting and finance operations, assembling a strong team and ensuring best practices were in place throughout the organization.
“John Hafferty was instrumental in the continued development of the Husky finance organization, and we are grateful for all his contributions,” said Galt. “The groundwork he laid paves the way for a seamless transition to the next phase of the company’s growth and evolution.”