American Innovations Welcomes Shugart as Chief Financial Officer

Scott Shugart. Photo courtesy of AI.

Scott Shugart has recently joined the leadership team at compliance solutions provider American Innovations (AI) (Austin, Texas, USA) as its new chief financial officer (CFO).

According to the company, Shugart brings extensive leadership experience in the oil and gas industry in finance, operations, and business development. As CFO, he is responsible for the group’s finance, operations, IT, and customer success departments

“Scott comes with a substantial amount of experience in leadership positions in the industrial space,” says Ed Kruft, president and CEO. “He has experience as a CFO, operations leader, IT leadership, and even software development. He has a passion for improving processes and systems and helping develop the next generation of leaders at American Innovations.”

Shugart has nearly 30 years of experience in various leadership roles. Prior to joining AI, he spent a decade at Proserv, a controls technology company for the oil and gas market, where he was most recently appointed as the company’s vice president of operations. Shugart also spent 20 years working for PGI International, having held senior positions in finance, IT, operations, and business development. 

“It is really exciting to be a part of the American Innovations team,” Shugart says. “I have known the owners for a long time, and I truly value how the leadership here supports a strong company culture focusing on employees and the company’s success. They have a deep understanding of the business and are always willing to be a part of the team to continuously improve the company.”

“Another key factor was getting to know Ed,” Shugart adds. “Understanding how he manages American Innovations was a key factor in my decision to join the company.”

Source: American Innovations,