Heska Corporation announces new board member Mark Furlong

Monday March 11, 2019 0 comments Tags: Loveland, Heska Corporation, Mark Furlong, Scott Humphrey

LOVELAND --  Heska Corporation (NASDAQ: HSKA), a provider of advanced veterinary diagnostic and specialty products, announced Mark Furlong joined the company's board of directors.Heska_logoUSE

Furlong is the former president and CEO of BMO Harris Bank, a role he held from the acquisition of Marshall & Ilsley Corporation by BMO Financial Group in 2011 until his retirement in June 2015. 

He joined Marshall & Ilsley Corporation in 2001 as chief financial officer, was elected president in 2004, CEO in 2007 and chair in 2010.  His prior experience includes service as CFO of Old Kent Financial Corp., as first VP, corporate development, for H.F. Ahmanson & Company and as audit partner for Deloitte & Touche LLP.

"Heska's record of success over the past five years speaks for itself," said Furlong. "I look forward to working with Kevin, his management team and the board of directors to further enhance shareholder value at Heska."

"As our board discussed desirable skill sets for new potential members, we felt that a former public company CEO and a former public company CFO would provide us with valuable insights," said Scott Humphrey, Heska's board chair.

"Mark brings both skill sets in one individual, as well as past corporate development and audit expertise."

Furlong currently serves as a director of Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc., Kforce Inc. and Antares Capital.  He has also been active in numerous civic and charitable activities. 

He is the immediate past-chair of Chicago United, the largest Chicago-based organization focused solely on businesses, addressing diversity in boards of directors, management and supplier relationships and is a member of the Chicago Board of Education.