AAA Western and Central New York introduced it has employed a new VP of company and enterprise growth.
Chris Johnston joined in January and will probably be accountable for creating technique to develop, develop, and diversify merchandise and repair choices for AAA Western and Central New York, the group mentioned in a launch.
He brings important expertise in enterprise growth, innovation-fund administration, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and worldwide enterprise in extremely aggressive enterprise markets, AAA mentioned.
Johnston most not too long ago labored on the Graham Company (NYSE: GHM), the place he spearheaded acquisitions by main all elements of the M&A course of and managing the divestiture strategy of Graham’s industrial nuclear-utility enterprise. He additionally labored on a number of business-development initiatives to develop the corporate organically.
“My experience lies in figuring out new enterprise alternatives, and cultivating and sustaining relationships with enterprise companions,” Johnston mentioned. “I’m excited to place my abilities to work at AAA and to determine new and develop present enterprise alternatives for the Membership.”
Johnston graduated from Le Moyne Faculty with a bachelor’s in industrial relations. He additionally earned a grasp’s diploma in worldwide economics from Fordham College.
AAA Western and Central New York says it’s upstate New York’s largest member-services group, offering greater than 862,000 members with journey, insurance coverage, monetary, and automotive-related companies.