Brooklyn, NY, Oct. 01, 2020 — Cemtrex Inc. (NASDAQ: CETX, CETXP, CETXW), a technology company driving innovation in Internet of Things (IoT), security, machine vision & artificial intelligence, and augmented & virtual reality, today announced that Priscilla Popov has been appointed by Cemtrex’s Board of Directors to serve as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, effective September 30, 2020. Mrs. Popov will succeed Aron Govil, who will remain as a consultant to the company until fiscal year-end 2021.
“We are extremely excited to have Priscilla move into the CFO role and are confident in her ability to support Cemtrex as we enter the next phase of our growth cycle,” said Saagar Govil, Chairman and CEO of Cemtrex. “We are also grateful to Aron for his nearly two decades of contributions to Cemtrex as the early founder and his tenure as CFO. Aron has played a key role in the growth of our Company and due to life changes and health reasons, he is going to pass the baton to Priscilla. Aron remains one of our largest individual shareholders and we appreciate his continued support as a consultant to the company while Priscilla transitions into the role, and we wish him the very best in the future.”
Mrs. Popov said: “It is a great privilege for me to accept the CFO role. I look forward to continuing to work closely with the rest of our excellent management team, the Board and our dedicated employees. The capital discipline that has been a constant in Cemtrex’s strategy, including the prudent management of our balance sheet and delivering on our commitment to stockholders, will remain a priority while we proactively execute on our product rollout during the uncertainties that we face in the current environment. Despite this, the sales momentum with our Vicon security technology brand continues and we are on the cusp of launching our next generation SmartDesk – a disruptive entrant into the personal workspace segment,” concluded Popov.
Mrs. Popov has over 20 years of extensive knowledge in Accounting, Finance, Administration, and Operations. During her career, she held numerous executive-level positions with increasing responsibilities and has directed highly skilled financial management teams to support and achieve overall corporate goals and objectives. She has proven track record in financial management, evaluating financial management systems and implementing process improvements, and driving efficiency. Mrs. Popov joined the Company in 2020 and prior to joining Cemtrex, she held senior accounting positions at Videri, Bulgari, and Sotheby’s. Mrs. Popov holds a B.S. in Accounting from Brooklyn College and an MBA in Administration, Finance from New York Institute of Technology.
Cemtrex, Inc. (CETX) is a leading multi-industry technology company that is driving innovation in markets such as Internet of Things (IoT), Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR & VR), and Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision (AI & CV) in a wide range of sectors, including consumer products, industrial manufacturing, digital applications, and intelligent security & surveillance systems.
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