Smeal CFO, Jeff Scherer, Receives 2014 Outstanding CPA in Business and Industry Award

SNYDER, NEB. (November 6, 2014) — Smeal Fire Apparatus Co. shared the news today that company Chief Financial Officer, Jeff Scherer, has received the Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants’ 2014 Outstanding CPA in Business and Industry Award.

Jeff Scherer, Smeal CFO

Jeff Scherer, Smeal CFO

Jeff’s accounting background and leadership have been instrumental to the growth and expansion of the company, which employs more than 275 people at its manufacturing facilities in Snyder and Neligh, Neb.  Smeal also has people at its Ladder Tower Co. facilities in Ephrata, Penn., and US Tanker Co. in Delavan, Wis. Prior to joining Smeal, he was a staff accountant with Brune & Oelkers, CPAs in Dodge.

Volunteerism has been a lifelong commitment for Jeff.  In 2011, he was elected as the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce chairman of the board.  Jeff was the 2012 president of the Nebraska Diplomats, is past chairman of the board of directors for the Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District, and is a board member of the West Point Chamber of Commerce and the Nielsen Community Center.  He is also currently vice president of the Northeast Community College Foundation.
Jeff holds a BSBA degree in accounting from Midland University in Fremont, Neb.
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