TrueBlue Promotes Carl R. Schweihs to Chief Financial Officer

Jerry Wimer has been named the Acting President of PeopleManagement, a division of TrueBlue, a leading provider of specialized workforce solutions. This announcement comes as Carl R. Schweihs is promoted to the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of TrueBlue, effective October 30, 2023.

Schweihs, who previously held the role of President & COO of TrueBlue’s PeopleManagement division, brings nearly 20 years of expertise to his new position. He has been with TrueBlue since 2014, serving in various financial leadership roles. Schweihs’ promotion reflects his proven track record and his alignment with the company’s strategic vision.

TrueBlue CEO Taryn Owen expressed confidence in Schweihs’ ability to lead the finance organization and drive the company’s continued evolution. Owen commended Schweihs for his value-enhancing insights and his role as a trusted partner to the leadership team. She also thanked Derrek Gafford, the outgoing CFO, for his nearly two decades of service and his contributions to elevating TrueBlue as a leading provider of specialized workforce solutions.

Gafford, who will be leaving to pursue other opportunities, will continue to support the company in an advisory capacity through the end of the year. He expressed his pride in the work accomplished at TrueBlue and his optimism for the company’s future growth prospects.

In conjunction with Schweihs’ appointment as CFO, Jerry Wimer has been promoted to General Manager of PeopleManagement’s on-site staffing business and will serve as the Acting President of PeopleManagement. Wimer has been with TrueBlue since the acquisition of Seaton in 2014 and has held various leadership roles within the organization.

TrueBlue is a trusted partner for clients seeking specialized workforce solutions. The company served 84,000 clients and connected approximately 611,000 people to work in 2022. Its three segments, PeopleReady, PeopleManagement, and PeopleScout, offer a range of staffing and recruitment process outsourcing solutions to meet the diverse needs of industries.

With these leadership changes, TrueBlue is poised to continue its growth trajectory and deliver exceptional workforce solutions to its clients. The company’s commitment to innovation, people-first approach, and deep talent bench will undoubtedly contribute to its ongoing success.

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