In Memoriam: Leo L. Matthews 1939-2016

leo_matthews_grayscaleLeo L. Matthews passed away on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016.

Matthews served as president and CEO of Allied Construction Products LLC (formerly known as Allied Steel & Tractor Products Inc., over two separate periods of time from 1976 through 1983 in Solon, Ohio, and most recently from 1993 through 2005 in Cleveland.

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During his recent period in office as president and CEO, he also served as a Board of Director for Allied until his passing.

Matthews began his career in the early 1960s as an Accountant with the Arthur Andersen & Co. working in the auditing and small business departments.

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He maintained his status as a Certified Public Accountant throughout his entire working career.

He also worked for the Legal News in Cleveland, and served as a Consultant for NPK Construction, Walton Hills, Ohio, until returning to the helm at Allied.

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During his time spent at Allied, Matthews was well respected throughout the construction equipment industry.

He served as a member of the Distributor Contractors Association (DCA) and a member of the Associated Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Mounted Breaker Manufacturers Bureau (MBMB).

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He brought a customer support-oriented philosophy to Allied along with a keen business acumen, all of which were attributes that achieved the highest possible levels of success.

His wife, Cherry, son and daughter survive the native of Orange, Ohio.

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