Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) has announced that Sherry Buck will step down as Chief Financial Officer, effective December 31, 2020, in order to pursue another opportunity at a privately held company. Upon her departure, Michael F. Silveira, Vice President and Corporate Controller of Waters, will assume the role of interim Chief Financial Officer. Buck will work alongside Silveira in order to facilitate a smooth transition. Waters has been actively working with a leading search firm to identify a permanent CFO, and the process is advancing well with several strong internal and external candidates.
“On behalf of the Board and management, I want to thank Sherry for her contributions to Waters over the last four years. I am also personally grateful for her help during my transition into Waters. Our dedicated and talented finance team is extremely well positioned to continue transforming the business and delivering on our objectives. We wish Sherry all the best in her next role,” commented Dr. Udit Batra, President and Chief Executive Officer of Waters Corporation. “We are pleased to have a leader of Mike’s caliber to serve as interim CFO. Throughout his 16 years at Waters, Mike has developed a deep understanding of our business, strategy and financial goals. The Board and I have the utmost confidence in Mike’s ability to focus on continued execution.”
Silveira joined Waters in 2004 as Assistant Corporate Controller. He was appointed Vice President & Corporate Controller in 2013, and, in 2018, gained increased responsibilities including oversight of treasury, tax and corporate financial planning and analysis. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has held several senior financial management positions with Astro-Med, Inc (nka AstroNova), Textron, Inc. and KPMG. Silveira received a B.S. in Accounting from Providence College.
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