Matt Kirchner [pronounced “Kirkner”], an International Speaker on topics of interest to business people, is President of Profit360, LLC, a Midwest provider of management advisory services to manufacturing, retail and service companies.
Most recently, Kirchner served as the Chief Executive of American Finishing Resources, LLC (AFR). With facilities in Wisconsin, Iowa and Indiana; and a transportation footprint encompassing twelve states, AFR is the largest provider of Industrial Coatings Removal and Paint Fixture and Hanger Design and Fabrication in the North America. In 2014 Kirchner and his private equity investment partner completed the sale of AFR to DuBois Chemicals. Thereafter he served as the President of AFR, an operating unit of DuBois Chemicals.
Prior to his investment in AFR, Kirchner served for over a decade as President and Chief Executive Officer of ABQC Corporation, a metal finishing operation located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. With approximately 250,000 square feet of floor space ABQC is one of the largest contract metal finishers in North America.
In the mid-1990s Kirchner completed the turnaround of Innovative Control Systems, Inc. a Wisconsin corporation that develops and manufactures high-tech security and asset protection systems for healthcare facilities.
He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant, and serves on the boards of directors of three corporations and several non-profit organizations.
Kirchner has held executive leadership positions in several trade and service organizations. He is the author of “Never Finished” a monthly management column appearing in Products Finishing magazine and also authors the management column published in Production Machining magazine. Kirchner was recognized as the Wisconsin Chemical Coaters Association International Supplier of the Year in 2014. He is a graduate of Marquette University.