Beacon Roofing Supply appoints acting chief financial officer

While searching for a permanent CFO, Peabody, Mass.-based Beacon Roofing Supply appointed Rick Welker to the position of acting CFO.

Welker is currently the company's VP and chief accounting officer. He replaces David Grace, who retired a the end of 2012. 

Welker joined Beacon as corporate controller in July 2004, prior to the company's initial public offering, and was promoted to VP in February 2006 and to chief accounting officer in November 2011. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant. 

Prior to joining Beacon, Welker had previous public company experience and held the following executive positions: senior VP-CFO and secretary of rue21; VP-CFO and treasurer of Woodworkers Warehouse; and VP and controller of Bradlees Department Stores. He started his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers.