Trex appoints new CFO

Decking and railing manufacturer Trex has announced the appointment of James Cline to the post of vp and CFO, effective March 18.

Cline previously served as president of Harsco GasServ, a global manufacturer and distributor of control and containment products.

“His proven capabilities are uniquely suited to Trex and will help us accelerate the company’s turnaround and restore Trex to excellent profitability,” said Trex president and CEO Ronald Kaplan in a statement.

Prior to joining Harsco in 1994, Cline served in various capacities with Huffy Corp., most recently as director of finance of its True Temper Hardware subsidiary.

Cline replaces Anthony Cavanna, who has been serving as interim CFO since September 2007. The company also announced that Cavanna and William Martin will retire from its board of directors as of the company’s 2008 annual meeting, to be held in May.