Beadle has been with the Baraboo, Wis.-based extruder and injection molder for five years. He previously held positions in finance at retailers Lands' End and Sears.
"I have had a fairly nontraditional path to my current role, having come from finance roles outside of the manufacturing world. I try to bring a creative approach to problem solving and building the right teams to tackle some of the challenges facing our company and our industry," Beadle said in his application.
"I feel my role is to ensure our teams have the right balance of challenge and growth opportunities, as well as have fun."
Beadle will be profiled in an upcoming issue of Plastics News.
The other finalists for the 2022 award were John Glavin of Geon Performance Solutions and Roger Vang of Diversified Plastics Inc.
Nominations were judged by Plastics News along with an independent panel of professional financial practitioners. Criteria included leadership, ethics, business growth, strategic transactions, challenges met and industry/civic contributions.
Prior to being named CFO of the year, the three finalists took part in a panel discussion at the PN Executive Forum in Clearwater Beach, where they discussed operating challenges, controlling costs, setting budgets and other topics that concern the plastics industry.
Previous Plastics News CFO of the Year winners include Angela Breitbach of Radius Packaging (previously known as Schoeneck Containers Inc.), LaStacia Dalton of Zeon Chemicals LP, Michael Plotzke of Plastipak Holdings Inc., Paul Hogan of Nelipak Healthcare Packaging, Glenn Fish of Tekni-Plex Inc., and Morgan Endecott of Innovative Injection Technologies Inc., also known as i2tech.
The sponsors of the 2022 CFO of the Year award are P&M Corporate Finance and Plante & Moran PLLC.