Kirby Corp. recently announced that Raj Kumar will be joining Kirby as executive vice president and chief financial officer in November 2021. Kumar will succeed Bill Harvey, who previously announced his intention to retire. Harvey will stay on until his retirement date in early 2022 as executive vice president, to ensure an orderly transition.
Kumar, 48, is currently at Dril-Quip Inc., a global oil field equipment manufacturer, where he is vice president and chief financial officer. He joined Dril-Quip in 2017 as vice president and treasurer and was named as vice president and chief financial officer in 2020. Prior to this, Kumar was at Franks International where he was vice president finance and led the Integrated Supply Chain function from 2015 to 2017.
Kumar has extensive experience in corporate finance having served as a segment controller at LyondellBasell and in Division CFO, treasury, strategic planning and corporate development positions at FMC Technologies and Dell Technologies. He holds a Bachelor of Business in Accounting from Deakin University in Australia and a MBA from Columbia University in New York City.
“I am pleased to welcome Raj to our leadership team,” David Grzebinski, Kirby’s president and CEO, said in a prepared statement. “His deep and extensive experience in leading financial functions, as well as driving operational changes, will make an immediate impact and help position Kirby Corporation for the future. I am confident Raj will provide strong leadership and is an excellent addition to the Kirby team.”
“On behalf of our board of directors and the Kirby management team, I thank Bill for his contributions throughout his tenure at Kirby,” said Grzebinski. “In his time as CFO, Bill’s guidance has been especially critical as he helped lead our key acquisitions. I thank Bill for his dedication to Kirby and his support for a thoughtful transition, and I wish him the best in this next chapter of his life.”