March 29, 2019—Acadian Companies Executive Vice President Eddy Dupuis has been named as the company’s new chief financial officer following the retirement of CFO David Kelly.
Acadian Chairman & CEO Richard Zuschlag said, “Since Eddy joined Acadian in 2007, he has proven to be a highly valuable member of our team and we are pleased to have him become our Chief Financial Officer. I’m also pleased that David Kelly will continue to be part of Acadian Companies by serving on our board of directors. Eddy and David have worked closely for many years and have planned for this transition.”
Dupuis is a certified public accountant and member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Louisiana Society of Certified Public Accountants. Prior to his appointment as CFO, he provided financial oversight and guidance to several divisions of Acadian Companies, including Safety Management Systems (SMS), Acadian Total Security, Acadian Air Med and Executive Aircraft Charter Service. He graduated Cum Laude from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
After graduating in 1986, his professional career began in New Orleans as an auditor for a large accounting firm, where he rose to the position of senior audit manager. In 1998, he left public accounting to return to Lafayette and began working for an oilfield service company. In his time there, he served as a corporate controller and eventually chief financial officer.
As CFO, Dupuis oversees Acadian’s accounting and budgeting functions, as well as financial and income tax reporting processes. He maintains banking relationships and will be the principal officer regarding merger and acquisitions. He also provides direction for Acadian’s health insurance plan, 401(k) and employee stock ownership plan (ESOP).
Kelly is retiring after serving Acadian for more than 23 years. He is a past chair of the ESOP Association and a former board of trustees member of The Employee Ownership Foundation.