Striving to build accuracy and financial transparency

Updated on Apr. 7, 2016. The validity of this article may expire without notice.

U.S.A. Tim Grawer Accounting and Financial Reporting Department
Zoltek Companies, Inc. (Zoltek)

  1. Q1. What was your most impressive work?
    Over my 20 year career and nine years at Zoltek, I was very proud to work for Zoltek on the sale of the company to Toray Industries, Inc. The process was long and arduous, but I learned a lot. This merger was the perfect fit for both organizations, leveraging each of our strengths. We are very proud to be members of Toray Group.
  2. Q2. What does your company do?
    Zoltek is a holding company of Zoltek Group. The Group is engaged in manufacturing and marketing of large tow carbon fiber composite materials. Our objective is to lead the commercialization of carbon fiber as a primary composite building material. Our goal is to help our customers achieve new levels of performance.
  3. Q3. What does your department/section do and what work are you in charge of?
    The accounting and financial reporting departments of Zoltek Group companies provide timely, accurate and meaningful reporting and analysis so that the company's managers have the financial information that they need in order to run the business. We strive to build accuracy and financial transparency within the organization.
  4. Q4. What kind of job do you mainly put a lot of effort into?
    We focus on detailed product costing and measurement of performance against agreed upon and understood targets and goals.
  5. Q5. When do you feel rewarded at work?
    When the accounting teams work closely with operations to achieve benefits for the organization. Measurement and visibility to financial and cost details has resulted in greater production output, improved quality and a stronger focus on operational performance.
  6. Q6. What is it that you put a lot of effort into in your personal life?
    I spend as much of my free time with my children as possible. I have a son and two daughters and they keep me very busy with sports and activities. I also enjoy playing basketball and watching the St. Louis Cardinals' baseball games!