Tandy Leather promotes Castillo to CFO

Tandy Leather Factory Inc. has promoted Tina L. Castillo as chief financial officer and treasurer of the Fort Worth-based company, effective Feb. 7.

Castillo replaces Shannon L. Greene who had been serving as the company’s chief financial officer and treasurer since her appointment to those positions in May 2000. Since February 2016, Greene has also been serving as the company’s CEO and she will continue in that role.

Castillo, 46, has served as TLF’s controller since February 2016. Prior to joining TLF, Castillo has served in various senior financial leadership roles since 2009, including as chief financial officer at another publicly traded company based in Fort Worth. Castillo began her career in 1994 in the audit practice group at Ernst & Young LLP and received her Bachelor in Business Administration degree, as well as her Master in Professional Accounting degree, from the University of Texas. She is a Texas certified public accountant.

, “I’m thrilled to have Tina join our executive team,” said Greene. “As we move forward with our goal to improve our performance through organic growth and expansion of our retail footprint, I expect that her experience in financial discipline and leadership will add value as we continue to face challenging retail headwinds.”

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“Tandy Leather Factory has an incredible legacy, a unique brand and most importantly, a team of talented employees that I’m delighted to be a part of,” said Castillo. “I look forward to using my talents and perspective as we continue to position Tandy Leather for further success.”

Tandy Leather Factory is a specialty retailer and wholesale distributor of a broad product line including leather, leatherworking tools, buckles and adornments for belts, leather dyes and finishes, saddle and tack hardware, and do-it-yourself kits.