Former Allied Construction President Leo Matthews Dies

October 19, 2016

Leo L. Matthews, who served as president/CEO of Allied Construction Products, passed away on Sept. 4, 2016.

Matthews was president/CEO from 1976 to 1983, and again from 1993 to 2005. He also served as a Board of Director for Allied until his passing.

Matthews began his career in the early 1960s as an Accountant with the Arthur Andersen & Co. working in the auditing and small business departments. He maintained his status as a Certified Public Accountant throughout his entire working career. He also worked for the Legal News in Cleveland, Ohio and served as a Consultant for NPK Construction, Walton Hills, Ohio until returning to the helm at Allied.

During his time spent at Allied, Leo was well respected throughout the construction equipment industry. He served as a member of the Distributor Contractors Association (DCA) and a member of the Associated Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Mounted Breaker Manufacturers Bureau (MBMB). He brought a customer support-oriented philosophy to Allied along with a keen business acumen all of which were attributes that achieved the highest possible levels of success.

His wife, Cherry, son and daughter survive the native of Orange, Ohio.