Who's Who of Top Executives

John L. Parkinson

Title: Chief Executive Officer
Company: Drake Extrusion Inc.
Location: Martinsville, Virginia, United States

John L. Parkinson, Chief Executive Officer of Drake Extrusion Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in finance and business operations.

Since 2001, Mr. Parkinson has excelled as the chief executive officer of Drake Extrusion Inc. In this role, he coordinates with his executive management team to ensure they are on track to deliver the strategies they developed. Mr. Parkinson strives to keep his business flexible. They make products to order and must work to ensure customers get what they need when they need it.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Parkinson was the chief accountant for Wilted Willows Textile Company. He began his career as a chartered accountant with a small firm. In preparation for his professional pursuits, he graduated from Lancaster University in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts in accounting and finance.

For his professional accomplishments, Mr. Parkinson was named to the Virginia 500 Power List in 2021 and 2022. He is also the two-time recipient of the Ambassador of the Year award. To keep abreast of his field, he is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Mr. Parkinson also served as the treasurer for his local workforce investment board and local chamber of commerce.

Mr. Parkinson attributes his success to surrounding himself with talented professionals who share his core values. He sees adversity as an opportunity to grow his business and outpace his competition. In his spare time, Mr. Parkinson enjoys golfing, gardening and walking.

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