Name: Ron Stablini, 63, of Mays Landing
Education: CPA, bachelor’s degree and MBA from Richard Stockton College
Family: Married to Kathleen, with daughters Jennifer and Amy, and son Nicholas
Company: Atlantic City Linen Supply Inc.
Position: Senior vice president and chief financial officer
Atlantic City Linen Supply is the largest commercial laundry on the Eastern seaboard. I came on board as CFO in 1996.
We operate in six states. Our model is we cater to and service the casino industry and five-star hotels. We own three plants in New Jersey and one in Connecticut. We’re expanding to two other locations.
The two owners talked me into leaving a CPA practice I managed for many years. I’m involved in every aspect of the financial end of the business, including the preparation of all tax returns for the company and the individual owners.
Keeping my CPA skills current aids me considerably, making sure we stay on top of the game at A.C. Linen and diversify our business.
This year our auditing firm entered my name in a statewide CFO contest. When I found out, I said, ‘Don’t put my name in. We never win in South Jersey.’ They said, ‘No, you have a good shot.’ I ended up being a finalist, and the audit firm said, ‘See, we told you.’
The storm hit and the awards breakfast was put off. We were on vacation in Florida when it was finally held. I got a text message saying I was NJBIZ magazine’s 2012 CFO of the Year for private companies doing up to $50 million in business.
Entry: I started out as a musician and first went to college for music. I played professionally a couple of years and then went back to school for accounting.
I was state treasurer for the Jaycees, then involved with UNICO raising scholarships for children of Italian heritage. I’m past commander of the Absecon Island Power Squadron. I’m also a board member at Shore Medical Center and chair its audit and finance committees, and on the business advisory board of Stockton College.
About me: I have two primary hobbies: music and boating. We have a boat on Chesapeake Bay, and that is my passion. Fortunately my wife and kids enjoy it as well. My son enjoyed it so much he went into Coast Guard. My grandson, at 16, can handle pretty much anything on the boat.