Management Team


Annemarie C. Watson, President

Annemarie joined Crane Currency in 2012 as the Vice President of Operations across Crane Currency’s global businesses. In 2016, she was promoted to President of International Currency where she was responsible for research and development, product management, production and delivery of all non-US product for Crane Currency. In January 2018, Annemarie was named President of Crane Currency. She has previous experience in operational improvement and strategy roles at MDS Inc. (a global Life Sciences company), The Boston Consulting Group, as well as Honda Manufacturing. She received her M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School and an Engineering Degree from Queen’s University.



Ralf Fuehr, Chief Financial Officer - Vice President of Finance

Ralf joined Crane Currency in 2018 as Chief Financial Officer – Vice President of Finance after spending 10 years with Crane Co.  Ralf joined Crane Co. in 2007, and for eight years held the role of CFO for Barksdale, part of the Crane Fluid Handling Group, located in Los Angeles, California. During his tenure, he held various interim leadership positions including Acting Vice President of Operations where he led both the Finance and Operations teams during a period of rapid growth. Ralf’s proven track record led to his promotion to President of Barksdale in 2015 and he successfully led this business before transitioning to the role of VP, Business Development & FP&A for the Fluid Handling Group. Prior to joining Crane Co., Ralf was with ConAgra Foods for 11 years, where he held roles of increasing responsibility, with his last role as VP of Finance - Global Markets. Ralf earned his Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Texas in Austin, Texas.

Michael Haynes, Vice President of Human Resources

Michael joined Crane Currency in 2018 as the Vice President of Human Resources. He came to Crane Currency after serving as Vice President of Human Resources within the Industrial Technologies Segment of Fortive Corporation, a diversified industrial company based in Everett, Washington with a global workforce in excess of 20,000. Prior to this role, Michael was a Group Director of Human Resources at Illinois Tool Works, a Fortune 200 manufacturing company. Before that, Michael spent 19 years in various senior level HR roles with Eaton Corporation working in business units based in various locations throughout North America, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Michael gained his Master of Science in Organizational Development and Analysis at Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management. His Bachelor of Science in Organizational Communication was received from Ohio University.

Tom Gernon, Vice President, Security and Projects

Tom joined Crane Currency in January 2017 and is responsible for Information Technology, Process Excellence and Security. Previously, he held senior roles in technology and operations in a variety of industries including education, life sciences, retail and financial services for companies such as The Princeton Review, MDS Inc., Staples Inc. and Fidelity Investments. Mr. Gernon completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School and received his B.S. of Computer Science from The College of William and Mary.



Rich Rowe, Vice President and General Manager, US Government Products

Rich joined Crane Currency in 2008 as the president of Technical Graphics, a security technology division of Crane Currency. In May 2012, Rich became President of the U.S. Government Products Division for Crane Currency. Prior to Crane Currency, he was with MeadWestvaco (formerly Mead Corp.) in South Lee, MA, where he held leadership positions in Operations Management, Marketing, International Sales, and finally as V.P. of Business Development. Prior to that he worked in Engineering and Operations Management roles at James River Corporation. He has a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia.


Eric Ziegler, Vice President and General Manager, Technology

Eric joined Crane Currency in May 2012 leading the product strategy, R&D, product management and operations for the global security features business. Eric came to Crane Currency from PerkinElmer Analytical Sciences and Laboratory Services where he led the global product management and R&D teams for a global $1.0 billion revenue division and in his career has launched over 50 new significant products. Previously at PerkinElmer he managed business P&Ls and oversaw their global manufacturing operations. Eric completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School and has a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from University of Rochester and a Masters in Engineering Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.