Crane Currency

Management Team


Annemarie C. Watson – President
Annemarie joined Crane Currency in 2012 as the Vice President of Operations across Crane’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. 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.



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. In May 2012, Rich became President of the U.S. Government Products Division for Crane Currency. Prior to Crane, 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 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.



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.