Joe Ward is a finance and accounting executive with more than 20 years of experience. As Group 42’s Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer he is responsible for overseeing the enterprise’s financial reporting functions and overseeing the accounting operations.

Ward is also COO of Texas Oilfield Fabrication and Pipeline (TOFP), a Group 42 subsidiary fabricating fully tested modular production facilities for the oil and gas industry. TOFP also builds reliable pipeline systems and provides a complete list of services, including construction, installation and maintenance.

Prior to joining Group 42, Ward served as Director of Finance at United Allergy Services— a specialist healthcare services company — where he oversaw the finance department while the business grew from a startup to the largest allergy testing and immunotherapy business in the U.S.

At United Allergy Services, he oversaw the reporting of financial information, developed the annual budget and strategic plan, coordinated the annual independent audit, and established development paths for department personnel.

Previously, Ward spent six years with DPT Laboratories, a nationally recognized contract pharmaceuticals manufacturing company, first as an Accounting Manager, then as Director of Finance, and eventually as General Manager of Plant Operations in San Antonio, the company’s largest division.

Ward's responsibilities included management of manufacturing, logistics and engineering, commercial services and the oversight of product shipments, financial and manufacturing forecasts, scheduling and quality control. 

Joe Ward holds a bachelor’s degree in business with a focus in accounting from the University of Texas at San Antonio.