BBB Industries LLC has announced the appointments of Duncan Gillis as its new CEO, and Odd Joergenrud as its new chief commercial officer and president, effective immediately.
Gillis brings a comprehensive international experience in a number of sectors. He most recently served as CEO of John Crane, a supplier of mechanical seals and related components for process industries, with annual revenues in excess of $1 billion. Prior to that, he was CEO of privately held Algeco Scotsman, a global service company specializing in modular space and secure storage, also with revenues above $1 billion. Earlier in his career, Gillis held senior positions at United Technologies, Procter & Gamble and McKinsey & Co. Gillis also served as a US Army Infantry Officer (Airborne Ranger).
Joergenrud offers extensive management experience including P&L, sales, service, marketing, supply-chain, manufacturing, IT and finance functions. He has been in various key positions in the automotive aftermarket, most recently serving as president at Robert Bosch North America and before that as president for Asia Pacific. He has a track record of significantly growing sales and profits.
Derek Whitworth, BBB chairman of the board, commented, “I’m very pleased to be welcoming two senior and experienced executives to BBB. Duncan and Odd bring both deep experience of the market and a proven record of successful growth and business development. While I’m sad to reflect that this change was driven by the tragic loss of our previous CEO, Joe Beretta, I’m very optimistic for our future with Duncan and Odd.”
Gillis commented, “It’s a privilege and an honor to join the BBB management team and the board of directors at this exciting point in the company’s expansion. I look forward to working with our customers, suppliers and staff to address the challenges posed by sustained growth as we move forward.”
Joergenrud commented, “I am very excited and honored to be become a member of the BBB Team. They are known for their outstanding quality, strong values, customer orientation and excellent ability to integrate new business areas. I’m very confident that BBB Industries has a strong basis to grow sales and profit together with our channel partners.”