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Ritchie Bros. announces new president

September 9, 2021  By Crane & Hoist Canada Staff

Photo: Chris Covatta/Ritchie Bros.

Ritchie Bros. has promoted its chief operating officer Jim Kessler to president, effective immediately.

“The president role will align our global revenue, services, operations and critical support functions under Jim’s leadership,” says Ann Fandozzi, Ritchie Bros. CEO, in a statement.

“As we accelerate our growth strategy as a company, we need a more integrated view of our strategic initiatives, resources and talent. Jim’s holistic approach to sales, marketing and operations makes him the ideal leader to drive top-line growth and profitability from our transaction solutions.”

Kessler has more than 20 years of experience in senior leadership positions, including those of president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer. He holds an undergraduate degree and MBA from Saint Joseph’s University in Pennsylvania.

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