Briggs International appoints new President and CEO
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International materials handling equipment distributor Briggs International has appointed Darron Ash as President and Chief Executive Officer.
Ash was previously Chief Financial Officer for Sammons Enterprises, the holding company for Briggs International. Briggs Equipment is the UK arm of Briggs International and Sammons Enterprises is Briggs Equipment's parent company.
Heather Kreager, Chief Executive Officer of Sammons Enterprises, said: "Our Briggs businesses continue to expand service and product lines to provide customers with solutions that minimise the cost of operating materials handling equipment.
"Under Darron's leadership, we expect Briggs companies to evolve further, leveraging innovative practices from across the global business to give customers access to innovative and effective materials handling solutions and services."
During his tenure with Sammons Enterprises Ash has been responsible for all aspects of the company's financial planning and reporting. He also worked closely with the company's board of directors in defining the company's growth strategy and in evaluating capital allocation and opportunities for value creation across the Sammons Enterprises businesses.
Prior to joining Sammons Enterprises in 2006, Ash's professional background was in the private equity and public accounting industries.
Briggs Equipment UK is the national distributor of Hyster and Yale Europe Materials Handling equipment. Sammons Enterprises, Inc., is a diverse holding company composed of financial services, industrial equipment, and real estate investment businesses operating in five countries. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas (US), Sammons was established in 1938. With more than $4 billion in annual revenues and $70 billion in assets, it is one of the largest privately held companies in the US.
For more information, visit www.briggsequipment.com.