October 1, 2021 5:00 PM, EDT

Ritchie Bros. COO Jim Kessler Adds Role of President

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Ritchie Bros. announced that Jim Kessler, its chief operating officer, will take on the additional role of president.

Established in 1958, Ritchie Bros. provides services for buying and selling used trucks and equipment.

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Ritchie Bros. CEO Ann Fandozzi said the president role will align the company’s global revenue, services, operations and critical support functions under Kessler’s leadership.

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

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