BrandSafway’s CEO, Bill Hayes, has announced he will be leaving after spending 8 years with the company. Hayes will join a non-competing company based in Chicago; details have yet to been announced. Hayes will stay on board through June, and BrandSafway has a plan in place to search internally and externally for a new CEO.

Effective April 15, John Krenicki, the company’s chairman, became executive chairman, and will step into an interim CEO position on June 30 shall Hayes’ successor have not yet been found. Hayes said BrandSafway will be able to bring in a “fresh CEO/CFO tandem,” both of whom will be based in BrandSafway’s Kennesaw, GA headquarters.

In a statement, Hayes said, “I want you to know my decision was obviously a very difficult one. I love our team, our business and all the exciting opportunities in front of us. Working with you has been a privilege and the highlight of professional career. However, this will work out to be best for me and my family personally, and for the company overall.”

Chicago is Hayes’ hometown, which he said will allow him, for the first time in his career, to lead a company headquartered where he lives. Hayes has been CEO of BrandSafway since Safway Group merged with Brand Energy & Infrastructure in 2017.

ALH August-September 2020

Access Lift & Handlers - August-September 2020

Included in this sisue: 

  • INTERVIEW: ZOOMLION
    Zoomlion North America will debut boom and scissor lifts for the North American market this year. Lindsey Anderson speaks with the company.
  • ROTATING TELEHANDLERS
    For once, some good news: the rotating telehandler market across North America remains stable. Lindsey Anderson looks into the industry.
  • MAINTENANCE 
    Proper battery management and maintenance can decrease fleet costs and elongate battery life. ALH covers the best practices to keep machines running
  • SPECIALTY MEWPS 
    The specialty access industry provides endusers with everything from air-powered scissor lifts to 3-foot-wide bridge inspection units. ALH reports.
  • TIRES 
    With the new ANSI standards now in place, tires on boom lifts and roughterrain scissors will see some major changes. ALH reports.
  • SAIA SHOW 
    The Scaffold & Access Industry Association’s Annual Convention & Exposition will be held virtually this year. Read our guide for more.

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