Norty Turner takes CEO position in US power industry

By Murray Pollok08 September 2022

Norty Turner, the former Hertz, Riwal and United Rentals executive, has been appointed CEO of RESA Power, a Houston-based company that services the North American power utility sector.

RESA provides service, maintenance and replacement components such as switchgear and transformers for power distribution grids in the US and Canada. It is owned by investment business Investcorp.

Norty Turner.

Turner, who joins RESA’s board of directors, will replace former CEO Monte Roach, who becomes RESA’s Chairman.

RESA has a track record of growing through acquisitions, having made as many as 17 deals in the past six years.

“I am honoured to join the RESA Power team as CEO and to be given the opportunity to lead such a talented team in this amazing company,” said Turner.

“I want to extend special thanks to Monte for being such a driving force in leading RESA Power over the last three years to where the company is today - the industry leader.”

Roach said Turner had the right experience and background “at this critical inflection point of accelerated growth. His boundless energy, experience, and ability to connect with people on an individual level optimises what makes RESA Power such a special place to work.”

Earlier this year Turner left United Rentals, where he was Senior Vice President, Services and Advanced solutions. Before that he was CEO of Riwal, the aerial work platforms rental specialist.

His rental career started at Hertz Equipment Rental Corp (now Herc Rentals), where he was Vice President of HERC EMEA before joining Riwal. He is also a past-President of the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF).

Amit Gaind, Partner at Investcorp, added; “Norty’s experience and field leadership style is the right combination for RESA Power and aligns with our vision for the company going forward.

“RESA Power has an exceptional team and strong opportunities for growth that will help the Company fortify its leadership position in the industry.”

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