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Mark VII appoints new CEO


Chris AndersenNovember 6, 2014 – Arvada, Colorado – Mark VII Equipment Inc., the North America subsidiary of WashTec AG of Germany, the world’s largest manufacturer of vehicle cleaning systems, has named Chris Andersen as its new CEO.  Following a transition period, he will replace retiring CEO Steve Jeffs, who has been in leadership positions within the WashTec group for the last 10 years.

Mr. Andersen’s background includes 10 years in various senior level positions in sales, marketing and management with Hilti, a Liechtenstein based provider of products, systems and services to the global construction industry.

Mark VII also promoted Ryan Beaty to the position of Executive Vice President, Sales and Service and Pierre-Yves Leclercq to the position of Executive Vice President, Operations.  Mr. Beaty joined Mark VII in 2005 and has been Vice President of Direct Sales since 2012.  Mr. Leclercq joined WashTec France in 2002 and became Operations Director for WashTec-Mark VII’s Canada subsidiary in 2012.

“Chris will be a great asset to Mark VII,” said Jeffs.  “Under his leadership, and with the support of the Mark VII team, I’m confident North America will play an important role in WashTec’s growth strategy.”

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