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Keller financial leader to take control of North America division

Keller has announced that its group finance director James Hind is to succeed John Rubright as divisional president of its North American business with effect from 20 August.

North America is the group largest and most profitable division – accounting for nearly half of group revenues – and the company has said that the leadership change will drive continued growth, enhance organisational capability and accelerate collaboration.

Keller has also announced that Eric Droof, who is presently president of Keller’s Hayward Baker division, to move to the role of chief operating officer of North America and report to Hind.

Hind’s role of group finance director will be filled by Michael Speakman who joins from international provider of industrial services Cap where he was chief financial officer.

Commenting on the reorganisation, Keller chief executive officer Alain Michaelis said: “Throughout his 15 years as group finance director, Hind has been closely involved in our North American business success and I am confident he and Droof will form an excellent team that will further strengthen our position in this key market.”

Michaelis also thanks Rubright for his work over the last five years in North America which saw the business expand with the acquisitions of Bencor and Moretrench.


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