VANCOUVER — Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, the world’s largest industrial auctioneer, has announced that Ann Fandozzi will become chief executive officer and join the company’s board of directors effective Jan. 6.
The firm operates in a number of sectors including construction, transportation, agriculture, energy, oil and gas, mining and forestry. At one auction held in Fort Worth, Tex. last May, Ritchie Bros. auctioned off over 375 truck tractors, 160 aerial work platforms, 85 excavators, 65 loader backhoes, 60 skid steers, 60 flatbed trucks, 50 wheel loaders, 40 dump trucks and 25 dozers.
Most recently, Fandozzi was CEO of ABRA Auto Body and Glass, where she “engineered a step-change in profitability and laid the foundation for an all-new customer experience through technology,” a Dec. 16 release said.
Prior to joining ABRA, she was the CEO of vRide, a carpooling platform. Before those CEO roles, Fandozzi served in executive positions for Whirlpool, including eBusiness, Direct-to-Consumer and Sears/Kenmore.
“Ann is an exceptional leader with a proven track record of designing and executing winning strategies and driving profitable growth,” said Bev Briscoe, Ritchie Bros. chair of the board, in the statement. “She brings a strong customer focus, deep experience in technology, and outstanding management capabilities that will further Ritchie Bros’. strategic transformation as a multi-channel, technology-enabled global business.”
“I am honoured and excited to lead Ritchie Bros. at an important time in the company’s history,” said Fandozzi.