BrightView appoints new CEO

November 10, 2016 -  By

mastermanBrightView appointed Andrew Masterman as president and CEO. Masterman, who also will join the company’s board of directors, succeeds Pat Velasco, who has served as interim CEO since July when Andrew Kerin stepped down. Velasco, will remain on BrightView’s board of directors, will continue in that role until Masterman joins the company next month.

BrightView is the new brand for the company created when Brickman and ValleyCrest merged in 2014.

“On behalf of the board, we are pleased to welcome Andrew to the team,” said Paul Raether, chairman of the board. “We are confident in his ability to lead the company into its next phase of growth. He has a proven track record of delivering strong operational results, and we feel strongly that he will continue that record of leadership at BrightView.”

Masterman has a background in varied industrial businesses and managing large organizations. Previously, he served as executive vice president at Precision Castparts, a Berkshire Hathaway company that specializes in manufacturing structural investment castings, forged components and airfoil castings for aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines. Prior to Precision Castparts, Masterman served as president and CEO of North America for ESAB Group, a welding and cutting equipment producer. Masterman will be working out of BrightView’s Plymouth Meeting, Pa., location, which is now one of its two headquarters offices, along with Calabasas, Calif.

Masterman said he’s thrilled to join the team at BrightView. “This is a tremendous opportunity to work with a passionate and talented team to grow the premier commercial landscaping company by continuing to deliver best-in-class landscape services across the nation to our valued clients,” he said.

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