BrightView CEO Kerin steps down

July 21, 2016 -  By

Andrew Kerin.

BrightView CEO Andrew Kerin is stepping down. He’s succeeded by interim CEO Pat Velasco. The Rockville, Md.-based company, formed by the merger of the Brickman Group and ValleyCrest Cos., made the announcement in a statement posted on its website July 21.

BrightView is working with executive search firm Korn Ferry to retain a permanent CEO.

“We thank Andrew for his service to BrightView over the past four years,” said Paul Raether, chairman of the board of directors of BrightView. “Andrew helped lead the transformative merger of Brickman and ValleyCrest to form BrightView, the industry leader in landscaping and snow services.”

Velasco previously served first as CEO and then as chairman of Capital Safety. As chairman, Velasco saw Capital Safety grow sales at an average annual rate of 10 percent. During his tenure, the company also won the Minnesota Governor’s Safety Award.

“For many years I have seen BrightView team members, and those of the company’s predecessors, enhancing and contributing to our local communities. I am thrilled to support BrightView in the next steps of its journey,” said Velasco.

Velasco serves as a member of the board of directors of Gardner Denver, Crosby and PurePower Technologies, and he joins the BrightView board. He is also on the board of the Gary Sinise Foundation. Prior to his roles at Capital Safety, Velasco worked at multiple companies, including Ecolab and Black & Decker.



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  1. martin c says:

    Oh boy. That’s got to be a tough job. To the next guy-consider competing on more than price, it will keep your board happy. Happy Board, Happy Life.. or something like that.