Rick Goode, CEO of Columbia Machine, Inc., recently announced that after 18 years with Columbia Machine, Richard Armstrong will retire as Concrete Products Division President. Richard has agreed to stay on full time for the remainder of the year to help with Columbia’s leadership transition and to support three business development areas. As Director of Business Development, Richard will be supporting Columbia Machine do Brazil, the expansion of Columbia’s Bagging Business Unit and the development of Columbia East (North America).
Columbia is pleased to announce that Kevin Brown will succeed Richard as President. Kevin
has been with Columbia for 30 years, serving in a number of leadership positions. Kevin brings extensive product line, application, customer service, and market development experience to his new role. “I am excited to take on this expanded role with our Concrete Products Division,” said Brown. “These are exciting times for our Division. Under Richard’s leadership, we have invested heavily in product and market development. We have seen the resulting growth over the last two years and see good potential the rest of this year and into the future.”
“While it is always challenging making a leadership change during times of growth and expansion, we are fortunate to have someone as experienced as Kevin Brown ready for the challenge. I have worked with Kevin for over 20 years and look forward to having him join our Executive Team,” said Goode.
“I have enjoyed working with Richard Armstrong, as he has lead two of our Business Units in the last 15 years. Since he announced his desire to retire almost a year ago, we have been working on the transition plan. I am very appreciative that Richard has agreed to stay on full time for the remainder of the year to support our transition and to help us with a number of business development projects we are currently integrating. We hope to keep Richard challenged enough to convince him to stay on and postpone full retirement beyond this year.”
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