PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Nov. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- BrightView, the nation's leading landscape services company, announced today that Andrew Masterman is joining the company as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Masterman, who also will join the company's Board of Directors, succeeds Pat Velasco, who has served as Interim Chief Executive Officer since July 2016. Mr. Velasco will continue in that role until Mr. Masterman joins the company in December 2016. Mr. Velasco will remain on BrightView's Board of Directors.
"On behalf of the Board, we are pleased to welcome Andrew to the team. 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," said Paul E. Raether, Chairman of the Board of Directors. "Pat has done an outstanding job of leading the company during his time as Interim Chief Executive Officer – he has improved productivity and customer focus, and enabled BrightView to better deliver the exceptional quality of service that we pride ourselves on. We are grateful for Pat's leadership and his continued involvement in BrightView."
Mr. Masterman said, "I am 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."
About Andrew Masterman
Mr. Masterman has an extensive background across varied industrial businesses and with significant experience managing large organizations. Mr. Masterman is joining BrightView after serving 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. At Precision Castparts, Mr. Masterman served as President of the Wyman Gordon and Structural Casting segments, two key segments within the ~$7 billion Investment Cast Products and Forged Products segments. Prior to Precision Castparts, Mr. Masterman served as President and Chief Executive Officer of North America for ESAB Group, Inc., a leader in welding and cutting equipment and consumables. Mr. Masterman will be working out of BrightView's Plymouth Meeting location.
BrightView takes pride in providing consistent, high-quality landscape and snow services with a dependable service commitment. As the nation's leading landscape services company, BrightView's more than 22,000 team members design, develop, maintain and enhance thousands of clients' properties including housing communities, corporate campuses, healthcare facilities, universities, retail establishments, resorts and more. BrightView takes care of its teams, clients and communities while delivering exceptional landscapes that positively impact millions of lives every day.
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