Established in 1938 by W.A. Akhurst, Akhurst Machinery Group (Akhurst) has grown to become one of the largest independent equipment distributors in North America. Akhurst has established excellent relationships with high quality global suppliers of industrial equipment supporting the secondary wood processing, structural steel, sheet metal, and machine tool industries. As a full-service organization, Akhurst helps its customers with equipment selection, financing, installation, training, parts support, and after-sales service. It is proud of the value added by its knowledgeable sales force and team of factory-trained Service Technicians serving customers coast to coast.
Akhurst is seeking a new President who will work with the ownership group as a strategic partner to craft a strategy for continued profitable growth. Reporting to the three shareholders, the President will create the optimum organizational structure to support the overall strategy and work closely with the HR Manager to ensure appropriate training and development is being provided to support new leaders and succession planning. It will be important for the President to understand the dynamics of a family-owned business, to develop a good relationship with all three owners, and be able to bring everyone to consensus when making key business decisions. An MBA or other post-secondary degree coupled with solid financial acumen, and 10+ years of senior management experience is required. Previous oversight of the Sales function and experience working in a private company are desirable.
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