BakerCorp appoints new president and CEO

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Gerry Holthaus, who was appointed interim CEO in June 2013 following Bryan Livingston’s departure, will continue in his role as a member of the company’s board of directors. Craycraft is also expected to be elected to the company’s board of directors.

“After a comprehensive search, we are delighted to have Bob join BakerCorp as its chief executive. The board is fortunate to have found someone of Craycraft’s skills, talent and experience. Bob’s success in leading international organizations, combined with his broad and diverse commercial experience, makes him the ideal leader for BakerCorp as it pursues its dynamic and promising future,” said BakerCorp board director Richard Carey, partner and co-head of Permira’s Industrials Sector Team, who headed the search committee.

Permira funds invested in BakerCorp in 2011.

Craycraft served most recently as CEO and president of Safety-Kleen Inc, an environmental products and services company, until its acquisition by Clean Harbors Inc.