Kessler named Ritchie Bros. president

Sep. 12, 2021

Jim Kessler has been named president of Ritchie Bros., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Kessler, the company's chief operating officer, will take on the additional role of president effective immediately.

“The president role will align our global revenue, services, operations, and critical support functions under Jim’s leadership,” said Ann Fandozzi, CEO, Ritchie Bros. “As we accelerate our growth strategy as a company, we need a more integrated view of our strategic initiatives, resources, and talent. Jim’s holistic approach to sales, marketing, and operations makes him the ideal leader to drive topline growth and profitability from our transaction solutions.”

Kessler has more than 20 years of experience in senior leadership positions, including those of president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer.

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