BakerCorp., market leader in tank, pump, filtration and shoring equipment rentals, named Robert Craycraft its new president and CEO, effective Sept. 9. Gerry Holthaus, who was named interim CEO in June, will continue as a member of the board of directors, but will give up all executive responsibilities. Craycraft is expected to be elected to the company’s board.
Craycraft served most recently as CEO and president of Safety-Kleen, an environmental products and services company, until its acquisition by Clean Harbors. Under Craycraft’s leadership, Safety-Kleen experienced record EBITDA performance and revenue growth improvement. Craycraft previously was president of Ashland Distribution.
“After a comprehensive search, we are delighted to have Bob join BakerCorp as its chief executive,” said BakerCorp board director Richard Carey, who headed the search committee. “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.”
BakerCorp has locations in North America, Europe, Canada and Mexico, with headquarters in Seal Beach, Calif.