Liverpool, NY - October 30, 2020 - JGB Enterprises Inc. (JGB or the "Company"), a leading supply chain management and logistics services provider of industrial hose, fluid power products, and hose assembly solutions to industrial and government end markets, announces that Robert Zywicki is retiring from his role as President after 30 years leading JGB. Bob has been instrumental in the development and execution of the company strategy since joining in 1990 as CFO and having served as President since 2002. Bob will continue to support the leadership transition over the next six months.
"On behalf of the entire Board, I want to thank Bob for his inspired leadership at JGB. Bob was well-respected by customers and had deep industry experience that transformed JGB's business portfolio over the last 30 years," said Dan Rodrigues, JGB Chairman.
The company also announces the appointment of Kevin Kilkelly as its new President. Mr. Kilkelly will also join the company's Board of Directors.
Kevin is a versatile consumer and industrial products executive with a strong technology background in wholesale distribution, energy, military defense, and aviation. He joins JGB Enterprises from ERIKS North America, where he previously served as Vice President of their Seals & Plastics (ES&P) business unit. Before ES&P, Kevin was ERIKS NA's Area Vice President responsible for the Western and Gulf Coast regions.
Prior to ERIKS, Kevin served in a variety of successful leadership positions within the renewable energy sector, General Electric (GE), and is an Army Aviation veteran.
"I am excited to be joining the team at JGB. JGB has an amazing track record of supporting its longstanding customers throughout a diverse set of end markets including US DoD, oil & gas, food & beverage, retail, construction, and industrial OEMs," said Kevin Kilkelly. "I look forward to building on JGB's previous accomplishments by continuing its focus on our customers and expanding the business through organic growth and bolt-on acquisition activities."