CRST International has named Hugh Ekberg group president/chief operating officer. Ekberg’s appointment was part of a long-term plan to support the growth CRST has experienced, and will continue to experience, through both organic and acquired growth, the company said.
According to CRST, Ekberg brings more than 25 years of strategic business leadership to the company. Prior to joining CRST, Ekberg served as president – Kitchen & Bath Americas for Kohler Company. Prior to Kohler, he was division president and a board member at Weitz Company, a full-service general construction and design-build firm based out of Des Moines, IA. Prior to Weitz, Ekberg was with Hirsh Industries and served in progressive roles, including executive vice president of operations, chief operating officer and president of this West Des Moines, Iowa-headquartered manufacturer of consumer and commercial storage products.
“Hugh’s wide-ranging experience in multiple industry verticals fits nicely with the needs of our diversified operations,” said Dave Rusch, president and CEO of CRST International. “He has extensive expertise in corporate strategy, leadership, multi-site management and strategic growth. We’re thrilled to have an executive of his stature on the CRST team.”