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Bill Betts Appointed President and COO at 147 Year Old Betts Company

| June 21, 2016
 Bill Betts Appointed President and COO at 147 Year Old Betts Company

Bill Betts

Betts Company has appointed  Bill Betts to a newly created position of president and chief operating officer (COO).  

Mike Betts, formerly president of Betts Company, will actively continue in the business as chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer (CEO).

With the appointment Bill Betts becomes the seventh president of Betts Company, founded by William Michael Betts in San Francisco, Calif. in 1868.  Betts Company has been owned and led by members of the Betts family  throughout its147 year history.

In addition to Mike and Bill Betts, Don Devany (senior vice president, Betts Company ), Joe Devany (director of operations, Betts Spring Manufacturing and BettsHD) and John Devany (sales manager, Betts Truck Parts and Service) are Betts family members actively involved in leadership of this six generation family business.

“This is a proud day for our family and our company,” said Mike Betts. “Like all leaders at Betts Company, Bill has earned this opportunity by his passionate commitment to our associates, customers and suppliers. He is an excellent example of living our Seven Core Values and embodies ‘Improving the Way Things Move.’ “

Bill Betts joined Betts Company in June, 2007 after a successful two year stint with Protiviti Inc., an international risk and business consulting firm.  He joined Protiviti on graduation from the University of Colorado, Leeds School of Business, with a B.S. degree in accounting and entrepreneurship.

Since joining Betts Company, he recently earned an MBA from the Craig School of Business, California State University, Fresno. He has held varied leadership positions during his tenure with Betts Company, including procurement, sales, marketing, customer support, strategic planning and project management. In his new role, he will have primary responsibility for Betts Company’s three business units and development of overall strategic direction.

About Betts Company
For over 147 years and during six generations of continuous family ownership, Betts Company has innovated and provided products, services and expertise to help move vehicles, products and people productively and safely. By applying The Betts Way to professional and personal pursuits, Betts Company associates Improve the Way Things Move® for customers, suppliers and the communities in which they live and work.  From its proud beginning as the first spring manufacturer in the Western United States, Betts Company has developed into a diversified concern that serves heavy duty transportation, aftermarket automotive and other industrial sectors with innovative, patented products made in the USA.  It is widely anticipated that the company will debut a new Trailer Mud Flap Retention System in July 2016.

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