ARVADA, Colo. — Mark VII Equipment Inc. has named Chris Andersen as its new CEO, according to a press release.

Andersen will replace retiring CEO Steve Jeffs after a transition period, said the release. Jeffs has held leadership positions in the WashTec group for the last 10 years.

Andersen's background includes 10 years in various senior level positions in sales, marketing and management with Hilti, a Liechtenstein based provider of products, systems and services to the global construction industry, stated the release.

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“Chris will be a great asset to Mark VII,” said Jeffs in the release. “Under his leadership, and with the support of the Mark VII team, I'm confident North America will play an important role in WashTec's growth strategy.”

Ryan Beaty was also promoted to executive vice president, sales and service, and Pierre-Yves Leclercq was promoted to executive vice president, operations, reported the release.

Mark VII is the North American subsidiary of WashTec AG of Germany, the world’s largest manufacturer of vehicle cleaning systems, noted the release.