CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. – Vipar Heavy-Duty has named Chris Baer its new president.
Baer has been with the company since 2002 and has served as executive vice-president since 2014.
“Chris is well-respected by Vipar Heavy Duty stockholders and suppliers and by his colleagues in the heavy-duty industry,” said chairman Bill Nolan. “He is a proven leader with excellent market knowledge who will help us continue on a strong upward path as an organization. At the same time, I want to thank Steve Crowley on behalf of all my fellow shareholders for his years of leadership. We have experienced an immense amount of growth during his time at the helm and are grateful for his dedication and hard work. Steve has been a tremendous leader and a good friend.”
“It has been an honor to lead this organization for more than 16 years and I’m excited to see Chris step into this new role. He has been a valued adviser to me and the board of directors, and is a natural fit to lead this organization into the future,” added Crowley.