HammerHead, a Charles Machine Works Co., announced today that Brian Metcalf will be departing to assume the role of CEO at the Ring-O-Matic organization based in Pella, Iowa.
Metcalf joined HammerHead in April 2007 as director of international sales and was appointed president and CEO in December 2007. During his tenure he oversaw the transition from Champlain Capital Partners private equity group to Charles Machine Works.
“I want to thank the HammerHead employees and customers for their support and encouragement over the last eight years as we together changed the way people think about trenchless technology,” said Metcalf. “It’s been a fulfilling experience, and I am excited for the future opportunities that lie ahead both for me and HammerHead.”
Charles Machine Works CEO Rick Johnson will also serve as interim president of HammerHead until a new president can be appointed.
“Brian was instrumental in growing HammerHead into what it is today,” said Johnson. “His strategy of reaching additional markets with innovative product offerings has poised us for continued growth for years to come. We wish him well as he pursues this new opportunity.”