Doosan Bobcat North America president announces retirement

Rich Goldsbury, president of Doosan Bobcat North America, has announced he will retire after a decade as leader of the company.

Goldsbury’s last day with the company will be Nov. 30. Scott Park, president and chief executive officer of Doosan Bobcat, will serve as the interim president of Doosan Bobcat North America until the company creates a new leadership structure.

Goldsbury because president of the company in 2008 to help oversee Bobcat’s transition from Ingersoll Rand to Doosan. He played a critical role in leading the company through the Great Recession, and then spearheading the advancement and modernization of the company’s facilities, technologies and workforce, through the design and construction of the Acceleration Center in Bismarck, North Dakota; the renovation of the company’s headquarters in West Fargo; improvements to the Gwinner manufacturing facility; and the introduction of new ways of collaborating within the organization.

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“Rich’s contributions during his tenure as president have driven improved performance and innovation for the business in North America,” Park said. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Rich for his dedication to the company and congratulate him on a distinguished career. We wish Rich and his wife, Cindy, all the best on his retirement and this next phase of life.”

Goldsbury retires with more than 30 years of industry experience ranging across general management, marketing, operations, finance, engineering, product portfolio management, aftermarket, and mergers and acquisitions.

Doosan Bobcat North America is the United States and Canadian subsidiary of Doosan Bobcat Inc., representing the brands of Bobcat compact equipment, Doosan portable power products and Geith attachments.

In 2005, Doosan acquired Daewoo Machinery, which was rebranded as Doosan. Bobcat was acquired two years later for $4.9 billion.

 

Doosan became the 9th largest heavy equipment manufacturer four years after purchasing Bobcat. Last year, the company’s ranked climbed to 6th place.

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