Oct. 18, 2016—VIPAR Heavy Duty has named Chris Baer as its new president.
Baer joined VIPAR in 2002 as its director of program management and was named vice president and corporate officer in 2003. He was promoted to executive vice president of VIPAR Heavy Duty in 2014.
“Chris is well-respected by VIPAR Heavy Duty stockholders and suppliers and by his colleagues in the heavy duty industry,” said Bill Nolan, VIPAR chairman. “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.”