Winnipeg, Manitoba -- January 5, 2015
Boyd Group has appointed Narendra "Pat" Pathipati as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Pathipati succeeds Dan Dott, who will remain with Boyd as Senior Vice President Finance for a one year transition period. Following this transition period, Dott intends to retire on December 31, 2015.
"We are very pleased to welcome Mr. Pathipati to the Boyd team. His wealth of experience and knowledge will be an asset to Boyd in the role of Chief Financial Officer as we continue to execute our strategy in the coming years," says Brock Bulbuck, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Boyd Group. "Additionally, we sincerely thank Dan Dott for his many years of dedicated service as Boyd's Chief Financial Officer. Since joining Boyd in 1999, Mr. Dott has been a valuable senior member of our team, and has played a key contributing role in the success we have achieved to date."
Pathipati was recruited through an extensive Canada/U.S. executive search process. He brings 30 years of experience in finance, strategy, corporate development and operations to Boyd, having served in senior executive roles in the auto, capital goods, construction, e-commerce, and steel industries. Most recently, he was the Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Teichert. Prior to that, he served as the Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Continental Tire of North America. Pathipati holds an MBA from the University of Wisconsin, a Master's in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research from the Indian Institute of Technology - Kharagpur, and a Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering.