BrightView Holdings, Inc. announced that its board of directors has appointed Dale A. Asplund as president and CEO, effective Oct. 1, 2023. Asplund will also join the BrightView board as a director.
A respected and successful business executive, Asplund’s appointment follows a thorough search process, conducted by the Board over the last number of months in consultation with a leading search firm, with the mandate to appoint a next-generation leader who can drive transformative growth at BrightView. Asplund succeeds Interim President and CEO Jim Abrahamson. Abrahamson, who has served as a BrightView independent director since 2015, will remain as a member of the Board.
Asplund brings 25 years of extensive operational, service provider, and publicly traded company expertise to BrightView from United Rentals, Inc., the world’s largest equipment rental company. Most recently, as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, a position he was appointed to in 2019, Asplund served on the executive leadership team with company-wide responsibility for operations and employee safety. Asplund, who joined United Rentals in 1998, has held strategic leadership roles encompassing business services, shared services, supply chain, fleet management, and information technology. Earlier in his career, Asplund worked for United Waste Systems, Inc.
“We are excited to welcome Dale to the BrightView team. Dale is an outstanding leader whose proven operational excellence and exceptional strategic capabilities make him an ideal choice for our next CEO,” said Paul E. Raether, chairman of the board of directors. “As BrightView continues its transformational journey, the Board looks forward to working with Dale to deliver long-term growth and value for shareholders and is grateful to Jim for leading the Company through this transition period and his continued involvement in BrightView.”