ONTARIO, Calif. — Longtime business leader Dave Albert has been named the CEO of The Wheel Group, replacing David Williams.
Williams will be shifting to director of strategy and business development.
Albert has more than two decades of top-level strategic experience, according to The Wheel Group. He most recently served as president of Spectrum brands' home and personal care appliances division, which sold products under brands such as Black & Decker, Remington, George Foreman and Russell Hobbs. P
Before that, Albert was the vice president and general manager of Spectrum Brands' Asia Pacific and Canadian regions, leading local operations and the go-to-market executions of Spectrum's brand portfolio.
The Wheel Group said Albert brings broad cross functional and business leadership experience and a proven track record of building organizational trust, clarity of strategy and aligned execution that will deliver long-term growth.
"With the continued growth of The Wheel Group brands, adding Dave Albert to the team is a move to capitalize on our strong momentum ten-fold," Wheel Group Executive Chairman Wade Kawasaki said. "Dave's rich background of experience at world-class companies and proven strategic leadership will be an outstanding addition to our team."
Albert said The Wheel Group offers "an incredible variety of brands and products, and I am excited to assist in a new era of growth."