Mark VII Equipment Inc., the North America subsidiary of WashTec AG of Germany, has named Chris Andersen as its new CEO. Following a transition period, he will replace retiring CEO Steve Jeffs, who has been in leadership positions within the WashTec group for the last 10 years.

Andersen’s background includes 10 years in various senior level positions in sales, marketing, and management with Hilti, a Liechtenstein-based provider of products, systems, and services to the global construction industry.

Mark VII also promoted Ryan Beaty to the position of executive vice president, sales and service. In addition, the company promoted Pierre-Yves Leclercq to the position of executive vice president, operations. Beaty joined Mark VII in 2005 and has been vice president of direct sales since 2012. Leclercq joined WashTec France in 2002 and became operations director for WashTec-Mark VII’s Canada subsidiary in 2012.