Mark VII Equipment Inc., the North America subsidiary of WashTec AG of Germany, has announced that CEO Steve Jeffs will retire at the end of 2014.

Jeffs joined WashTec in 2005 as managing director of its UK subsidiary. In 2007 he relocated to Colorado, where he served four years as vice president of sales for Mark VII prior to becoming CEO in 2011.

WashTec is conducting a search for his replacement with the goal of having his successor in place by January 2015. As part of the planned transition, Pierre-Yves Leclercq, director of operations for Mark VII Canada, and Ryan Beaty, vice president direct sales for Mark VII US, will assume additional responsibilities for North America operations effective October 1.