Mark VII Equipment CEO to Retire

Jeffs to step down at end of year

Steve Jeffs of Mark VII Equipment

Steve Jeffs

ARVADA, Colo. -- Mark VII Equipment Inc., the North America subsidiary of WashTec AG of Germany, the world's largest manufacturer of vehicle cleaning systems, today announced that CEO Steve Jeffs will retire at the end of 2014.

Jeffs joined WashTec in 2005 as managing director of its U.K. 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 U.S., will assume additional responsibilities for North American operations effective Oct. 1.