SMS Equipment appoints Robin Heard as CEO to succeed retiring CEO Mike Granger
On June 7th, 2021, SMS Equipment announced that CEO Mike Granger is retiring as of June 30th, 2021. Mr. Granger has been with SMS Equipment (and before 2010 with SMS Equipment's predecessor companies) for over 25 years. During that time, he oversaw the growth of SMS Equipment into one of the world's largest full-service equipment dealers.
SMS Equipment also announced that Robin Heard is appointed President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective July 1st, 2021; currently, Mr. Heard is President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mr. Heard has over 28 years of experience and has held senior executive roles in various industries, including machinery and equipment dealership, investment management, and power generation industries. He was the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for SMS Equipment from 2014 to 2017, oversaw finance and operations at Alberta Investment Management Corporation from 2017 to April 2020, and rejoined SMS Equipment in May 2020 as the Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mr. Heard has a CPA, CA designation and has an MBA with a marketing major.