Riverbend Industries welcomes Brian Kobilinski as its new President and CEO

Riverbend Industries Promotes Brian Kobylinski as President and CEO (Photo: Business Wire)

CHICAGO, January 9, 2024—(BUSINESS WIRE)–Riverbend Industries, a prominent family business known for acquiring and managing North American manufacturing companies in the construction and industrial products sectors, is proud to announce the appointment of Brian “Koby” Kobylinski as its new President and Chief Executive Officer director.

Brian Kobilinski brings over 30 years of experience in the global industrial sector to Riverbend Industries. Prior to joining Riverbend, he served as Chairman and CEO of Jason Industries, leading the business through its operational and financial transformation. His extensive experience includes several key executive roles at Actuant Corporation (formerly Applied Power, Inc.), where he demonstrated outstanding leadership by building the industrial and energy segments through a combination of above-market organic growth and acquisition and integration.

“Kobe’s proven track record of leading high-performance teams and his extensive knowledge of the industrial sector align perfectly with our strategic goals at Riverbend Industries,” said Ambassador Ronald Gidwitz, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. “We believe his visionary leadership and strategic approach will propel Riverbend Industries to new heights of success and innovation in the manufacturing sector.”

The appointment of Kobe as President and CEO is a testament to Riverbend Industries’ commitment to driving growth and excellence. As Kobe already serves as an independent director for Riverbend, his promotion ensures continuity and stability in the company’s leadership. This is beneficial in maintaining ongoing projects and strategies as he is already familiar with the company’s operations, culture and goals.

“I am honored to take on this new role at a company with such a rich history and promising future,” said Brian Kobilinski. “Working closely with our talented Riverbend team, we will continue to build on the company’s legacy to drive sustainable growth by providing high-performance HVAC and building envelope solutions that improve the comfort, safety and security of our customers.”

Kobe holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Norbert College and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin. His education, leadership experience and deep understanding of various industry sectors make him ideally suited to lead Riverbend Industries’ portfolio companies into their next phase of development.

For more information about Riverbend Industries and its new President and CEO Brian Kobilinski, please visit https://www.riverbendindustries.com or email [email protected].

About Riverbend Industries

Riverbend Industries is a family-owned business that acquires and operates North American manufacturing companies in the construction and industrial products sector. A collaborative partner, Riverbend strives to facilitate growth while maintaining the unique cultures of its businesses. Long-term investments and customized transaction structures ensure compliance with all stakeholders. Through operational standardization and centralization of specific strategic functions, Riverbend enables portfolio companies to capture efficiencies while fostering an environment of entrepreneurship.

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Matt Blue
Vice President, Marketing and Innovation
Riverbend Industries
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