B&D Industrial Hires New Vice President to Drive Emergent Software and IIoT Enterprise
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
by: B&D Industrial

Section: Press Releases

Macon, GA (April 8, 2022) – B&D Industrial has furthered the investment made in software and the industrial internet of things (IIoT) solutions with the hiring of John Finnegan to lead B&D’s emergent IIoT solutions. B&D’s IIoT enterprise consists of a software as a service offering that collects data from various devices in a manufacturing or municipal facility and is available for display and usage in multiple manners, including condition monitoring, machine learning, and critical compliance needs from a secure cloud-based platform. The promising IIoT solution has significant synergies with B&D’s core 75-year history of reliability and expertise, including B&D’s recent acquisition of GTI Predictive last year.

Finnegan joins B&D after over 20 years at Rittal North America, where he gained extensive sales, marketing, and overall leadership experience. He began his career with Rittal selling industrial automation enclosure solutions in the Atlanta market and received several promotions in his career. Most recently, he was a member of the executive team as Vice President of Industrial Sales. In this role, Finnegan had responsibility for the entire US industrial market, including emergent software solutions, and led Rittal’s commercial sales efforts. He will be based in B&D’s Norcross, GA facility.

“We are exceptionally proud to have a leader of John’s caliber to lead our IIoT efforts. IIoT is a pillar of our strategic plan, and participation is key to our ability to provide customer value in the same way that B&D has for the last 75 years,” said Brian Davis, Co-CEO of B&D Industrial. “John has a long career serving industrial customers. He has been involved in product launches, led teams well, and built profitable businesses. He is just the kind of leader that we need to help us build out these new offerings, and we are happy to have him on our team.”

About B&D Industrial
Founded in 1947, B&D Industrial is an applications-driven, independent distributor and service provider. We provide solutions to OEMs and companies with MRO and automation needs in heavy and light manufacturing. B&D Industrial is parent to three specialty divisions: MRO+Automation Solutions, Gearing+Reliability Solutions, and Scale Systems, and operates in over 30 facilities throughout Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Washington. The company’s portfolio includes Washington-based Western Machine Works, GTI Predictive, and Industrial Control Direct (an e-commerce enterprise). B&D Industrial is headquartered in Macon, Georgia. For more information, visit www.bdindustrial.com.