PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Nov. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- BrightView, the nation's leading landscape services company, announced today that Andrew Masterman is joining the company as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Masterman, who also will join the company's Board of Directors, succeeds Pat Velasco, who has served as Interim Chief Executive Officer since July 2016. Mr. Velasco will continue in that role until Mr. Masterman joins the company in December 2016. Mr. Velasco will remain on BrightView's Board of Directors.
"On behalf of the Board, we are pleased to welcome Andrew to the team. We are confident in his ability to lead the company into its next phase of growth. He has a proven track record of delivering strong operational results, and we feel strongly that he will continue that record of leadership at BrightView," said Paul E. Raether, Chairman of the Board of Directors. "Pat has done an outstanding job of leading the company during his time as Interim Chief Executive Officer - he has improved productivity and customer focus, and enabled BrightView to better deliver the exceptional quality of service that we pride ourselves on. We are grateful for Pat's leadership and his continued involvement in BrightView." Mr. Masterman said, "I am thrilled to join the team at BrightView. This is a tremendous opportunity to work with a passionate and talented team to grow the premier commercial landscaping company by continuing to deliver best-in-class landscape services across the nation to our valued clients."