After more than 40 years in the plumbing and piping Industry and the last six years as president and CEO of Kelly Pipe Co., Leonard Gross is retiring as of March 31, 2016.
The company noted Gross has decided to pursue other adventures that hold his interest, such as spending time with his grandchildren, mountain climbing and zip lining, to name just a few.
Gross, the company said, has been a great asset to Kelly Pipe and during his tenure has been responsible for the growth of the company from nine locations to its current 15 locations. Kelly employees more than 250 employees and has its headquarters in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., with branch offices and yards across the United States, Canada, UK and Colombia.
Kelly Pipe also announced the appointment of Steve Livingston as president and CEO effective Jan. 1. Livingston joined Kelly Pipe in 2003 as Denver branch manager and was promoted to the position of executive vice president of the Central Region in 2010. Livingston, the company stated, is well known in the industry and brings with him to his new position 50 years in the industrial pipe industry. He began his career in 1966 and since joining the Kelly Pipe family his expertise and accomplishments have been greatly recognized and appreciated by the company.
Kevin Roberts has been appointed to replace Livingston as vice president of the Central Region. Roberts joined Kelly in a sales position in 2006 and quickly was promoted to Houston branch manager in 2008. He has been instrumental in helping that branch grow from one sales office and yard to its current presence of a much larger sales office and stocking yards. Roberts will now extend his accomplishments to the entire Central Region for Kelly Pipe.
Kelly Pipe was organized in 1898 and was purchased by JFE Shoji in 2014.