Betts Company announced the appointment of Bill Betts to a newly created position of president and chief operating officer (COO). Mike Betts, formerly president of Betts Company, will actively continue in the business as chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer (CEO).

With this appointment Bill Betts becomes the seventh president of Betts Company, founded by William Michael Betts in San Francisco, Calif. in 1868. Betts Company has been owned and led by members of the Betts family without interruption throughout its147 year history and continues to reflect the passion and values of the Betts family. In addition to Mike and Bill Betts, Don Devany (senior vice president, Betts Company), Joe Devany (director of operations, Betts Spring Manufacturing and BettsHD) and John Devany (sales manager, Betts Truck Parts and Service) are Betts family members actively involved in leadership of this six generation family business.

“This is a proud day for our family and our company,” said Mike Betts. “Like all leaders at Betts Company, Bill has earned this opportunity by his passionate commitment to our associates, customers and suppliers. He is an excellent example of living our Seven Core Values and embodies ‘Improving the Way Things Move.’  Bill’s appointment provides all Betts Company team members – past and present – an opportunity to reflect on the very special accomplishment of sustaining and growing a family business for nearly one hundred and fifty years.”