Jeff Thrall Transitions to Executive Chairman; Dan Potts named CEO of Thrall Enterprises
Thrall Enterprises (TEI), the parent company of the Nazdar family of companies, announced the appointment of Dan Potts as President and CEO, as Jeff Thrall transitions to the position of Executive Chairman.
Thrall has been with the business for more than 40 years, playing a key role in its tremendous success and helping the company to secure its market-leading position. He has now moved into his new role of Executive Chairman on Jan. 1, 2022.
Following the acquisition of Nazdar by TEI in 1977, Thrall was appointed as VP of Business Development at Nazdar in 1980. Two years later, he became President and CEO of Nazdar and served in both of these roles until 1991, when he moved to the position of President of TEI.
Thrall was appointed Chairman and CEO of TEI in 2009, continuing in this joint role until the present day.
“I have had a long and fulfilling career in the family business where I have been surrounded by great people who have contributed to our success,” Thrall said.
“I will continue in my role as Chair for the TEI Board and I also plan to Chair the newly-formed Family Council. I plan to continue to participate in the TEI strategic planning process and oversee key areas.”
Potts joined TEI in May 2015 as CFO and, in January 2020, was elevated to his current, expanded position of Executive Vice President and COO.
Now as President and CEO of TEI, Potts will maintain these responsibilities and also lead the development of TEI’s short- and long-term strategies and policies, reporting to and communicating regularly with the TEI Board and shareholders.
Potts will continue to work closely with Randy Thrall, Vice President of Real Estate and Other Investments, to help guide TEI’s strategy with outside investments.
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