Pirtek USA, Rockledge, Fla., announced the promotion of Kim Gubera to the position of CEO. Gubera previously served as Pirtek USA’s vice president and CFO and is a certified franchise executive with the International Franchise Assn. As CEO, she leads the company’s continued focus on strengthening the individual franchises and the overall Pirtek USA brand.
Gubera succeeds former CEO Glenn Duncan, who has more than 30 years at Pirtek and now has transitioned to the leadership role of Pirtek USA’s executive chairman. Gubera began with Pirtek USA as corporate controller before her promotion to CFO last year. An experienced corporate financial professional, she served with a leading national landscaping franchise where she held the position of director of finance before joining Pirtek USA.
“Our vision as a company remains the same: partnering with our franchise owners to build successful businesses while expanding the Pirtek brand in the United States,” said Gubera. “What I find exciting and challenging is working with the individual owners, their employees, and our corporate team, all of whom work every day to grow and support the brand while servicing our customers. Building relationships with, coordinating, and motivating these groups of talented people to work cohesively and in sync is a role that I welcome with enthusiasm.”
A Florida native, Gubera began her career in accounting and earned an MBA while successfully maintaining and advancing her career. In time, she became a certified public accountant and worked her way up to director of finance.