Rob Robins becomes president, succeeding Scott Wheeler, who will serve as CEO
Chesapeake-based natural gas and diesel engine sales company Bay Diesel announced last week it has named Willard “Rob” Robins as president and Scott Wheeler, current president and founder, as CEO.
This marks the first time since its 1982 inception that Bay Diesel has a new president. Robins joined the company in 2003 as a sales engineer. In his new role, he will oversee day-to-day services while Wheeler will oversee corporate matters.
“A lot has changed since Bay Diesel started out the back of my Volkswagen Rabbit,” Wheeler said in a statement. “It’s time we had the next generation bring Bay Diesel into the future.”
Robins, who is now a certified instructor with the Milwaukee School of Engineering, earned his mechanical engineering degree from the University of Virginia.
Bay Diesel, a veteran-owned small business, specializes in natural gas and diesel engine sales for marine, industrial and power generation clients. It is the territory distributor for Generac Power Systems.
Outside of Bay Diesel, Robins also serves on the board of festevents in Norfolk and the Living River Trust. He has also served on the board of directors for the Propeller Club.
“I am excited to continue building on the 38-year foundation that Scott and the rest of our team has established,” Robins said in a statement.