Akhurst CEO retirement and new CEO announcement.

It is with mixed emotions that Akhurst announces the retirement of our CEO and President, Eric Stebner. In his 23 years at the helm of Akhurst, Eric saw the company through many changes and advancements. He was instrumental in guiding the company to record growth, including an expansion of our Ontario facility and the addition of a new branch in Anaheim, California. Additionally, Eric saw the company through an ownership transition to the 4th generation in 2016. Although he will be missed by our staff, ownership, and vendors, we are excited for Eric to have more time for his passion for cycling. He intends to take a number of cycling trips at home and abroad over the next coming months.

Akhurst is pleased to announce the hiring of our new CEO and President, John Sotham. John brings with him a wealth of knowledge from his previous position as CFO of OK Tire and Build Direct. John has some big shoes to fill, but we know the company is in good hands under his leadership.

Eric Stebner (left) and John Sotham (right).

Our business is made of people.

Akhurst employees are all part of a family business that respects individual contributions and values. We provide opportunities for personal and career growth and reward employee performance. Our employees bring commitment and accountability, doing what’s right for our customers and our company, knowing they will share in our mutual success.

Akhurst Machinery Limited was founded by William (W.A.) Akhurst, in 1938, and to this day, the company remains family-owned and is now in its 4th generation. Over the years, Akhurst has established itself as a leading distributor of high-quality industrial equipment to the secondary woodworking, structural steel, sheet metal, & machine tool industries. We are very proud of our past, and we thank our valued customers and suppliers for their continued support and loyalty.

Akhurst Machinery. Building trust. Creating together.