Eric Drooff named president of Keller North America

Keller is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric Drooff as president of Keller, North America.

Drooff is succeeding former president James Hind following his retirement. After earning his BS in Civil Engineering from Bucknell University, Drooff spent several years working for general contractors in the New York Metro area before joining Hayward Baker (now Keller) in 1992 as a project manager. He was promoted to vice-president, senior vice-president, and in 2015 he became the president of Hayward Baker. In 2018, Drooff was promoted to COO for Keller North America. He has been actively involved in ASCE technical committees, DFI, and is a member of The Moles.

“James leaves Keller North America in great shape to sustain and grow our business. I am both humbled and proud to get a turn at leading such talented and hardworking people,” said Hind.

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