Arsenault Associates announced that Jack Boetefuer has been named as the company’s new chief executive officer, effective immediately. At the same time, Arsenault Associates announced the retirement of previous CEO Charles Arsenault. The company says the move represents the completion of a long-term succession strategy for the maker of Dossier, a fleet asset maintenance management software.
Boetefuer joined Arsenault in 2004 as vice president of sales and business development, and took over day-to-day operations in 2006 when he was named president in the first step of a planned transition. Prior to joining Arsenault Associates, he worked for major providers of industrial automation, including Rockwell Automation and Swiss/Swedish giant ABB. Boetefuer revised and fine-tuned Arsenault’s business model while assembling a team of fleet management experts, marketing, development, sales and tech support staff to improve the company’s ability to support customers and grow the business.
“Stepping back is much easier when you can follow a well-planned path, and when you have a strong successor,” says Arsenault. “Looking back, I am extremely proud of everything that we have achieved. Looking forward, the future is bright. The company has been greatly strengthened by Jack’s leadership over the last eight years. He has done an outstanding job of identifying and recruiting top-notch people to help us get to the next level while establishing an even stronger culture of teamwork, continuous improvement and best-in-class customer focus and support.” Arsenault will remain involved with the company as a management consultant, strategic adviser and occasional spokesperson.