TMR appoints first CEO
Paula Pitt is the Chief Executive Officer at TMR Sales & Service.
Her appointment to the newly created role took effect on July 19, 2021, and as the female senior executive in the organisation, she will be tasked with driving “a new strategic direction focused on innovation while strengthening the Company’s market leadership in air conditioning and electrical systems”.
An experienced business leader, Pitt brings a wealth of people leadership expertise with strong competencies in strategic management, from formulation to implementation. She has successfully delivered a number of major technical and people-focused change initiatives in her previous roles.
“We are fortunate at TMR to have a leader of Paula’s caliber,” said Chairman of the Board, Dick Stoute, in confirming the appointment.
“In addition to having the qualifications and expertise required to meet the challenges of this rapidly changing environment and lead the company to a greater level of profitable growth, her deep understanding of our business and its culture gives her a significant advantage in this new role. We have every confidence that she is perfectly positioned to lead the Company, especially at this time.”
Pitt comes to this role with extensive experience working in people-focused roles across the key operating departments of the electric utility industry. In addition, after joining the company in 2013, she transformed the human resource function at TMR to become a true strategic partner to the business. She has successfully created and implemented a range of management systems and initiatives including professionalizing the HR function and linking HR strategy to business strategy.
Certified by CIPD in HR practice, Pitt also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Reading, United Kingdom.
She has successfully completed post-graduate certificate courses in leadership and management, including change management and strategic workforce planning and has consulted with and trained persons in the management of self and of teams and in strategic leadership.
“This is a challenging time globally, perhaps most uniquely so in our lifetime. At TMR, I believe that we are well placed in our industry because of the strong relationships that we have built over time with our customers, our teams and our industry partners,” said Pitt.
“My goal in leading this company is to strengthen or repair existing relationships while building new ones as we reshape TMR into a professional services organisation focused on increasing customer loyalty and the engagement of our teams to deliver sustainable long-term growth and profitability.”
TMR is the leader in the HVAC, electrical and life safety industries with a strong reputation for product leadership and quality workmanship in the design, installation, repair and maintenance of these systems. Currently based mainly in Barbados, the company is positioning itself to deliver total building solutions across the region. (PR)