Scooter Store CEO resigns
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas - Doug Harrison, founder and CEO of The Scooter Store, has resigned, effective immediately, the company announced last week.
Harrison resigned to "pursue other interests," the company stated in a press release. Board member J. Randall Bishop will serve as interim CEO.
"Over the past 21 years, Doug Harrison built The Scooter Store into one of the most recognized and respected brands in the industry, with a reputation for quality products, a presence in practically every state, and a powerful employee culture," Bishop stated in a release. "To continue to build value and drive growth for the company, Harrison and the board have decided that this is the right time to make a leadership change."
Last week's announcement is not the first high-level management shake-up this year. In January, Chief Financial Officer Tom Shaw and Chief Sales Officer Mike Pfister both left the company.
Harrison founded The Scooter Store in 1991. He will remain with the company as a member of the board of directors and one of its largest shareholders.
Bishop, a board member since 2011, has served as CFO and in other financial leadership positions at leading companies, including US Electrical Services Inc., Ernst & Young and Cameron & Barkley Company.
The company stated it expects the transition to Bishop's leadership to be "very smooth."