Gilbarco Veeder-Root named André Dhawan president, Americas, effective immediately, the company announced.
In his new role, Dhawan will lead Gilbarco Veeder-Root’s business in the Americas and will look to strengthen Gilbarco’s position as a global manufacturer of fueling and convenience store equipment and technology.
Dhawan has nearly three decades of experience in the global industrial manufacturing and distribution industry. He most recently served as president, Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific at the company, a position he has held since July 2016. He and his family have lived and worked in six countries across three continents.
While serving as president of EMEA and Asia Pacific, Dhawan earned a reputation for a strong customer focus and driving growth and profitability. Among his achievements is building a strong base for automation and service across high growth markets, expanding into new geographies and an aggressive channel expansion strategy.
Before joining Gilbarco Veeder-Root, Dhawan was president of Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) for Zurich-based Xylem Inc., where he was responsible for leading several thousand employees across manufacturing facilities for a business with more than $1 billion in sales.
Dhawan began his career at ITT Inc. (formerly ITT Corp.), where he spent more than 15 years as an executive. During his tenure at ITT, he was responsible for leading corporate strategic direction, overseeing mergers and acquisitions, and he played a key role in building a global leadership position in the water infrastructure and commercial building services industries.
Dhawan has a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Maryland and an MBA from Pace University. He will be based at Gilbarco Veeder-Root’s global headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Gilbarco Veeder-Root is a worldwide technology provider for retail and commercial fueling operations offering integrated solutions from the forecourt to the convenience store and head office. For more than 150 years, Gilbarco Veeder-Root has provided long-term partnership, support and reliability. The company’s major product lines include fuel dispensers, nozzles, pump media, point-of-sale systems, payment systems, tank gauges and fleet management systems.