March 1, 2018
Excel industries name new CEO
Excel Industries, a manufacturer of commercial and residential turf equipment sold under the Hustler and BigDog Mower brand names, announced the retirement of president and chief executive officer Paul Mullet. Joseph C. Wright joined Excel Industries as CEO on February 12, 2018. Mullet’s decision to retire comes after 45 years with Excel Industries, serving as president and CEO since 1991. He will remain actively engaged through March, assisting with Wright’s transition. Mullet also will continue to serve on the company’s Board of Directors, a role he has held since 1983. Founded in 1960 and based in Hesston, Kan., Excel Industries is a leading manufacturer of premium commercial and residential turf equipment. Excel introduced the world’s first zero-turn mower under the Hustler brand in 1964. Excel Industries and its affiliates have a global distribution network of more than 2,500 U.S. retailers and 25 distributors worldwide.