Ritchie Names Saligram As CEO

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Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers announced that its board of directors has appointed Ravi Saligram as the company’s new chief executive officer. Saligram succeeds Peter Blake, who left the company in July. Saligram’s 35-year professional career includes three years as president and chief executive officer of OfficeMax and more than 20 years of general management experience at ARAMARK, Intercontinental Hotels Group, and SC Johnson. He has lived in five countries and worked in many more across five continents. Saligram earned an MBA from the University of Michigan and an electrical engineering degree from Bangalore University. He will be based out of the company’s head office in Vancouver.