Willoughby succeeds Command Alkon CEO Ramsey

Source: Command Alkon, Birmingham, Ala.; CP staff

Construction materials-centric IT leader Command Alkon has named Executive Vice President of Business Development and Chief Product Officer Martin Willoughby successor to President and Chief Executive Officer Phil Ramsey, who has served at the helm for 16 of his 30 years at the company and will remain on the board of directors. 

“I am honored to take the reins at such a pivotal time in the company’s growth trajectory [and] committed to building on all that Phil has accomplished,” says Willoughby, who arrived in 2020 after 15-plus years as an executive team member of global cybersecurity software provider BeyondTrust Corp. “Since joining Command Alkon, I have been impressed with the depth of talent and customer focus. I look forward to working with our employees globally, the leadership team and board to continue serving our customers and delivering value for stakeholders.”  

“Now is the right time for the next generation of leadership,” adds Ramsey. “I am incredibly proud of all we have accomplished, growing Command Alkon into a leading supplier supporting customers across the heavy building materials supply chain. I have witnessed firsthand the tremendous value [Martin] brings to the company and our customers [and] look forward to continuing to partner with him and the leadership team.”  

“On behalf of the entire board, I’d like to thank Phil for his leadership and invaluable contributions,” notes A.J. Rohde, a senior partner at San Francisco-based Thoma Bravo, Command Alkon’s majority shareholder. “Under his leadership, Command Alkon has transformed into a world-class company and is well positioned to continue delivering best-in-class solutions.”  

“Martin has a track record of achieving outstanding operational performance and financial goals for more than 30 years at high-growth companies, and we are confident that he is the right leader to build on our momentum. With the strong and deep executive team at Command Alkon, [he] will provide outstanding leadership to execute on strategic priorities and accelerate growth,” Rhode affirms.