Katy, Texas—Cotton Holdings Inc. recently announced the promotion of Vice President Randall Thompson to chief operations officer. Thompson previously led Cotton’s Disaster Recovery Division and will continue to report to Pete Bell, CEO at Cotton. The former COO & co-founder Daryn Ebrecht has retired after a 20-year career with Cotton. Ebrecht will stay on as a Cotton Holdings board member and as an advisor on key strategic initiatives.
“Randall is an experienced and trusted leader who consistently delivers results. He is uniquely qualified to drive strategic prioritization and accountability within Cotton,” said Bell in prepared remarks. “I have tremendous confidence in Randall’s ability to align all of Cotton’s divisions with industry leading operational practices and to pave the way for the organization’s success in the next generation of the market.”
Thompson will assume responsibility for operations of all of Cotton’s divisions, including: Disaster Recovery, Construction, Roofing, Logistics, Culinary and Catastrophe. Thompson will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations, ensuring strategic goals are met, executing on service delivery to Cotton’s clients and ensuring operational excellence across the organization.
“The board unanimously agrees that Randall’s demonstrated leadership, coupled with his ability to deliver results, makes him the right person to help execute Cotton’s strategic priorities and drive sustainable growth,” said Naveen Bhatia, chairman of Cotton Holdings’ board. “Randall will complement CEO Pete Bell’s and CFO Bryan Michalsky’s respective skills and qualities making them a formidable team as they work to advance the Company’s growth agenda.”
Thompson joined the leadership team of Cotton in 2000 and has been integral to its growth and expansion throughout the United States and internationally. Prior to joining the Cotton team, Thompson joined the military as an enlisted soldier and served with the United States Army 2nd Infantry and the 101st Airborne Divisions. Following his enlistment in the Army Infantry, Thompson earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from Sam Houston State University before going on to work in the insurance industry.