Dolbeare had been president and COO of Basler since 2003.
Rhodes joined Basler in 1983 and has held various roles in the engineering and purchasing departments. He was named director of supply chain management in 2004. In 2006 he became sales manager for the power systems group and in 2007 was promoted to director of sales for all product groups. In 2011, Rhodes was named vice president of sales and in 2018 was promoted to executive VP, responsible for the sales, marketing, engineering, and manufacturing functions for all Basler locations, in addition to managing E2 Power Systems LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Basler, as well as Basler’s facilities in China and Singapore.
“We wanted someone who knew the company inside and out,” said Greg Basler, vice chairman of the board and chief executive officer. “Ken has demonstrated his ability at each level of the company and we are excited to see the continued growth of Basler Electric under his leadership.”
Basler is a privately held company based in Highland, Ill. The company was founded in 1942 and manufactures items for the HVAC and power industries.