Management

Management

  • Billy D. Prim
    Interim President and Chief Executive Officer
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    Mr. Prim has served as Primo Water Corporation’s Interim President and Chief Executive Officer since November 2019.  Mr. Prim founded Primo Water Corporation (“Primo”) in 2004 and has served on the Board of Directors since inception and has served as Executive Chairman since June 2017. Previously, Mr. Prim was the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to founding Primo, Mr. Prim founded Blue Rhino Corporation (“Blue Rhino”), a provider of propane cylinder exchange and complementary propane and non-propane products, in March 1994 and served as its Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. Mr. Prim led Blue Rhino’s initial public offering in May 1998 and remained its Chief Executive Officer until April 2004, when Blue Rhino was acquired by Ferrellgas Partners, L.P., (“Ferrellgas”) at which time he was elected to the board of directors of Ferrellgas on which he served until November 2008. Mr. Prim previously served on the board of directors of Southern Community Bank and Trust from 1996 through 2005, its previous parent company, Southern Community Financial Corporation, and Towne Park Ltd. Mr. Prim also serves on the Wake Forest School of Business Board of Visitors and the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine Advisory Board.

    Mr. Prim brings extensive business, managerial and leadership experience to the Company’s Board of Directors. His service as an executive and a director of the Company provides the Board of Directors with a vital understanding and appreciation of the business. Mr. Prim has accumulated substantial corporate and shareholder governance expertise through his many years of public company experience. In addition, Mr. Prim’s leadership abilities, his experience at Blue Rhino Corporation and his extensive knowledge of the bottled water industry position him well for service on the Company’s Board of Directors.
     

    • David Mills
      Chief Financial Officer
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      Mr. Mills has served as Primo Water Corporation’s Chief Financial Officer since January 2018. From July 2011 to December 2017, Mr. Mills served as the Vice President of Finance and Treasurer, and served as the Controller from November 2009 until June 2011. Mr. Mills is responsible for providing strategic financial leadership for the Company and plays a critical role in ensuring the Company’s strategy creates shareholder value. Mr. Mills is responsible for investor relations, corporate finance, treasury, financial reporting and risk management.

      Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Mills held the positions of Treasurer and Controller for InterAct Public Safety Systems (a private software company) and Director of Accounting and Financial Reporting at Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation, where he oversaw all SEC financial reporting and reporting for its domestic and foreign joint ventures. Mr. Mills began his career with 11 years at EY, where he last served as a Senior Manager in assurance and advisory services.

      Mr. Mills earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Virginia Tech and is a CPA.

      • David Hass
        Chief Strategy Officer
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        Mr. Hass has served as Primo Water Corporation’s Chief Strategy Officer since May 2017. From January 2013 until May 2017, Mr. Hass served as the Company’s Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Financial Planning & Analysis, as well as General Manager of Canada and Direct Operations and served as the Director of Financial Planning & Analysis from June 2011 until December 2012. Mr. Hass leverages his experience in finance to lead the team responsible for Primo’s core strategy, mergers and acquisitions, financial analyses, and strategic ventures.

        Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Hass served as Vice President in Consumer Investment Banking for Stifel Nicolaus Weisel and as an Associate in Consumer Investment Banking at Thomas Weisel Partners. Mr. Hass began his career with Accenture.

        Mr. Hass earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Northern Illinois University and a MBA in finance from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business.