Donald Bigler Celebrates 90th Birthday


DAPHNE, ALABAMA: Donald Bigler, co-founder and former CEO of BBB Industries, LLC (BBB), will celebrate his 90th birthday on March 2.


As one of BBB’s three founders, under Bigler’s leadership, BBB grew from a small, regional sustainable manufacturer of rotating electrical parts to a global, industry-leading sustainable manufacturer of rotating electrical parts, hydraulic and air disc brake calipers, power steering products and turbochargers.


“It has been an honor to participate in BBB’s growth the past 35 years,” Bigler said. “Because of our extraordinary people, I have great confidence in BBB’s future.”


“Don’s 90th birthday is a day that is definitely worthy of a celebration,” said BBB’s CEO, Duncan Gillis. “I have long considered it a privilege to work alongside Don. His values and commitment helped lay BBB’s foundation, and thanks to his extraordinary vision, BBB is well-positioned for future success.


Today, Bigler is a daily presence at BBB’s headquarters, and he serves as BBB’s Chairman Emeritus and advisor to the CEO.


BBB Industries, LLC is an industry leader in the sustainable manufacturing of starters, alternators, hydraulic and air disc brake calipers, hydraulic and electronic power steering products, and turbochargers for the OEM, passenger, industrial, and commercial vehicle aftermarket industries. Through Industrial Metalcaucho, S.L.U., BBB also supplies the automotive aftermarket with an assortment of rubber, metal, and rubber-to-metal products across more than 64 countries. Founded in 1987, BBB Industries, LLC is a private company headquartered in Daphne, Alabama. Please see for more information.




Seale Senior Manager, Corporate Communications

BBB Industries, LLC