DAPHNE, ALA. - June 19, 2023 - BBB Industries, LLC (BBB), a sustainable manufacturer and leader in the automotive aftermarket, announced today the passing of its Founder and Chairman Emeritus Donald (Don) G. Bigler. Bigler was a resident of Mobile, Alabama.


Don Bigler died, peacefully, surrounded by family on Friday, June 16. He was 91 years old.


“On behalf of BBB Industries, our board, and our management team, I offer our deepest condolences to the Bigler family,” said Duncan Gillis, CEO of BBB Industries. “Don was not just one of BBB’s founders, he was a friend, mentor, and an inspiration to many within the company. I already miss his friendship.”


Don founded BBB alongside his sons, Jeff and Bruce Bigler, who live in the Mobile area. Together, they grew the company from a small, regional remanufacturer of rotating electrical parts into one of the largest and most successful sustainable manufacturers in the world.


Founding and building BBB Industries was Don’s “second act” following a highly impactful career in the aerospace industry where he led top secret programs to ensure the security of the United States, as well as Teledyne Continental Motors (now Continental Aerospace Technologies), the largest manufacturer of engines for the general aviation market.


Funeral Arrangements:
Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral
Home Visitation: Tuesday, June 20, 2023, 6 pm
Second Visitation, Wednesday, June 21, 2023, 1 pm followed by funeral services


You can view his obituary here: Donald G. Bigler


About BBB Industries
BBB Industries, LLC is an industry leader in the sustainable manufacturing of starters, alternators, hydraulic and air disc brake calipers, both hydraulic and electric power steering products, and turbochargers for aftermarket industries. Through its various acquisitions in Europe, BBB also supplies an assortment of nondiscretionary repair parts and sustainably manufactured brake calipers across more than 76 countries. TERREPOWER is a division of BBB that services the electric vehicle and renewable energy sectors. Founded in 1987, BBB Industries, LLC is a private company with corporate centers located in the greater Mobile, Alabama and Dallas, Texas areas. Please see for more information.


BBB Industries Contact:
Denise Seale
Director - Corporate Communications and Government Affairs
BBB Industries, LLC