ST. CATHERINES, Ontario, Canada — Doug Hart is the new CEO at Right Time Group of Companies, a provider of residential HVAC, plumbing, and electrical services.

Right Time is majority-owned by Gryphon Investors, a California-based middle-market private equity firm.

“The experiences and talents that Doug brings to the team will prove to be invaluable,” said Alex Earls, deal partner at Gryphon, in a press release. “He will play a critical role as we continue our strategic growth plan and enable the positive experiences that matter for all our customers and employees.”

Hart most recently served as CEO at Royal House Partners, a home services business spanning the southern and central U.S. During his tenure, he substantially grew the company’s marketing and sales capabilities while significantly driving operational efficiencies and improving profitability, according to Gryphon’s press release.

Hart is the former international vice president at Terminix, where he was responsible for the non-U.S. business covering Canada, Europe, and Latin America. Earlier, he served in executive roles at Reliance Home Comfort. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a master’s in business administration from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

“It is a true privilege to step into the CEO role at a company that has been and will continue to be a leader in the industry,” said Hart. “I have admired the truly great work this organization has accomplished, and I’m excited about the opportunity to drive a new level of growth and value for our customers.”