BBB Founder Bigler Dies

DAPHNE, Ala. – BBB Industries, LLC (BBB), a sustainable manufacturer and leader in the automotive aftermarket, announced yesterday 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.

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, the company also supplies an assortment of nondiscretionary repair parts and sustainably manufactured brake calipers across more than 76 countries.

TerrePower is a division of the company 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.


Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.