Cotton Board of Directors

Pete Bell
Chief Executive Officer

Pete Bell has extensive experience managing disaster restoration efforts for corporate and retail businesses in the United States and abroad. Under Mr. Bell’s leadership, Cotton Commercial USA, Inc. has responded to some of the largest weather disasters in recent history including the 2004 triple hurricane event in Florida; the 2005 hurricanes that devastated the U.S. Gulf Coast, Caribbean and Mexico; the Australia Floods of 2010 – 2011; the Japan earthquake and tsunami disaster of 2011; and many other natural disasters that have brought destruction to the United States including blizzards, tornados and flooding. Mr. Bell also played an instrumental role in overseeing and implementing strategic plans for the logistical support and cleanup efforts of the British Petroleum oil spill in 2010.

Before cofounding Cotton with Daryn Ebrecht in 1996, Mr. Bell began his career in the local fire and restoration industry in Houston, Texas. During that time he formed a vision to develop a single source company capable of providing complete recovery solutions for clients in North America and beyond. Today, with over a dozen regional offices that include an International Logistics Center, Cotton is at the center of global disaster recovery and restoration.

Mr. Bell holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Sam Houston State University where he served as president of the Sigma Chi fraternity. In 2008, he was the recipient of the Sam Houston State University Distinguished Alumni Award. Mr. Bell currently serves as the cofounder of the Cotton Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to delivering hope and providing comfort, through various fundraising and donations, to children who are the victims of natural disasters and other life-changing events.




Oct. 20, 2016
Growth Trend Continues Across Cotton
Cotton is pleased to announce the addition of three new managers to support company operations across the Roofing, Logistics, and Culinary specialized divisions.

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Sept. 21, 2016
Cotton Risk Manager to Present a Lineup of Sessions at RIMS 2017
Cotton Holdings Inc., a RIMS member, has been chosen to present four sessions at the 2017 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Philadelphia, PA.

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Sept, 2016
Article by Lance J. Ewing: Appealing to Fear
Insurance company defense teams must plan ahead to overcome plaintiff attorneys who use scare tactics to sway juries.

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Aug 31, 2016
Cotton Holdings Expands Leadership Team
Cotton Holdings, Inc. is pleased to announce Jeff Erler and Keith Benton have joined the Company as General Counsel and Health, Safety and Environmental ("HSE") Director, respectively.

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Aug 17, 2016
School Board Declares Emergency, Hires Cotton Global Disaster Solutions to Begin the Clean-Up Operations
A disaster clean-up company has been hired by the Tangipahoa Parish School Board to begin operations immediately to get Amite West Side Middle Magnet School suitable for the resumption of classes.

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