CEO for Region AMER
Rick Whitney was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of M+W Group’s Americas Region and President of M+W U.S., Inc. in April 2017.
In his role Rick is responsible for the strategic leadership and operational performance of all M+W Group business units in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Rick’s return to M+W Group in 2017 followed a previous tenure with the company from 1997 through 2014. He served as CEO of the company’s Americas Region from 2008 to 2014.
As a results driven construction executive with over 13 years in C level positions Rick has more than 30 years of experience in the high-tech engineering and construction industry. Before re-joining M+W Group, Rick was the CEO of Adolfson and Peterson Construction in Minneapolis, MN. During his previous 17-year tenure with the M+W Group, Whitney developed a strong reputation with the company’s largest clients as he progressed from Project Manager through the ranks to Chief Operating Officer (COO) and eventually CEO from 2008 to 2014. From 1983 to 1997, Rick worked for Texas Instruments (TI) where he was responsible for Construction Management throughout the company’s Asia Pacific region. Rick began his career as a Civil Engineer working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in both active duty and U.S. Army Reserve positions.
Rick holds a BS in Civil Engineering from The Citadel Military College of South Carolina and an MBA in Finance from the University of South Carolina.