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Change in the Management Board of M+W Americas

Change in the Management Board of M+W Americas

Ron Oakley, COO of M+W Americas, acting as new CEO

Rick Whitney, CEO M+W Americas, left the company at the end of September to pursue external career opportunities. He had decided to leave after 17 successful years in the M+W Group. His tasks and responsibilities were handed over to Ron Oakley, COO of M+W Americas.

Dr. Olaf Berlien, CEO of M+W Group, said, “During the 17 years Rick has been with M+W Americas, the M+W Group has turned into a strong player in the North American EPC market. We thank him for his hard work and for being a major contributor to our successful growth over the past few years.”

Ron Oakley, who has been COO of M+W Americas, has taken over all Rick Whitney’s responsibilities until a permanent replacement is found.


About the M+W Group: M+W Group GmbH, based in Stuttgart (Germany), is a leading global high-tech engineering company. Established in 1912, the company operates in more than 30 countries. M+W Group manages projects of all dimensions on behalf of clients from various sectors, including electronics, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, energy and information technology — from semiconductor plants to nanotechnology research centers. The company offers a full range of services from concept and design to turnkey solutions. During the financial year 2014, the M+W Group generated sales of 2.46 billion euros with around 7,050 employees worldwide. For more information please visit:

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