M+W Group names new CEO for the Americas Region
11 April 2017
Rick Whitney has been named CEO of M+W Group’s Americas Region and President of the company’s subsidiary M+W U.S. Inc. Whitney brings extensive industry expertise to his second stint at M+W Group, where he worked from 1997 to 2014.
M+W Group, a leading global high-tech engineering company, has announced that Rick Whitney will return to the company as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for its Americas Region and President of the U.S. businesses. Whitney has replaced Gary Baughman, who has resigned from his positions as President of M+W U.S. Inc. and CEO of M+W’s Americas Region, effective April 11.
Dr Wolfgang Büchele, CEO of M+W Group, said: “During his first tenure with our company Rick Whitney achieved extraordinary successes for M+W Group. He is a strong leader with a great industry record and a pronounced expertise which is highly recognized within our markets. We are happy that Rick is joining M+W again.”
“I am thrilled to return to M+W Group where I look forward to realizing the strong potential of M+W U.S. Inc. The great expertise of our employees and M+W’s outstanding market position are unique strengths that we will build on as we gain market share within our industry,” stated Whitney.
Whitney brings extensive experience from within the EPC industry (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) to his role as CEO. During his previous 17-year tenure with the M+W Group, Whitney developed a strong reputation with the company’s largest clients as he climbed the ranks from Project Manager to Chief Operating Officer (COO), before ultimately progressing to CEO from 2008 to 2014. During his extensive career, Whitney has directly managed projects, and then as an executive, led teams that executed technical projects for many of the leading companies in the industry. Under his leadership, M+W developed into a strong player within the North American EPC market with revenues that consistently topped $1 billion per year. Whitney holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from The Citadel and an MBA from the University of South Carolina.
Dr Wolfgang Büchele thanked Gary Baughman for his strong commitment to M+W Group: “During his time with M+W Group, Gary Baughman designed a number of successful initiatives that focused on strengthening the future development of our company. We wish him all the best for his future personal and professional endeavors.”
Rick Whitney – CEO Americas Region, President M+W U.S. Inc.
About 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. The 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 2015, the M+W Group generated sales of ~3.0 billion euros with around 6,000 employees worldwide. For more information please visit: www.mwgroup.net.
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