Bill Murray, CFO for the past four years at SAI, has been named as CEO effective immediately. For two years prior to that, Murray held the position of Chief Restructuring Officer and independent Board Member. Over his 30-year business career, Murray has held senior level finance, operating and consulting positions in several companies including divisions of Daimler Chrysler and General Motors. Tom O’Malley has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, capping off a career of nearly 20 years at Schwing in various sales and marketing roles. Prior to Schwing, O’Malley had worked for Putzmeister America and Rotec Industries. Both Murray and O’Malley will serve on the Board of Directors of Schwing America.
Rounding out the senior leadership team, Lisa Kraft-Kujawa will continue to serve as VP of Human Resources and Administration. Kraft-Kujawa joined Schwing last year after a consulting position with the organization. Joseph Schnittker, Director of Engineering & Design of Schwing Group, based in Herne, Germany will also help guide the company with direct responsibility and co-ordination of the Engineering and Research and Development groups in Herne and the Minnesota facilities.
“I am confident in this team’s ability to continue to advance Schwing America as the premium concrete product manufacturer in North America,” said Dr. Gunther Abolins, Managing Director of Schwing Group in Herne, Germany. “They will continue to lead our talented team of senior leaders and dedicated employees to provide the best products and services for our current and future customers.”