Middleton, Wis. — Mead & Hunt announced that Andy Platz is the new CEO effective July 1, 2018. Platz will continue as President, and former CEO Raj Sheth will continue as Chairman of the Board.
“We have a fantastic team and company, and I am honored to be chosen to lead us through our next chapters,” said Platz in a message to employees. “Our industry is constantly changing — new delivery methods, new services, new markets, new technologies and new demands seemingly spring up every minute. Yet despite all this change, our values remain the same and have proven to be the secret to our success.”
He went on to thank employees saying, “Our success over the years is due to your hard work and dedication, and I look forward to supporting each of you as we build upon our success and become an even better company. Starting as CEO of a company with such a successful track record has its own challenges. We want to continue our growth and stay competitive, while still being able to enjoy what we have all worked hard to create.”
Mead & Hunt is one of the largest privately-held architecture, engineering, and planning consulting firms in the nation. In the past 24 years the firm has grown from 130 employees to more than 650. Offices increased from two civil engineering offices in Wisconsin to more than 30 multidiscipline offices across the nation. Revenues increased from $10 million in 1994 to an expected $125 million in fiscal year 2018.
Platz joined Mead & Hunt in 1985 as a project engineer in the aviation department. In the ensuing 33 years, he quickly rose through the ranks as project manager, department manager, business unit leader, group leader, president, and now CEO/President.
“Andy is a great leader. He’s passionate about employee and client success,” said Sheth. “I’m confident he will continue our focus on people, a culture of growth and opportunity, and commitment to solving clients’ problems.” Sheth continued that he would remain active and involved in Mead & Hunt’s future for some time.
Platz is the sixth person to lead the company in the 118-year history of Mead & Hunt.