Putzmeister America Inc. announced Peter Mendel as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. In his new role, Mendel will assume full responsibility for overseeing Putzmeister America and its subsidiaries located in California, Houston and Mexico.
Mendel is replacing Dave Adams, whose career with the company spanned 20 years, including serving as President and CEO since January 2000. Adams remains on the Board of Directors, and he will also take on a significant role related to strategic business and product development. His input and presence within the industry will remain evident at trade shows and association events.
“Peter is well prepared to lead the company,” Adams said. “Peter’s expertise and vast knowledge will be extremely beneficial to Putzmeister and our customers.”
Mendel joined the company in March 2015 as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and he quickly learned the business and operations related to concrete and material placing equipment. Prior to joining the company, his experience included more than 20 years in operations, engineering, manufacturing and quality while involved with industries, predominantly automotive, located in the United States, Germany and Mexico.
In his new role, Mendel will report to Dr. Gerald Karch, CEO of Putzmeister Holding GmbH (Germany), and he will remain based at Putzmeister America’s headquarters in Sturtevant, Wisconsin.