DIRTT welcomes new COO
by CM Staff
Rich will lead manufacturing and operational efficiency to drive success for DIRTT’s clients and construction partners.
CALGARY — DIRTT, a company involved in industrialized construction, welcomes Richard Hunter as its new Chief Operating Officer, effective August 29, 2022. Based at DIRTT’s headquarters in Calgary, Alberta, Rich will lead manufacturing and operational efficiency to drive success for DIRTT’s clients and construction partners.
Rich brings manufacturing leadership and experience to DIRTT following a tenured career with large manufacturing companies, including Forterra, Trinity Industries, Terex Corporation, Danaher Corporation, Delphi Corporation, and General Motors Corporation. Most recently, Rich provided consulting services focused on business transformation and growth.
Benjamin Urban, Chief Executive Officer, commented, “I’m excited to welcome Rich as our new COO. Together with his extensive manufacturing experience, Rich’s track record of engaging teams and building healthy, performance-driven culture makes him a valuable addition to DIRTT. Rich will be a key part of DIRTT’s growth as we unlock manufacturing capacity. His collaborative and inclusive approach will drive improvements in efficiency as DIRTT continues to focus on our strengths, delivering an agile construction system to our clients.”
Rich holds an MBA in Operations and Strategic Planning from Purdue University, a Master of Science degree in Manufacturing Management from Kettering University (formerly General Motors Institute), and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University.