McLaren Engineering Group announces CEO transition
January 4, 2022
McLaren Engineering Group Founder and Chairman Malcolm McLaren, PE, announced the next phase of the Woodcliff Lake-based company’s succession plan with the appointment of Jeremy Billig, PE, current Chairman, as CEO. Billig takes the head of the operational structure of the main multidisciplinary engineering company as former CEO, McLaren takes on a new strategic position as executive chairman of the board.
The planned transition of the two roles means a deployment of McLaren Engineering Group’s strengthened future vision as the company continues on its journey to a basic built environment.
“Building on the entrepreneurial roots Mal has planted, my goal is to strengthen McLaren’s reputation for original thinking and technical excellence with a tactical emphasis on process and technological advancements,” says Billig . “As we earn more and more accolades as a premier engineering company, our characteristics of responsiveness and applied ingenuity will continue to lay the foundation for our next phase of growth and expansion. “
Prior to his appointment as president in 2019, Billig spent 17 years at McLaren leading a wide range of complex engineering projects while starting and growing the company’s New York office. As the business grew, Billig worked with Malcolm McLaren to develop a scalable structure to accommodate the rapid growth of the business.
“Throughout my career, Mal has been an exemplary leader, mentor and engineer. Since the company was founded in its basement in 1977, it has propelled us to the forefront of the AEC industry. As CEO, I will develop this foundation and usher in a new chapter with a defined direction, ”continues Billig.
In McLaren’s new role as Executive Chairman of the Board, he will provide strategic oversight to lead the company’s board of directors, while leading the uptake of innovative technologies and overseeing complex projects.
“I started the McLaren Engineering Group when I was 25 with a slide rule in one hand and a diving tank in the other,” McLaren explains. “Four and a half decades later, I am proud to say that the firm has grown beyond my expectations by meeting the needs of our clients and pushing the limits technically. Over the past few years, we have focused on building an organization that is agile, flexible and ready for growth. It is an honor to hand over the reins to Jeremy, who is a brilliant, meticulous and process-oriented pioneer. Under his leadership and foresight, I know the next generation of leaders will amplify our core values while taking the team to new heights.
Since its creation, the employee-owned company has built a solid reputation in the sector with a portfolio of more than 20,000 innovative projects covering infrastructure, transport, entertainment, energy, health, development industrial and real estate. The engineering empire has grown with offices from coast to coast and a well-diversified range of services that includes structure, civil engineering, marine, entertainment, bridges, forensics , facades, geotechnics, construction engineering and surveying.
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