February 03, 2014

Barton Malow Promotes Leadership to Key Positions throughout Company

Southfield, Michigan - Barton Malow Company is pleased to announce multiple promotions for key leadership positions throughout the company to strengthen our core purpose and focus on People, Projects and Communities.

“Barton Malow has a strong history of promoting from within; the leaders recognized here demonstrate a great range of experience and understanding of where we have been as a company and where we are headed. Celebrating our 90th anniversary this year, this leadership will help us achieve our strategic goals by 2024, our 100th anniversary,” said Ryan Maibach, President.

  • Chuck Binkowski promoted to Senior Vice President, Central Region Operations and to Barton Malow Company’s Board of Directors.
  • Bob Grottenthaler, PE, LEED AP, promoted to Senior Vice President, Eastern Region Operations and to Barton Malow Company’s Board of Directors.
  • Joe Benvenuto, Benjamin Morgan, Sue Rogers, Bruce Rysztak and Jennifer Sulak Brown, PHR, promoted to Vice President.
  • Ron Torbert, Esq., Vice President appointed to the Board of Directors.
  • Ben Maibach III will continue to serve as Chairman & CEO, while Doug Maibach will assume the role of Vice Chairman of the Barton Malow Enterprise Board of Directors.

Chuck BinkowskiChuck Binkowski has led Barton Malow in some of its most significant projects and programs with clients such as DTE Energy, Consumers Energy and Severstal North America. With over 33 years at Barton Malow, he has helped transition the organization through critical changes within the Central Region as his leadership has grown from General Manager and Director of Self Perform Services, Director to Vice President of Industrial and Energy markets and now as Sr. Vice President of Barton Malow’s with a focus on Central Region Operations which includes all Midwestern states as well as national markets and clients.

Bob GrottenthalerRobert Grottenthaler, PE, LEED AP has provided over 20 years of construction experience and leadership to Barton Malow. He has built lasting relationships with clients such as, Pennsylvania State University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Virginia, the University of Maryland Medical System and the University of Maryland. Bob’s broad focus on construction markets such as higher education, healthcare and sports has brought him to his overall leadership of Barton Malow’s Eastern Region as Senior Vice President and as a member of the Barton Malow Company Board of Directors.

Bob also serves as a Board Member and Vice President of the Pennsylvania State University Alumni Society of Architectural Engineers (ASAE). He also serves on the Pennsylvania State University, Partnership for Achieving Construction Excellence (PACE) Advisory Board and has received the PACE Excellence Award, was elected into the PACE Hall of Fame and was named an AE Centennial Fellow. Bob also serves on the Board of Governors for the Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI).

Joe BenvenutoJoe Benvenuto, with 15 years at Barton Malow, Joe’s leadership is founded in his growth from beginning in Barton Malow’s self-perform services as a Project Manager and Superintendent for major industrial and energy programs. Previously as Sr. Director and now Vice President, Joe will continue to lead efforts with major energy clients and projects nationally. Joe serves on two AGC Michigan negotiating committees for the Operators and Laborers as well as Carpenters. He also is a member of the Construction Industry Institute’s (CII) Productivity Research Committee.

Benjamin MorganBenjamin Morgan has been a critical project team leader for Barton Malow over the past 18 years. Leading efforts on various sports, convention centers and higher education projects, Ben’s recent work has been for the University of Maryland, Coppin State University, Morgan State University and Johns Hopkins University. Ben was the first recipient of the “Ben C. Maibach, Jr. Leadership Award,” Barton Malow Company’s Awards Program, and is continuously active in community organizations and efforts. The leadership Ben has demonstrated on and off of the jobsite has led him to his new role as Vice President where he will continue to grow our relationships with key clients. Ben also serves on the Advisory Board for the Construction Management Program at Morgan State University.

Sue RogersSue Rogers has been a part of Barton Malow leadership for 28 years, implementing numerous enterprise systems for the company as well as quality standards. Sue is a central part of Barton Malow’s partnering and strategic planning with key clients, architects and engineers. With this experience Sue will continue to lead Barton Malow’s business development efforts as Vice President of Business Development.


Bruce RysztakBruce Rysztak has led Barton Malow’s major projects with all of our domestic automotive clients for the past 27 years, including: General Motors, Chrysler and Delphi. Bruce recently completed major programs for General Motors in Baltimore, Maryland and Arlington, Texas as well as Mexico and is now focused on work at the plants in Saginaw and Pontiac. As Vice President, Bruce will lead efforts in working with General Motors, Ford Motor Company and Chrysler.


Jennifer Sulak BrownJennifer Sulak Brown, PHR, promoted to Vice President of Human Resources, has focused on Barton Malow’s workforce development program over the past seven years, through growing leadership development programs, workforce planning strategy and employee engagement initiatives as well as talent recruitment efforts. Jennifer serves as Research Chair for the Construction Industry Institute’s (CII) Research Committee addressing craft labor demographics and their influence on project performance.


Ron TorbertRon Torbert, Esq., as Vice President and General Counsel for Barton Malow’s Legal, Risk and Insurance Management team, Ron’s focus is contract review and negotiation as well as litigation oversight. Ron is a member of the Legal Aid and Defender Association of Detroit. His new appointment to Barton Malow’s Board of Directors will provide additional legal and risk management review for the company’s operations.


About Barton Malow Company
Barton Malow Company provides construction services for a variety of delivery methods as well as capabilities to increase safety, quality and productivity through the ability to self-perform trades and technology.

Celebrating our 90th Anniversary in 2014, Barton Malow Company leads North America as one of the top performing contractors in market specialties such as education, energy, federal, healthcare, industrial and manufacturing and special event facilities, our vision is to build People, Projects and Communities.

We build innovative solutions through engaging technology like Building Information Modeling (BIM) and unique contracting methods like integrated project delivery (IPD) applied to our work everyday. Our team includes over 1,300 people throughout 12 offices and is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan. Annual revenues exceed $1 billion. Barton Malow is an equal opportunity employer.

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