SIDNEY — Ferguson Construction President Martin “Mick” Given will have a new title at the end of April: CEO.
He will continue as chairman of the board of the Sidney-based company and will turn over day-to-day presidential duties to current Executive Vice President and Operations Manager Doug Fortkamp, who will named president.
“I’m still staying involved in the company,” Given told the Sidney Daily News, Thursday, April 26. “This gives me a chance to work on the company instead of in the company. It’s a visionary thing — long-term growth initiatives — and not dealing with day-to-day stuff as much.”
Given has been Ferguson Construction president for 17 years, during which time, the firm grew from $63 million in assets to $173 million. He credits the success to the entire Ferguson team and their focus on customer care, safety and quality, according to a release, Thursday.
Fortkamp will be the firm’s seventh president in its 98-year history. The company began in 1920 in Sidney and has added offices in Columbus, Dayton and Columbus, Indiana.
As Given transitions to CEO and Fortkamp, to president, Jason Stiver will be named vice president and operations manager. Also, picking up some of the additional corporate responsibilities will be Senior Vice President Tom Snapp.
In the release, Given said he is excited about the new leadership team at Ferguson and for the future growth opportunities.
There have been other changes at Ferguson in the last 18 months associated with the satellite offices. In the Columbus, Ohio, office, Ben Lindsay has been named general manager. In the Dayton office, Jeff King has been named general manager. Clay Smith is the general manager of the Columbus, Indiana, office.