R.H. White Companies, a construction services and utility management firm, today announced the appointment of Christopher J. Mayen to Division Manager of its newly formed Construction Services Division. Mr. Mayen will be responsible for the overall strategy, business development, financial, and operational activities for the business unit.
Service and long-term business relationships are a hallmark of R.H. White’s guiding philosophies and the formation of this group, specifically for day-to-day and 24/7 emergency service initiatives will further strengthen that commitment. More than 120 skilled trades professionals across the company’s building, mechanical and underground utility construction specialties will now report into this streamlined services group. R.H. White currently has approximately 600 full-time employees across multiple sites in three states.
Mr. Mayen brings more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry to his new position. He started at R.H. White as a carpenter in 1999 and has consistently taken on roles of increasing responsibility throughout his tenure. He has served in capacities from foreman to project manager as well as interim business unit manager for the company’s Building Construction Division. Most recently, Mr. Mayen served as project executive in the Building Division where he was responsible for day-to-day management of key contract work and service initiatives from pre-construction planning through to finished construction and beyond.
“We are thrilled that Chris will be leading this new division. His wealth of experience across many disciplines, his depth of knowledge at all levels of our company and, most importantly, his ability to build strong customer relationships and strong teams have all positioned him well for this leadership role. We look forward to the strategic growth of this group and the continued forging of long-lasting customer relationships,” stated James McCarthy, Chief Operating Officer at R.H. White.
Mr. Mayen received his Bachelor of Science from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego in 1995 and a Master of Business Administration from Nichols College in 2014. He is an Accredited Professional in Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and is a licensed construction supervisor in Massachusetts as well as a licensed carpentry instructor for The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).
Mr. Mayen is a resident of Dudley, MA where he lives with his wife and three children and is active in his community including serving as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for his church and actively participating in the programs of his son’s local Boy Scout Troop 273.