New Positions Announced for the Butz Family of Companies: Alvin H. Butz, Inc., Alexander Building Construction Co., and Shoemaker Construction Co.
Allentown, PA, March 7, 2012 . . . The Butz Family of Companies, consisting of Alvin H. Butz, Inc., Alexander Building Construction Co. and Shoemaker Construction Co., announces two new positions in a coordinated effort to improve strategic initiatives and business development efforts in core markets.
Christopher S. Magent, PhD, LEED AP, will fill a newly created position, Business Development and Strategic Initiatives Director. He will lead the integration of the business development and marketing efforts of all three companies. Magent is currently the General Manager of Alexander’s office in State College, and he will continue overseeing the operations of that office. During his tenure with Alexander, Magent has led efforts that have increased market share each year while delivering excellent service to all clients in the State College region.
Reporting to Magent will be Thomas E. Donley in the role of Business Development Manager for South Central and Eastern PA. Currently a resident of York, Donley is a native of Allentown with nearly 30 years of professional business development experience across Central and Eastern Pennsylvania. Donley served most recently as President of the York County Chamber of Commerce for 25 years, and earlier in his career worked for the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and practiced law in Philadelphia. In addition to Donley’s 100% focus on business development and lead generation, he will continue to leverage the talents of the staffs in all three companies in retaining and gaining customers.
Magent will also oversee the marketing efforts of all three companies that are led by Marketing Manager, Margaret McConnell. McConnell has served in that position for the last year after working for five years at the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation as the head of the Marketing and Communications Department.
“Business development and client relationships are critical to the success and future of our companies. Work with repeat clients will always be a high priority, and as such, all of our people working on projects will remain our first line of contact for business development,” says Greg L. Butz, president and CEO of Alvin H. Butz, Inc. “The construction industry has seen its share of hardships due to the economic downtown the past few years, however, we believe our companies have a unique offering for our clients that has strengthened our position in the industry. Through these additional changes in business development and marketing, we will continue to enhance that position.”
ABOUT ALVIN H. BUTZ, INC. AND THE BUTZ FAMILY OF COMPANIES: The Butz Family of Companies, Alvin H. Butz, Inc., Shoemaker Construction Co. and Alexander Building Construction Co., provides exceptional, comprehensive construction management and design/build services, led by strong values and complete satisfaction with special attention to safety, quality and value. The firm possesses significant experience in the construction of healthcare facilities, colleges/universities, corporate office buildings, hi-tech manufacturing facilities, sports and entertainment venues, government buildings, K-12 schools and retail buildings serving Pennsylvania, New Jersey and northern Delaware.