Ryan Maibach was appointed to President of Barton Malow Company on April 26, 2011. A fourth generation builder, he is responsible for the operation of the company and its work throughout the country. Growing up in the construction business, Ryan began his career with Barton Malow in 1997 upon graduation from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in construction engineering. Since that time, Ryan has brought energy and innovation to Barton Malow.
Prior to becoming president, Ryan served as Operations Vice President of Barton Malow’s Industrial Group with oversight in all strategic planning and operations management for four years. Under his leadership the group’s revenues increased by 100% and the scope of services offered grew. At this time Ryan was also responsible for the management and talent development for 750+ craft personnel and 80 management employees.
Throughout his career, Ryan has sought out challenging projects that have expanded his knowledge of the construction industry – and how to successfully function within it. He specializes in projects where a focus on quality and detail is very high and he maintains outstanding working relationships with owners, contractors, trades and architects long after the project is over. Ryan’s portfolio of work includes numerous high profile projects: Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center; Barton Malow corporate headquarters; Capital One Richmond West Creek Campus; University of Maryland Dental School; University of Michigan Palmer Drive Development; the preconstruction for the $226 million University of Michigan Stadium Expansion; Severstal Mill Modernization Program; and DTE Monroe Environmental Upgrades.
In addition to his responsibilities in the Industrial Group, Ryan was the operations lead for Barton Malow’s internship program – Learning Practicum for Students (LEAPS) – for seven years. Barton Malow began the LEAPS program in 1984 to give architectural and engineering students a competitive edge in the job market. Ryan’s passion for this program stemmed from his own internship experiences in college and his work with the program has broadened its curriculum and the student’s overall experience, providing a realistic view of working the construction industry. On average Barton Malow hosts 30+ participants each year in the LEAPS program throughout the country. They work on a project site or with in-house staff according to their individual interests and goals and take part in such activities as project site tours, officer interviews and community service.
Beyond Barton Malow, Ryan is involved in numerous community organizations including: Habitat for Humanity, Paint-the-Town, and Future City programs. In 2009, Ryan was a member of the NCAA Final Four Detroit Organization Committee and had the honor of introducing Mayor David Bing at the Opening Ceremonies for the NCAA Final Four Championship. Since 2008, Ryan has been an active board member of The Parade Company which hosts America’s Thanksgiving Parade, the Target Fireworks, and other community events each year.
The information presented here was accurate as of January 2012.