Richard Hunter named DIRTT chief operating officer

Calgary-based industrial construction company DIRTT has announced its new chief operating officer with 40 years of experience.

A rendering shows off a space designed by DIRTT.

Richard Hunter, a 40-year veteran of the manufacturing sector, has been named DIRTT’s new COO. – DIRTT

The company announced that Richard Hunter will take over the role. 

Hunter has 40 years of manufacturing leadership and experience with large manufacturing companies, including Forterra, Trinity Industries, Terex Corporation, Danaher Corporation, Delphi Corporation and General Motors Corporation. Most recently, Hunter provided consulting services focused on business transformation and growth.

“I’m excited to welcome Rich as our new COO. Together with his extensive manufacturing experience, Rich’s track record of engaging teams and building healthy, performance-driven culture makes him a valuable addition to DIRTT,” said Benjamin Urban, DIRTT CEO. “Rich will be a key part of DIRTT’s growth as we unlock manufacturing capacity. His collaborative and inclusive approach will drive improvements in efficiency as DIRTT continues to focus on our strengths, delivering an agile construction system to our clients.”

Hunter has an MBA in operations and strategic planning from Purdue University, a master of science degree in manufacturing management from Kettering University, and a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University.


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