Kalamazoo-based construction management firm CSM Group welcomes Stuart Mason as its new CEO, beginning in August. Mason, a visionary and experienced leader, succeeds founding CEO Steve East, who led CSM Group for 38 years. East will continue to provide strategic guidance as Chair of the Board of Directors.
Mason is a seasoned global leader in industrial manufacturing, construction design, and the built environment. Formerly a senior leader with Arcadis and AECOM, Mason is known for his ability to elevate safety and service while delivering breakout strategic, commercial, and operational results.
Mason will be a regular presence at company headquarters in Kalamazoo while expanding the business to new regions and industries across the country. CSM Group is also establishing a new satellite office in Austin, Texas, where Mason is based. This allows CSM Group to grow where the market is growing –serving the southwestern U.S. area’s emerging industries.
“I’m honored to join the outstanding team Steve East has developed,” said Mason. “I see exciting new possibilities to strengthen results for CSM Group’s many loyal clients and our Midwest business, and to extend that value to fellow innovators across the U.S.”
Further expansion helps CSM Group provide clients with world-class solutions as the construction landscape continues to change.
“The time is right for a new era of growth and, with that, the promise of sustainability for our firm and all who count on the value we provide,” said East. “I’m thrilled to have Stuart Mason join as our new CEO and look forward to collaborating with him in my ongoing role as Board Chair. Together, we’re going to deliver the client service that sets CSM Group apart – and so much more.”
CSM Group employs nearly 200 professionals, primarily in Kalamazoo and the Midwest. Now, the company is ready to build – on the talents of its team, on its growing network of colleagues across the country, and for the future right here in Kalamazoo.