RJN Group Inc. announced that its board of directors has unanimously chosen Jeff Plymale as the organization’s next president.
Plymale, who currently serves as RJN’s executive vice president and COO, will succeed Al Hollenbeck, the company’s current president and CEO. Al will remain CEO and chairman of the board.
After a thorough succession planning process, the board is pleased to have found the best individual to become the third president in the 42-year history of the firm. Plymale has a track record of strong leadership and innovation both inside and outside of RJN. This combined with his deep industry knowledge and institutional tenure makes Jeff uniquely qualified to lead RJN successfully into the future.
“I’m honored for the opportunity to lead this exceptional organization of creative, dedicated, and talented professionals,” said Plymale. “RJN provides innovative, cost-effective engineering solutions, every day, and our solutions offer a cleaner and safer community around the United States. This is a terrific opportunity that any leader would welcome.”
Plymale holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois and joined RJN in 2000. Since then, he has undertaken various management positions within the organization, including business development, strategic planning, geographic expansion, product development, and management of multiple large-scale condition assessment programs around the country with municipalities under federal consent decrees. Prior to joining RJN, Jeff worked both in the U.S. and internationally on large scale engineering programs with some of the largest utilities in the world including Australia, Singapore and Europe.
Hollenbeck, P.E., BCEE, expressed confidence in the board’s choice. “Jeff is an outstanding leader and has been instrumental in our growth, innovation, and success over the years. I’m very pleased with the board’s decision, and I’m confident Jeff will ensure that RJN continues to be an industry leader in solving challenging infrastructure issues.”