Mark Garvey appointed new Chief Executive Officer for M+W Group’s Asia-Pacific region

Construction News Vietnam

Stuttgart, Germany, Apr 15, 2015 – (ACN Newswire) – Mark Garvey, 48, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region of the global engineering and construction company

M+W Group. Effective 1 May 2015 he will take over this role from Helmut Kurzboeck, who will pursue new opportunities outside M+W Group.

Garvey will be responsible for the complete APAC-business of M+W Group, with about 2,600 employees in 10 countries (Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam). He was born in the United States and holds a Bachelor’s degree from Drew University, Madison, New Jersey.

In the last 25 years Garvey was working with the engineering and construction company Foster Wheeler in various parts of the world, including 9 years of international assignments. In his latest assignment he was based in Houston, Texas, and responsible for the engineering and construction business of the company in the US and Latin America. Prior to that he spent 6 years in Shanghai as CEO of Foster Wheeler’s Power Group Asia. There he was responsible for the power business across the Asia region, including manufacturing locations in China and Thailand. Further to assignments in the corporate center near New York City, his earlier experience also includes 3 years (1998 – 2001) in Singapore managing part of the Asian engineering and construction business.

Helmut Kurzboeck will leave M+W Group end of June 2015. M+W Group CEO Dr. Herbert Demel expressed his thanks for Kurzboeck’s dedication to M+W Group over the past decades: “Helmut Kurzboeck has certainly contributed to our company’s overall success in Asia and beyond.” In the APAC-region M+W Group is one of the leading global players in the field of high-tech engineering and construction, with more than 25 years of project experience in Asia. Customers come from many industries including semiconductors, flat panel displays, photovoltaics, life science, chemicals, energy, infrastructure, science&research.

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About the M+W Group

M+W Group GmbH, based in Stuttgart, is a leading global high-tech engineering company. Established in 1912, the company operates in more than 30 countries. The M+W Group manages projects of all dimensions on behalf of clients from various sectors, including electronics, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, energy and information technology – from semiconductor plants to nanotechnology research centers. The company offers a full range of services from concept and design to turnkey solutions. During the financial year 2014, the M+W Group generated sales of 2.46 billion euros with around 7,050 employees worldwide. More information: