McCarthy Building Companies Inc. recently hired Rich Distler as Vice President of Business Development for the Infrastructure and Water Services team in the Southwest region. His primary focus will include water and wastewater treatment plants for municipalities and private owners.
In this position, Distler will play a key role, providing 24 years of industry expertise with a diverse, well-rounded background in management of utility plants and capital improvement construction projects involving utility plants. Prior to this role, Distler served as president and chief operating officer of Energy Systems Company in Omaha, Neb. He also spent nearly a decade with McCarthy as project manager beginning in2003. He was promoted to project director in 2010.
“Rich has exceptional management experience in the water services sector and has managed teams for several award-winning water treatment plant projects in the Southwest,” said Bo Calbert, president of McCarthy Southwest. “The relationships he’s forged during his career will serve him well in his new role at McCarthy.”
Distler earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Arizona State University. He is registered as a professional engineer in Arizona and Nebraska, and served as a board member for the Omaha Children’s Museum. He is also a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO).