Wirtgen America Names James McEvoy New President/CEO

Mon October 01, 2007 - National Edition

James McEvoy has been named president and CEO of Wirtgen America Inc., effective Sept. 1, 2007. It was announced by current president/CEO Stuart W. Murray.

Effective Sept. 1, Murray took on a new responsibility as president and chairman of Wirtgen Inc., a holding company for all Wirtgen businesses in North America.

Vice president of sales and marketing Jeff Wiley has been promoted to senior vice president, sales and marketing, of Wirtgen America, reporting to McEvoy.

Jan Schmidt is the new vice president, product support systems, of Wirtgen Group. Taking his position as product support manager is Scott Lyons.

McEvoy was vice president, sales and marketing and group channel development, for the Hamm Compaction Division. He joined Wirtgen America in April 2000 as vice president, sales and marketing for Hamm.

Prior to joining Wirtgen America, McEvoy was employed for 12 years by Ingersoll Rand Construction and Mining, and Road Development divisions, as a sales representative, culminating as manager of distribution development.

Murray’s career spans decades in development, production and marketing of construction and asphalt pavement recycling equipment. He was appointed president and COO of Wirtgen America Inc. in 1991. He holds numerous patents for specialized road building equipment and belongs to a variety of national industry and professional associations.

Wiley has been in the construction equipment industry for a quarter-century, and has extensive hands-on experience with milling machines. He joined Wirtgen in January 1991, as sales manager for the Midwestern region, and was named vice president, sales and marketing at Bauma 2001. He began his career in 1979 as a service engineer for Barber-Greene Inc. for milling machines, asphalt pavers, and concrete slipform machines. In 1985 he moved from service into the Barber-Greene sales department.