Klaus Lother to Retire as CEO Upon Conclusion of Three Decades of Service to the Company
Vittorio Veneto, 14 December 2022 - Permasteelisa, a global leader in the design, construction and installation of complex building envelopes, announced today that Liam Cummins has been named Chief Executive Officer, effective 23 January 2023. Cummins will succeed Klaus Lother, who is retiring from the Group following 30 years of service. Lother will remain a non-executive director of the Group’s holding company. Cummins joins Permasteelisa from his current role as Group Managing Director of Kier Construction, part of Kier Group Plc, a listed UK construction and infrastructure services company. Prior to Kier, he held senior executive roles for over 16 years at Laing O’Rourke, where he led specialist and main construction businesses.
Cummins is an accomplished international construction industry leader who is recognised for building strong operational and customer centric businesses with a proven ability to create effective and collaborative leadership teams. His most recent experiences at Kier and prior to that at Laing O’Rourke have seen him lead businesses in Europe, as well as the Middle East and Asia Pacific, giving him experience and insights into many of Permasteelisa’s geographies, markets and customers.
“We are delighted to have Liam at the helm of Permasteelisa, further deepening our expertise in construction services and bringing strong leadership to underpin our ambitions for the business,” said Peter Bacon, Chairman of Permasteelisa S.p.A.
“He brings a strong strategic and commercial skill set to the role, as well as broad sector experience from his previous senior leadership roles across an International construction landscape. I look forward to him working with our senior management team to deliver our long-term plans for the business. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Klaus for his many contributions to the Group over a long career; we look forward to continuing to benefit from his advice and wisdom as a non-executive director.”
“Permasteelisa has a global footprint with strong capabilities across engineering, manufacturing and delivery. I am looking forward to joining this talented team with a continued focus on operational excellence and innovation. I can’t wait to get started and hope to bring my experience in our core markets to lead Permasteelisa into the future,” said Liam Cummins.
About Permasteelisa Group
The Permasteelisa Group operates worldwide in the design, production and installation of architectural enclosures, curtain walls and interior systems, placing itself in a position of absolute leadership in the global reference market. In all of its projects the Group contributes with its Know-How and its experience, especially for the "Special Features Buildings," from the design phase to the successful completion, reaching the architectural expectations of its customers.