SOURCE: RIB MC2

RIB MC2

August 30, 2013 09:16 ET

RIB MC2 Welcomes Ron Babich to Its Expanding International Team as CEO, North America

GLENDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - Aug 30, 2013) - RIB MC², creator of 5D Total Cost Management software solutions for the construction industry, today announced Ron Babich has been brought on board as CEO for its North America operations.

RIB Software is a successful global corporation that offers software solutions for the construction industry and currently has over 15,000 customers. Babich has extensive experience in the construction software sector, having served as Chief Revenue Officer at Hard Dollar Corporation for five years. While at Hard Dollar, he helped to grow the company to four times its previous employee size and increase revenue by 143 percent, with a consistent 32 percent year over year increase in a recessive market. Ron also led the company in the expansion into new market segments and transformed the brand from a point solution into an enterprise level platform for owners, EPCMs, and contractors in mining, oil and gas, shutdowns, turnarounds, and outages (STO), power/process and environmental industries. Ron's contributions to revenue growth were also acknowledged by Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest growing private companies in America for 2011-2013. Additionally, the Arizona Business Journal and Business Marketing Association recognized Babich as Arizona Marketer of the Year in 2012. 

"I'm thrilled to join the RIB team," said Ron Babich, CEO, North America of RIB MC². "The company's longevity and sheer customer size is proof of its permanence within the industry. Its acclaimed products to owners, EPCMs and contractors are evidence of the needs the company fills in the marketplace. I could not be more eager to bring my experience with software and construction technology together to further the great work of RIB."

Prior to Hard Dollar, Babich spent 20 years in software development and technology, holding leadership roles with Telesoft Corporation, Sage SalesLogix, General Electric, and Western Savings and Loan. Babich excels in leading teams to bring enterprise software solutions into the hands of those in the construction industry by creating new market categories with innovative products. He believes in the power of progressive technology in achieving maximum ROI and transparent visibility to costs and productivity in high profile construction projects.

As CEO, North America, Babich will focus on taking the success that RIB has overseas and developing it within the United States. With headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, the business has gained considerable market share in Germany and other locations including Guangzhou, China, and 13 additional offices globally. Babich plans to accomplish similar results on U.S. soil.

"We feel very privileged to welcome Ron to our team and couldn't have asked for a better fit for our organization," says Thomas Wolf, CEO of RIB Software. "His proven track record with enterprise solutions and his strategic experience will guide our North American division toward great success. We're confident in his abilities, and looking forward to seeing him replicate his success with us."

Babich is establishing the RIB MC² North American corporate headquarters in Glendale, Arizona and will be hiring new employees and overseeing operations. The company is expected to achieve record revenue heights this year, and Babich will be an integral part of achieving that goal.

About the RIB Group
With more than 15,000 customers, the Stuttgart-based RIB Group is one of the largest software providers in the field of technical ERP solutions for the construction industry. Established in 1961, RIB has attained a market-leading position in Germany. The world's largest construction companies, public administrations, architecture and engineering firms, and large enterprises in the field of industrial and plant construction around the globe optimize their planning and construction processes with the aid of RIB software systems. RIB is represented by its own branches in EMEA, North America, and APAC. Further information is available at www.rib-software.com.

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