RIB MC2, a Stuttgart-based company and the creator of 5D Total Cost Management software for the construction industry, announced the appointment of Ron Babich to chief executive officer for its North America operations, with headquarters in Glendale, Arizona.
Babich is no stranger to Arizona and the software space as he previously served as chief revenue officer at Hard Dollar for five years and helped boost revenue by 143 percent.
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.
Prior to Hard Dollar, Babich spent 20 years in software development and technology in leadership roles with Telesoft Corporation, Sage SalesLogix, General Electric, and Western Savings and Loan. He is also co-founder of DispatchLogix, a cloud-based workforce management software system.
Babich comments on the appointment, “I’m thrilled to join the RIB team. 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.”
As an Arizona native, growing our technology ecosystem is a personal goal for Babich. “As an Arizona native and believer in the innovation that’s fostered on our home soil, I’m so pleased that RIB MC2 chose to expand into Phoenix,” he said.
“We’re looking forward to contributing to the valley’s booming tech community and elevating it through jobs and new technology. Strategically extending RIB MC2’s globally recognized, strong roots into Arizona’s turf is very positive for the company and our state.”
So heads up talent scouts, Babich will be leading the way to fill the headquarters with talent and create more jobs along the way.
“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 MC2 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.”
Learn more about RIB MC2 at www.rib-software.com.
Read more about Hard Dollar here.
Photo courtesy of RIB MC2