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Hilti North America Names McGowan as New Region Head and CEO

Mike McGowan
Mike McGowan
PLANO, TX — Martina McIsaac, Region Head and Chief Executive Officer of Hilti North America, has resigned from her position.

Over her nine-year career, McIsaac held various roles of increasing responsibility after starting with the company in 2013 as a senior management candidate. McIsaac was promoted to the role of Region Head and CEO of Hilti North America in January 2020 from Hilti Canada, where she served as General Manager beginning in 2017.

“It has been a great honor to be part of the Hilti North America team over the last nine years as they launched groundbreaking, innovative hardware, software, and services which brought productivity to construction sites across the United States and Canada while fostering an industry-recognized diverse and inclusive culture,” McIsaac said.

Mike McGowan, currently Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Hilti North America East Market Organization, will be promoted to Region Head and Chief Executive Officer of Hilti North America. In this role he will additionally serve on the Hilti Group Executive Management Team. McGowan was chosen after a comprehensive internal search for a candidate with a proven track record of success, deep understanding of the construction business, and commitment to company culture.

McGowan joined Hilti in 1988 as a Hilti Store Sales Associate and was regularly promoted to positions of increasing responsibility in sales and marketing before taking the top spot for Hilti’s eastern United States business in 2002.

McGowan has experience in consistently developing and leading a diverse and inclusive team capable of sustained performance. His market organization consistently ranks in the top five most successful geographies in the Hilti Group.

“For more than 35 years, I have been committed to Hilti, its team members, and its customers," McGowan said. "Since the early days of my career, the construction industry has been my passion. I look forward to continuing to build on an already strong foundation of success by working alongside the more than 4,000 team members who have chosen to make Hilti North America their professional home."
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