The Butz Family of Companies consisting of Alexander Building Construction Co., Alvin H. Butz, Inc. and Shoemaker Construction Co., announces the promotion of Christopher Magent to Chief Operating Officer. In this newly created position, Magent will be responsible for strategic direction, talent development, maintaining and building continuity between the four offices, and mentoring future leadership.
Magent has been with Alexander for 13 years, most recently serving as Business Development and Strategic Initiatives Director for the Butz Family of Companies, and General Manager of Alexander’s State College Office.
Since joining Alexander, Magent has helped the company’s annual volume grow by championing Construction Management project delivery, including an emphasis on value added contractor participation during the preconstruction phase and an integrated team approach to project delivery.
He was instrumental in advancing the company’s use of technology and innovative practices in order to continually improve its service to clients. In addition, Magent has led the integration of several departments across the various offices, including Business Development and Marketing, to increase efficiency and share best practices.
“Chris has shown tremendous leadership ability and has a deep understanding of our corporate culture,” says Greg L. Butz, President and CEO of The Butz Family of Companies. “He is a champion of our approach to teamwork and collaboration on projects. I am confident the continued growth and success of our company is in good hands with Chris in this new role.”
Magent completed research in the field of sustainable building design and construction and earned his PhD in Architectural Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and contributed to the, “Integrative Design Guide to Green Building.” Actively involved in local and national organizations, Magent participates in more than a half dozen public and private organizations and Boards. Magent has also served as a juror for various award programs including the Architectural Engineering Institute Professional Project Award program. He is also a reviewer for the Journal of Architectural Engineering.
Magent was named one of the region’s “Top 20 Under 40” by Engineering News-Record (ENR) Mid-Atlantic. He was also named one of the top 100 Business People and top 40 Business People under 40 by the PA Business Central, the Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County Spirit Award Recipient, Clearwater Conservancy, Donald Hamer Leadership Award and Partnership Achieving Construction Excellence “Excellence Award” winner.
He resides in State College with his wife, April. In addition to attending Penn State sports events, he and his wife enjoy traveling and spending time with their dogs, Daisy and Duke.
ABOUT THE BUTZ FAMILY OF COMPANIES: The Butz Family of Companies, consisting of Alexander Building Construction Co., Alvin H. Butz, Inc. and Shoemaker Construction Co., provides exceptional, comprehensive construction management and design/build services, led by a strong commitment to complete customer satisfaction with special attention to safety, quality and value. The firm possesses significant experience in the construction of healthcare facilities, colleges/universities, corporate office buildings, manufacturing facilities, sports and entertainment venues, government buildings, K-12 schools and retail buildings serving Pennsylvania, New Jersey and northern Delaware.