June 1, 2020 – Pittsburgh, PA – PWCampbell, a fourth-generation retail services and design-build firm, announces key ownership and management changes that have been enacted as part of the Company’s long-term succession plan. This is only the third time in 110 years that a generational transition in ownership has been made involving the company.
Carlin Campbell, Erin Campbell and Amanda Campbell Caliendo have transitioned from Vice Presidents to Principals, and will continue to increase their ownership in the firm.
As the Company continues to grow and diversify, Carlin Campbell will be Chief Operating Officer and be responsible for managing the production area for the firm including construction, architecture and corporate technology. Erin Campbell will assume new responsibilities in the Company’s human resources department and will continue her activities in corporate development and client relations. Amanda Campbell Caliendo is now responsible for managing interior designs, furniture and design-build branding services.
As part of the plan, James Caliendo has transitioned from President and Chief Operating Officer to President and Chief Executive Officer. He will continue in his role in overall executive management for the firm with an emphasis on business development, corporate planning, marketing and finance.
As Principal James Campbell transitions into retirement while remaining on the Board of directors, his brother and Principal John Campbell will remain in his current position with a focus on corporate and business development moving away from day-to-day operations. It was under their leadership and stewardship over the past half a century, as third-generation owners, where the firm drastically grew its client base by focusing on quality, client satisfaction and diversification of the business.
The PWCampbell Board of Directors now includes James Campbell, John Campbell, James Caliendo, Carlin Campbell, Erin Campbell and Amanda Campbell Caliendo.
According to President and CEO James Caliendo, “We have been working on our long-term succession plan involving this shift to fourth-generation ownership for the past five years. These promotions are all well-earned and have been a work in progress. Carlin, Erin and Amanda have been major contributors to our success and growth and will be excellent leaders as we continue to build the future of the firm. They will have a long-tenured group of managers working alongside them.”
In addition to the announcement of the new owners and shifting of responsibilities, two other senior managers have been promoted. Dean Giordano has been promoted from Senior Vice President to Executive Vice President, Design and Construction, where he is responsible for architectural, preconstruction and construction services. Kevin Poirot has been promoted from Senior Vice President to Executive Vice President, Branded Environments, where he is responsible for retail branding and client technology solutions.
Principal John Campbell said, “One of the greatest responsibilities we have as a Board and management team is to prepare the next generation so that the company can continue to thrive. Developing the new leadership, while those of us with decades of experience are still here, is a critical component of our succession plan. We look forward to continuing our client successes while upholding the legacy of excellence started by our founders.”
Being family-owned and managed has been in the DNA of PWCampbell since it was founded in 1910 by Phillip W. Campbell. His sons James L. Campbell Sr. and John C. Campbell then ran the firm and represented the second generation. After that, the sons of James L. Campbell Sr.—current Principals James and John Campbell—continued to run the company and are now in the process of passing the baton of leadership to Jim’s daughter Erin and John’s children Carlin and Amanda.