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DIRTT Environmental Solutions Ltd. (Nasdaq: DRTT) today announced that Benjamin Urban is joining the company as its new chief executive, effective June 27, 2022.
Mr. Urban, 46, joins DIRTT from Agile Interiors, where he previously served as business development manager for fifteen years. Agile is one of DIRTT’s largest partners, providing innovative interiors for global customers such as HPE, MD Anderson and ConocoPhillips.
Ken Sanders, Chairman of the Board, said, “We are delighted to welcome Benjamin to DIRTT as our new CEO. Benjamin brings a unique combination of interior construction experience, first-hand knowledge with DIRTT’s innovative product suite, solutions and technology, and a deep understanding of DIRTT’s value proposition to our customers. He is a collaborative leader who is passionate about DIRTT and our talented team.
Mr. Urban commented, “My passion for this company, its people and its mission is singular. The flexibility, adaptability and durability of DIRTT’s integrated systems enable our customers more than ever to reinvent the environments in which people work, learn and heal. I couldn’t be more excited to lead DIRTT into a future of renewed growth and financial performance. »
Mr. Urban holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Daniel’s College of Business at the University of Denver as well as a Certificate in International Business Management from Instituto Technologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. He will work from DIRTT’s Calgary headquarters and join the company’s Board of Directors.
Geoff Krause, who served as interim chief executive, will return to his role as chief financial officer. Jeff Metcalf, who served as interim CFO, will return to his role as Vice President, Finance.
The company also announced that Shaun Noll, president and chief investment officer of 726 BF LLC, which owns approximately 13% of DIRTT’s stock, has joined the company’s board of directors, effective today.
With the addition of Messrs. Noll and Urban, DIRTT’s Board of Directors will consist of nine highly qualified individuals.