West Chester, Ohio – November 9, 2020 – E Technologies Group, one of the largest engineering and system integration firms in the United States, announced today that Matthew Wise has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective November 9. Outgoing CEO Ralph Carter is retiring at the end of 2020 and will continue as a board director at that time.
Wise has over 20 years of experience in executive leadership, most recently serving as CEO for Fisher Unitech, one of the largest resellers of 3D printers and 3D design software in North America. His well-rounded industry experience includes advanced manufacturing, software, digital marketing and advertising. Wise is currently a board member for Teach for America Detroit and an advisory board member for the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts.
“As an advocate of advancing manufacturing in America, I’m thrilled to lead E Technologies Group,” said Wise. “As the world emerges from the pandemic and American manufacturers look to re-shore, compete and grow, the adoption of Industry 4.0 technology will be essential. My vision is for E Technologies to be the premier system integrator for high-value solutions to help American industrial companies improve productivity, reduce energy and waste, and increase agility and speed to market.”
Wise and Carter will work closely together during the transition period for the remainder of 2020, touring E Technologies Group offices and holding virtual town hall meetings to acquaint Wise with employees and each brand within the E Technologies Group family.
E Technologies Group is a portfolio company of Falfurrias Capital Partners, a Charlotte-based private equity firm focused on investing in growth-oriented, middle-market businesses.
“When Ralph announced his intention to retire at the beginning of the year, our board of directors began our search for a candidate who would continue to lead the company toward strategic growth and exceptional value to clients, employees and shareholders,” said Ken Walker, Partner at Falfurrias. “Matt’s selection as E Technologies’ new CEO was the result of a careful and thoughtful process, and we look forward to seeing the company flourish under his direction. We are grateful to Ralph for his outstanding work and many accomplishments as E Technologies CEO, and we wish him well in his retirement.”
“Leading this family of system integration brands has been a rewarding experience,” said Carter. “I will work hard to facilitate a smooth transition for all involved, to help ensure Matt’s success in leading E Technologies into the future. I am grateful to all E Technologies Group employees, our leadership team and our partners at Falfurrias for their trust in me and their contributions towards the company’s goal of providing valuable engineering solutions to clients.”
About E Technologies Group
Founded in 1993, E Technologies Group, Inc. is one of the largest independent industrial automation system integrators in North America with 14 U.S. offices and combined staff of over 350 specializing in industrial automation, information systems, machine safety, machine and process modeling, and simulation utilizing current and emerging technologies. Acquired in January 2018 by Falfurrias Capital Partners (FCP), a Charlotte-based private equity firm, E Technologies Group’s family of brands includes three additional leading U.S. industrial engineering companies: Glenmount Global Solutions, Superior Controls and Banks Integration Group. E Technologies Group companies provide clients with unparalleled access to the world’s top engineering resources with deep domain expertise in the Life Sciences, Mission Critical, Metals, Consumer Products, Food & Beverage and Parcel Industries. Client satisfaction and project success earned the company placement in the Control Engineering Magazine’s 2019 System Integrator of the Year, and CI’s System Integrator Hall of Fame. To learn more, visit, E Technologies Group website, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.