Mina Wassef Leads Weitz Southwest Office as General Manager
Earlier last month, The Weitz Company announced Mina Wassef as the General Manager of its Southwest office based in Phoenix, Arizona. Wassef has been with the company for ten years, starting with Weitz’s parent company, Orascom Construction PLC, as a Corporate Business Development Manager. As the newly appointed General Manager, he will continue to grow the Southwest team and ensure operational excellence moving forward.
“The Weitz Southwest office has a tremendous portfolio of well-known projects in the region and a brand that has been established here for 45 years,” says Wassef. “This office has grown with the region over the years and will continue to do so as we see the influx of projects that perfectly align with Weitz’s key product lines namely Mission Critical, Aviation/Transportation, Industrial/Advanced Manufacturing and Commercial. This is a very exciting time to be part of our Southwest team. For the past few months, I have served as the Phoenix office’s interim general manager and after experiencing the region’s wealth of exciting opportunities, as well as working with outstanding team members, I was beyond grateful to accept the full-time general manager position. I am proud to work alongside some of the industry’s best and together we will drive safe, innovative and strategic construction projects.”
In addition to his corporate strategy experience, Wassef brings four years of management and consulting experience at a top-tier global consulting firm. He is an Engineer by background and also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. His industry experience paired with his educational background offer a unique business savviness that will help the Arizona team capitalize on and win the work in a rapidly growing market.
“Mina is incredibly driven and dedicated to the strategic growth of our people, the Southwest office, and the Weitz Company as a whole,” said Shane Bauer, Chief Operating Officer at The Weitz Company. “Arizona’s construction industry is continuing to grow, and Weitz’s Southwest office is growing with it. Mina is an excellent fit to lead this growing team toward more advanced projects with his diverse skillset and breadth of professional expertise.”
Weitz’s Southwest office has won several notable projects in the region over the last few years including the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Terminal 4 Baggage Handling System, Phoenix Sky Train, Sagewood Life Plan Community, Comarch Data Center, and more.