PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) announced today that William Wasilewski has joined the Company as Executive Vice President of its Global Engineering and Technology Solutions (GETS) business. He succeeds Robert Giorgio, who will remain with the Company through September of 2013 to ensure a smooth transition and continue to provide services through a consulting agreement.
Wasilewski will be responsible for developing the overall strategy for the GETS business that focuses on key industrial verticals, including oil, gas & chemicals; aerospace & industrial equipment; as well as defense and infrastructure. He will continue to expand current services into new geographies and markets to create short- and long-term growth opportunities.
"I am very pleased to welcome Bill to CDI," said Paulett Eberhart, President and Chief Executive Officer. "His broad and deep experience across industries, his strong record of delivering revenue, his ability to satisfy clients and his exceptional leadership skills make him an ideal fit for CDI."
Eberhart continued: "I also would like to thank Bob Giorgio for his outstanding leadership of our engineering business for the past 15 years. I'm pleased that Bob will assist Bill with the transition and continue to serve CDI in a consulting role."
Wasilewski has more than 30 years of engineering services experience across a wide range of industries. He has held senior roles in business operations, technology, sales and marketing, and planning, and has led global initiatives that improved profitability, productivity and client relationships.
Wasilewski joins CDI from Furmanite Corporation, where he was Executive Vice President. Previously, he held senior roles for more than 25 years at Fluor Corporation. As Vice President and Group Executive of Fluor's $2.1 billion Global Services division, he was responsible for sales, marketing and strategic planning. Earlier at Fluor, he was Executive Director, responsible for managing major accounts such as IBM, DuPont and Hitachi. He also held general management and business development positions at Fluor. Wasilewski formerly held senior positions at TradeMC, a joint venture of Fluor and IBM, and at Norwegian-based Kvaerner E&C.
Wasilewski holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. He also completed the executive education program in Strategic Decision Making at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and earned a certificate in International Business Management at the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) is an integrated, market-leading engineering and technology services firm providing differentiated, client-focused solutions in select global industries. CDI provides Global Engineering and Technology Solutions and Professional Services Staffing through its global business operations in the Americas, EMEA and APAC. The Company also provides staffing services through its franchised Management Recruiters International, Inc. (MRI) operating unit. Learn more at www.cdicorp.com.
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