MAULDIN, S.C., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gordian Group, a leading construction pricing data, procurement software and services business for the construction industry, today announced the appointment of William L. Pollak as chief executive officer (CEO) and member of the board of directors. Mr. Pollak will lead the ongoing development of the company's Job Order Contracting construction-procurement systems, which it pioneered more than 20 years ago, as well as its expansion into data publishing.
Mr. Pollak brings 30 years of experience in the information and data publishing industries. Most recently, he was president and CEO of ALM Media, LLC, which publishes The American Lawyer and other leading legal-information publications and products. His career also spanned 16 years at The New York Times Company, where he led the newspaper's circulation and advertising departments.
Mr. Pollak's appointment is a key component in The Gordian Group's plan to expand management resources and accelerate the company's growth. The company's founders, Harry Mellon and Robert Coffey, continue in their roles as chairman and president, respectively.
"Bill brings to Gordian the experience and talent we need at this time of rapid growth and expansion into other markets, utilizing our vast industry expertise, data content, and software," said Chairman Harry Mellon.
"His strong record of success will serve us well as we continue delivering second-to-none products and services for our clients," said President Robert Coffey.
"Joining The Gordian Group is a great opportunity to lead a very successful company during an exciting time as it expands into new businesses," said Pollak. "I look forward to working with the employees that have built such a successful business."
Pollak earned both his A.B. degree and his MBA from Harvard University. He will be based in New York.
About The Gordian Group
The Gordian Group (www.TheGordianGroup.com) created Job Order Contracting, a number of related construction-procurement systems and eGordian.com, a new web-based construction estimating tool. Gordian is known for combining industry-leading expertise, technology and the world's largest, locally priced construction task database to deliver rapid deployment and long-term cost savings in the repair, maintenance and construction of buildings and infrastructure. eGordian is a significant expansion to the broader construction estimating audience and has promise of growing into a true community-driven, central industry resource.
SOURCE The Gordian Group