DOWNERS GROVE, IL (April 23, 2018)–  REX Electric & Technologies (REX) has appointed James P. McInerney Jr. as its new president. McInerney was most recently Senior Vice President at Leopardo Companies, with more than 22 years of construction management and seven years of executive management experience. He will be responsible for driving REX’s strategic growth within the Chicago electrical and technology services market.

McInerney brings with him extensive insight on large-scale construction operations based on his past senior leadership positions, which includes more than two decades with Leopardo Companies. In addition to his track record of innovation and business success, McInerney also has vast tactical expertise in strategy development, sales and marketing, LEAN delivery, operational efficiencies, safety and organizational culture.

“REX’s owner company, Chugach Alaska Corporation, is a culture-first company focused on performance, and we believe McInerney is an executive who embodies the values of both REX and Chugach,” said Chugach Commercial Holdings President Josie Hickel. “McInerney’s people-focused leadership style will help unlock the potential of REX employees and the overall business. He also brings the industry experience and understanding of the Chicago market to help us build on REX’s existing success. McInerney is the right leader to help us realize our ambitions for REX.”

McInerney is an active Board member and volunteer for several related organizations including the Association of Subcontractors and Affiliates and Construction Safety Association.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in occupational safety from Illinois State University.