2021 CEO of the Year

36 CEO MONTHLY / 2021 CEO OF THE YEAR CEO MONTHLY / ISSUE 1 2022 13 , Oct21135 Formed in 1969, PERI USA has made a name for itself over the last fifty years as a thriving market leader when it comes to providing formwork and scaffolding systems. With these essential parts of the construction business at the heart of what the team do, it’s clear that their quality must be of the highest standards to secure their continuing success. Over the years, the firm has changed and evolved, but the commitment to high standards remains at the forefront of every decision. As a family-run firm entering the second generation, it’s clear that none of the passion that started the business off has faded. When looking at PERI USA, youmight see a large contractor able to offer a wealth of different building solutions. Under the hood, however, is amodern family company designed to provide the ultimate in service at all times. For the last two years, StrydomGroenewald has been CEO of PERI USA, earning the title of CEO of the Year, 2021 - Illinois, the USA in CEOMonthly. We dig a little deeper into the company he runs to uncover the secrets of his success. Still pioneering new techniques and methods of formwork and scaffolding, it’s easy to see why so many continue to turn to this talented team for their exceptional products. The trust that has been developed over the last few decades lies at the heart of many customer relationships. Leading the way forward for the last few years has been Strydom Groenewald, a man who has spent nearly fifteen years working his way through the business. From humble beginnings as a branch manager in South Africa, Mr Groenewald has risen through the ranks to become regional director, vice president, and finally CEO in the USA. This deep dive into the way in which the business runs means that he understands every part intimately, and makes decisions based on what is best specifically for the business at hand. Through the pandemic, this close connection with the firm has allowed him to guide it through often difficult times. The projects that the team have been involved with have often benefitted from their proprietary systems. In a project at 1200 S. Figueroa, Los Angeles, CA, the team’s GRIDFLEX Grid Element Slab Formwork, Uniportal and LPS Lightweight Climbing Enclosure systems were used to ensure the ultimate in safety and in efficiency. Working in partnership with the various stakeholders on the project, the team were able to maintain the high standards set by the contractor, and continue a long run of impressive work within the New York market. The success of PERI USA has been well-established by good working patterns and a commitment to the highest standards, but maintaining these habits has proven to be key to the firm’s success. Under the leadership of Mr Groenwald, PERI USA has gone from strength to strength, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s certainly is something to celebrate. Company: PERI USA Contact: Bernadette Pearson Email: [email protected] Giants Of Construction