Integral Group Appoints New CEO and New Board Chair
We are pleased to announce the appointment of William Overturf III as our new Chief Executive Officer and President. Bill succeeds Kevin Hydes, who takes on a new role as Chair of Integral Group’s Board and Founder for the firm, having led Integral’s growth to more than 800 employees across 21 offices over the past decade.
Bill is a mechanical engineer with over 35 years of experience in the design and construction industry. For the past three decades he has worked at Ross & Baruzzini, a highly regarded international design and consulting firm with whom he has held various design and operational leadership roles, and from 2016 served as its President.
As CEO, Bill will focus on organizational excellence and world class performance across our global business. “Integral is well positioned for continued growth” he said, reflecting on a period of sustained expansion for Integral Group that has included the recent acquisition of Australian engineering practice Umow Lai.
Kevin Hydes will continue to promote the values, vision and beliefs that have been the cornerstone of Integral’s success in the first 11-year chapter of our history. He will be directly involved with key global clients on ground-breaking projects, continue to provide thought leadership, and drive innovation across the firm.
They will be working together closely as a balanced leadership partnership to deliver Integral’s 2025 Strategic Plan. “We’ll bounce ideas off each other” said Kevin, “We’ll co-create the future of our firm.”
For Bill, the work begins straight away as he spends the coming weeks connecting in person with colleagues around the world, with visits to offices in Canada, the USA, Australia and the UK already in his diary. “I’m ready for this next adventure”, he said. “I’ve already met some amazing people and am looking forward to meeting many more”.
As he takes on his new role as Chair of Integral Group, Kevin Hydes is confident about the future direction of the firm he founded in 2008, “I’m looking forward to an exciting next chapter for our firm, that will see Integral continue to thrive and grow stronger.”
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About Integral Group
Integral Group was founded in 2008 by Kevin Hydes, founder and director of Canada Green Building Council, and former Chair of the USGBC and World GBC.
We are an interactive global network of over 800 design professionals collaborating under a single deep green engineering umbrella. Our projects span the globe, led from our network of over twenty offices across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia. We provide a full range of building systems engineering, analysis and sustainability consulting services, delivered by staff widely regarded as innovative leaders in their fields.
Integral Group are members of the US, UK, Canada and Australian Green Building Councils and are founding signatories of the World Green Building Council’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment. Over the past decade we have worked on over 100 Net Zero Energy projects. We count seven WELL Certified projects within our portfolio with five of our own offices Fitwel® certified.