Manufacturer of compaction and concrete-working equipment MBW Inc. announces the retirement of company president Frank Multerer after a 50-year career with the company. Multerer is very well respected in the construction and equipment rental industries.

Multerer originally didn’t intend to be in the construction business and run the company that his father Frank Sr. and Helmut Masse started. In 1967, Multerer was enrolled in the University of Wisconsin law school and during his summer break he went to work in the MBW factory. Two weeks in, Frank Sr. asked him to make a sales call in Cleveland. Multerer sold four of the new vibratory plates to a new customer that day and by the end of August he decided to put off law school for a year and build up a nest egg. As Multerer likes to point out, he was “introduced to commission.”

In 1972 Frank Multerer Sr. passed away, and Frank Jr. took over the sales and administrative duties of the business. During that time, Multerer helped grow MBW’s footprint around the country, most notably in the Northeast, Midwest and Midsouth regions. He also helped expand MBW’s product line with the additions of walk-behind power trowels as well as mortar mixers.

In 1987 Masse retired and Multerer became president of MBW. He opened MBW UK Ltd to help expand international distribution. At the same time, MBW continued to grow the concrete and compaction lines with such additions as the Blitzcreed, ScreeDemon, Slipform Paver as well as roller and wheel attachments for skid-steer loaders and excavators.

Continuing the family business that his grandfather started, Andy Multerer will now be the new CEO/president of MBW. Bert Multerer, Frank’s brother, will be the new chief operating officer.

“We here at MBW sincerely want to thank Frank for putting this company on the map,” said an MBW statement. “For taking the time to get to know his employees and running the business with the same commitment to them as they have to MBW. We will truly miss Frank – the boss, the salesman, the co-worker and the friend."