HB Global Announces Two Divisional Executive Moves

Jim Saussaman and Adam Smith

Jim Saussaman (Left) and Adam Smith (Right): HB Global says these executive changes support the company’s people, acquisition, and growth strategy.

Harrisburg, PA – October 1, 2021: HB Global, LLC, the employee-owned parent company of eight U.S. mechanical, electrical, and plumbing contracting divisions, is an employee-centric organization. It says it’s committed to their employee owners to being a great place to work and creating value through their ESOP. The two executive moves of Adam Smith and Jim Saussaman are expected to help drive organic and acquisition growth while concentrating on an exceptional culture at each division.

Saussaman has become Division President of HB Electric, a new HB Global division initiative, after serving as HB McClure’s Division President for the past 5 years. HB McClure is HB Global’s 107-year-old Central PA division. He has held various key leadership roles for three decades and has contributed to HB McClure’s success through strategic planning, people development, operational excellence, and community relationships. Saussaman will now oversee BBEC Electrical and all future electrical company acquisitions for HB Global under the HB Electric division.

“Jim’s world-class experience and perspective of the MEP contracting business will enable him to successfully lead BBEC and the new HB Electric division initiative.”, says Sal Bauccio, President of HB Global’s Commercial Businesses. “He has an empowering employee-ownership mindset, is dedicated to developing our people and company culture, and has high-delivery standards for our clients.”

Smith, formerly the Vice President of HB McClure, has been promoted to the division’s President. Smith, a Central Penn Business Journal Forty Under 40 alumni, has been instrumental in the success of HB McClure for the past 13 years. He has served there in various roles including Client Manager, Sales Manager, VP of Commercial Service, and most recently as the Vice President. Smith earned his M.B.A. from Villanova University and his B.S. in Business Administration from Penn State University, where he also wrestled for the D1 Nittany Lion team.

“Adam is a thoughtful leader with a strong work ethic. His background as a coach and competitive athlete provided an early foundation of mentoring and continuous learning.”, says Bauccio, “He is an excellent communicator and embodies our core values of trust, team, grit, and growth. Adam is the right leader in the right place for the next season of growth at our HB McClure division.”