Henkels & McCoy Group announced two promotions to its leadership team in a Jan. 15 statement. The company has promoted David J. Cox to president of Henkels & McCoy Inc. (H&M), and James A. Duffy has been promoted to executive vice president of operations for the utility construction firm.
Cox’s industry expertise and market understanding make him well-prepared to lead the company on its continued path of growth, innovation and success. In addition to oversight and management of the company’s operations and strategic direction, Cox will lead H&M in its efforts to provide customer value, profitably, expand the business and further develop a safe and diverse workforce committed to continuous improvement.
Cox has more than 30 years of progressive experience in construction operations, government contracting, and private business. He joined H&M in 1999 as regional manager of the Mid-Atlantic Region. Throughout his 21-year tenure with the company, Cox has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility and complexity, including vice president of operations and then regional vice president of H&M’s Central Region. In 2016, he was promoted to senior vice president of communications for Henkels & McCoy Group (HMG) and president of HMI Services Inc., a subsidiary of HMG. Cox holds a Bachelor of Arts in Radio and Television from Radford University.
Cox succeeds James Dillahunty in the position of president of H&M Inc. Dillahunty continues to serve as chief operating officer of Henkels & McCoy Group.
As newly promoted executive vice president of operations for H&M, Duffy will initially oversee business development, labor relations and licensing for the company. For a period of transition, Duffy will continue to be responsible for the overall direction of H&M’s East Region, which under his guidance, has generated consistently strong operating results and leadership succession for the future.
Having joined H&M as manager of government contracts in 1989, Duffy moves into his new position with confidence and experience. He held numerous leadership positions throughout the company, including vice president of business development, vice president of operations of the East Region, regional vice president and senior vice president of gas for HMG. His skills have served as drivers for the growth of H&M’s customer base and a consistent record of bottom-line performance. Duffy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Holy Family University and a Master of Business Administration from LaSalle University, both in Pennsylvania.
Founded in 1923, Henkels & McCoy Inc. is an industry-leading utility construction firm providing infrastructure construction and maintenance services for the power, oil and gas pipeline, gas distribution and communication markets. H&M employs more than 5,000 of the industry’s top workers who pride themselves on connecting with customers and helping their customers connect with the world. H&M serves major utilities, government agencies, educational and healthcare facilities, and additional clients from more than 50 offices across the United States. H&M has been recognized with an E. I. DuPont Safety Excellence Award and is a founding member of the ET&D Partnership.