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C.G. Schmidt promotes general manager to VP

Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt has been promoted from general manager of C.G. Schmidt’s Madison office to vice president of the family owned company.

In a news release Wednesday, officials at the Milwaukee-based general contractor said the Madison office prospered under Schmidt’s leadership, even during the recent recession.

“Eric has surpassed all of the goals we set for him and growth of the Madison office,” said Rick Schmidt, president and CEO of C.G. Schmidt. “His commitment to our clients and perseverance for growing our business makes him deserving of this promotion. C.G. Schmidt is proud of what Eric has accomplished and looks forward to his continued success.”

Eric Schmidt has worked at C.G. Schmidt for 25 years. He has a bachelor’s degree in construction administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master’s in business administration from UW-Milwaukee.

Eric Schmidt is now overseeing various projects in Madison, including the St. Paul’s University Student Center, a renovation of a building at 316 W. Washington Ave. and an addition to the Wingra School.

C.G. Schmidt has been in business since 1920. Its projects include the Calatrava addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Spectrum Brands New World Headquarters in Middleton, UW-Madison’s Union South and Carson Gulley Center, Beaver Dam School and the Monroe Clinic Hospital in Monroe.

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