Spend a day with Catalyst’s president Rusty Hamilton at a trade show or in meetings with clients and it becomes clear that he knows just about everybody. With 20+ years in the business and hundreds of firms helped, it’s no wonder.
Most of those last 20 years has been at Catalyst in increasingly larger roles – from scheduling and contract management consultant to IT director/lead technical consultant, and most recently, to business development executive for the Midwest states. He has been certified in Oracle Primavera and Asta Powerproject scheduling and contract management tools at the expert level.
Rusty brings that experience, a wealth of knowledge and a customer-betterment approach to working with clients in construction, energy and government like Pepper Construction, PennDOT, the Department of Energy and NASA. He likes to dig deep to help them solve complex project controls challenges with the help from his team at Catalyst.
“The thing that I love about working at Catalyst is that we are all very passionate about project controls and scheduling,” he says. “It’s great to see our team deliver results for our customers and exceed their expectations.”
At the same time, technology is helping to create a new golden age of construction project management, said Rusty.
“New tools are allowing project teams to collaborate from wherever they are, better plan and track complex projects, and compare project performance against enterprise-wide performance standards. Catalyst helps clients find the mix of tools, training, and services to do that and to turn project controls into a competitive advantage.”
Rusty still attends a lot of trade shows and enjoys meeting and working directly with clients when possible. He says collaborating with a construction team that completes an iconic project like a stadium or an airport has always been a highlight of his job. And, he’s looking forward to many more during the next 20 years.
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