Ryan Lamb Named Weitz Mission Critical General Manager 

June 2, 2023  /  Press Releases,

Lamb steps into a leadership role with The Weitz Company’s fastest-growing sector  


(Des Moines, IA) – The Weitz Company recently announced Ryan Lamb as General Manager of Mission Critical, overseeing over 111 Mission Critical employees across jobsites and offices in the United States and Mexico. Lamb has been with the company for over a decade, serving in various capacities within the company’s legal and risk management department. Prior to his legal roles, Ryan worked as a civil engineer for 5 years. Lamb will lead Weitz’s rapidly growing Mission Critical division as the company continues to expand and evolve their data center portfolio and services. 

“The Mission Critical team within The Weitz Company includes some of the most amazing people in the business. The exceptional growth of this segment is a true testament to the hard work and commitment of our team members. I am excited to build upon the work that has gotten us this far and will continue to cultivate opportunities to help our talented team grow,” said Lamb. “I am ready to expand the strategic vision on the Weitz Mission Critical team and ultimately secure Weitz’s position as a leader in the Mission Critical space.” 

Lamb aims to diversify the company’s Mission Critical portfolio, capitalize on green initiatives, propel diversity and inclusion efforts, and continue to build and promote Weitz employees. From 2019 to 2022, the annual revenue of Weitz Mission Critical has grown 10x, from $41M to $400M, while simultaneously doubling their employees. The business unit has also recorded over 4 million safe hours worked to date, and has gone over 36 months with 0 safety incidents on any Mission Critical jobsite.  

“Weitz’s Mission Critical unit has seen outstanding growth in recent years. We’ve expanded our project footprint to an international scale with our projects in Queretaro, Mexico, bringing us to the forefront in a newly emerging market for data centers. We have also seen continued growth in data center markets across the country,” said Shane Bauer, Chief Operating Officer at The Weitz Company. “Ryan is extremely committed to the success of our company and even more so our people. His diverse skillset and professional expertise will prove to be a significant asset to our Mission Critical team as they continue to grow.” 

Lamb most recently served as the company’s General Counsel, during which he played an integral role in leading the company towards solutions on complex projects. He also continues to serve on the company’s Construction Leadership Council as he has done for the last five years. As Lamb transitions into his new position, he will continue to oversee risk for the company, and Steve Tyler is stepping into the General Counsel position for The Weitz Company. 

Learn more about Weitz Mission Critical at: https://www.weitz.com/mission-critical-data-centers/  

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About The Weitz Company 

Founded in 1855, The Weitz Company is a full-service construction company, general contractor, design builder, and construction manager that serves all 50 U.S. states. Weitz is one of the oldest general contractors in the United States and an industry leader in industrial construction, senior living, student housing, mission critical construction, virtual design and more. Headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, The Weitz Company annually ranks in the top tier of Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine’s Top 400 Contractors and Building Design+Construction’s Giants 300 Contractors lists. You can read more about The Weitz Company at https://www.weitz.com/.