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March 2, 2021

ACECO names Stephen Smith president

ACECO LLC, Silver Spring, Maryland, announced that Stephen Smith has been named the company’s new president. The appointment became effective Jan. 1.

Founded in 1936, ACECO specializes in large demolition and historic renovation projects, structure razing, major infrastructure and transit projects, and emergency response services.

Smith has been a member of ACECO since 1997. During his years with the company, he has held multiple leadership positions, including director of project management, director of estimating and director of operations. Most recently, he served as the company’s general manager. Smith will take over as president from Michael Citren, who held the position since 1998. Citren will remain as a co-owner along with Rob Wilson, and he will also assume the role of chairman.

“Steve is an exceptional colleague and great friend. He has been an instrumental force in ACECO’s growth and operational excellence since he joined us in 1997. I am thrilled to be handing over the reins to such an outstanding leader,” Citren says.

“I have to say that my wife and I, along with our four children, feel truly blessed in our lives,” Smith says. “For a quarter-century, my professional and personal relationship with Rob and Mike has been remarkable and immensely rewarding. They have been incredible mentors and examples to be emulated. I am honored and excited to lead this enduring business, which will celebrate its 85th year in 2021. I remain committed to maintaining ACECO’s culture of excellence and to always placing our customers and team members at the center of everything we do. I sincerely appreciate the trust and confidence that has been placed in me and look forward to growing and leading ACECO for many years.”