Construction firm names CIO


Bob Armbrister. Courtesy CSM Group

A local construction firm has a new executive.

CSM Group said yesterday that it has hired Bob Armbrister as its chief information officer.

As CIO, Armbrister will guide the company’s information technology policies, procedures and operations.

Armbrister's background

Armbrister heads to CSM following a stint as executive director of Western Michigan University’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations.

In the role at WMU, Armbrister led the department’s technology, data integrity and security and policies and procedures for information technology.

Armbrister is also an owner of multiple businesses, including a software development company, and has supported CSM Group during the past 18 months, including the development and launch of Trade Contractor Select and the company’s internal employee application.

Armbrister holds a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems and an M.B.A. in finance from WMU.


Founded in 1983, CSM Group has offices in Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids, as well as Omaha, Nebraska and Memphis, Tennessee.

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