Mike McGowan, CEO and President
Hilti North America
Mike McGowan serves as CEO and President of Hilti North America. In this capacity, he is responsible for that organization’s overall business operations by leading sales, marketing, engineering, project management, customer service, retail, human resources and finance teams.
Mike joined Hilti in 1988 as a Hilti Store sales associate and was regularly promoted to sales positions of increasing responsibility over his 33-year tenure before taking the top spot for Hilti’s eastern United States business. Mike’s expertise in product development and marketing was honed during his tenure as head of Hilti North America’ Electric, Tools and Accessories business unit. In this role, he was responsible for managing a multi-million-dollar product portfolio tasked with managing dimensions ranging from product development to supply and quality management to marketing.
Mike is a results-driven leader with proven success in capturing market share, driving productivity and developing a diverse and inclusive team. Mike regularly serves as executive council on multiple strategy development projects for both Hilti North America and the Hilti Group while simultaneously leading his teams through many consecutive years of growth.
Mike has served as a member of the Hilti North America Executive Management Team since 2003. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Towson University and a master’s degree in Business from the University of Maryland.
As a long-time volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and SBP (formerly known as St. Bernard Project), Mike has been involved with many home building projects. He also partnered with his team to rebuild homes in Oklahoma, Maryland, New York and New Jersey. In addition, Mike volunteers for the Holy Name Society, which focuses on assisting those in need.
Mike and his family reside in the Washington, D.C. metro area.