ASGN executive promoted to company president, more leadership changes announced

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ASGN Inc. (NYSE: ASGN) has promoted Rand Blazer to President of ASGN from his previous role as President of its Apex Systems LLC division. Blazer assumed the chairman role from CEO Ted Hanson, who had served as both chairman and CEO. Hanson will continue to serve as CEO.

Blazer had been with Apex Systems for 17 years, having joined its advisory board in January 2005. He became chief operating officer in February 2007. ASGN acquired Apex in 2012.

ASGN – a major provider of IT, marketing/creative, and life science personnel – has also announced several other executive promotions:

  • Sean Casey, COO at Apex Systems, has been promoted to President of Apex.
  • Matt Riley, chief operating officer of ASGN’s Creative Circle creative/marketing personnel division, has been promoted to president of Creative Circle.
  • John Heneghan, COO of ECS, the federal division of ASGN, has been promoted to President of ECS.

The company also noted that Shane Lamb will retain his position as president of CyberCoders Inc., an IT staffing provider.

Additionally, George Wilson retired as Chairman of ECS, effective Monday. Wilson will stay on as an executive adviser for three months to help with Heneghan’s transition to chairman.

“I have full confidence that their transitions to these new roles will be seamless and that our company will not miss a thing,” said Ted Hanson, CEO of ASGN. “At the same time, on behalf of the Board of Directors and our entire management team, I would like to thank George for his incredible service and contributions to our business since ASGN acquired ECS in 2018.”

ASGN ranks the second largest IT staffing firm in the United States and the second largest marketing/creative personnel provider in the United States, as well as the third largest provider of life sciences personnel, according to SIA data . ASGN is also one of the largest finance/accounting staffing firms in the United States. Its ECS business is focused on service to the federal government.

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