Montgomery County names new Manager of Building Regulations

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Montgomery County’s Community and Economic Development Department has promoted Robert Martin to the position of Manager of Building Regulations.

Martin has served with Montgomery County’s Building Regulations Division for over 15 years. Prior to being named the Manager of Building Regulations, he worked as an Inspection Supervisor. His work has been instrumental on major projects in the county, like Caterpillar, Proctor & Gamble, Austin Landing, Trimble Navigation’s expansion, and GM’s recent DMax project in Brookville.

He is a consistently strong communicator with contractors and owners as they work their way through the building process.

“Robert is a true professional,” said Montgomery County’s Community & Economic Development Director Erik Collins. “He’s a problem-solver, and very customer-focused. He sees the Building Regulations Department as a partner who can help you through a project, no matter if it’s a residential remodel or a large commercial expansion.”

As the Manager of Building Regulations, Martin will serve as the Chief Building Official for the jurisdictions served by Montgomery County. He will oversee a team of building inspectors, plan examiners, and administrative staff.

“We’re excited to work with Robert,” said Eric Farrell, CEO of the Home Builders Association of Dayton. “He has a lot of experience, and he understands the needs of our membership. I look forward to continuing our strong working relationship with the county’s building department.”

Martin is succeeding Maury Wyckoff, who will retire in July after 29 years of service with Montgomery County. During his tenure, Wyckoff was instrumental in implementing Lean Six Sigma in the department to build efficiencies, and he launched the online permit system where applicants can track the status of permits and make online payments. He played a major role during the permitting process following the May 2019 tornadoes and he has been heavily involved in code development at the local, state, and national levels.

“Maury has done so much for Montgomery County,” Collins said. “He’s well-respected across the state, and he has taken our county to a higher level. I know Robert will continue to improve this division. Both have bought into our mantra of ‘More Speed, Less Risk, and Lower Cost’ to make Montgomery County an attractive place to do business.”

For more information about Montgomery County’s Building Regulations Department, visit www.mcohio.org/build.

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