Joining the organization’s C-Suite, Wissel will focus on M&A, national brand growth with a focus on streamlining company integration
BALTIMORE, MD (April 12, 2021) – Fidelity Building Services Group (Fidelity BSG), a national leader in integrated technical building solutions, announces today the addition of John Wissel as its Chief Corporate Development Officer/Partner.
Wissel’s main focus will be on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and growing the organization's brand across multiple sectors including building automation, HVAC/mechanical, and power systems. This will entail deal origination and execution in close conjunction with other members of the Fidelity BSG Executive Leadership Team. Over the last several years, Fidelity BSG has acquired companies throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Gulf Coast and Southeastern parts of the United States and to date, has a total of 10 companies with 26 locations in its portfolio. Wissel will continue these efforts, which will include efficiently streamlining company integration.
Wissel brings to his new role at Fidelity BSG nearly two decades of transaction and investing experience in industrial, technology, business services, healthcare and consumer segments. Prior to joining Fidelity BSG, Wissel served as a Partner at Calvert Street Capital Partners, a lower middle market private equity fund focused on acquiring and growing owner-operated industrial and technology businesses.
“John’s experience in mergers and acquisitions, especially in the technology sector, will be valuable to the growth of Fidelity BSG as we continue to look for opportunities that will further our national growth plan and bring the best services in integrated building solutions to institutions like healthcare, education, critical building facilities and more,” says Dave Lanphar, LEED AP, CEO/Partner of Fidelity BSG. “We are excited to welcome John to our Executive Leadership Team and growing family. We look forward to the contributions he will make.”
Wissel is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Loyola University Maryland, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. He went on to receive his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated in the top one-third of his class.
About Fidelity Building Services Group
Fidelity Building Services Group (Fidelity BSG) was founded in 1945 as a full-service mechanical engineering, contracting, and service company that introduced air conditioning, refrigeration, and process cooling to a new marketplace. The advent of air conditioning went on to revolutionize the entire building industry and Fidelity BSG has been on the leading edge ever since. Today, our geographic footprint has grown beyond the Mid-Atlantic, extending south through several Gulf States. With over 1,400 Team Members, 26 locations, 75+ years of experience, and an intense focus on delivering Proactive World-Class Service, Fidelity BSG is established as a premier provider of high-performance building solutions.
Fidelity BSG’s product and service offerings include Emergency Generators/Power Systems, Building Mechanical/HVAC Systems, Building Automation & Controls, and Systems Integration. Our core markets are commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities. Our leaders are some of the most highly regarded individuals in the service, construction, and engineering communities. Collectively, we share a commitment to advancing the cause of building energy efficiencies, sustainable energy solutions, and service excellence.