Russell Becker

Russell Becker
  • BS Civil Engineering 1989
  • MS Civil Engineering 1991

Russell (Russ) Becker completed his bachelor's (1989) and master's (1991) degrees in civil engineering at Michigan Tech. He is the Chief Executive Officer and President of APi Group, one of the largest providers of specialty services in North America and the largest provider of life safety services in the world. Russ' continued commitment to overall excellence has inspired APi Group to create a culture of leadership by building an exceptional learning and development program, a highly selective Leader Development Program, and an award-winning veteran's hiring program.

Russ began his career as a field engineer with Cherne Contracting. He moved on to become a project manager for Ryan Companies during the construction of the Greenfield Recycled Paper Mill project for Liberty Paper. Upon completion of his project, he joined APi Group's subsidiary, The Jamar Company, in Duluth, Minnesota. He started as manager of construction and was named president in 1998, where he served until joining APi Group as president in 2002.

He previously served as a member of Dunwoody Institute's Board of Trustees. He is the former chair of the Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota Board of Directors and Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota Foundation Board of Directors. He currently serves on the Children's Foundation Board of Directors, the Liberty Diversified Industries Board of Directors, and the Marvin Companies Board of Directors. He also serves on the advisory board for the College of Engineering at Michigan Technological University and the Board for the Construction Industry Round Table (CIRT). Russ is an active member of the Young Presidents' Organization and the Minnesota Business Partnership. Russ resides with his wife, Trish, and three sons in Dellwood, Minnesota.

From the 2022 Induction to the Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering Academy.

Updated Monday, August 29, 2022.