Congratulations to Paul Guttman on his retirement from U-M!

February 10, 2023  //  FOUND IN: Accolades and Milestones

Please congratulate Paul Guttman on his retirement from U-M after nearly 32 years of dedicated service. During his tenure, he has overseen more than $750M in improvement and renovation projects.

Paul began his career with U-M in 1991 as a construction and renovations coordinator within the Contracting Group. In 1996, he was promoted to general foreman of the Contracting Group and Architectural Trades Shops, leading a team of ~120 employees, including those represented by the AFSCME and Skilled Trades unions. In addition, he helped with the merger of the former Hospital Alterations department into the Campus Contracting group in 1998.

From 2000 to 2017, Paul served as the construction services director within the U-M’s Facilities Planning & Operations department, overseeing projects such as campus-wide Wi-Fi installation; commencement on the Diag in 2008; the hospital Order Management project; Pyxis medication dispensing unit replacements; as well as hundreds of laboratories and renovation projects across Michigan Medicine and the main campus.

Beginning in 2017, Paul’s role found him focusing exclusively on U-M Health construction and renovation projects, culminating with the transition of hospital Construction Services to U-M Health Facilities Planning & Operations in September 2021. Among Paul’s final projects are renovations in seven Children’s and Women’s operating rooms, the replacement of the Taubman/Adult Hospital welcome desk, and the Construction Services team’s successful transition to the Maximo work management system.

Paul’s final day in the office will be Friday, Feb. 17. On behalf of our Facilities colleagues and Michigan Medicine leaders, please thank Paul for his contributions and leadership over the past three decades. It is no exaggeration to say that Paul’s impact at U-M is set in literal stone: the brick and mortar of hundreds of projects big and small and the people he guided to build that legacy.

Congratulations, Paul, and best wishes on your retirement!