Site Selectors Guild Adds Two Professionals to Membership | Trade and Industry Development

Site Selectors Guild Adds Two Professionals to Membership

Jan 05, 2017

Two elite site selection professionals have been accepted into the Site Selectors Guild (SSG), the world’s foremost organization of location advisory consultants. Membership to SSG is exclusive to the most elite professionals in the business and individuals must be nominated and approved by their industry peers. With the induction of these two members, the organization’s membership reaches a new high of 43 and truly represents the world’s best site selection professionals.

Woody Hydrick is managing principal of Global Location Strategies (GLS) based out of Greenville, South Carolina. Over the course of his career, he has located investments around the globe, siting operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. He has extensive experience in global location strategy, site selection and incentives negotiations. He is a speaker and frequently presents at professional forums across North America and Europe. Before working at GLS, he was the managing principal for Cushman & Wakefield’s Global Business Consulting Group.

Wolfgang Riedel is the founder and managing partner of the Germany-based site selection consulting firm Riedel Consulting GmbH. Since 1999, his site selection assignments have covered a wide range of industrial segments including semiconductors, consumer electronics, data centers, photovoltaics, specialty chemicals, nonferrous metals, alternative energy, auto parts, heavy construction, commercial vehicles, nondurable household products, and more. He has conducted site selection throughout the world in more than 40 countries on five continents. He speaks five languages and holds a degree in physics from University of Ulm, Germany.

“One of the most unique attributes of the Guild is the ability for all of us to share our combined expertise and accomplishments to better the site selection profession – and our corporate clients - as a whole,” said SSG board chair Phil Schneider. “We look forward to the knowledge and experience Woody and Wolfgang will add to our network.”  

About The Site Selectors Guild

The Site Selectors Guild is a professional association comprised of the world's leading corporate location advisory consultants. The mission of The Site Selectors Guild is to advance the profession of international corporate site selection by promoting the profession and providing education, networking and other services to those involved in the industry. All members of The Site Selectors Guild have been nominated and approved by their industry peers. As the first and only group of its kind, the Site Selectors Guild brings together a dynamic network of site selectors from around the world, combining their talent and expertise to create an invaluable resource, unmatched in its quality, for both corporations seeking site selection assistance and economic development organizations.  

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