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Expert in Construction Management--Industrial and Commercial Construction

Expert ID: 725459 North Carolina, USA

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Expert has had responsibility for developing the business development approach of major divisions of a construction company and for a medium sized company. Helping the business development professionals focus on the markets and prioritize the opportunities to improve efficiency and increase desirable awards has been a success in both situations.

He has had extensive experience in management functions throughout his career with an initial step being project management of large industrial projects with up to 2500 employees. Division and company management with numerous reporting managers, division managers and staff that were charged with leading and attaining the vision and achieving the results of the business plan.

Expert has been in the construction industry since graduating from the University of Kentucky in 1967. Working through the details of project management and division, group and company management for both regional and national/international construction companies has provided opportunities to experience many business environments. Initially his career included intense self perform projects moving more recently to extensively subcontracted projects. He has dealt with the contract negotiations and dispute resolutions that are necessary in the construction business. Risk Management and Control are key ingredients to success in construction, and he has worked with industry professionals in developing programs to address this subject.

Expert has long been a proponent of the value of planning and early in his career was the corporate Scheduling Engineer for J.A. Jones Construction Company. This along with practical field experience provided a background for the emphasis of planning as a success tool. An intensive Project Execution Plan program was created by Expert for his Energy Division and it later became the model for the entire company. As a company president Expert sees the difference between planned projects and those that do not have the intensity of a pre-construction plan.

Having worked in field management and understanding the huge amount of data that must be managed and kept current in project management, Expert has moved his current company along a path to implement a comprehensive project management program that incorporates the basic details of cost, schedule, correspondence, logs, emails, changes, and contracts. Over the years Expert has found that the real success in project management is the proper and timely communication of information such that action can be taken as soon as possible and the quality of that information is key.

Expert joined John S. Clark Company LLC as it's Chief Marketing Officer with the task of moving the company from it's past as a builder of negotiated design/build manufacturing projects with a mixture of retail and various commercial projects to a broader mix of project types and sizes. The manufacturing industry was dramatically contracting and the company needed to move into new areas and focus on growing market segments.

Looking at the company strengths and experiences a strategic plan to improve the internal business systems and to broaden the expertise and geographic range of interests was developed. He created a vision that would guide the company through this period and would endure to cause the company to excel in its future operations even if the strategic directions changed.

At an earlier time Expert was involved in creating a new division within a Jones subsidiary that grew to be one of the largest builders of gas fired power plants in the US by the end of the 90's.


Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Charlotte, North Carolina - Raleigh, North Carolina - Greensboro, North Carolina - Durham, North Carolina - Winston Salem, North Carolina - Cary, North Carolina - High Point, North Carolina - Gastonia, North Carolina - Concord, North Carolina - Roanoke, Virginia

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1967 Degree: BS Subject: Civil Engineering Institution: University of Kentucky
Year: 1970 Degree: MS Subject: Environmental Systems Engineering Institution: Cornell University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1999 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President/Chief Operating Officer Department: Responsibilities: He is in charge of leading the strategic focus of the company through a company vision and also responsible for the operational execution of all aspects of this design/build general contracting company.
Years: 1968 to 1999 Employer: J. A. Jones Construction Company Title: Vice President Department: Energy Responsibilities: He was Division Manager of the Energy Division and on the Board of Management. His career progressed from entry level engineer through project management to Division Management which included mostly large industrial, process and energy projects including foreign assignments.
Years: 1967 to 1967 Employer: Fenix and Scisson Title: Field Engineer Department: Responsibilities: He was the project engineer on site for a diversion and power tunnel project during the summer after graduation from UK. He performed layout, document coordination and billing for this Corp of Engineers Project.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1977 to 1979 Country / Region: Iran Summary: Project Manager on Bell Helicopter Plant in Isfahan Iran. Project consisted of a manufacturing complex of approx 10 buildings and a training complex of 6 buildings along with the site infrastructure and a camp for construction forces and management.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Member of American Concrete Institute and Construction Professional Network of North Carolina.
Licenses / Certifications
Professional Engineer- Kentucky, and currently inactive in North Carolina, Contractor's License-- Louisiana.

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