Corporate Management Team.

Charlie Bacon
Chairman & CEO

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Joining Limbach in early 2004, Charlie is responsible for the overall performance and strategic direction of the business. He is both an Owner of the Company and Chairman  of the Board of Managers.

Prior to joining Limbach, Charlie was the President & CEO of the North and South American operations of Bovis Lend Lease. Starting as a superintendent in 1982, he worked his way through various management and leadership positions within the organization and was named President in 1996 and CEO in 1999.

Charlie’s passion for the Limbach is focused on three key areas: The care and well being of the Limbach people; Delivering successful projects and services to our customers so that all the stakeholders win; and Delivering the financial results for our investors, allowing us to continue to invest in the future of Limbach.

Charlie also devotes his time to promoting safety throughout the US construction industry on the back of the successes of Limbach’s Incident & Injury Free (IIF) program. Charlie is also a founding member of the IIF CEO Forum, a group of construction executives that are dedicated to a goal of eliminating injuries within our industry. Charlie also supports the ACE Mentorship Program and sits on the Executive Committee of the ACE National Board, an opportunity to influence high school children to consider careers in our great industry.  He is also a member of the Construction Industry Round Table (CIRT), Charlie serves on the Board of Directors. In addition to these associations, Charlie also serves on the Board of ICON USA, a general construction company headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA . Charlie also remains active with YPO / WPO since 1996.

Ken Gallagher
National Safety Manager

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Ken Gallagher joined the Limbach team in 2006 as the Safety Manager for the Eastern PA and NJ branch.  In 2009 Ken was asked to serve as Co-Chairperson to the IIF Forum.  Mr. Gallagher has helped drive the Incident & Injury Free culture with our employees, our subcontractors and our customers and continues to oversee the development and implementation of Limbach’s Safety policies and procedures.

Ken has worked in the Construction and General Industry since 1988.  In 1997 he started working in the Environmental Health and Safety field and has worked for various Construction Management and consulting firms.  Prior to joining Limbach, Mr. Gallagher was a Safety Manager for a Concrete Construction Company.  He graduated from Penn State University with a BS in Environmental Resource Management with a strong focus on Occupational Health & Safety.  In 2000 he was Certified as a Hazardous Material Manager and in 2005 completed the OSHA 500 course.  In 2010, Mr. Gallagher and the Limbic Safety Managers completed the IIF in Action “Train the Trainer” course and has developed as a leader on the IIF journey.

Mr. Gallagher lives in Warrington, PA with his wife Laurie and 2 children.  He is active in various professional organizations.

Marc Hoogstraten
SVP of Human Resources

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Marc Hoogstraten joined Limbach in 1992 and has over 29 years experience in Employee Benefits and Human Resources. As Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Limbach Facility Services LLC, Marc is responsible for employee benefits, compensation, recruitment, training and human resources services for all employees within the Limbach family.

Prior to assuming the responsibilities of Limbach’s Human Resources department, Mr. Hoogstraten has held the positions of Director of Benefits and Benefits Manager for Limbach’s previous parent companies. Before joining Limbach in 1992, Marc worked as an Actuarial/Retirement Plan Consultant for KPMG, Peat Marwick and Towers Perrin. Marc is a graduate of Rutgers College, where he obtained degrees in Mathematics and Economics.

John Jordan
Chief Financial Officer

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John Jordan is a Chief Financial Officer with expertise in the construction industry.  In the past 28 years, he has worked with general and specialty contractors within the construction industry.  Most recently John served as CFO for a top 10 electrical contractor.  In 2013 John started MSJ Consulting, LLC to serve the construction industry as an outsourced CFO serving general and specialty contractors, suppliers, banks, and sureties.

John has an Accounting Degree from the University of Delaware and a Master’s in Management Degree from Penn State University.  He has successfully completed the CPA exam and the CCIFP exam.  He is an active member of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) and has served on local and national CFMA committees.  John has been published in Building Profits a CFMA publication and has spoken at CFMA local and national events.

John is currently the President of the Board of Providence Academy a private Christian school in Leesburg, VA, and previously served on YMCA, Operation Homefront, and other Church Boards.

John lives in Leesburg, VA with his wife Rebecca and their three children.

Kevin Labrecque
SVP of Operational Excellence

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In April of 2009, Kevin Labrecque joined Limbach’s Executive Management Team as the Senior Vice President. Responsible for a vast number of initiatives, his primary objectives consist of leading the future direction of Limbach’s BIM estimating system, strengthening Quality Assurance and Control (QA/QC) processes and procedures, expanding key customer relationships, and developing overall strategies to improve the Company. Limbach was delighted to obtain Kevin, a premier industry professional possessing a wealth of experience and a proven track record for success.

Prior to Limbach, Kevin spent 13 years at Bovis Lend Lease in a rapid succession of roles which landed him his most recent position as Vice President, Director of Commercial Risk. A senior member in the BLL America’s Region management team, Kevin had also performed as a top Quality Control manager. Beginning his career in Estimating and Project management, he has gained an intimate understand of the entire construction process.

Kevin resides in Flemington, New Jersey with his wife and three children.

David R. Leathers
EVP of National Service

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David Leathers joined Limbach in late 2006 with 23 years of service and maintenance experience in the refrigeration and process cooling industry. Prior to joining Limbach, Mr. Leathers was employed with the former York International Corporation, recently acquired by Johnson Controls. At York, Mr. Leathers advanced from Product Marketing Engineer to District Service Manager and finally, Regional Service Director, where he led a 10-branch service operation with revenues in excess of $100,000,000. Mr. Leathers also acted as the post-merger Service Sales Integration Team Leader, facilitating the seamless assimilation between the York and Johnson Control’s service sales forces.

At Limbach, Mr. Leathers’ responsibilities include leading and overseeing the expansion of the service and maintenance business line, in addition to the development of the Company’s energy solutions offerings. Mr Leathers works with Limbach’s Branches, creating strategic entry and expansion plans and working closely with the CEO, CFO, and the local Branch and General Service Managers in the execution process.

Mr. Leathers received a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA with a concentration in Marketing from the University of Pittsburgh.

Outside of the office, Mr. Leathers participates in many educational and developmental activities associated with the industry and his community. In addition to serving as an Alumni Student Recruiter for the University of Michigan, he was the Executive Advisor of York’s Junior Achievement Company and has been a member of various boards, including the Education Committee of Building Owners and Managers of Detroit, the Office Building of the Year Committee of Building Owners and Managers of Philadelphia and serves as a principal member of the Service Excellence Corps association.

Kristopher Thorne
Chief Operations Officer

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Kris Thorne joined Limbach in 1988 . As the Chief Operations Officer,  Kris will oversee all aspects of Limbach’s construction operations, with primary responsibilities including oversight of risk management, sharing of best practices, and development of operational talent.

Kris is an accomplished Senior Executive with proven success, extensive experience and expertise in all aspects of the mechanical contracting/service industry.

Prior to assuming the responsibilities of Limbach’s Chief Operations Officer, Kris has led the Michigan business unit as the SVP/Branch Manager since 2007.

Kris holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administrative from University of Toledo and a Bachelor of Science in Energy Management from Ferris State University

Guy Trapeni
Vice President & Director of Estimating Services

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Since 1986, the majority of his career has been with the Limbach Company where Guy has served in roles of estimator, project engineer and estimating manager for our New England office.  Beginning in 2009, he assumed the duties of the Director of Estimating Services where he currently oversees the estimating processes, shared services, software implementation, sharing of best practices and the ongoing development of our preconstruction staffs at each of our operating units. His responsibilities also include risk analysis of certain projects during the bidding process.

During Guy’s career, he also worked for a major mechanical contractor for six years in the New York market as their senior estimator, along with a one year assignment as a project engineer on a large, complicated IBM project.  Additional, he worked for an international construction management company, Bovis Lend Lease, from 2005 to 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts as their senior MEP estimator.

Mr. Trapeni graduated from the University of Vermont where he received his BA in Economics. He is also a LEED accredited professional.

Tim Ward
President, Limbach Engineering & Design Services

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Tim Ward joined Limbach Engineering and Design Services (LEDS) and Limbach in 1998. He has been a mechanical engineer in the heating and air conditioning field since 1982. Twelve of these years have been in the temperature controls and energy management industry serving as design engineer, project manager, and operations manager. He has extensive experience in the application of mechanical systems and temperature controls to obtain the most reliable and energy efficient operation of heating and air conditioning equipment. His experience in building automation systems comes from involvement in projects for hospitals, schools, office buildings, and industrial facilities with all system configurations. With LEDS, Mr. Ward applies this experience by providing energy analysis and design for existing and new mechanical systems for both new designs and renovations. In 2011 he also assumed regional management responsibility of the Southern California and Florida business units.

Mr. Ward attended The Ohio State University and received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He is also a registered professional engineer in several states and a Certified Energy Manager.

Angela Weiser
Director of Marketing & Communications

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Angela began her Limbach career in 2007, as the Chairman & CEO’s Senior Executive Assistant. By 2012, her talent and hard work was recognized with a promotion to the position of Director of Marketing & Communication.

Prior to Limbach, Angela spent four years as a Marketing Manager, before ultimately following her entrepreneurial ambitions into the world of small business ownership. Over a three year stint, Angela owned and operated a health food store, gaining extensive first-hand experience across all aspects of business, sales and marketing.

Scott Wright
General Counsel

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Scott Wright is the General Counsel for Limbach Facility Services LLC. In this capacity, Mr. Wright holds primary responsibility for legal and risk management support for Limbach’s corporate services and branch locations throughout the United States. In addition, he holds the lead role in resolving major construction claims and disputes and often personally handles mediation, arbitration and litigation matters for the company. He also is responsible for negotiating upstream and downstream construction contracts and purchase agreements, as well counseling branch and corporate personnel on key business, contracting and other legal matters. Mr. Wright has significant day-to-day involvement in Limbach’s business and finance matters, and is actively involved in financing and acquisition transactions. Mr. Wright’s role in Limbach’s risk management team includes oversight of major insurance claims and assisting with management and administration of the company’s insurance and surety programs, in close relationship with the company’s insurance carrier and surety.

Mr. Wright joined Limbach in 2006. Prior to joining Limbach, he was a Senior Associate with a Pittsburgh law firm specializing in construction law and commercial litigation. Mr. Wright earned his B.A. in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy from the James Madison College of Michigan State University in 1993, and earned his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1997.

 

 

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