People On The Move In The Local Construction Industry

The latest People in the News highlighting new hires, promotions, honors & recognition of the men and women in the St. Louis building community.

New Hires at S. M. Wilson

Rebecca Cornatzer

S. M. Wilson & Co, has hired six new employees including Rebecca Cornatzer as Director of Human Resources, Tim Ruck and James Shives as Project Superintendents and Josh Weber, Troy Gittemeier and Jordan Wicklein as Project Engineers.

Cornatzer has spent the past 13 years in a variety of roles at Epworth Children and Family Services, most recently as the Acting Chief Executive Officer. At S. M. Wilson she will be in charge of employee relations, recruiting, hiring and retaining talent, as well as employee training. Cornatzer holds a Master of Education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a BS in Psychology from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville. She is an iWAM Certified Administrator and a graduate of the CEO Leadership Program at Washington University.

Ruck and Shives will be responsible for the day-to-day site management of a project including scheduling, quality and safety.  Ruck has 23 years of experience and is OSHA 30 Certified. He holds a BA from Drury College. Shives has 30 plus years of experience and is OSHA 30 Certified.

Troy Gittemeier
Jordan Wicklein
Josh Weber

Weber, Gittmemeier and Wicklein will be responsible for helping establish procedures with the design professionals, consultants and Owner of projects for information flow, approvals, meetings and reporting. They will also track shop drawings, submittals, material deliveries and RFIs through the duration of projects and assist the Project Manager with MBE/WBE participation and workforce inclusion.

Weber has a B. S. in Construction Management from South East Missouri State and is OSHA 30 Certified.

Gittemeier has a B. S. in Construction Management from Missouri State.

Wicklein has a B.S. in Construction Management from Bradley University and is OSHA 30 Certified.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis. 

Smith Joins Louer Facility Planning

Kerry Smith

Kerry Smith has joined Louer Facility Planning, Inc. as director of marketing and business development.

A career journalist and former business owner, Smith holds a master’s degree in public policy from SIUE and a bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Wisconsin. She is an Edwardsville resident.

“I am pleased that such a highly qualified individual has been chosen to join our team of design professionals,” said Jane Louer, the Collinsville-based firm’s founder and President.

Facility Planning has been in business for 21 years, offering the latest trends and innovations in smart workspace furniture for clients across the St. Louis metro region. Louer Facility Planning’s clients include those in the corporate, financial, healthcare, government and educational sectors.

Chris Nieburg Joins Spiegelglass Construction Company

Chris Nieburg

Spiegelglass Construction Company, a 110+ year old St. Louis-based commercial general contractor specializing in restaurants, retail and corporate interiors, is pleased to welcome Chris Nieburg as a Senior Project Manager. Chris is responsible for supervising projects for longstanding clients including national chains, franchises and independently-owned businesses.

Prior to joining Spiegelglass in 2017, Chris held estimating, operations, project management and engineering positions at a number of St. Louis-based residential and commercial construction companies. Notably, he led restaurant renovation projects and managed small and large-scale projects for educational and senior living facilities, hotels and offices.

Chris graduated from Missouri State University with a bachelor of science degree in industrial management – construction. Chris resides in Kirkwood, MO with his wife and children, and enjoys coaching little league, youth and high school sports teams including basketball, lacrosse, soccer and baseball.

Based in St. Louis, Spiegelglass Construction Company has been a family-owned general contractor since its inception in 1904. For more information, please

Paul Jeffery Montgomery Becomes a Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) Corporate Safety Director at MHS Legacy Group receives safety credential from BCSP

Paul Montgomery

Paul Jeffrey Montgomery, CHST, Corporate Safety Director at MHS Legacy Group, has completed all requirements for a Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) certification. This highly respected certification is awarded by BCSP to individuals who meet eligibility criteria and experience in the safety, health and environmental (SH&E) discipline, and have passed an examination.

Montgomery oversees all aspects of the safety department at MHS Legacy Group, a diversified national holding corporation carrying a broad spectrum of commercial and industrial construction trade companies. His role includes implementing activities devoted to the prevention of construction illnesses and injuries, leading a systematic training and incentive programs, and conducting corporate site safety audits.

MHS Legacy Group, Inc., based in St. Louis since 1895, is a diversified national holding corporation carrying a broad spectrum of commercial and industrial companies including roofing and sheet metal, custom metal fabrication, total building enclosure and glass glazing, industrial scaffolding and environmental remediation, and mechanical insulation installation. For more information, visit

June 2, 2017

Matthew Foust Joins G&S Acoustics as Project Assistant 

Matthew Foust has been named Project Assistant at St. Louis based G&S Acoustics. Foust is responsible for customer order acknowledgements, shop drawings, issuing purchase orders and releasing orders.

Prior to coming to G&S Acoustics, Foust was a Shop Supervisor at a medical equipment repair facility for five years, as well as a freelance sports writer for eight years. Foust has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems.

“We offer opportunities for young professionals to explore their talents at our growing company,” says Herb Golterman, president of parent company Golterman & Sabo. “Matthew is already using his computer skills to help the G&S team on various acoustical projects.”

G&S Acoustics®, a subsidiary of Golterman & Sabo, is a leading manufacturer of acoustical, tackable and sound diffusing wall and ceiling products distributed worldwide.

Midas Hospitality Hires New Information Technology Manager

Robert Schultz

Midas Hospitality, a premier hotel management group, recently hired Robert Schultz as its Information Technology Manager.

As the Information Technology (IT) Manager, Schultz will maintain the technology infrastructure for Midas Hospitality’s corporate office, as well as for the new and existing hotels the company manages.  He will implement all computer and information systems including everything from hardware to software, as well as oversee the installation and maintenance for the entire network.  Schultz also will be responsible for IT services at sister company MC Hotel Construction, which specializes in hotel construction and renovations with projects currently underway in six states.

Prior to joining Midas Hospitality, Schultz served as an Information Systems Manager for a local organization.  He has more than 20 years of technology experience and managerial background.

Founded in 2006, Midas Hospitality has developed, opened and currently manages numerous properties including 30 hotels in 14 states. 

Great Rivers Greenway Welcomes Four New Staff Members

Great Rivers Greenway is pleased to welcome four new staff members to its team of professionals who are working to connect the St. Louis region through the development of greenways so people can live life outside.

Michael Carson

Michael Carson, of south St. Louis County has joined as Director of Finance and Administration. In this capacity, he will lead internal accounting finance, payroll and benefit functions and will also serve as a member of the organization’s leadership team. Carson has more than 30 years experience in financial management and accounting, including budgeting, forecasting, financial modeling, strategic planning and contract negotiations. He has held senior management and financial oversight positions in both the private and not-for-profit sector, most recently as Chief Financial Officer of Jazz St. Louis.

Tina Heischmidt

Tina Heischmidt, of south St. Louis County, has been named Accountant for the organization. She is tasked with overseeing accounts payable, fixed asset tracking, and financial reporting. Her prior experience includes more than 30 years financial administration and accounting management in both the private and public sectors. Most recently, she held the position of Controller for Affiliate Merchandise Group. She also served as the Assistant Finance Director and Interim Finance Director for the City of Sunset Hills.

Sara Olmstead

Sara Olmstead, of Belleville, Ill., has joined as Greenway Operations Supervisor. She is responsible for supervising and performing greenway operations, maintenance and conservation efforts, primarily in the City of St. Louis in partnership with the Gateway Arch Park Foundation. She will focus her efforts on Luther Ely Smith Park, the newly renovated Kiener Plaza, and the Mississippi Greenway, from the downtown Riverfront north to the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge. Olmstead has worked as a horticulturist for the Lindbergh School District and St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Her experience also includes time spent as a groundskeeper and public safety officer for Webster University and as a part-time horticulture instructor at Southwestern Illinois College.

Tiffany Clinton

Tiffany Clinton, of University City, has been named Administrative Assistant, serving as the first point of contact for visitors to the Great Rivers Greenway office and visitor’s center. She is responsible for welcoming visitors, vendors and partners, as well as directing inquiries and greenway feedback to the appropriate resources. She will also assist with education of the organization’s mission and help staff with special projects and events. Clinton has worked as a Medical Assistant, Youth Care Specialist at Great Circle and Home Health Aide for Home Instead. She brings to Great Rivers Greenway a strong track record for customer service, organization, and conflict resolution.

“The knowledge and experience of our four new team members will be put to good use as Great Rivers Greenway continues to expand and care for the more than 110-mile network of greenways in St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County,” said Mike Sorth, Great Rivers Greenway Chief Operating Officer. “Their collective skills will not only ensure excellent fiscal stewardship of the taxpayer’s investment, but also enhance our processes and communication as we work with many partners to expand the network of greenways to connect people to their rivers, parks and communities.”

Great Rivers Greenway connects the St. Louis region with greenways so people can explore their rivers, parks and communities, making it a vibrant place to live, work and play. For more information, visit


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