The latest People in the News highlighting new hires, promotions, honors & recognition of the men and women in the St. Louis building community.
Midas Hospitality Promotes Jacob Neubauer to Director of Revenue Management Neubauer to support company’s growing family of hotels
Midas Hospitality, a premier hotel management group, recently promoted Jacob Neubauer to Director of Revenue Management.
Neubauer’s responsibilities include supporting the hotels in the development and execution of property-specific and company-wide revenue management initiatives. This includes transient and group pricing strategies, as well as implementing revenue management objectives and growth-related opportunities. Neubauer will focus on optimizing hotel revenue by collaborating with the on-property general managers and directors of sales.
Prior to this position, Neubauer served as the company’s Revenue Management Coordinator. He previously worked in the hospitality industry as a sales manager and in guest services. Neubauer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
“Jake’s promotion reflects his impressive work ethic and achieved success at our company,” said Kurt Furlong, Principal and Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “His new position will give him even more opportunities to work with and support the hotel management teams in order to maximize asset value.”
Founded in 2006, Midas Hospitality has developed, opened and currently manages numerous properties including 30 hotels in 14 states.
Spencer Buck Mason Joins Midwest BankCentre’s Central Region Advisory Board
Spencer Buck Mason, division manager of David Mason & Associates, has been elected to the Midwest BankCentre Central Region Advisory Board.
Founded in 1989, David Mason & Associates provides civil and structural engineering, surveying and 3D scanning, architectural, utility industry services and construction management/program management services to a wide array of clients from offices in St. Louis, Chicago and Philadelphia.
Mason serves as the president of the Southeastern Missouri/Southern Illinois chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE). He also is a member of the National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO) and participates locally in the national Architecture Construction Engineering (ACE) Mentor Program.
Midwest BankCentre has been a mainstay of St. Louis community banking since 1906. Currently, it ranks among St. Louis’ largest locally owned banks with assets of about $1.8 billion and deposits of $1.3 billion. It provides integrated financial services with expertise in commercial, retail and digital banking; business cash management; mortgage lending; consumer lending; and insurance. The bank is a local leader in the St. Louis Regional Unbanked Task Force and its Bank-On Save-Up St. Louis initiative. Since 2001, Midwest BankCentre has consecutively achieved the Bauer Financial 5-Star Superior financial rating each quarter.
McLaughlin Now Majority Owner & President of Precision Daylighting
Precision Daylighting, Inc. is pleased to announce that Mrs. ‘Mini’ McLaughlin is now officially the majority owner and President of Precision Daylighting. Mini has been involved with ownership since the corporation was organized in 2004.
Precision Daylighting, Pacific MO, is recognized as the first locally owned hydro excavation company and “THE Hydro Excavation EXPERTS!”. PDI can now provide our services with WBE and SBA certification for all Midwest projects.
Precision provides air and hydro excavation services for numerous companies, contractors and engineers throughout the Midwest US.
Lane Named Director of Sales and Marketing for The Sheridan at Laumeier Park Assisted Living/Memory Care Community
Holly Lane has been named director of sales and marketing of The Sheridan at Laumeier Park, a newly opened 84-unit assisted living/memory care community at 12470 Rott Road in Sunset Hills, Mo. Lane has seven years of experience in the medical services field.
The Sheridan at Laumeier Park is one of three senior living communities in metro St. Louis either being built or recently completed by Senior Lifestyle Corporation, a closely-held national owner, operator and developer of senior housing based in Chicago, Ill. The other Sheridan communities are in Chesterfield and Creve Coeur.
Murphy Promotes Kevin Suiter to Vice President of Estimating
Murphy Company has promoted Kevin Suiter, P.E., to vice president of estimating. The announcement was made by Patrick Murphy, Jr., president and CEO.
“Kevin has been a member of the Murphy team for more than two years, serving in an operation role, and recently took on responsibility for our estimating resources,” said Murphy. “Kevin’s previous experience and passion in this area of expertise provides both value and sustainability to our organization.”
Suiter, a registered professional engineer with 23 years’ experience In the industry, holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia and also holds a master plumber’s license. Earlier in his career, he was employed by the University of Missouri-Columbia as a mechanical engineer where he assisted in the design and development of HVAC systems for the university’s Design Services Department.
Suiter currently serves as vice president of the St. Louis chapter of the Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA), and is a longtime board member and former treasurer.
Murphy Names Blanton Senior Project Manager, Institutional
Murphy Company has named Dan Blanton as senior project manager, Institutional. The announcement was made by Kevin Cook, vice president, Institutional.
Blanton has more than 17 years’ major project experience in heating, ventilation and air-conditioning. He also spent three years supervising industrial work as a union boilermaker. As a mechanical, electrical and plumbing (M.E.P.) project manager for more than five years, he oversaw several major projects.
His industry experience includes several major hospital projects, including St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, IL; Mercy Hospital and Mercy Clinic in St. Louis County; and Kindred Healthcare in Springfield, IL. He also served as MEP superintendent on Pinnacle Entertainment/Four Seasons Hotel and Casino, Lumiere Place.
A veteran, Blanton served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1993 to 1997. He also has training in OSHA guidelines and regulations, project management, Building Information Modeling (BIM), and is a licensed Commissioning Agent.
PGAV Planners’ Andy Struckhoff Promoted to Vice President
Leading St. Louis urban planning firm,PGAV Planners announces that Associate Director Andy Struckhoff has been promoted to Vice President.
In his new role, Struckhoff will be help to guide the firm’s marketing and business development efforts, lead the professional development and growth of his colleagues, and develop strategies for expanding PGAV Planners’ national footprint.
June 9, 2017
New Hires at S. M. Wilson
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.
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 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
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 visitwww.spiegelglass-gc.com.
Paul Jeffery Montgomery Becomes a Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) Corporate Safety Director at MHS Legacy Group receives safety credential from BCSP
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 www.mhslegacygroup.com.
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
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, 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, 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, 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, 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 www.GreatRiversGreenway.org.