Katie Gaffin has joined BMW Constructors, Inc. as Corporate Director of Human Resources. She is responsible for benefits administration, recruiting, training and development.
Allen McIntosh hired as Project Manager at the Indianapolis office
Allen McIntosh, our newest Project Manager in Indianapolis, has over 21 years of experience in the construction field. Most recently, Allen was employed as
Vice President and Mechanical Division Manager at Newjac. There, Allen
oversaw the pipe and structural steel fabrication operations, as well as
estimating work, sales, project management and invoicing.
Allen previously worked at McPiers, Inc. and J.A. House. Allen graduated from the Local 157 Plumbers and Steamfitters Apprenticeship program and subsequently earned his Welding and Metallurgy Certification from Lakeland College.
Allen has also completed coursework at the Institute for Program Management at The University of Texas in Austin.
Teri Stofer Promoted to Asst. Environmental Health & Safety Director
Since joining BMW Constructors in 2006 as a Project Manager, Teri has worked on a variety of projects for BMW, with an emphasis on sheet metal services.
Prior to BMW, Teri spent 5 years as the Corporate Safety Director for a
sheet metal contracting firm, 8 years as the Safety Manager for a contract packaging firm and an additional 4 years as the Safety Manager for a manufacturing firm.
Teri holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Technical
Management from DeVry University. Teri is affiliated with numerous safety organizations, as well as ASHRAE and the Project Management Institute.
Chris Buckman Promoted to VP of Corporate Construction
Chris is a fourteen year veteran of BMW Constructors, having joined the organization in 1997
following his graduation from Purdue University, where he earned his degree in Building
Construction Management. During his tenure with BMW, Chris has progressed through the
organization, working in various roles, including Project Engineer, Resident Manager,
Project Manager and Business and Contract Manager. Most recently, Chris served as
Contract Manager for our BP account in Whiting, Indiana, where he was instrumental in
further building and enhancing BMW’s relationship and scope of work with BP.
In his new role, Chris will oversee the operational and administrative control of projects
across the organization, with the goal of gaining optimum profit and growth on both a short
term and long term basis.
“Chris’s transition into this position is another step forward in our management succession
planning, and I am confident in his leadership abilities to fulfill this important position for
BMW,” President and CEO Brian Acton says. “I trust everyone will support Chris as he undertakes this new position
and works to build upon the success and achievements of our organization.”
Clay West Promoted to Corp. Director of Employee Health & Safety
Clay will develop, lead and communicate the
safety vision, policies and programs to ensure BMW’s continuous commitment
to world-class safety performance.
“I am very pleased to have Clay serve in this role for BMW,” President and CEO Brian Acton says. “His
knowledge of the construction safety environment, coupled with his
commitment to BMW, will serve our employees well as we strive for zero
injury safety performance.”
Most recently serving as BMW Constructors’ Assistant Corporate Safety Director, Clay joined
the company in 1998 as a Safety Administrator. Later, Clay was promoted to
Safety Supervisor, working on a wide range of projects across the organization.
Clay earned his Health and Safety Management degree from Indiana State
Greg Kroh announced President of Mechanical Contractors Association Chicago
BMW Constructors, Inc. is proud to announce that Greg Kroh was named President of the Mechanical Contractors Association (MCA) of Chicago. He will work directly with the Executive Vice President/CEO of MCA and represent MCA at dozens of local and national meetings and conferences. He also presides over all meetings of the association, names committees and committee chairs, is involved in collective bargaining with Local #597 and lobbies on behalf of contractors. Before taking on the role as President of the MCA, Greg served as the Vice President.
The MCA was founded in 1888. Although its membership consists of around sixty of the oldest and most substantial mechanical contractors in the Chicagoland area, MCA represents all mechanical contractors who are signatory with Local #597 in collective bargaining with the local. Local #597, the largest Pipefitter Local in America, has about 9,000 total members and about 6,000 active Pipefitters.
What is a boilermaker?
Students prepare to graduate
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A true boilermaker will show his colors after Purdue's graduation ceremonies next week. Andy Bell is following in his father's footsteps.
"I'm a real boilermaker," said Andy Bell, Purdue Senior.
Bell is graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. The non-traditional student has worked as a boilermaker at coal power plant prior to coming to Purdue.
"I'm ready to go back to work," he said. "It's nice knowing that I've got a degree now and also a craft."
Bell knows what it is like holding the welding torch and living up to the university's long-held beginnings.
"Boilermaker term is thrown around a lot but no one really knows what it is," he said. "You know it's funny, I actually lived with Purdue Pete. He had absolutely no clue what a boilermaker actually was."
So what do boilermakers do? Bell said some boilermakers work in coal and nuclear power plants or in a shipyard welding and repairing, what else? Boilers.
As for Bell, he said he already has a job lined up with a company in Munster, Indiana.
Purdue's graduation ceremonies will be held May 15th-17th.