Ted High, VP of Commercial Operations, Three Rivers Corporation
Ted joined TRC in 2002 and has experience in the field of project management since the 1980’s and has experience in industrial, correctional, high-tech manufacturing and public projects. He is responsible for providing leadership and managing customer relationships, safety and all activities within the commercial market while executing the TRC business plan. Ted holds a B.S. in Construction Management from the University of Nebraska and is also a LEED Accredited Professional.
Roger White, Niles Plant Services
Roger joined Niles Plant Services in 2017. Prior to that, he worked at Lake Painting for twenty six year, working primarily with abrasive blasting and specialty coating applications in many plants throughout the state. After various levels of management and responsibilities, he has honed his customer relationship and management skills while working his way up through the organization to his current role of owner/partner. His knowledge of the painting and specialty coatings industry along with his NACE training has proven extremely beneficial to his work and Lake Painting. Roger has been married to his wife Shelly since 1988 and they share a daughter, Nichole. In his spare time, Roger enjoys walleye fishing on the Saginaw Bay as well as deer hunting and snowmobiling.
J. W. Fisher, Owner of Fisher Companies, Fisher Contracting
J. W. has worked for the family business throughout his life. J. W. has a B. S. in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University and is a registered professional engineer in the State of Michigan. He has worked for Fisher Contracting since 1980, the last 14 years as its president. J. W. has been an active member of the Great Lakes Safety Training Center, serving as a member of its Board of Directors, including a term as President. J. W. is also an active member of the Contractor Owners Safety Team.
Mark Trinklein, Controller, Valley Electrical Contractors, Inc.
Mark is a CPA and currently works as a Controller for Valley Electrical Contractors, Inc. in Midland, MI. He has been in this role since 2008 and is responsible for all accounting-related activities within the company including assisting management in interpreting and utilizing managerial accounting information. Prior to his current role, he was a Senior Manager at Burnside & Lang, P. C. While there, he managed audits, worked on management advisory services as well as employee benefit consulting and administration. Mark’s community activities (past & present) include Noon Exchange Club, Junior Achievement, United Way, various committees with the City of Midland and Lincoln Township Clerk. He also has memberships (past & present) with the American Institute of CPA’s, Michigan Association of CPA’s, Leadership Midland and the Midland County Township Officers Association. Mark currently resides in Lincoln Township.
Ronnie Neumann, President, Alloy Construction
Owner of Alloy Construction Service, Inc., Ronnie left a career in Physical Therapy in 1981 to join her husband Bob in founding the company and took over the helm upon his death in 1991. She jointly operates the firm located in Midland with her son Mike. Ronnie just completed one term on the GLSTC board of directors and serves on various other non-profit boards in the area including formalized partnerships that offer construction career exploration opportunities to high school students.
Jeff Berger, Director of Facilities, Covenant Healthcare
Jeff was born and raised in Bay City, Michigan and started working at the Nexteer Automotive, former General Motors Steering Gear, in 1994 as a Facilities Maintenance Manager. Jeff joined Covenant HealthCare in November 2012 as the Director of Facilities. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Oakland University. Jeff has had past involvement in coaching for Southwest Little League in Bay City, Children’s Learning Center Dyslexia walk, and 18 years overseeing the Berger Family Endowed Scholarship for Saginaw Valley State University College of Business and Management.
Michael Erickson, VP Facilities and Construction, MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland
Michael is responsible for the infrastructure, equipment, grounds, security, safety and construction at all MidMichigan Medical Centers. He has been in his current position for seven years. Prior to his position at the medical center, he was Assistant Vice President at a major medical center outside Baltimore, Maryland for eleven years. He also served in the U.S. Army for fourteen years. Mike holds a Master’s of Science in Technology Management and an MBA, both from the University of Maryland. He is also CBET certified in biomedical engineering. Mike lives in Midland with his wife, Annmarie and his four children.
Bryan Johnson, EH&S Delivery Leader, The Dow Chemical Company
Bryan was raised in Northern Minnesota. Bryan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, a Master’s Degree in Industrial Safety, and an Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) all from the University of Minnesota. Bryan is also a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH). He moved to Midland, from Minnesota in 2006 with The Dow Chemical Company. Bryan has 20 years EH&S experience and has worked in EH&S throughout his career with Dow. Bryan currently has responsibility for the EH&S performance of Contractors, the Maintenance Organization, and an assortment of manufacturing facilities within Michigan Operations. Bryan lives in Midland with his wife, Karin and their two children.
Alison Beatty, Dow Corning Michigan Operations Integration Leader, The Dow Chemical Company
Alison graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering in 1993. Following graduation, Alison joined The Dow Chemical Company and moved to Midland, Michigan. Over her 24 year career with Dow, Alison held a variety of Manufacturing roles including Production and Improvement Engineer positions, Project Manufacturing Representative, Improvement Leader, and Production Leader. Alison is currently responsible for the integration of the Dow Corning manufacturing sites in the Great Lakes Bay Region into Dow’s Michigan Operations. Alison lives in Midland with her husband, Dave Midkiff, and their two children.
Jim Sears, Global EHS Director, C.B. Richard Ellis
Jim was born and raised in Southern Illinois and attended Murray State University where he obtained a B.S. degree in Occupational Safety and Health in 1997. Jim is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and has 18 years of professional experience within the field of Environmental, Safety & Health (EHS). He began his career with 3M Company in Nevada, MO as a Safety Engineer before transferring to Detroit, MI in 2002 where he worked as the EHS Supervisor. Jim has also worked at Cabot Corporation and Evergreen Solar both located in Midland as the EHS Manager at each respective location. When Evergreen Solar ceased operations in 2011 he went to work for Koch Industries as a Safety & Health Leader in their Fort Dodge, IA location and as a Regional Safety & Health Manager for their Georgia Pacific Division based out of Atlanta, GA. Jim was finally able to return home to Midland in 2013 when he began his current role with CBRE on the Dow Chemical account working within the Workplace Services organization.
Don Taylor, Global H&S, Medical, Security Manager, Nexteer Automotive
Don has worked for Nexteer for 42 years. His career started as an engineering co-op through Delta College. Later, Don received his Bachelor of Science, Safety Engineering degree from Kennedy Western University. Over the years Don has taught numerous industrial safety courses around the state. He has conducted H&S, Medical, Security Audits and H&S training for GM, Delphi, and Nexteer in Spain, France, Italy, Poland, Brazil, China, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Venezuela, Australia, Canada and US. In Don’s spare time he serves on St. Matthew’s Vestry Board. He is currently the Global H&S, Medical, Security Manager of all Nexteer locations.