Dean C. Allen
Chief Executive Officer
Dean has over 30 years experience in the design, construction and real estate industries in the Pacific Northwest. Under his leadership, McKinstry has grown from a mechanical contractor into a comprehensive design, build, operate, and maintain enterprise with over $400 million per year in revenues and over 1,600 employees.
Dean currently serves on the boards of the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, Global Partnerships, PATH, Amara, and Seattle Children’s Hospital. He also serves on the boards of the Washington Roundtable, the Partnership for Learning, Washington STEM, and the Global Health Nexus.CLOSE
Doug Moore, P.E.
With over 30 years of experience, Doug was instrumental in evolving McKinstry’s capabilities to include mechanical and electrical design, build, operate, and maintain services. His extensive knowledge of the construction industry includes Pre-Construction Services and the strategic integration of design activities, budget models, constructability reviews, early procurement of equipment and building automation systems, and Building Information Models.
As McKinstry’s Lead Mechanical Engineer, he is a registered professional engineer in the states of Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Idaho. In addition, Doug advocates McKinstry’s commitment to sustainability and is a LEED Accredited Professional. As President, he is responsible for overseeing a staff of 1,600 employees.
Doug has promoted the pursuit of high performance buildings coupled with next generation construction techniques to deliver cost-effective buildings that model environmental stewardship. He is currently focused on two areas: increasing the speed of building design and construction and creating adaptive buildings that interact with occupants, operators and smart grid. Since launching his career with McKinstry in the late 1970’s, Doug has risen through the ranks, and now, as president oversees a staff of 1,600 employees.
Doug has served the community in a variety of industry and philanthropic roles. He currently serves as a member of industry committees and advisory boards for various organizations, including Seattle University’s Center for Leadership Formation and Center for Business Ethics, the Oregon Built Environment and Sustainable Technology Center, the Architecture, Construction and Engineering (ACE) Mentorship Program; and Washington State University’s Imagine Tomorrow high school student competition. He is a past president of the Puget Sound Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
Doug earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington and is a registered Professional Engineer with LEED® Accreditation.
Bill Teplicky, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
As an 18-year member of McKinstry’s corporate team, Bill's extensive experience in accounting, management, negotiation, mergers and acquisitions, real estate development, and corporate development has proven instrumental in the company’s success. His duties include setting budgets, plans, and policies while establishing procedures and priorities to implement and maintain approved plans.
He directs accounting activities and has overall responsibility for accounting and data processing operations, administration, and other support activities. He also is responsible for outside investments and complex negotiations.
Bill earned his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from the University of Washington.CLOSE
Executive Vice President
David is responsible for McKinstry’s brand development, managing the company’s strategic positioning, and overseeing its business development, community relations, and client service activities. He is widely respected for helping create McKinstry’s positioning strategy… a strategy that has resulted in the firm’s national reputation as a leader in integrated facility services delivery and engineered solutions in the clean technology sector.
During his 35 years in the design, construction and facility management industry, David has championed countless marketing, client development, and strategic initiatives for McKinstry, driving its brand value to remarkable heights. Today he is a well-known seminar presenter, workshop leader, and trainer in the areas of corporate communications, branding, business development, marketing, client services, human resource management, workforce development, and project delivery.
David sits on the boards of several industry associations, trade groups, community organizations, and business alliances. Currently, he serves on the executive committees of enterpriseSeattle and the Washington Clean Technology Alliance as their former board chair. He is a board member of NAIOP, Seattle Chamber of Commerce, and the Workforce Development Council of King County where he chaired its Green Design/Building Skills panel. He has also served, at the Mayor’s behest, on Seattle City Light’s Review Panel, a body responsible for developing the utility’s strategic plan. Recently, David was appointed to the Board of Trustees for the Rocky Mountain Institute, an environmental think-tank in Boulder, Colorado. In November of 2011, Seattle Magazine named David one of the City’s Most Influential People.
David earned his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from the University of Washington.
Executive Vice President - Design & Construction
With over 29 years of experience, Brent’s extensive knowledge of the construction industry includes expertise in project management, cost control, value engineering, and labor relations/management. In addition to his design-build experience, Brent was instrumental in developing McKinstry’s Facility Management offering. His technical expertise, combined with his strong customer relations skills make his contributions critical to the company’s overall success.
Brent has served on many industry committees and boards, including the AGC, MCA, DBIA, and other key industry organizations. He is currently on the Executive Committee for the Puget Sound chapter of the Design Build Institute of America and the board of the Associated General Contractors for Western Washington.
Brent has a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Washington State University.CLOSE
Ash Awad, P.E.
Vice President - Energy & Facility Services
With nearly 20 years of energy efficiency experience, Ash is responsible for evolving McKinstry’s energy efficiency, renewable energy, and facility services business lines while providing the vision and leadership for a variety of related strategic initiatives. His extensive knowledge in the energy industry includes systems engineering, evaluation of sustainable ideas, development of alternative-financing solutions, and optimizing and securing utility incentives and grants.
As Vice President, he is responsible for a staff of over 450 of the finest energy and facility services professionals in the industry. He and his team support cities, counties, school districts, universities, medical centers, commercial, and federal clients with a variety of energy and facility related services.
Ash has served the community in a variety of industry and philanthropic roles. Currently he serves as Board President of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council; additionally he sits on the State of Washington Clean Energy Leadership Council, Pacific Science Center Board, Climate Solutions Board.
Ash has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and a Masters Degree from the University of Washington. Ash is a registered professional engineer.
Cheryl Di Re
Vice President – Human Resources
Since joining the company in July 2010, Cheryl has provided leadership to fulfill McKinstry’s vision for developing its people. During her tenure, McKinstry has increased its clarity around job structures, aided in talent planning, developed leadership capabilities, and improved access to employee training and career development, deploying a number of new tools and systems to help McKinstry employees find and build their careers.
The company has also improved and streamlined its approach to performance assessments, goal setting, and compensation reviews.
Cheryl holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Eastern Washington University, as well as certifications in public relations and coaching.CLOSE
Heidi de Laubenfels
Vice President – Communications and External Relations
As leader of communications and external relations, Heidi de Laubenfels’ areas of responsibility include brand, marketing, internal and external communications, and enterprise-wide business operations. Heidi also leads McKinstry’s community-engagement efforts and serves as a steward of the McKinstry Charitable Foundation. She joined McKinstry in March 2012.
Heidi leads a group that advances the business by telling authentic and compelling stories, spreading ideas, supporting and improving business processes, and making market insights relevant and actionable. She represents McKinstry on numerous boards and associations related to the construction and energy industries and to charitable efforts that align with McKinstry’s philanthropic emphasis on education, nurturing children and conservation/environment.
Heidi came to McKinstry from The Seattle Times, where she had most recently served as Deputy Managing Editor for Strategy and Product Development. In addition to McKinstry and The Times, Heidi has worked in numerous capacities at The Denver Post, The Phoenix Gazette and The Bellingham (Wash.) Herald. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Western Washington University and a Master of Business Administration from Seattle University.CLOSE
Vice President and General Counsel
Jamie Pedersen is McKinstry’s Vice President and General Counsel. A highly valued member of the Governance Team, he came to the company from K & L Gates, where he served as outside counsel for over 17 years to a number of organizations, including McKinstry.
Jamie has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financing, as well as creating and structuring business ventures. He has worked with both small and established firms to bring exciting new products and services to market and create jobs in the community.
Since his election in 2006, Jamie has also represented the 43rd Legislative District (central Seattle) in the Washington legislature. He served in the House of Representatives from 2006-2013 and chaired the House Judiciary Committee from 2009-2013. Jamie was appointed to the Senate in December 2013. He serves on the Legislative Ethics Board and the Office of Civil Legal Aid Oversight Committee. He is also a member of the National Conference of Commissioners of Uniform State Laws.
A passionate volunteer, Jamie is actively involved in a number of charitable and nonprofit organizations. As past President and current Treasurer of the Seattle’s Central Lutheran Church, he helped establish a nonprofit community lunch program that feeds hundreds of people each week. In addition, he has provided free legal services to a variety of nonprofits, such as Pride Foundation, Social Venture Partners, Seattle Girls Choir, and Lambert House.
From 2003-2005, Jamie served as the chair of Lambda Legal, a national civil rights organization, and was Lambda Legal's lead volunteer lawyer on the state of Washington’s marriage equality case. He has served as chair of Lambda Legal's National Leadership Council since 2005.
Jamie is a graduate of Yale College, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude in American Studies and Soviet/East European Studies, and of Yale Law School, where he earned his Juris Doctor degree. He clerked for Judge Stephen Williams on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
Ned Gebert, P.E.
Vice President - Operations
Ned has been in the industry for 28 years, the last 26 with McKinstry. He possesses tremendous experience in a vast array of areas, including Senior Project Management, cost control, cost estimating, and value engineering. His expertise constantly proves itself invaluable to our corporate/management team.
Ned is active in industry and community associations and was a past board member of the Northwest Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He has also worked on behalf of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Western Washington concerning contract negotiations with the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 32.
Ned received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington and has a Professional Engineering License in Civil Engineering.