Dean C. Allen
Chief Executive Officer
Dean has more than 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 more than $500 million per year in revenues and nearly 2,000 employees.
In addition to his work at McKinstry, Dean has served the community in a variety of industry and philanthropic roles. Outside the realm of facility systems, his passions revolve around global health and education, driven by the idea that all children deserve the opportunity to reach their full potential. Dean currently serves on the boards of PATH, Seattle Children’s Hospital, the Washington Roundtable and Washington STEM.
Dean serves as CEO and Chairman for McKinstry Co., LLC and McKinstry Essention, LLC.
Doug Moore, P.E.
With more than 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 champions McKinstry’s commitment to sustainability and is a LEED® accredited professional. 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 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.
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 his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington and is a registered professional engineer with LEED® accreditation. He serves as President for McKinstry Co., LLC and Executive Vice President for McKinstry Essention, LLC.
Chief Operating Officer
As COO, Ron is responsible for managing McKinstry’s day-to-day operations. He has more than 20 years of industry and related experience—particularly in facility management, operations and maintenance, and total cost of ownership services.
Ron joined the McKinstry team in 2005 and has extensive experience designing facility management programs that decrease long-term operational costs, reduce risk and maintain critical uptime.
Ron earned his Bachelor of Science in nuclear engineering physics from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He serves as COO for McKinstry Co., LLC and McKinstry Essention, LLC.
Ash Awad, P.E.
Chief Market Officer
With more than 20 years of industry experience, Ash is responsible for McKinstry’s market development strategy and provides leadership for the sales and business development efforts of all lines of business. His extensive knowledge in the industry includes systems engineering, evaluation of sustainable ideas, development of alternative-financing solutions, and optimizing and securing utility incentives and grants.
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 boards for the Pacific Science Center and Climate Solutions.
Ash earned his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Massachusetts and a Master’s Degree from the University of Washington. Ash is a registered professional engineer. He serves as President for McKinstry Essention, LLC.
Cheryl Di Re
Chief Administrative Officer
As CAO, Cheryl leads McKinstry’s “Enterprise Partners” team, a varied assembly of administrative support groups that enables the efficient and scalable operations of the company’s many business units.
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.
Cheryl earned her Bachelor of Arts in communication from Eastern Washington University, as well as earning certifications in public relations and coaching. She serves as CAO and Vice President for McKinstry Co., LLC.
Chief Financial Officer
Over his 15-year tenure with McKinstry, Joseph has been involved with many of the company’s functions. After a career that took him from a “Big Four” accounting firm to the high-tech industry to the apparel business, Joseph arrived at McKinstry in 2002.
Since then, his various roles have included responsibility for financial planning and analysis, mergers and acquisitions, building reports and infrastructure, risk management, analytics management, contracts and legal matters, project finances, insurance, banking, and bonding.
As Chief Financial Officer, Joseph currently manages McKinstry’s overall finances and accounting. He’s also responsible for complex negotiations, exposure management, and other leadership functions.
Joseph has served as the Board President for the Seattle Children’s Museum and is currently involved with the boards of the Puget Sound Construction Financial Management Association and the Seattle Chamber of Commerce.
Joseph earned his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Seattle University and his Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University. He serves as CFO and Treasurer for McKinstry Co., LLC and McKinstry Essention, LLC.
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.
Bill Teplicky, CPA
Executive Vice President
With more than 20 years as a member of McKinstry’s executive team, Bill’s extensive experience in accounting, management, negotiation, mergers and acquisitions, information technology, enterprise resource planning, real estate development, and corporate development has proven instrumental to the company’s success.
Bill is responsible for outside investments and other leadership functions.
Bill earned his Bachelor of Arts in accounting from the University of Washington. He serves as Executive Vice President for McKinstry Co., LLC and McKinstry Essention, LLC.
Executive Vice President – Design & Construction
With more than 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 earned his Bachelor of Science degree in construction management from Washington State University. He serves as Executive Vice President for McKinstry Co., LLC.
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 Senate Law & Justice Committee as well as the Senate Ways & Means Committee.
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. Jamie also provides free legal services to a variety of nonprofits, such as Social Venture Partners, Seattle Girls’ Choir and Flying House Productions. He has sung in the Seattle Men’s Chorus since 1996.
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 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. Jamie serves as Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel for McKinstry Co., LLC and McKinstry Essention, LLC.
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 earned his Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Washington and he is a registered professional engineer. Ned serves as Vice President for McKinstry Co., LLC.
Vice President – Western Washington Region
Over the course of Mark’s 20 years with McKinstry, he’s delivered major design-build construction projects and energy services performance contracting (ESPC) projects for a wide variety of clients. His diverse background includes expertise with project delivery, estimating & financial analysis, conceptual design, audits & project development, pre-construction coordination, project management, commissioning, and performance assurance.
In his current role, Mark focuses on leading our Western Washington Region’s teams so they can deliver exceptional results for our customers. He helps guide our teams to ensure they clearly understand clients’ needs and then create solutions around those needs.
Mark earned his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington and completed the Executive Leadership Program at Seattle University. He serves as Vice President for McKinstry Co., LLC.
Vice President – Mountain and Inland Northwest Regions
Chris has more than 20 years of experience providing energy management, mechanical retrofit and new construction, facilities management, operations and maintenance and energy management system services. He has delivered world-class customer satisfaction in Colorado for more than ten years.
Chris joined McKinstry in 2006, and his current prime responsibility is management of operations for McKinstry’s Rocky Mountain and Inland Northwest Regions.
Chris serves as Vice President for McKinstry Co., LLC and McKinstry Essention, LLC.
Vice President – Facilities Solutions
Mike leads McKinstry’s national facilities solutions team to deliver facility and issue management services. He has extensive experience in consulting, design, construction, and facilities optimization, having spent time working in general contacting, building automation controls design & management, operations management focused on energy services, and operations management of facility services.
Mike earned his Master of Science in mechanical engineering from Washington State University. He serves as Vice President for McKinstry Essention, LLC.
Vice President – Midwest and South Regions
Throughout Brian’s career, he has been focused on energy services, building services and facility management. As the executive in charge of the Midwest and South Regions, Brian is responsible for managing the operations and sales functions of those teams.
Brian earned his Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of Western Ontario. He serves as Vice President for McKinstry Essention, LLC.
Mike Locke, P.E.
Vice President – Specialty Groups
Mike currently oversees sales, development and delivery for McKinstry’s specialty groups—including architectural metals, the mechanical special projects group, and fire protection.
Mike joined the McKinstry team in June of 2000. He has more than 20 years of experience with all aspects of developing and implementing energy services projects.
Mike was a driving force in evolving McKinstry’s energy services business, while providing vision and leadership for a variety of related strategic initiatives.
Mike earned his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington. He is a registered professional engineer. Mike serves as Vice President for McKinstry Essention, LLC.