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Dean C. Allen

Chief Executive Officer

Dean has more than 40 years of experience in the design, construction and real estate industries. Under his leadership, McKinstry has grown from a Pacific Northwest mechanical contractor into a national leader in designing, constructing, operating and maintaining high-performing buildings, employing more than 2,100 staff and tradespeople across the United States.

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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 Leadership Council of PATH and is a board member for the Washington Roundtable and Seattle Children’s Hospital. He is also a Founding Board Chair of Washington STEM.

Dean earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Psychology from the University of Washington. He serves as CEO and Chairman for McKinstry Co., LLC and McKinstry Essention, LLC.

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Ash Awad, P.E.

President and Chief Market Officer

With nearly 25 years of industry experience, Ash is responsible for evolving McKinstry’s vision and leadership for a variety of related initiatives aimed at innovation in the built environment and oversees McKinstry’s market development strategy. 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.

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Ash has served the community in a variety of industry and philanthropic roles. Currently he serves on boards of the Smart Buildings CenterWashington STEM and Climate Solutions. Ash also provides support to University of Washington’s Mechanical Engineering department.

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.

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Joseph Hagar

President and Chief Financial Officer

Over his long 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.

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Joseph is responsible for McKinstry’s platform support services including the company’s overall finances and accounting, technology and facilities. He’s also responsible for complex negotiations, exposure management, and other leadership functions.

Joseph currently serves on the board of directors for Builtspace Technologies and PATH Finance Committee and is active with the Seattle Chamber of Commerce. Previously, he served as the Board President for the Seattle Children’s Museum and as a board member for the Puget Sound Construction Financial Management Association.

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 Essention, LLC and CFO, President and Treasurer for McKinstry Co. LLC.

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 Cheryl Chamberlain

Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer

In her role, Cheryl is responsible for supporting executive development, shaping strategic initiatives and serving as a key representative for McKinstry.

Since joining the company in 2010, Cheryl has provided leadership to fulfill McKinstry’s vision and has been responsible for the company’s infrastructure functions, including technology, human resources, communications, branding, corporate social responsibility strategy and facilities.

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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.

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Jamie Pedersen

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Jamie is a highly-valued member of the McKinstry Governance Team who is responsible for corporate social responsibility and ensuring diversity and equal opportunity for our people. Jamie has long been committed to public service and to creating equitable outcomes as a leader and state senator.

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 chairs the Senate Law & Justice Committee and serves on the Senate Ways & Means Committee, the Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee, and the Rules Committee.

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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 Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel for McKinstry Co., LLC and McKinstry Essention, LLC.

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Adam Gloss

Vice President and General Manager – Service

As Vice President and General Manager of Service, Adam is responsible for creating a vision of the future of facility operations and maintenance, and developing the team, tools and offerings to lead the Service business into that future. He joined McKinstry in 2017 and has been instrumental in fostering a best-in-class performance for the Service business through team building, overachieving sales strategy and, effectiveness and enhancing operational performance.

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Adam is an industry veteran, with decades of experience, and was a founding member of the ACCA (Air Conditioning Contractors of America) Building Performance Council’s Advisory Committee. He’s also deeply engaged in his community, having served in multiple roles with youth organizations and on the Technology and Engineering Department Advisory Committee for the Lake Stevens (Wash.) School District.

Adam earned his Bachelor of Science from Syracuse University in 1990 and received his Industrial Distribution Certificate from Texas A&M in 2015. Adam serves as Vice President of McKinstry Co. LLC.

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Mark Jonson

Vice President, General Manager – Construction

Over the course of Mark’s many years with McKinstry, he’s delivered major design-build construction projects and energy savings 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.

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In his current role, Mark focuses on leading our construction teams across multiple regions 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 joined McKinstry in 1994. He earned his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington and also completed the Executive Leadership Program at Seattle University. He serves as Vice President for McKinstry Co., LLC.

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James Miller

Vice President, Operations – Construction

James is responsible for ensuring operational excellence in the planning and execution of construction projects throughout the Pacific Northwest. Specifically, James’ focus is centered on ensuring a safe work environment, understanding and mitigating project risk and enhancing project performance and client satisfaction through continuous improvement of process, technology utilization, and functional training.

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A seasoned industry veteran who joined the company in 1995, James has been directly involved in new construction and retrofits across commercial, industrial and critical facilities. He knows construction operations inside and out and has a long track record of leading success on many of McKinstry’s most complex projects over the years. His favorites include the WAMU Center and Seattle Art Museum Expansion, Mirabella, and Amazon Block 34/35.

James has served as a board member and president of The Children’s Center at Burke Gilman Gardens, currently sits on the Advisory Council at the Bellevue Arts Museum and serves a board member and coach for the Northeast Seattle Little League. His personal interests include backpacking, golfing, coaching baseball and creating art.

James earned his Bachelor of Science in construction management from the University of Washington. He serves as Vice President for McKinstry Co., LLC.

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Brian Antonsen

Vice President, Mechanical Construction – Washington

As vice president of mechanical construction, Brian is responsible for all of McKinstry’s mechanical construction teams and projects across Washington state.

In his current role, Brian is responsible for business development, fostering customer relationships, employee development and ultimate project delivery. Brian takes pride in remaining engaged from the initial client consultation through design, construction and project delivery.

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His work has helped shape the Seattle and greater Puget Sound skyline, including notable projects like the Allen Institute, Amazon HQ1, Seattle Children’s Hospital and several buildings at the University of Washington and Washington State University.

Brian joined McKinstry in 2003. He earned his Bachelor of Science in construction management from Washington State University and also completed the Executive Leadership Program at Seattle University in 2009. Brian serves as Vice President for McKinstry Co., LLC and is based in our Seattle office.

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Michael Frank, P.E.

Vice President – Design & Engineering

In his current role, Michael oversees all McKinstry engineering teams across the Pacific Northwest. Prior to assuming this role, Michael was McKinstry’s Director of Engineering from 2013 to 2018, with responsibility for Western Washington and Oregon engineering teams and projects.

Michael is passionate about designing for performance and is proud to work with and manage a team of amazing engineers who are also active participants in the communities in which they live and work.

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Over the course of his career, he’s managed the design of many major projects including office buildings, data centers, museums, medical centers, industrial facilities, residential condominiums and laboratories.

Michael joined McKinstry in 1999. He earned both his Bachelor and Master of Science in architectural engineering from The Pennsylvania State University. He is a registered professional engineer with LEED® accreditation. Michael serves as Vice President for McKinstry Essention, LLC and is based in our Seattle office.

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Brian Floyd

Vice President, General Manager – Energy & Technical Services

Throughout Brian’s career, he has been focused on energy services, building services and facility management. As the executive in charge of business and market development for McKinstry’s Energy & Technical Services teams, Brian is responsible for managing those functions across multiple regions.

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Brian earned his Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of Western Ontario. He serves as Vice President for McKinstry Essention, LLC.

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Chris Larocque

Vice President, Operations – Energy & Technical Services

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 the built environment for more than 10 years.

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Chris joined McKinstry in 2006, and his current prime responsibility is ensuring operational excellence for McKinstry’s Energy & Technical Services teams across multiple regions.

Chris serves as Vice President for McKinstry Co., LLC and McKinstry Essention, LLC and is based in our Golden, Colo. office.

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Dale Silha

Vice President, Energy & Technical Services – Pacific Northwest

Dale leads and manages McKinstry’s efforts to reduce operating costs and save energy in the built environment for clients in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. Since arriving at McKinstry’s Spokane office in 2010, he has created customer-focused solutions, honed McKinstry’s strategic vision and grown the company’s Energy and Technical Services business with major clients like Washington State University, Avista and Spokane County.

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Dale has worked in the industry since 1990 and has decades of experience in engineering (consulting, energy and value), management (sales, program and business), facility auditing and project development.

Outside of McKinstry, Dale has served on the board of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council (NEEC) and was an adjunct professor at Eastern Washington University for six years. His passion for youth and their development led him to volunteer for several STEM/math programs, coach youth sports for 10 years and provide leadership for his local PTA, a local soccer club and the Spokane Valley Junior Soccer Association. He currently serves on the board of Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI) as well as GSI’s STEM Executive Committee board.

Dale earned his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Idaho and his Master of Business Administration degree from Idaho State University. Dale serves as Vice President for McKinstry Essention, LLC and is based in our Spokane, Wash. office.

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Leslie Larocque

Vice President, Energy & Technical Services – Mountain Regions

Since joining McKinstry in 2006, Leslie has built our extensive Energy and Technical Services business in the Mountain Regions from the ground up. As Vice President for our Mountain Regions, her responsibilities include managing the strategic direction, market growth and delivery of McKinstry’s offerings in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and Utah.

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Leslie has been providing energy and environmental solutions to both public and private sector customers throughout the U.S. and internationally since 1991. At McKinstry, she’s led a dynamic team of professionals in the development and implementation of more than $250 million in strategies designed to create high-performing, energy-efficient and smart buildings.

Leslie is a passionate advocate of McKinstry’s philanthropic and community engagement initiatives. Under Leslie’s leadership, the McKinstry team regularly contributes time and resources to organizations that promote equality, advance education and ensure the health of our planet. She currently serves as the co-chair for Colorado STEM, a public-private partnership committed to advancing STEM education in Colorado.

Leslie earned her Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies from Middlebury College and her Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Denver. She serves as Vice President for McKinstry Essention, LLC and is based in our Golden, Colo. office.

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Brian Ratcliff

Vice President, Energy & Technical Services – South

Brian serves as vice president of Energy & Technical Services for our South Region—managing McKinstry’s operations across Texas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma.

With more than 20 years of industry experience, Brian has a wealth of experience in helping clients optimize building performance and was a pioneer in developing Energy-as-a-Service solutions. He is known for his consultative and technology-based solutions around building data and analytics that empower clients and communities.

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Brian earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Texas A&M University. He serves as Vice President of McKinstry Essention, LLC and is based in our Dallas office. 

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Marcus Craig

Vice President, Energy & Technical Services – Southeast

Marcus serves as vice president of Energy & Technical Services for the Southeast Region. He has more than 20 years of experience in the marketplace with both small business leadership and large Energy Services Company management, excelling in new territory expansion, developing go-to-market strategies and growing market share. Marcus will be focused on building and establishing McKinstry’s presence in the Southeast.

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Marcus earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Texas Christian University. He serves as vice president of McKinstry Essention, LLC and is based in Atlanta. 

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Scott Maynard

Vice President, Energy & Technical Services – Midwest

Scott leads McKinstry’s Energy & Technical Services operations across our Midwest Region, which is served by our regional hubs in Chicago, Madison, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and St. Louis. He is an energy industry veteran with an extensive executive leadership background and more than 30 years of experience driving positive outcomes and energy savings within the built environment.

Scott is focused on expanding McKinstry’s business in the Midwest, developing deeper client relationships and driving growth for McKinstry’s partners, people and communities.

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Scott earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business and communications from Butler University. He serves as Vice President for McKinstry Essention, LLC and is based in Indianapolis.

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Matt Wegworth

Vice President Dawson Ventures

As Vice President for Dawson Ventures, Matt leverages his industry experience to help form and optimize new business ventures for McKinstry.

Matt has more than 25 years of experience in the industry. In 2003 he joined McKinstry’s Seattle Energy Services group and was critical in its formation. He then spent five years as the Vice President of KONE elevators where he successfully increased the market presence resulting in an increase in profitability by more than fivefold. Since rejoining McKinstry in 2020, he has supported efforts to form our EcoDistrict offering and is  the interim General Manager of Overcast Innovations.

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Matt earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from South Illinois University in 1993 and has been with McKinstry for a total of 12 years. Matt serves as Vice President of McKinstry Essention, LLC.

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Janice Clusserath

Vice President, Human Resources

Janice serves as McKinstry’s Vice President of Human Resources. Since arriving at McKinstry in 2017—bringing with her more than 25 years of HR experience—Janice has been instrumental in optimizing the company’s total rewards programs, recruiting efforts, learning/development programs, and performance management & HR systems.

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In this role, Janice oversees all aspects of human resources and directs the entire employee experience and lifecycle at McKinstry.

Janice earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Gonzaga University. She serves as Vice President for McKinstry Co., LLC and is based in our Seattle office.

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Megan Owen

Vice President, Sales and Marketing

As Vice President, Sales and MarketingMegan leads efforts that shape McKinstry’s market-facing activities enabling a client-focused culture and championing effective go-to market approaches. Prior responsibilities over more than 10 years at McKinstry include government affairs strategic market development.   

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Throughout her tenure at McKinstry, Megan designed and built McKinstry’s Government Affairs Department and has written a variety of policies and government programs that direct more than $300 million in financial assistance to energy related capital improvements in public/private buildings across the Pacific Northwest.

Megan attended the University of Washington where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 2004. She was also awarded the Marshall Memorial Fellowship in 2012 to further develop understanding of the global clean economy through extended European travel. She serves as Vice President for McKinstry Co., LLC.

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Marc Ramme

Vice President and Deputy General Counsel

As McKinstry’s Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Marc leads teams that provide a wide range of support to business units and corporate services units across the entire McKinstry enterprise.

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Marc is an accomplished executive with more than 20 years of experience in organizational leadership, strategy, legal, finance, and operations roles. His expertise lies at the intersection of law and business and includes strategic planning, communications, relationship building, and internal consulting.  Marc holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a Juris Doctorate degree.  He serves as Vice President of McKinstry Co. LLC.

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Allen Range

Vice President and Chief Information Officer

As Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Allen Range oversees McKinstry’s technology infrastructure, software engineering, and cybersecurity efforts.

Allen has over 30 years’ experience in leading teams for diverse organizations like Vulcan and Institute of Systems Biology. He has transformed IT organizations using well developed business leadership and communications skills. He has successfully transformed IT organizations into teams that are efficient, effective, and focused on delivering greater business value.

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Allen joined McKinstry in 2018. Since then, he and his team have helped successfully deliver some of the most significant software deployments in company history, including Salesforce CRM, Salesforce Field Service Lighting, and Planisware RPM, and ServiceNow ITSM as well as transforming the physical infrastructure to provide improved stability, security, and availability. He graduated from the University of Phoenix in 2002 where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Business Administration in Technology Management in 2011.  Allen serves as Vice President for McKinstry Co. LLC.

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Michael Grabham

Vice President

Michael serves as vice president of Energy and Infrastructure Solutions focusing on national strategic accounts and alternative procurement strategies.

He helped establish the company’s Dallas office upon arriving at McKinstry in 2008, and McKinstry has since grown into a market leader in design-build and energy performance contracting.

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Michael has been instrumental in McKinstry becoming a trusted and preferred partner for clients spanning K-12 schools, higher education, municipal and healthcare markets. He’s led McKinstry to expand across the region—opening additional Texas offices in Houston, San Antonio and Austin, as well as an office in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Michael earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Baylor University. Michael serves as Vice President for McKinstry Essention, LLC and is based in our Dallas office.

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Mike Porter

Vice President

Mike has extensive experience in consulting, design, construction, and facility optimization. Mike has spent time working in general contacting, building automation controls design/management, operations management focused on energy services and operations management of facility services.

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Mike earned his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Washington State University. He serves as Vice President for McKinstry Essention, LLC.

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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.

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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.

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Doug Moore, P.E.

Executive Vice President

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.

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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 Executive Vice President for McKinstry Co., LLC and McKinstry Essention, LLC.

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Ned Gebert, P.E.

Vice President

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.

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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.

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Together, building a thriving planet.

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