McKinstry Strengthens Mechanical Construction Leadership in the Pacific Northwest
Lou Bailey named vice president of Pacific Northwest Mechanical Special Projects Group; Thomas Tellefson named vice president of Pacific Northwest Mechanical New Construction
SEATTLE, Wash. (Aug. 23, 2022) – McKinstry is expanding its mechanical construction leadership team with two key promotions. These changes will enhance client service and ensure continued operational excellence and seamless project delivery across the Pacific Northwest.
“We’re really hitting our stride,” said Mark Jonson, McKinstry vice president and general manager, Construction. “Our clients are demanding more of our innovative work to make their buildings more efficient, and sales continue to be a bright spot across Construction, having booked significant work in the first half of the year. The opportunities we are pursuing are many and diversified across our key markets and driving our Action for Impact plan forward.
I’m pleased to announce two of our Construction leaders have been promoted to vice president. Both Lou Bailey and Thomas Tellefson have been instrumental in growing the Construction line of business and helping build our strong foundation for future success.”
Vice President, Pacific Northwest Mechanical Special Projects Group
Bailey brings more than 33 years of trade, project and leadership experience to the role where he will oversee McKinstry’s Mechanical SPG teams across western Washington, the Inland Northwest and Oregon. His extensive field experience provides a unique perspective to lead teams taking on complex jobs across the region. Bailey’s background and values-driven leadership style make him the right person to take the business and the Mechanical SPG team to the next level. He previously served as the director of McKinstry’s PNW Mechanical SPG.
Vice President, Pacific Northwest Mechanical New Construction
Tellefson brings more than 17 years of project and leadership experience to the role where he will oversee McKinstry’s mechanical new construction teams across western Washington, the Inland Northwest and Oregon. He will be focused on driving sustainable long-term success across the three regions, optimizing McKinstry’s PNW shop strategy, and innovation within the construction industry. Tellefson embodies a servant leadership philosophy and approach that elevates business performance across his teams and provides opportunities for the growth and development of McKinstry employees. He previously served as McKinstry’s Director of Mechanical New Construction.