Ron Erdman, President
Designations - RRO, RRC, Certified Thermographer
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Ron Erdman is the Owner and President of Amtech, and is based in our Dallas office. In addition to providing dynamic leadership and ensuring that the long-term strategy of the company is executed, Ron retains a "hands-on" approach and is actively involved in the management and/or execution of a large percentage of Amtech's projects. This involvement ensures consistency and a high level of quality control in our work products. Ron also leads Amtech's business development and client relation efforts throughout the country. Ron joined Amtech in 2016 after spending 30 years working in the roofing and waterproofing industry for a variety of national construction, engineering, architectural, and roof consulting firms.
After studying Architecture at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Ron went on to specialize in building envelope assessment, testing, forensics, repair design, and disaster recovery. He is a Registered Roof Consultant (RRC), Registered Roof Observer (RRO), and a Level 1 Certified Thermographer. Ron is the former President of the North Texas Chapter of RCI (NTCRCI), and the former Director of Region III for RCI National. He is also actively involved in the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) and the Concrete Specifications Institute (CSI). Ron manages a variety of educational, public, and private sector clients, and has provided design and consulting services on high rise, commercial, historic, federal, and large residential properties around the world. Having owned and managed his own construction firm prior to entering the consulting world, Ron brings a unique perspective and understanding of the value of proper design and detailing, quality control, and construction monitoring and oversight.
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Steven Grant, Director of Operations
Designations - MRICS, RRO, PMP, RS, RRO, RSS, Certified Thermographer
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Steven Grant serves as Amtech's Director of Operations and is based in our Dallas office. In addition to overseeing and managing the operations of the company, Steven fills a number of other key roles at Amtech including quality control and assurance; project, program, and portfolio management; and technical review and oversight. Steven joined Amtech in 2016 after spending 15 years with a national engineering and facility management consulting company.
Steven earned his Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Building Surveying from the University of the West of England in the United Kingdom. Steven specializes in facility and property condition assessments, due diligence evaluations, cost estimating, building envelope assessments and testing, capital expenditure forecasting, and reserve fund planning. He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and has developed exceptional project organization and management skills as demonstrated by achieving the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, which is an international designation granted through the Project Management Institute (PMI). Steven is also certified as a Reserve Specialist as designated by the Community Associations Institute (CAI), as a Professional Reserve Analyst as designated by the Association of Professional Reserve Analysts (APRA), and as a Reserve Study Specialist (RSS). Steven has also been designated as an Educated Business Partner by CAI, and is a member of the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Chapter of the Roof Consultants Institute (RCI). Steven also holds Registered Roof Observer (RRO) and Certified Thermographer designations.
Susanne Doublin, Director of Client Relations
Designations - CPM
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In her role as Director of Client Relations, Suzanne is responsible for leading Amtech's business development efforts in new target market segments, ensuring client satisfaction, developing and marketing new service lines, and maintaining and expanding client relations.
Susanne joined Amtech after serving as the Vice-President of Management Services for Transwestern Commercial Services for over 20 years. During her time with Transwestern, Susanne was the recipient of both the President's and Legendary Service Awards, and received Manager of the Year commendations for exemplary performance. Her expertise in client relations, client development, customer satisfaction, and client retention resulted in her leading the Transwestern management team in customer satisfaction surveys on an annual basis. Prior to her long and distinguished career with Transwestern, Susanne served in management roles at The Koll Company, and for a variety of private development companies overseeing tenant construction for retail centers in Dallas, Fort Worth, and throughout the Metroplex. In several of those positions she served as the lead project coordinator, developing properties from initial construction through full occupancy, assuring tenant and ownership compliance and satisfaction throughout the various phases of construction. Susanne is also a Certified Property Manager (CPM).
Robert (Bob) Alford, Founding Principal and Vice-President
Designations - RRC
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Bob Alford is a founding Principal of Amtech, having formed the company in 1982, and currently serves as the Vice-President of Building Sciences. Bob is based in Amtech's Houston office, and in addition to providing technical design, specification, review, and oversight, he also leads Amtech's business development and client relation efforts throughout the country.
A former Sargent in the United States Air Force, Bob went on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in Science Industrial Management from the Lawrence Technical University in Southfield, Michigan. Since graduating, he has acquired over 35 years of professional consulting experience in the assessment, testing, design, and specification of roofing and waterproofing systems. Bob manages a large clientele including a variety of public and private schools and universities, local and state government entities, and industrial and commercial property owners. Bob has been instrumental in the development and expansion of RCI, Inc. (formerly known as the Roof Consultants Institute) since its inception in 1983, and he is also a member of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA), the Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI), the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), and the Texas Association of Physical Plant Administrators (TAPPA).
Michael (Mike) Blanchette, Vice President
Designations - RRO, RRC, FRCI, Certified Thermographer
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Mike Blanchette is the Vice-President of Architectural Design Services and is based in Amtech's Dallas office. Mike has been with Amtech since 1983, and currently provides a number of key services including senior project management, expert witness testimony, technical design and specification of building envelope systems, client management and business development, cost estimating, and forensic analysis.
After serving in the United States Navy as a Surface Sonar Technician, Mike went on to study Business Administration at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. After spending several years in Michigan with roof consulting and contracting firms as a design manager and project estimator respectively, Mike relocated to Dallas to join Amtech as a project manager and roof designer and specification writer. Since then he has gone on to acquire an additional 30 years of professional roof, wall, and waterproofing systems consulting experience. Mike is known throughout the country for his technical expertise and continued commitment to improving the roof consulting profession. He has served as Treasurer and President of RCI, Inc. (formerly known as the Roof Consultants Institute), and is actively engaged as an expert speaker, routinely delivering a variety of technical training sessions and presentations on behalf of RCI, Inc. Mike was awarded Fellow of the Institute (FRCI) status by RCI, Inc. in 1999, holds Certified Asbestos Abatement Designer and Certified Infrared Thermographer designations, and is a Qualified Nuclear Surface Moisture/Density Gauge Operator. He is also a member of the Singly Ply Roofing Industry (SPRI), the North Texas Roofing Contractors Association (NTRCA), the Sealant, Waterproofing, and Restoration Institute (SWRI), the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), the Roofing Contractors Association of Texas (RCAT), and the Roof Consultants Institute Foundation (RCIF), where he serves as Treasurer.
In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the roof consulting industry, Mike was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from RCI, Inc in 2017.
TR Hernacki, Senior Engineer
Designations - PE, SECB, PMP
Contact Info - TRHernacki@amtechsls.com
TR is one of Amtech's Senior Engineers and leads the Engineering Services Division. He is responsible for the technical review, oversight, and quality control of all of Amtech's civil and structural engineering projects.
TR earned his Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology, before going on to earn his Masters in Engineering Management from the University of South Florida. He spent the first part of his career working on space propulsion, next generation rocket engines, and launch control systems for several space technology and aerospace firms in South Florida. After leaving the space industry, TR went on to own his own engineering consulting firm, specializing in structural repair and design, historic renovation, cost estimating and cost control management, and construction management. He then became the Senior Engineer for a nationwide engineering and facility management consulting firm, focusing on structural repair design, fall protection systems testing and design, historic renovation, building envelope evaluation and testing, code compliance, facility and property condition assessment, wind and impact protection engineering, and product evaluation engineering for structural code compliance. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), and the Project Management Institute (PMI). TR is licensed in multiple states, certified by the Structural Engineering Certification Board (SECB), and holds the Project Management Professional (PMP) designation.
Wahid Manawi, Senior Project Manager
Designations - PE
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Wahid Manawi is one of Amtech's Senior Engineers and is based in our Dallas office. His primary responsibilities include engineering design and technical oversight, project management, performing peer reviews, mentoring junior engineering staff, and developing engineering services throughout North Texas.
Wahid is a licensed Professional Engineer with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, and a Master's degree in Structural Engineering from Southern Methodist University. Prior to joining Amtech, he spent 13 years working for a variety of major structural engineering firms in Dallas, designing and managing projects both domestically and internationally. His design work has included churches, schools, data centers, high-rise condominiums and commercial office buildings, post-tensioned parking garages, demolition plans, and enhancements to existing structures. Wahid has designed and managed many high-profile projects throughout the United States and Mexico. He has also taught for the University of Maryland University College, and has served as a cultural advisor for Mission Essential.
Alfred Levy, Office General Manager - Dallas
Designations - AIA, NCARB
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Alfred Levy serves as the General Manager of Amtech's Dallas office. In addition to overseeing and managing office operations, Alfred also leads business development and client management efforts in the North Texas Region, and is responsible for the technical review, oversight, and quality control of all design, testing, forensic, and assessment projects emanating from the Dallas office.
Alfred earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a Registered Architect, a member of both the American Institute of Architects and RCI, Inc., and is NCARB certified. Alfred is a highly-skilled architect and project manager, with broad experience in a variety of building types including schools, healthcare facilities, offices, retail properties, and warehouses. He has a proven track record in design, production of construction drawings, construction administration, peer review, LEED commissioning, and interaction with clients, consultants, and contractors. Alfred has accrued over 30 years of architectural design experience with a variety of Dallas-based architectural and consulting firms, and has owned and managed his own architectural practice. Prior to joining Amtech Alfred spent 6 years as a building envelope consultant focusing on water infiltration and air permeability issues related to roof, wall, and waterproofing systems.
Scott Cavaness, Senior Architect
Designations - RA, NCARB
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Scott Cavaness is one of Amtech's Senior Architects and is based in our Dallas office. In addition to technical design, overseeing quality control, and performing project and program management, Scott also fills numerous leadership, mentoring, and business and client development roles.
Scott spent the first 26 years of his career working with large architectural firms on a wide range of projects including new office buildings, banking facilities, corporate headquarters, and municipal, institutional, and university properties throughout the United States. He was a founding Principal for a large Dallas and San Antonio-based Architectural and Interiors firm, and later went on to manage his own practice. Prior to joining Amtech, Scott spent 10 years as a Project Director for a large and internationally-recognized Architectural and Interiors firm, where he oversaw multiple office building re-branding renovations as well as numerous corporate office interior projects.
Scott is a Registered Architect and is NCARB certified, and graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Architecture degree.
Frank Largen, Project Manager
Designations - RRO, RRC, RWC, CEP, RSO, AWCI
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Frank Largen is one of Amtech's lead Project Managers and is based in our Dallas office. Frank's responsibilities include technical design and specification writing, performing peer reviews, overseeing non-destructive and destructive testing procedures, and performing building envelope assessments and forensic analysis.
In a career spanning over 35 years, Frank has acquired a unique understanding of roof, wall, and waterproofing systems. He has assessed, tested, designed, specified, and monitored the installation of thousands of building envelope components and systems. Whilst working for a variety of roof and wall consulting firms over the years, Frank has accumulated a number of professional certifications including Registered Roof Observer (RRO), Registered Roof and Waterproofing Consultant (RRC and RWC), Certified EIFS Professional (CEP), and Certified Thermographer. He is also a registered Radiation Safety Officer (RSO), and a member of both the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), and the Association of Wall and Ceiling Industries International (AWCI).
Michael (Mike) Hovar, Office General Manager - RGV
Designations - AIA, NCARB, RRO, LEED AP
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Mike Hovar serves as the Senior Architect and General Manager of Amtech's Rio Grande Valley (RGV) office. In addition to overseeing and managing office operations, Mike also leads business development and client management efforts in the South Texas Region, and is responsible for the technical review, oversight, and quality control of all design, testing, forensic, and assessment projects emanating from the RGV office.
Mike has a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Studies from The University of Illinois and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a Registered Architect in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and is NCARB and LEED-AP certified. Mike is also a Registered Interior Designer in Texas and a Registered Roof Observer, and is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). He has over 30 years of professional experience providing building design and construction-related services. He has extensive experience with a variety of building and facility types including commercial and residential properties, high-rise structures, elementary and secondary schools, universities and various government buildings. Prior to joining Amtech in 2007, Mike owned and managed his own architectural practice which was the recipient of several awards including The Honor Award for Excellence in Architecture and The Merit Award from the Lower RGV America Institute of Architects.
Michael Schroeder, Office General Manager - Austin
Designations - PE, MBA
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Michael Schroeder serves as the General Manager of Amtech's Austin office. In addition to overseeing and managing office operations, Michael also leads business development and client management efforts in the Central Texas Region, and is responsible for the technical review, oversight, and quality control of all design, testing, forensic, and assessment projects emanating from the Austin office.
After earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from The University of Cincinnati, Michael went on to earn a Master's degree in Business Administration from the Xavier University. In a career spanning over 20 years, Michael's areas of expertise include structural, civil, geotechnical, and foundation engineering, commercial roofing systems, and determining the cause and/or origin of failures. He is currently licensed as a Professional Engineer in 18 states, serves on the Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues, Inc. (RICOWI) foundation board, and has taught numerous building envelope training courses. Prior to joining Amtech, Michael spent 10 years as a regional manager for a national forensic engineering firm where he performed over 1600 forensic investigations, oversaw all aspects of forensic engineering within his region, and was responsible for business and client development activities.
Allen Hibbs, Office General Manager - Houston
Designations - AIA, NCARB
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Allen Hibbs serves as the General Manager of Amtech's Houston office. Allen is responsible for the technical review, oversight, and quality control of all design, testing, forensic, and assessment projects in the Greater Houston area, in addition to overseeing and managing office operations.
Allen is a Registered Architect, a member of the American Institute of Architects, and is NCARB Certified. A graduate of California Polytechnic State University, Allen has over 35 years of design and project management experience, and has worked on a number of high-profile governmental, institutional, commercial, and recreational projects. Allen has extensive experience in master planning, preparing design and construction documents, project management, and cost estimating. Before joining Amtech, Allen owned and managed his own architectural practice in Southern California for the best part of 20 years.
David Pierce, Midwest Regional Manager
Designations - RRO
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David Pierce serves as a Regional Manager and is responsible for business development, client relations, technical project oversight, and senior project management efforts throughout Amtech's Midwest Region.
After spending six years in the United States Air Force specializing in avionics, David went on to study Business Administration at Spokane Falls College in Spokane, Washington. He subsequently took a position with the Martin Marietta Corporation (now Lockheed Martin), where David was first introduced to a "brand new" roofing product (EPDM) that was "going to revolutionize the roofing industry". Interested in this new technology, David left the Martin Marietta Corporation to become a sales representative for a roofing contractor, where he was tasked with selling EPDM roof systems and products to architects and building owners. David went on to hold a variety of estimating, sales, and management roles for a variety of roof contractors in the Denver area before starting his own roof consulting firm, Foothills Roof Services, Inc., in 1994. For next 23 years, with David as President, Foothills went on to provide a variety of building envelope assessment, testing, design, and consulting services throughout Colorado and the Midwest. In 2017, Foothills was acquired by Amtech, with David moving into the Midwest Regional Manager position.
David has acquired over 35 years of professional roof, wall, and waterproofing systems consulting experience. He has been a member RCI, Inc. (formerly known as the Roof Consultants Institute) since 1996, and served on the RCI Board as a Region Director for 4 years. He has also served as Vice-President and President of the RCI Denver Chapter. David served on the Board of Directors for the Western Stated Roofing Contractors Association (WSRCA) for 10 years, where he held several positions including Vice-President. He also served on the WSCRA Executive Committee for 8 years.
Randy Worcester, Project Manager
Designations - RRO, RRC
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Randy Worcester is one of Amtech's most experienced project managers and technical roofing experts. His responsibilities include technical design and specification writing, peer review, overseeing non-destructive and destructive testing procedures, and overseeing building envelope assessments and forensic analysis efforts.
Randy has dedicated his entire career to roofing, having given almost 35 years to the industry. In a variety of estimating, design, and management roles, Randy spent 26 years with the Jayhawk Roofing Company, a family-owned roof construction company based in central Kansas. His journey started around the age of 9, when he spent summers working with his father and grandfather in the company's sheet metal shop. From there, Randy progressed to the yard, then to the roof, as he served his apprenticeship and learned the art of roofing through hands-on experience and training. After receiving his B.A. in Political Science from Marquette University in 1983, Randy returned to Jayhawk to begin a career in commercial roof construction as an estimator and salesman. Regularly observing, inspecting, or working at company jobsites, Randy learned to manage roofing projects through all phases of construction, eventually leading to him taking over as company President in 2005. In 2010, Jayhawk was sold to the Wray Roofing Company, with whom Randy spent 5 years as a senior estimator and project manager, before branching out and forming his own roof consulting firm in 2015. In 2017 Randy relocated to Texas to take a project management position with Amtech. Randy is a member of RCI, Inc. (formerly known as the Roof Consultants Institute), and is certified as both a Registered Roof Observer (RRO) and as a Registered Roof Consultant (RRC).
David Vinson, Project Manager
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David Vinson serves as a Project Manager and Quality Assurance Inspector for the entire South Texas Region. David has over 12 years of construction experience in roof design, estimating, preparing competitive bids, and construction administration. Prior to joining Amtech, David worked with the Sechrist-Hall Company as a Lead Estimator and Project Manager. Mr. Vinson's experience as a roofing professional provides him with an in-depth knowledge of roof system engineering and design, installation methods, building systems, roof testing, and thermographic and roof forensic analysis. David has a Master of Business Administration degree from Angelo State University, and prior to entering the construction and architectural worlds, he spent time as a Forensic Economic Analyst, and as an Operations and Facilities Director at a medical campus in West Texas.