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An experienced leader with proven success in administration, management, operational processes, business development and engineering.  

Recent professional experience includes 24 years with Huntington Steel & Supply Company, a 112 year family-owned structural and miscellaneous steel fabrication company with a full-line metals service center. 

Huntington Steel has four divisions; Structural Fabrication, Miscellaneous Fabrication, Plate Processing and Metals Service Center.  With daily executive-level management responsibilities and experience across all four divisions,  I am prepared to lead whether it be "in the details or from 30,000 ft".

Work experience


Vice-President, Plate Processing Division Manager

Huntington Steel & Supply

Overall P/L responsibility for a recently created profit center within Huntington Steel.


Service Center Division Manager

Huntington Steel & Supply

Lead Huntington Steel's Service Center Division.  Overall P/L responsibility for all four facilities.


Marketing Manager

Huntington Steel & Supply

Developed and managed Huntington Steel's first formal marketing department.  Voice of AISC for Huntington Steel and championed  Huntington Steel's initial AISC Certification and currently serves as Management Representative for the company's AISC Quality program. 


Structural Fabrication Division Manager

Huntington Steel & Supply

Responsible for all estimating, detailing, project management, contract management and P&L for Huntington Steel's structural fabrication operation. 


Structural Fabrication Project Manager

Huntington Steel & Supply

Performed typical structural fabrication management tasks, prepared estimates and quotations, prepared and checked shop drawings, provided schematic design services.  Transitioned the company to computerized detailing and computerized fabrication management methods.


Johnson County Surveyor

Elected County Official

Special consultant to the Johnson County Judge-Executive and the Johnson County Fiscal Court.



Mark W. Trimble Engineering

Management of multi-disciplinary consulting engineering/surveying firm specializing in general civil engineering projects, land surveying, architectural engineering, mining engineering and planning.  



Simmons/Trimble Architecture-Engineering-Planning

Joint venture between Mark W. Trimble Engineering and Terry B. Simmons Architects.  Projects included architectural, engineering design and land surveying.


Principal/Project Manager

J.A. Coleman Construction Company

Project Manager for commercial and educational building construction projects.


Chief Mining Engineer

Best Elkhorn Mining Co. (affiliate of J.A. Coleman Construction Co.)

Planning and implementation of surface mining plans and preparation of mining permit applications.


Project Engineer

Coleman/Akers & Akers Construction

Performed building and site surveys, checked shop drawings and provided overall project jobsite coordination for a multi-million dollar addition to Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, KY.  


Site Planning Engineer

McCloney and Associates Architects

Developed site grading, utilities, landscaping design and drawing preparation for HUD Section 8 housing projects throughout Kentucky.


Associate Engineer

Wright, Morgan & Brown Engineers, Lexington, KY

Performed hydraulic and roadway alignment studies for Interstate 65 modernization, Louisville, KY.



Business Organization and Leadership Development

Coppola Enterprises
  • Nominal Group Training
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Root Cause/Accountability/Teamwork
  • Collaboration/Accountability
  • Leadership Development
  • Leadership Accessibility/Characteristics/Teamwork/Accountability
  • Policy Enforcement
  • 360 Evaluation

BS Civil Engineering

University of Kentucky

Certifications / Licenses / Professional, Industry and Community  Associations

Member, Board of Directors

American Institute of Steel Construction

Chair, North American Steel Construction Conference Planning Committee

Co-Founder and Past President 

West Virginia Fabricators Association (now-defunct)

Member, Past President and Current Board Member

West Virginia Society of Professional Engineers

Licensed Professional Engineer

Kentucky Board of Registration for Professional Engineers

Licensed Professional Engineer

Ohio Board of Registration for Professional Engineers

Licensed Professional Engineer

West Virginia Board of Registration for Professional Engineers

Member, Board of Directors

YMCA of Huntington, WV