Committees

NWIBRT’s committees are integral in keeping our organization going strong. For the names of individual committee members and contact information, please choose one of the links on the left. For more information on joining a committee, please contact Andrea M. Pearman, Executive Director, at 219-226-0300 or e-mail andrea@nwibrt.org

  • Executive
  • BCRC Liaison
  • Education
  • Business Development & Marketing
  • Reliability
  • Safety
  • Seminar

Executive

Executive Committee Chairs
Chairman Don Bull NIPSCO 219-787-7305
Vice Chairman
Treasurer Tim Ross Franciscan Alliance 866-552-9355
Secretary Dewey Pearman Construction Advancement Foundation 219-764-2883
Legal Counsel Arthur Johnson Johnson Ivancevich, LLP 219-769-0087
Executive Director Andrea M. Pearman NWIBRT 219-226-0300
Executive Committee Members
Ben Alverth Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, LLC 708-236-2659
Jim Arendas Construction Advancement Foundation 219-764-2883
Benjamin Brown First Financial Bank 219-322-9517
Kristi Chibicki Airgas On-Site Safety Services 708-225-0150
Joe Coar Tonn and Blank Construction 219-879-7321
Kevin Comerford Construction Advancement Foundation 219-764-2883
Rick Foor Cargill, Incorporated 219-473-5820
Anthony Gregory Purdue University Northwest 219-989-2577
Gary Greiner Valparaiso University 219-464-5130
Jon Groth Porter County Career and Technical Education 219-531-3170
Britta Haalboom NIPSCO 219-956-5702
Captain Ketterer Blue Chip Casino Hotel & Spa 219-879-7711
Eric Koch Cargill, Incorporated 219-392-1753
Joseph Lampert ArcelorMittal – Indiana Harbor 219-787-4605
Todd Leeth Hoeppner Wagner & Evans LLP 219-465-1956
Michael Mahaffey ArcelorMittal – Burns Harbor 219-787-4605
Dan Marchetti Urschel Laboratories, Inc. 219-464-4811
Jocelyn McCray Steel Cities Steels, Inc. 219-898-0578
Scott Miller Safety-Kleen 219-391-6116
Kathleen Neary Ivy Tech Community College 219-476-4732
Kevin O’Shea BP 219-473-7700
John Phillips BP 219-473-7700
Ronda Poe U.S. Steel 219-888-4287
Tish Roach BCRC Building and Construction Resource Center, Inc. 219-764-1488
Neil Samahon Metro Recycling 219-922-1830
William Satterlee Hoeppner Wagner & Evans LLP 219-464-4961
Bill Schott Urschel Laboratories, Inc. 219-464-4811
Michael Schwerha BP 219-473-7700
Aco Sikoski Ivy Tech Community College 219-476-4715
Ryan Soultz Blue Chip Casino Hotel & Spa 317-375-1856
Matt Story U.S. Steel 219-888-4287
Paul Strandquist Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, LLC 708-236-2661
Robert Urschel Urschel Laboratories, Inc. 219-464-4811
Chris Vangel Steel Cities Steels, Inc. 219-787-9500
Rick Weber Community Healthcare System 219-392-7497
Linda Woloshansky Center of Workforce Innovations, Inc. 219-462-2940

BCRC Liaison

BCRC Liaison Subcommittee – The NWIBRT/BCRC Committee brings together members from the Owner, Labor and Contractor communities for the purpose of discussing and promoting a substance free work environment. It also allows an avenue for questions and input regarding the utilization of the BCRC and its impact on heavy industrial, commercial and healthcare construction markets.

BCRC Liaison Committee Chairs
Tish Roach BCRC 219-764-1488
Richard Manns ArcelorMittal 219-787-2786
BCRC Liaison Committee Members
John Gogolak ACMS Group, Inc. 219-762-8881
George Moisoff Ambitech Engineering Corporation 219-473-1490
Todd Meloy ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor 219-399-6181
Colleen Watson ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor 219-787-2267
Ashley Jones BCRC 219-764-1460
Rick Stovall BMWC Constructors 219-306-3304
Jim Arendas Construction Advancement Foundation 219-764-2883
Kevin Comerford Construction Advancement Foundation 219-764-2883
G. Tom Machacek Cornerstone Electrical Consultants, Inc 219-755-4244
Kurt Schmiegel DLZ Industrial 219-242-9845
Andrew Ellenberger DLZ Industrial 219-764-4700
T. J. Ferrantella Engineered Constructors, Inc. 219-933-4110
Patrick G. Kouns Graycor Industrial Contractors, Inc. 708-821-3080
Tom Muchesko Graycor Industrial Contractors, Inc. 708-821-3080
Ted Vrehas Graycor Industrial Contractors, Inc. 708-821-3080
Mark Grimmer Grimmer Construction, Inc. 219-924-1623
William A. Hasse Hasse Construction 708-862-2450
Ron Ware Iron Workers Local #395 219-763-7900
Pete Korellis Korellis Roofing 219-844-1400
Bob Hoover Matrix NAC 219-931-6600
Teresa Iaquinta Matrix NAC 219-931-6600
Matt Sever Meade Industries, Inc. 708-588-2500
Don Bull NIPSCO 219-787-7305
Matt Ireland NIPSCO 219-787-7305
Andrea M. Pearman NWIBRT 219-226-0300
Anna Tristan Sargent Electric 219-730-0287
Dave Reese Songer Steel Services 219-762-8901
Bill Rathjen The Pangere Corporation 219-949-1368
Jim Vermillion The Pangere Corporation 219-949-1368
Jeff Chapman Tonn & Blank Construction, LLC 219-871-1555
Eric Wise Tonn & Blank Construction, LLC 219-871-1555
Jake Wheeler Tonn & Blank Construction, LLC 219-871-1555
Tim Beck Tranco Industrial Services 219-787-9100
Ronda Poe U.S. Steel 219-888-4281
Adam Vidimos Vidimos 219-397-2728
Gail Mathews Working Well 219-879-5514

Education

Education Subcommittee – The Education Subcommittee mission is to bring quality education and certification programs throughout the year. The Education Subcommittee is also responsible for the Business Outlook program.

Education Committee Chairs
Kevin Comerford Construction Advancement Foundation 219-764-2883
Gary Greiner Valparaiso University 219-464-5130
Education Committee Members
Akhtar Zaman Cardno ATC 219-922-7235
Chris Miller GadellNet Consulting Services 872-221-8482
Larry M. Gutierrez Ivy Tech Community College 888-489-5463
Aco Sikoski Ivy Tech Community College 219-476-4715
Don Bull NIPSCO 219-787-7305
Andrea M. Pearman NWIBRT 219-226-0300
Tom Dobrowski Purdue University Northwest 219-785-5724
Joe Coar Tonn & Blank Construction 219-879-7321

Business Development & Marketing

Business Development & Marketing Subcommittee – The Business Development & Marketing Subcommittee focuses on developing business and networking opportunities for all NWIBRT members and associates through , networking events, conferences, membership, and much more!

Business Development & Marketing Committee Chair
Jocelyn McCray Steel Cities Steels, Inc. 219-787-9500
Business Development & Marketing Committee Co-Chair
Kristi Chibicki Airgas On-Site Safety Services 708-225-0150
Business Development & Marketing Committee Members
Bill Abromitis Griffin Contract Dewatering, LLC 219-554-7923
Mike Anderson Steel Cities Steels, Inc. 219-787-9500
Joe Coar Tonn and Blank Construction 219-879-7321
Judith Cole K2 Industrial Services, Inc. 219-937-8101
Tyler Crowl CompressAir 219-369-4880
Val Graham Thatcher Foundations Inc. 773-721-9797
Arthur Johnson Johnson Ivancevich, LLP 219-769-0087
Larry Klein Hayes Mechanical, LLC 773-292-2397
Nick Larson Larson-Danielson Construction, Inc. 219-362-2127
Christy Lasowski BELFOR Property Restoration 219-641-3333
Kristyn Loudermilk BMWC Constructors, Inc. 219-934-3223
Tom Machacek Cornerstone Electrical Consultants, Inc. 219-755-4244
Mac McAteer Superior Construction Co., Inc. 219-787-0850
Brent McClughen Siemens Industry 317-293-8880
Jeffery Naffziger Christensen & Ehret, LLP 312-214-5365
Kathleen Neary Ivy Tech Community College 219-476-4732
Andrea Pearman NWIBRT 219-226-0300
Jessika Pokropinski CompressAir 219-369-4880
David Roth Tonn and Blank Construction 317-423-1020
Daniel Stegvilas BMWC Constructors, Inc. 219-934-3228

Reliability

Reliability Subcommittee – The Reliability Committee Meeting provides a great opportunity to network with others in the Reliability field and discuss solutions to issues in your workplace. We also host educational workshops that are of interest to local industry.Mission: The purpose is to support member companies by providing a forum focused on optimizing reliability improvements for their equipment through incremental advancements in equipment design, repair specifications, monitoring systems, process changes and facility layout; and the advancement of installation, repair, and operational skills in order to increase asset availability and value. Among the keys for success to achieving these goals are:

  • • Quality and suitability of purchased, rebuilt, and repaired equipment
  • • Proper and appropriate methods for installation, maintenance, and repair of equipment
  • • High standards for workmanship quality throughout the entire system/equipment life cycle

Those wishing to join the subcommittee must be a representative of a NWIBRT Member or Subscriber organization in good standing. Committee members should have an interest in reliability improvements, attend most of the monthly working meetings, and actively participate in subcommittee endeavors.

Reliability Committee Chairs
Britta Haalboom NIPSCO 219-476-6327
Reliability Committee Members
Chuck Anderson DLZ Indiana 219-764-4700
William Baker Cargill, Incorporated
Tim Beck Tranco Industrial Services, Inc. 219-787-9100 ext. 212
Brian Biby ArcelorMittal – Indiana Harbor 219-787-2120
Robert Boelens Dubric Industries, Inc. 616-784-6355
Michael Falk Falk-PLI Engineering & Surveying 219-762-7024
Barry Felton ArcelorMittal – Burns Harbor 219-787-3077
Neil Feterick U.S. Steel 219-888-4226
Britta Haalboom NIPSCO 219-956-5702
Daniel Heberer BP 219-473-3500
Mahin Islam ArcelorMittal – Indiana Harbor 219-787-3518
Karl Koenig Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 630-321-1846
Greg Koszut Falk-PLI Engineering & Surveying 219-762-7024
John Kovalan LP Management Services Inc. 217-306-0446
Ray Kozlowski Calumet Lumber, Inc. 219-397-2345
Matt Lenski NIPSCO 219-812-2532
Tom Machacek Cornerstone Electrical Consultants, Inc. 219-755-4244
Andrew Moore Cargill, Incorporated
Ron Necco Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters 219-942-0518
Andrea Pearman NWIBRT 219-226-0300
Al Peters NIPSCO 219-647-5656
John Provencher Luse Companies 630-862-2600
John Rockhill Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters 219-942-0518
Joe Roorda NIPSCO 219-956-5229
Michael Rowe Steel Cities Steels, Inc.T 219-787-9500
Kurt Schmiegel DLZ Indiana 219-764-4700
Gregory Turkot Ambitech Engineering Corporation 219-659-5909
Chris Valentine Arctic Engineering Co., Inc. 219-947-4999
Mike Wiltermood BRAND Energy & Infrastructure Services, Inc. 708-957-1010

Safety

Safety Subcommittee – The Safety Subcommittee is comprised of owner companies, contractors and suppliers that empower members to take action, continuously improving the performance at their own companies and those they work with. The Safety Subcommittee is also responsible for the annual Awards Banquet, Fall Seminar and OSHA/ANSI updates.

Safety Committee Chairs
Rick A. Foor Cargill 219-659-2000
Safety Committee Secretary
Kim Clark Total Safety U.S., Inc. 219-922-9415
Safety Committee Members
Bill Abromitis Griffin Contract Dewatering, LLC 219-554-7923
Ted Ahrendt Safety Management Group
Mike Anderson Steel Cities Steels, Inc. 219-787-9500
Jim Arendas Construction Advancement Foundation 219-764-2883
Robert Barski Brock Industrial Services, LLC 815-730-3350
Vernon Beck USW Local 12775 219-929-1068
Jim Budd Hydraulic Component Services, Inc. 219-397-0200
Donald Bull NIPSCO 219-476-8127
Sean Burke Boilermakers #374 219-845-1000
Bob Burns Correct Mechanical, Inc. 219-763-1177
Kristi Chibicki Airgas On-Site Safety Services 708-225-0150
John Clardy Hayes Mechanical, LLC. 773-292-2160
Kim Clark Total Safety U.S., Inc. 219-922-9415
Dave Cooper Thatcher Foundations Inc. 219-949-2084
Tom Coulter EMCOR Hyre Electric 219-923-6100
Steve Curtis Total Safety U.S., Inc. 219-922-9415
Pat Delis Stevenson Crane Service, Inc. 630-972-9199
Tom Dunajeski Solid Platforms, Inc. 219-762-8054
Andrew Ellenberger DLZ Indiana 219-764-4700
Pete Engelbert Job Safety Associates, LLC 219-844-1874
Rex Engle Fluor Constructrors International, Inc. 219-378-2627
Rick Foor Cargill, Incorporated 219-473-5820
Thomas Frame M. J. Electric, LLC. 312-350-6231
Ed Gilmore NIPSCO 219-662-4203
Gary Gore Chellino Crane 815-723-2829
Sean Greenya Korellis Roofing, Inc. 219-844-1400
Gerald Hancock Walsh & Kelly, Inc. 219-924-5900
Jeanie Hoffman Imperial Crane Services, Inc. 708-576-4229
Randy Hynek Graycor Industrial Constructors Inc. 630-684-7314
Matt Ireland NIPSCO 219-476-8113
Jim Janesek Graycor Industrial Constructors Inc. 630-684-7110
Pat Johnson Ambitech Engineering Corporation 630-963-5800
Ted Larkin Stevenson Crane Service, Inc. 630-972-9199
Dave Limbaugh Walsh & Kelly, Inc. 219-924-5900
Mike Lindsey K2 Industrial Services, Inc. 219-937-8107
Donald Lukes Fluor Constructrors International, Inc. 219-378-2627
Mac McAteer Superior Construction Company, Inc.
Todd Meloy ArcelorMittal – Indiana Harbor 219-399-6181
Jim Michael Songer Steel Services, Inc. 219-874-2486
George Moisoff Ambitech Engineering Corporation 630-432-0292
Bob Montel Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc. 574-875-5183 ext. 20213
Pat Moore Total Safety U.S., Inc. 219-922-9415
Holli Mullenix Pyro Industrial Services, Inc.
Shoji Nakayama Purdue University Northwest
Terry O’Grady PEKRON Consulting Inc. 219-473-0600
Mike Olling Environmental Safety Products, Inc. 800-216-1839
Randy Paradise Hydraulic Component Services, Inc. 219-845-7000
Andrea Pearman NWIBRT 219-226-0300
Ron Peters NIPSCO 219-325-4266
Ronda Poe U.S. Steel 219-888-4287
Ryan Reithel IBEW Local 697 219-945-0697
Justin Rich Meade Industries, Inc. 708-588-2500
Tish Roach BCRC Building and Construction Resource Center, Inc. 219-764-1488
Alex Rosenski Griffin Contract Dewatering, LLC
Anne Rotert U.S. Safety Depot
Michael Rowe Steel Cities Steels, Inc. 219-787-9500
Jeffrey Scheub ElectriCom
Dave Seneker M & O Insulation Company 708-799-3850
Matt Sever Meade Industries, Inc. 219-746-8655 ext. 300
Jim Stalley Amex Nooter, LLC 708-429-8336
Tracy Steinhilber Total Safety U.S., Inc.
Anna Tristan Sargent Electric Company 219-397-0133
Chris Vangel Steel Cities Steels, Inc. 219-787-9500
Jeff Veach Iron Workers Local #395 219-763-7900 ext. 226
John Vermilye FESSCO 708-672-0411
Rick Weber Community Healthcare System 219-392-7497
Clay West BMWC Constructors, Inc. 219-934-3234
Jake Wheeler Tonn and Blank Construction 800-871-1555
Mike Wiltermood BRAND Energy & Infrastructure Services, Inc. 708-957-1010
Joe Winkelman Meade Industries, Inc. 708-588-2500
Eric Wise Tonn and Blank Construction 800-871-1555

Seminar

Seminar Committee Chairs
Tricia Hanrath Superior Construction Company 219-354-2244