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Roeslein Names New Leadership Team

Roeslein & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce recent changes to its leadership group and the introduction of a new organizational structure. Roeslein’s goal in this reorganization is to provide clients, employees, and vendors with a seamless transition of leadership that places emphasis on business relationships built over the company’s 30-year history.

Rudi Roeslein will continue to serve as CEO and will take on the additional title of Chairman of the Board, with Dave May transitioning to Vice Chairman of the Board. The two will focus on the company’s overall strategy and future planning, emphasizing sustainable growth and adding value for Roeslein’s employee-owners, clients, and society.

“When you are engrossed in individual project details, it is difficult to step back and look at the big picture and to plan for the future. With Dave and I taking on these roles, we will have the dedicated energy to steer Roeslein in the right direction and be able to ensure the appropriate resources are allocated for future success,” said Rudi.

Brian Sneed has been named President and Chief Operating Officer. He has held many positions in the company from Vice President and CFO to his early career as an intern. “Brian is a true, organically grown Roeslein leader,” said Rudi. “There is a great degree of comfort with having him lead the organization and I am proud of the way that he has consistently embraced all sides of the business. He was selected by his peers, which is a true compliment to him and his efforts in the company.”

“Over the past three decades, we have experienced feast and famine in our industry and we are proud to remain as an industry leader when others have not been as fortunate,” said Rudi. “We need to focus on continuous improvement while working to reinvent our services to not only deliver a consistent level of excellence but also to preserve our company culture and ethos.”

From L to R: Larry Block, P.E., Charles J. Reneski, P.E., Rob Campbell, Brian Sneed, Rudi Roeslein, Dave May

Additional changes to the company’s organizational structure include the formation of three Divisions aimed to align company values and standards across its capabilities in Engineering, Procurement, Manufacturing, and Construction services. In order to achieve this, Larry Block, P.E. will serve as Divisional president of Professional Services, Rob Campbell as Divisional President of Manufacturing, and Charles J. Reneski, P.E. as Divisional President of Construction & Operational Services.

The company’s changes are a part of the succession planning of founder Rudi Roeslein. He commented, “I am reminded of the teachings of my father who told me that his only job in life was to get me to a point where he didn’t have to worry about me anymore: to give me the skills to succeed and embrace the right code of ethics. I bring this experience into my company and feel this team exemplifies the values that I preach every day. I believe that they are prepared to relay these values to the future generations of leaders.”

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Owners Are Reluctant to Use Prefab and Modular Options, Study Says

Published in Engineering News-Record
Written by Jim Parsons

As prefabrication, modularization and other off-site construction techniques gain favor among contractors, a new study suggests that a substantial percentage of owners appear reluctant to adopt—or even explore—these methods for their own projects. And that could well pose an obstacle for builders trying to use these techniques to improve productivity and bridge the shortfall in skilled craft labor. Read more

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New Day, New Mindset – Rethinking Offsite Construction

Published by FMI – 2018 FMI/CURT/CII Owner Survey

These examples articulate a growing understanding of offsite construction’s benefits, and not just in one particular market or geography and/or complementary to specific building codes. The international adoption of offsite construction will not only continue to gain momentum, but also is already starting to be standard consideration for worldwide design and construction projects.

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Roeslein Internship Program Continues to Grow

Roeslein & Associates welcomes its largest class of interns into its 2018 internship program. These nineteen interns are spread throughout many departments and fields including: electrical engineering, manufacturing engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, construction, systems engineering, technology engineering, and purchasing. Read more

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Roeslein Hits Another Safety Milestone: One Year Without Recordable Injury

Roeslein & Associates is proud to announce that its fabrication facility in Red Bud, IL has reached one year without a recordable injury and 541,000 hours without a lost time injury. This accomplishment comes just two months after Roeslein as a whole reached one million hours worked without a lost time incident. Roeslein’s commitment to continuous improvement in safety and productivity has been a key element to its success.

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Roeslein’s Dr. Gangwei Wu Featured in The Canmaker

Dr. Gangwei Wu is director of the China Business Unit of project integrator Roeslein & Associates in Shanghai, where he manages projects, client and supplier relationships and agreements with a focus on the China and Asia business in canmaking and the unitized modular fabrication of production lines. Before joining Roeslein & Associates, which is based in St Louis, Missouri, he worked at the Merrimack brewery of Anheuser-Busch in the packaging operations and then as a lead project engineer for brewer Anheuser-Busch, managing a number of greenfield packaging lines in China. The Canmaker magazine recently featured Dr. Gangwei Wu in their Day in the Life series.

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Celebrating Safety Achievements and Business Success

Roeslein’s modular fabrication facility in Red Bud, IL achieved 500,000 hours worked without a lost time incident (LTI). Reaching this many logged hours, for any company, is a huge accomplishment. Roeslein recognizes it as a testament to its dedication, acknowledging that this is truly an accomplishment when considering the Red bud facility operates on two shifts a day,
five days a week, with an average of 180 workers on the work floor at one time.

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Roeslein Acquires Pride Conveyance Systems

Roeslein & Associates, Inc. will acquire Pride Conveyance Systems in a mutually beneficial agreement taking place January 1, 2018.

The transaction is a natural progression for the two companies that have held a long standing relationship dating back over 30 years. Roeslein founder Rudi Roeslein worked with Pride founders Shannon Pride, Pat Jordan, and Ruben Padilla at Wiebe in the late 1980s. They left the company to pursue individual businesses with Roeslein focusing on the structural unitization and integration of complex beverage container plant process systems and Pride honing their expertise in the conveyance systems that transport product on the production lines.

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