As President of Graycor Industrial Constructors Inc., Sam Potter oversees Graycor Industrial’s estimating, business development and operations efforts. Sam joined Graycor in 2002 and worked in numerous roles including project controls, project management and estimating. His work experience includes supporting a variety of projects within the metals, power and process markets served by Graycor Industrial. Sam, who is a registered Professional Engineer, received a B.S. in civil engineering from Iowa State University and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Vice President & General Manager, Western U.S. Operations
Shawn Anderton is Vice President and General Manager, directing and overseeing Graycor Industrial’s construction work within the U.S. western region. Shawn brings over 25 years of experience in project controls, estimating, project management and operations in the process, power and gas infrastructure markets. A graduate of Kansas State University, Shawn earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering.
Vice President & General Manager, Power, Eastern U.S.
As Vice President and General Manager, Joe George leads Graycor Industrial’s power work in the eastern U.S., focused on environmental upgrades of fossil plants, new power generation facilities as well as transmission and distribution work. Joe brings more than 30 years of experience in project controls, project management and operations including civil, structural, equipment and piping experience in the industrial arena. Joe has been with Graycor for nearly 20 years achieving positions of increasing responsibility. He earned a B.S. in construction engineering from Iowa State University.
Project Director, Oil, Gas & Chemicals, Eastern U.S.
As Project Director, Tim Mielke is responsible for overseeing the company’s oil, gas and chemicals projects in the eastern U.S. With more than 33 years of industrial construction experience—with an expertise in process piping and mechanical erection—Tim began his career with Graycor Industrial in 2010 as Chief Estimator in charge of the company’s process project bids. Earning bachelor of science degrees in business administration-finance and economics from Minnesota State University, Tim also holds an M.B.A. degree in strategic management from the University of Minnesota. He is a member of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America.
Project Director, Gas Infrastructure + Power, Eastern U.S.
Kevin has over 24 years of experience in the construction industry primarily managing large, complex industrial projects. He began his career with Graycor as an intern and evolved into positions including project engineer, superintendent, project manager, construction manager, project executive and project director. Working in union environments, Kevin has a vast understanding of construction projects. In his role as Project Director, Kevin oversees the company’s gas infrastructure and power markets in the U.S. Eastern Region. He holds a bachelor of science degree in construction and an associate degree in civil engineering from Purdue University.
General Manager, Operational Services
Bringing more than 30 years of experience in the power and refining industries, Mike recently joined Graycor Industrial Constructors as General Manager of Operational Services. In his new role, Mike supports the company’s construction and business operations across all its divisions. In addition, as a member of Graycor Industrial’s leadership team, he oversees safety, quality and project controls, as well as supports recruiting and ongoing employee training and development. Mike holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s certificate in commercial construction management from Villanova University.
Business Development Manager, Gas Infrastructure + Power, Eastern U.S.
Pat Gallen joined Graycor Industrial in 2016 as Business Development Manager, and is responsible for leading business development, sales and marketing efforts for Graycor Industrial’s gas infrastructure and power groups. Pat earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Governors State University and brings more than 23 years of sales and management experience in the power industry.
Business Development Manager, Oil, Gas & Chemicals, Eastern U.S.
Gary Renken recently joined Graycor Industrial as a business development manager responsible for supporting and growing the company’s efforts in the oil, gas and chemicals sector throughout the nation’s eastern region. Based out of Graycor’s headquarters in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, Gary has more than 30 years of industrial construction experience and holds an M.B.A. degree from St. Xavier University-Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from University of Illinois at Chicago.