Senior Vice President of Operations
As the senior vice president of operations, Jeff oversees the parks and recreation, power, public works, traffic, transportation, and water practices. He collaborates with the leaders of those practices to manage project schedules, budgets, and conformance to the scope as well as develop strategies for market growth and for molding the structure that allows us to quickly adapt to the changing business environment. Additionally, Jeff is responsible for overseeing the human resources department – ensuring GPD Group attracts and retains the best talent to meet the needs of the company’s operations. Jeff started with GPD as a co-op and was hired full time as a construction engineer in the telecommunications department in 1990. As he progressed through the company, Jeff served in key positions managing strategic initiatives for GPD in the telecommunications industry. He is able to dissect complex situations with a straightforward approach and a common sense attitude. Jeff earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from The University of Akron and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.