Case Studies Industrial

Pavel Zagula – GRAIL 

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The important work done by GRAIL employees daily requires ingenuity, dedication, hard work and passion. It also requires state-of-the-art facilities and a comfortable work environment—that is where Pavel Zagula shines.   As GRAIL’s senior director of global facilities, Zagula orchestrates the smooth functioning of GRAIL’s facilities across the United States and the United Kingdom. Zagula is […]

Holly Gotfredson – American Metalcraft 

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Holly Gotfredson, the president of American Metalcraft, Inc., stands at the helm of a WBE-certified architectural metal product company that has been a prominent force in the industry since its inception in 1986. Under her visionary leadership, American Metalcraft remains a trusted resource, providing an extensive array of high-quality aluminum, zinc, and stainless products, including […]

Kathleen Jordan – Neiman Marcus Group Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

To borrow from Mark Twain’s wit and wisdom, rumors of the department store’s demise may have been at least somewhat exaggerated. Brick-and-mortar shopping, as Forbes reports, is making a post-pandemic comeback, though it too must adjust to modern times. It is at Neiman Marcus Group, the national chain of high-end stores that Kathleen Jordan is […]

Kirk Smith – Darn Tough

Est. reading time: 4 mins

While people have been exploring nature during the COVID-19 pandemic, Kirk Smith has been busy making sure their feet stay comfortable. He’s the director of engineering and maintenance at Darn Tough, a Vermont-based company that makes durable socks for outdoor activities or everyday wear. With a company saying of “Still Made in Vermont,” it won’t […]

Rich Potosnak – MacAllister Machinery

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Its heavy equipment is a go-to for construction, engineering and agriculture, but not every corporate client can afford to buy what’s on a Caterpillar lot. Even the automotive companies in Michigan often opt to rent rather than purchase machinery when upgrading their production lines. So noted MacAllister Machinery a decade ago. An Indianapolis-based renter and […]

Andy Poticha – Mosaic Construction and Cannabis Facility Construction

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Lifelong design builder Andy Poticha has never won the lottery, but he got lucky several years ago when a former client got some of the first medical cannabis licenses in Illinois and asked him to design and build dispensaries for the business. “I had never seen a dispensary before, and now we’re getting half our […]

Jim Christakos – Bachem America Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It’s 93 miles between Bachem Americas’ facilities in Vista and Torrance, and while it might be an exaggeration to say that Jim Christakos could now drive between those Southern California cities blindfolded, it might not be too far from the truth. For three-and-a-half years, he commuted daily along the Pacific Coast Highway, fine-tuning specialized facilities […]

Chuck Corneau – Engineered Materials Solutions

Est. reading time: 5 mins

By all appearances, when Chuck Corneau chatted with Blueprint in March, he was taking time from a Florida vacation. And though he had escaped a New England winter for some sunshine, when he needed to wrap up the call, it was not for a round of golf or a walk on the beach. Instead, he […]

Stephen Powell – Realterm

Est. reading time: 5 mins

If you know one airport, you know one airport. So says Stephen Powell, whose responsibilities include knowing the nuances of many airports and land-based freight operations around the world. Having served as senior vice president of construction at Annapolis-based Realterm since 2017, Powell oversees a team of six as point man for the construction of […]

Stephen Lichter – EAD

Est. reading time: 4 mins

As American manufacturers tackle growing production demands and heightened safety requirements—both of which have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic—finding the right engineering solutions has become critical. It’s an issue that Stephen Lichter and his team at EAD are working hard to address. Short for Engineering, Automation and Design, EAD’s services are used by […]

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