Bering Pacific applies the "partnering" approach to management of all its projects. Great care has been taken to assemble a staff of management and supervisory personnel that not only are some of the most experienced and technically diverse individuals in the industry, but also subscribe personally to the concept that a project should be a joint venture between the Owner and Contractor from planning through construction. Following is a brief introduction to some of the individuals responsible for Bering Pacific's success.
Dan Young, General Manager: Since becoming General Manager of Bering Pacific in 1995, Dan has established the policies, procedures, and progressive management techniques that resulted in our Company's willingness and ability to go the extra mile for our clients and respond with creativity and initiative to the challenges of each unique project. Dan's thirty plus years of experience managing projects of many types in nearly every region of Alaska provides the Company with leadership based on first hand knowledge.
Mike Brazier, Marine Transportation Manager: After helping establish Bering Pacific in 1994, Mike significantly expanded our self-reliance to economically mobilize projects using our own marine equipment, and currently knows all of the marine transportation alternatives and costs for transporting materials throughout Alaska. He continues to manage this important aspect of the Company's operations thereby guaranteeing our Company's ability to make critical scheduling versus cost decisions and respond with certainty to our client's needs.
Doug Godfrey, Civil Construction Manager: Doug joined Bering Pacific at inception and has managed all earthwork projects throughout western Alaska. Doug's thirty five plus years of accumulated experience has provided the knowledge needed to construct airfields, roads and site development projects for a long list of pleased clients. Doug's hands on approach to each project has proven successful in developing and expanding Bering Pacific's "local hire" program.
Dan Brewster, Building Construction Manager: Dan joined the Bering Pacific team in early 2000 bringing with him more than thirteen years of experience constructing large building projects. Since joining Bering Pacific, Dan has successfully managed all of our Building Division projects. Dan provides the leadership needed to direct the planning, mobilization and execution of projects in keeping with even the most demanding client requirements.
Pat Forman, Project Manager: Pat's initial employment with Bering Pacific began in 1994. Most recently, he has managed construction of the new school in Russian Mission, Sheldon Point school, the Valdez Ferry Terminal, projects on Kodiak Island, and on the north slope. Pat manages his projects by applying all the knowledge acquired during his twenty-five plus years in the construction industry, successfully delivering completed projects exceeding the client's expectations and budget.
Jody McDade, Superintendent: Jody joined Bering Pacific in 1996 and since that time has directed the activities of the Company earthwork crews on a large number of projects in western Alaska. Jody's most recent projects are improvements to the Emmonak Airport as well as reconstructing the road connecting the airport to the village that had washed out during the 2002 flooding. During this same period Jody was making repairs to the armor rock on the bank of the Yukon River in Emmonak. This had washed out during the 2009 flooding.
Kelly Mitchell, Superintendent Marine Logistics and Support: Kelly joined Bering Pacific in 1999 to assist our growing transportation division. Kelly manages our freight consolidation crews at the Seattle dock and supervises the refurbishing of our marine equipment. Once the barges are underway Kelly and his crew travel the west coast of Alaska doing forward reconnaissance for barge landings and making sure the freight is safely unloaded at its designated location.
Bryan Hise, Project Engineer: Bryan joined Bering Pacific in 2009 after graduating from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management. Most recently, he was a project engineer on the Russian Mission School and was an integral part of the completion of the project on time and under budget. Bryan currently has his OSHA 30 hour safety and health training and also is Alaska Certified in Erosion & Sediment Control.
Lyn Kalogiros, Administration and Accounts Payable: Lyn has been with Bering Pacific since its inception. Her responsibilities include management of payroll and accounts payable processing as well as administrative duties supporting the field construction projects.