David McEuen currently serves as the Chairman of California Erectors Board of Directors, he has 50 years’ experience in all facets of the steel Erection industry. He provides a great resource in terms of knowledge of the industry, safety, training and quality along with his insight on the direction of the industry and current market conditions.
He graduated from California Polytechnic University with a degree in Management, was a AWS Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) and a certified OSHA instructor. He has worked as a union field Ironworker, project estimator, project manager, director of safety and quality control. Dave became a principal of California Erectors, Bay Area, Inc. in 1977 and served as its President until his retirement in 2017.
He has been very involved in drafting of the revisions to the Cal/OSHA Standards for Steel Erection and continues to be involved as a member of several safety and quality control advisory committees. He is a Board Member of several regional and national labor/management associations and is a Trustee on several of the Ironworker Trust Funds. He is the Co-Chairman of the California Apprenticeship Trust and sits as a Trustee and the Ironworkers National Training Trust. In 2016 he was recognized for his dedication to training by being inducted to the California Apprenticeship Council-Hall of Fame.
John Konechne - President
John Konechne has been with California Erectors over 22 years. He started out as an Estimator & Project Manager and was named Vice President in 2008. John estimated and was project manager on projects ranging across all areas of business including OSHPD Hospitals, Education, Manufacturing, & retrofits. Previously, he worked at Dow Chemical for 12 years in a number of roles such as Project Engineer, Site Maintenance Manager & Engineering Manager.
John is a registered Professional Engineer with an MBA in Operations. He has been a CWI (certified welding Inspector) along with being named the Company’s Safety Manager in 2005 and continues to serve as chairman of the Executive Safety Committee. He has been a member of several structural steel advisory committees.
John was named President in 2017 and is one of the Principal Owners. He is responsible for oversite of the estimating, accounting, insurance, contract management and the financials including cash flow and business strategy & development. He is also the Safety Manager and involved in the Quality Control processes including AISC (American Institute of Steel Construction) annual Steel Erector certification.
Galen Jaeger – Vice President
Galen Jaeger has been with California Erectors for over 26 years. He started out as an estimator and progressed through project management. He has been Chief Estimator and Senior Project Manager. He was promoted to Vice President in 2008 and is one of CEI’s Principal Owners.
Galen manages and directs the Field Operations and has been Project Manager on over 500 projects involving structural steel construction in various sizes and complexity. He has extensive experience with OSHPD hospitals and healthcare. His experience as a certified welding inspector (CWI) and his extensive knowledge of AWS D1.8 Seismic requirements including the latest project delivery requirements has positioned CEI to be an industry leader.
Galen reviews all estimates, welding procedures, and erection plans and manages and directs the Project Management department. He has experience in creating and administrating safety and quality control programs. He supervises all the Project Managers and is the QC Manager.
Matt McEuen – Vice President
Matt McEuen has 13 years of experience with California Erectors. He graduated from California Polytechnic University with a degree in Construction Management in 2006. He completed the Ironworkers Apprenticeship Training Program and is a member of California Field Ironworkers. Matt is a 3rd generation McEuen family member at California Erectors and is one of the Principal Owners.
Matt is an AWS Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) and started as an estimator and progressed to Chief Estimator in 2015. He was promoted to Vice President in 2016. He has a strong background as an Estimator & Project Manager in various size & complexity of commercial buildings, OSHPD Hospitals, Data Centers and Educational facilities that utilize steel construction. He supervises all the estimators and is involved in the development of the QC & Safety Processes.
Matt has extensive experience planning the field erection of projects using the latest construction/engineering methods including BRB (Buckling Restrained Braces), SidePlate, Moment Frame, and has participated a team member on design build projects.
Cindy Perrin - Controller
Cindy Perrin has been with California Erectors for over 30 years. As Controller, she is responsible for the accounting and management software and reporting & accounting as per regulatory and legal requirements. She is involved in securing and administering business insurances and bonding as well as the management of pension and profit sharing plans. She assists in negotiating credit lines with financial institutions, provides cost and financial reports/forecasts to the ownership group.
Cindy is responsible for the financial staff management and oversees the weekly & semi-monthly payroll processes. She also assists in the management of Human Resources as well as the reporting of insurance claims and is part of the team that reviews and contributes to strategic planning of any changes or improvements to the current process.
Cindy has working knowledge of Federal, State, and Local regulations involving financial, accounting, and tax laws including GAAP. (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles).