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Faith Technologies Announces Promotions Within General Building Team

Group President of General Building, Regional Vice President of Wisconsin Operations,
Group Managers Appointed

General Building - croppedMenasha, Wis. (March 24, 2015) – Faith Technologies, a leading full-service electrical, engineering and technology systems contractor, recently promoted employees within its general building team. A group president of general building, regional vice president of Wisconsin operations and several group managers have been appointed and will oversee general building team functions across the company.

George Van Der Linden, newly appointed group president of general building, is responsible for executive management and oversight of all general building operations for Faith Technologies. With nearly 30 years of experience, he provides strategic leadership for the high-rise construction group, as well as offices in Appleton, Wis.; Atlanta; Green Bay, Wis., Lenexa, Kan.; Madison, Wis.; Marinette, Wis.; Milwaukee; Sheboygan, Wis. and Tulsa, Okla. Van Der Linden has worked for Faith Technologies since 1987, and has served in many roles ranging from electrical apprentice to executive vice president.

Frank Thiel, newly appointed regional vice president of Wisconsin operations, is responsible for the overall management, operations and business strategy of all electrical projects throughout the state. With nearly 30 years of experience, he provides overall management for personnel, field operations, project planning, profitability, risk management, budgeting, scheduling and client satisfaction in the Appleton, Green Bay, Madison, Marinette, Milwaukee and Sheboygan offices in Wisconsin. Since joining Faith Technologies in 1986, his roles have included apprentice, journeyman, superintendent, project manager, group manager and branch manager.

Thiel makes up one third of the general building group’s regional vice presidents. Chad Akin maintains his role as regional vice president of southeast and high-rise construction operations, which he has held since 2014. Akin oversees the Atlanta and Tampa Bay, Fla. offices. Michael Bowman continues his role as regional vice president of Midwest and health care operations, which he has held since 2014. Bowman oversees the Lenexa, Kan. and Tulsa, Okla. offices.

Faith Technologies also appointed four group managers, who are responsible for providing overall management for electrical and/or specialty systems construction projects and overseeing staff within their respective offices. This includes creating and managing a profit center structure to support business development strategy, profitability and competitive advantage.

  • Aaron Bizub, group manager of Madison: Bizub began working for Faith Technologies in 1999 and has experience in educational, healthcare, retail, industrial/manufacturing, commercial and institutional/government projects. 
  • Terry Flaherty, group manager of Atlanta: Since joining Faith Technologies in 1985, Flaherty has worked on commercial, educational, data center, industrial/manufacturing and institutional/government projects. 
  • Doug Marr, group manager of Lenexa: Marr has worked for Faith Technologies since 2013, and has worked on commercial, data center, educational and healthcare projects. 
  • Keith Verstegen, group manager of Appleton, Green Bay and Sheboygan: Verstegen has been with Faith Technologies since 1990. His project experience includes commercial, educational, healthcare, hospitality/retail, industrial/manufacturing and institutional/government projects.

With continued growth across the organization and to better serve clients, Faith Technologies has identified three key value streams and is shifting its vertical markets to comprise of three main groups – general building, industrial and critical technologies.