KALAMAZOO, Mich., Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Austin Company (www.theaustin.com), a leading design, engineering, construction and location consulting firm headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, recently announced the promotion of Steven VanWormer to Vice President and General Manager of The Austin Company Michigan Operations.
Steve's career with The Austin Company began in 1989, working as a construction laborer while attending Western Michigan University. In 1990, Steve took an assignment as Unit Superintendent with Austin's construction and maintenance team in Kalamazoo, Michigan. During this assignment, which ran through 1994, he supervised a multitude of projects and maintenance work at one of the nation's largest pharmaceutical manufacturing campuses.
In 1995, Steve was assigned as an Owner's Representative to oversee a program to replace insulation throughout the buildings and utility trestles at the same Kalamazoo manufacturing campus. In 1999, Steve was assigned to Austin's Chicago office as Project Superintendent. In this role, he managed construction on Design-Build projects at Upjohn Company, Pharmacia & Upjohn Company, Muskegon Chronicle, and Rohm and Haas.
From 2005 to 2008, Steve served as AECOM's Site Lead for an Agency Construction Management Program. In 2009, Steve returned to The Austin Company as Manager of Construction for the self-perform construction and maintenance group in Kalamazoo. In 2013, Steve was promoted to General Manager, as the Michigan Operations continued to grow, with the team and workload nearly doubling in size.
In addition to his efforts expanding services of the Michigan Operations, Steve is involved with companywide quality and improvement initiatives.
About The Austin Company
Austin offers a comprehensive in-house portfolio of services, including planning, architectural design, engineering, design-build, construction management, and construction, as well as site location and operations improvement consulting for commercial and industrial companies throughout North America.
The Austin Company was founded in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1878 and its headquarters remain in Cleveland, with regional offices in Atlanta, Georgia; Irvine, California; Kalamazoo, Michigan; and St. Louis, Missouri; as well as Mexico City and Leon, Mexico. Austin became a part of Kajima USA in 2005 and is a proud member of the Kajima family of companies worldwide. Kajima Corporation is a leading and top ranked, global design and construction organization. Learn more at www.theaustin.com.
The Austin Company – 6095 Parkland Blvd. – Cleveland, OH 44124
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