COUNTRYSIDE, Ill., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scheck Industries, a full-service national industrial piping and mechanical construction contractor, announces that Karen Layng has been appointed the General Counsel and as the Vice President Corporate Development Officer of the Scheck companies and will remain an advisor to the Board. Ms. Layng joins Scheck from Vedder Price, P.C. ("Vedder") where she was a shareholder, Chair of the Construction Law Group and Compensation Committee and immediate past chair of the Litigation Practice Area, as well as a long-standing member of the firm's Board of Directors.
Ms. Layng has extensive construction expertise and experience on transactional and litigation matters and has been an advisor to company boards. She has successfully tried cases in federal and state courts and before the American Arbitration Association and is a member of the AAA Panel of Arbitrators, for commercial and construction disputes. She has demonstrated skills in business development, strategic growth and enterprise risk management. She will report to Chairman, Richard N. Scheck.
"Karen is an exceptional addition to our executive team," Chairman Scheck said. "She brings a wealth of experience and strategic thinking to help drive our continued success and to execute our growth initiatives. Her construction and general commercial business experience is invaluable to help us achieve our future corporate goals," he added.
In addition to her wealth of business experience, Ms. Layng has been recognized as a Super Lawyer, one of Illinois' top 50 women lawyers and has been a member of the Leading Lawyer Advisory Panel for construction since 2004. She is ranked in Chambers USA, recommended by Legal 500 United States and was the first woman president of the 7th Circuit Bar Association. In addition, Ms. Layng currently serves as the President and Board Chair of Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana, serving 69,531 girls and 24,000 volunteers.
Scheck Industries, and its group of Companies, is a national turnkey Industrial Contractor with core expertise in the Refinery, Power, Chemical, Pulp and Paper, Semiconductor, Renewable Energy, Food and Beverage, and the Pharmaceutical Industries. Scheck Industries provides the following services: Power and Process Piping, Boiler, Instrumentation, Pipe and Modular Fabrication, Facility Maintenance, Commercial HVAC, and Construction Management.
Scheck Industries, its senior management team, and field management team is comprised mainly of trades people with advanced education in construction, all of whom have all been uniquely cross trained across its heavy Industrial service lines and markets. The Company is known throughout the Industrial sector as one of the safest contractors in America with award winning Excellence in Safety with over 5 million running work hours without a recordable.
In the pipe, instrument, and boiler trades the Company operates almost exclusively with its own workforce with nationwide execution capabilities in its own logistically supported fabrication shops in Wisconsin and Joliet, Illinois.
Scheck's commitment to safety provides its customers, the world's largest EPCs and many of the Fortune 500, the advantages of economies of scale with multi-jurisdictional labor sourcing, innovative powerful internet based cost accounting and scheduling resulting in on-time under budget delivery.
SOURCE Scheck Industries