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Meet a few of our Menard Group USA Team Members

John Malizia

Project Engineer
Menard Group USA

John Malizia

John joined Menard in 2015 after spending six years in the Marine Corps Reserve and simultaneously earning his degree in Engineering Geology. This hard worker’s favorite part of his role as a Project Engineer is forming relationships with clients and getting the face-to-face interaction. When he’s not coming up with cost-effective ground improvement solutions, John has a different role: beekeeper for his honey farming hobby.

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Jonathan Dwight

Area Manager
Menard Group USA

Jonathan Dwight

Jonathan joined us in 2014 and became the head honcho of our Houston and Gulf Coast sales office in 2015. This proud Texas A&M graduate is an out-of-the-box thinker, creating innovative geotechnical solutions that fits our client’s needs. When he’s not solving problems, he’s improving his golf game or trying to keep up with this three young children.

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Ashley Wachhaus

Project Engineer
Menard Group USA

Ashley Wachhaus

Ashley is one of our company’s few geologists, which means her input is in demand by Project and Sales Engineers alike. She’s been involved with some challenging projects, including U.S. 275/Iowa 29 Interchange. This isn’t surprising since Ashley’s not only fearless in the face of complex projects—she prefers the more challenging jobs!

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Rob Wyman

Regional Sales Manager
Menard Group USA

Rob Wyman

Rob is in charge of our New Jersey Sales Office, where he keeps his finger on the pulse of the project market in New Jersey, Southern New York and Eastern Pennsylvania. He’s played a key role on some of our most large-scale projects, including the Prologis Warehouse. Rob’s team knows him to be very detail-oriented—and for having one of the best laughs in the company!

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Marty Taube

Vice President of Business Development
Menard Group USA

Marty Taube

Marty has been in the world of geotechnical engineering for more than 25 years, and is responsible for business development initiatives and managing corporate sales processes at Menard. He’s a ground improvement superstar who has a knack for recalling precise details of many company projects. In his free time, you can catch Marty on the court playing basketball or spending time with his family.

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Jennifer Portaro

Client Care & Education Manager
Menard Group USA

Jennifer Portaro

As Client Care and Education Manager, Jennifer eats, sleeps, and breathes the client experience at Menard. This Visionary in the Business Development Department is known around the office as a CRM whiz and University of Michigan Wolverine for life! Jennifer loves seeing Menard continue to grow, and she takes any chance she can to let everyone know how awesome our company is. We feel pretty fortunate to have her rooting for us.

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Mike Shedlosky

Project Manager
Menard Group USA

Mike Shedlosky

As a Project Manager, Mike makes sure the schedule and finances of his projects stay on course. He assists both the Design and Operations Teams to plan and implement each project, and coordinates with our clients to ensure a safe and profitable job. Mike’s also an athlete, holding the record for sinking the most consecutive hoops in the Philadelphia Office Nerf Basketball Hoop.

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JW Ramp

Project Manager
Menard Group USA

JW Ramp

JW is a Menard Project Manager who is dedicated to making sure his jobs stay on schedule and budget. He’s also the talent behind some of Menard’s cool videos and aerial shots, including the Port of Charleston Wick Drain and Iowa DOT I-29/US 275 videos. JW is an awesome asset to our team and we can’t wait to see what he does next!

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Jonah Young

Wick Drain Cutter
US Wick Drain

Jonah Young

Jonah is a master Wick Drain Cutter who’s lent his skills to some of US Wick Drain’s more recognizable projects, like HLT Wall Remediation where we installed approximately 22.25 million linear feet of wick drains. He’s a proud new Dad and one of the fastest set of hands in the company! We consider ourselves pretty lucky to work alongside him.

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Aaron Goldberg

Vice President of Sales & Engineering
US Wick Drain

Aaron Goldberg

Aaron is a Wick Drain superstar and brings over 24 years of professional experience to his role as Vice President of Sales and Engineering for US Wick Drain. He’s been involved in some of the company’s more notable projects, such as US Virgin Islands LPG Conversion and Louis Armstrong International Airport Expansion. With one of the keenest minds around, we feel lucky to have Aaron on our team.

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Stan Richardson

Operator
Menard Group USA

Stan Richardson

As a Menard USA Operator, Stan is a master at driving and maneuvering some of our larger equipment on the job site; Stan is the man for getting our innovative designs drilled into the ground. He’s an enthusiastic hunter and fisher who might hold the company record for eating the most steak in a single sitting. We think it’s pretty cool to have such a talented operator on our team!

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Donald Glover

Superintendent
Menard Group USA

Donald Glover

As a Superintendent, Donald is responsible for the setup, supervision, and monitoring of our specialty ground improvement projects. With every job he’s coordinating production and equipment, making sure that safety requirements are being met, and ensuring quality control. Donald has a reputation with his team for working a hundred times over what’s expected of him—and for being a big fan of bowling!

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Mark Dragan

Field Mechanic
Menard Group USA

Mark Dragan

Mark is responsible for knowing the ins and outs of how our equipment operates, and for keeping it all in tip-top shape. His team members can count on Mark for his dependable, hardworking attitude no matter what. When he’s not busy maintaining our machinery, you can catch Mark around the Pittsburgh area enjoying outdoor fairs and festivals.

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Dustin Clark

Operator and Superintendent
Menard Group USA

Dustin Clark

Dustin’s team members know that he goes the extra mile to get the job done correctly and safely. As Operator and Superintendent, Dustin has developed a reputation for always being willing to lend a hand—and for not being afraid to get dirty! This innovative thinker keeps brainstorming ways for how to make Menard the best company we can be, and we love him for it.

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Benoit Tournaire

Operator
Menard Group USA

Benoit Tournaire

Benoit is one of the company’s most productive operators, who also has a personality impossible to forget! Benoit started at Menard France in 2004, and has since installed ground improvement elements all around the globe. He joined Menard USA in 2014 and quickly became a member of our US family. Benoit loves the challenge each new job brings and spends his free time skydiving all over the country.

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Tom Beafore

Senior Construction Manager
Menard USA

Tom Beafore

As Menard’s Senior Construction Manager, we’re pretty sure Tom has seen it all! He’s a Safety Champ who doesn’t hesitate to speak up when spotting a potentially unsafe condition. Well-liked in the office and the field, this hands-on straight shooter is also a huge NASCAR fan. Tom is great for having his pulse on the NASCAR beat – and for keeping our projects running smoothly!

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Jill Bejger-Frederick

Marketing Coordinator
Menard Group USA

Jill Bejger-Frederick

Jill is more than a Marketing Coordinator—she’s a creativity superhero and master problem solver as well! Jill takes abstract ideas and develops them into awesome campaigns that blow our clients away. She’s got a good feel for what makes people tick, and the latest and greatest ways to promote our company. Jill is a non-stop idea machine that we love having on our team!

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Alex Potter-Weight

Senior Design Engineer
Menard Group USA

Alex Potter-Weight

Alex is part of our design team and is a master at solving geotechnical problems. He’s been involved in many of our notable projects, including Bass River Bridge where he was the sales engineer, project engineer, and helped with research and development during its completion. Alex might be the company’s biggest nature lover and he’s always up for a relaxing hike.

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Nina Carney

Design Engineer
Menard Group USA

Nina Carney

Nina came to the Menard Design Team in 2015 as an already rising star in the geotechnical world. She loves solving geotechnical challenges for our clients and one of her favorite parts of her role is seeing her ground improvement designs in action. Outside of the office, this talented Design Engineer still doesn’t stray far from dirt! You can catch Nina in her garden where she’s practicing to become a master gardener.

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Seth Pearlman

CEO and Menard North American Regional Manager
Menard Group USA

Seth Pearlman

As CEO and Regional Manager of Menard North America, Seth is responsible for the success of Menard USA, US Wick Drain, and Menard (Canada). During his 30 years of experience in ground improvement and geo-structural construction, Seth has helped solve hundreds of challenging projects with innovative ideas and techniques. He’s a mentor to the younger engineers, a decisive voice of reason, and an enthusiastic leader.

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Frederic Masse

President
Menard Group USA

Frederic Masse

Frederic became President of Menard USA in 2015 and quickly established himself as a visionary leader. He has more than 20 years of experience in the geotechnical engineering field, including many years working abroad for Menard and its subsidiaries. With the loyalty of his team behind him and the technical know-how to move the company forward, we’re excited to see where Menard USA will go under his command.

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Debbie May

Safety Administrator
Menard Group USA

Debbie May

Debbie’s enthusiasm for Safety and love of new challenges makes her the perfect addition to our Safety Department! She’s also embracing the role of Travel Security & Health Liaison, in which Debbie is the contact person for Menard and US Wick Drain team members traveling to hi-risk countries and regions abroad. Closer to home and around the office, we know her for her Women of Menard Team Building events.

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Bill Boots

Safety Manager
Menard Group USA

Bill Boots

Bill joined us in 2015 and brings with him over 20 years of safety experience. He’s committed to making Menard as safe as it can be and is well-respected in the field as well as the office. His top priority is making sure that everyone goes home safe at the end of each day. We love having Bill on our team and are glad we have him watching our backs!

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Jason Borella

Chief Mechanic & Shop Manager
Menard Group USA

Jason Borella

We’re convinced that Jason was born already a genius with machines. He oversees our shop operations and is the resident whiz on company equipment. Jason has one of the best work ethics around, but still takes the time to ask how your day is going. Our younger mechanics look up to Jason and we’re very fortunate to have him.

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