Movers and Shakers Week Ending 06.12.20


David Sharrock joins JHL Constructors

David Sharrock

JHL Constructors (JHL) announced that David Sharrock, a leading building contractor in Colorado, has joined the JHL team as Director of Preconstruction Services. In his new role, Sharrock will take the lead in the company’s pre-engineering and business development functions while ensuring that the needs and expectations of JHL’s customers in all markets are met and exceeded.

Sharrock moved to Colorado Springs from Oklahoma in 1997 after completing his BS in Construction Management from Oklahoma State University. He began his career as a construction claims consultant with a focus on schedule analysis. After his consulting work, he gradually moved through positions in the areas of construction project management, project appraisal, pre-construction / design phase services, appraisal management and project procurement. His career spanning more than 24 years has been primarily in the Denver Metro and Colorado area, with leadership roles in the Shanghai, China and European Union markets. During a three year European hiatus, Sharrock consulted with local Dutch companies and was a leader in starting the European division of a US-based company. Notable projects during his career include: the University of Colorado Biotechnology Building, Boulder-Jennie Smoly Caruthers, the Colorado State University Medical Center, Platte Fifteen, the Arvada Library, and the Denver School of Science and Technology’s Charter School.

Well thought-out development and growth management are core principles for Sharrock. He tries to reflect a thoughtful and broadly researched approach in his leadership. During his career, he has overseen a variety of change-oriented tasks, from sourcing and implementing company-wide enterprise software systems to developing and directly managing new and evolving teams and offices. Sharrock drives innovation and improvement at a level and pace appropriate for the company.

Externally, Sharrock has been a leader in industry-wide improvements such as Lean Construction, conceptually
Estimate and alternative shipping methods. He developed an AIA-certified course, offered through 15 Denver-based companies, covering local DBIA and LCI chapters.

“We couldn’t be more excited when David joins our JHL family! He brings an invaluable depth and breadth of knowledge and experience, a true passion for the construction industry and a unique perspective to our team. With David at the helm of our pre-engineering services department, we deliver an unparalleled customer experience. Welcome David! “- Ben Stellor, President and CEO.

Howell Construction hires Nate Holst as superintendent

Nate Holst

Howell Construction recently hired Nate Holst to join the team as Superintendent. Nate brings 25 years of industry experience working on complex basic facilities, civil roads and infrastructure upgrades. He is a self-motivated person whose open communication promotes cooperation in the entire team. Nate is a results-driven decision maker who focuses on creating a safe environment for project teams. He really loves what he does, which is evident in the care and attention to detail he puts into every project.

“I am very excited to be part of the Howell family and to use my skills and expertise to grow the company,” said Nate.

Andy Stewart, Vice President of Howell Construction, said, “We are delighted that Nate has chosen to join Howell and we look forward to seeing him expand our market sectors. Nate is a perfect fit for our culture. “

Howell Construction is a locally owned, full service general contracting company that has been in business since 1935. Howell specializes in building in high risk, technically intensive environments where the consequences of failure are high.

Federico Diaz Page joins OmniTRAX

Federico D. Díaz page

OmniTRAX, one of the fastest growing railroads in North America and a subsidiary of Denver-based The Broe Group, is adding industry veteran Federico D. Díaz Page to its industrial development team. Diaz Page, reporting to Ean Johnson, vice president of industrial development, will work closely with economic and industrial stakeholders to generate new business for OmniTRAX real estate in Texas and Oklahoma.

“Federico is a dynamic market leader with more than 20 years of experience in a wide range of operational, strategic and commercial roles. He brings expertise in rail transportation, economic development and industrial advancement to the new role, ”said Johnson.

Diaz Page most recently served as Executive Vice President of Texas Pacifico Transportation Ltd., a short-haul rail operator in Texas, where he helped reduce the operating rate from 104% to 56% in two years and maintain that level for several years while increasing revenue with cars increase more than tenfold in the same period. Prior to Texas Pacifico, he was Vice President of Intermodal Mexico, SA de CV, overseeing IMEX rail services, transportation, construction, and operations of transshipment facilities. Diaz Page previously worked for railway and business development agencies at the federal and state levels.

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