President and CEO, Barry Klassy has been with Kroeschell since 1997 and brings to the company leadership a vast amount of experience in custom MEP retrofit/replacement projects, plan and spec competitive bid MEP projects and he specializes in fast track design/build MEP projects. Barry also has extensive experience in high purity stainless steel pharmaceutical water piping and healthcare facilities MEP infrastructure upgrade projects.
In 2010, Barry started working on federal design/build projects with the United States Airforce Medical Support Agency (AFMSA) both domestically and internationally as the Program Manager for Kroeschell. Over the years he has also been instrumental in maintaining relationships with the United States Army Corps of Engineers, NORESCO, the Kirlin Group and their joint venture partners as well as Kroeschell’s joint venture partnerships with Eagle Eye Electric – A Bering Straits Company and CB Facility Solutions, which has enabled Kroeschell to continue to fulfill design/build MEP infrastructure projects with the federal government both locally and on a national level.
Barry graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the States of Illinois, Colorado, Kansas and Missouri.
His article “Safety…EMR” was published in the ASA – Construction Connection and he was the Guest Speaker at the Society of Risk Management Consultants in Vancouver, Canada. Prior to joining Kroeschell, he was the Safety Coordinator for Welch Drywall Company. Dave received an Associate of Science Degree from Elgin Community College, a Bachelors of Science from Northern Illinois University and a Masters of Business Administration from Lake Forest College.
Chief Financial Officer, Greg Salzman has been with Kroeschell since 2006 when he joined the company as its Controller. Prior to Kroeschell, he spent 16 years working as an accounting executive for a range of companies. He has been integral in every aspect of accounting for Kroeschell’s divisions and responsible for both internal and external reporting. Greg was named Kroeschell’s CFO in 2018. As CFO, Greg has maintained his responsibilities for all reporting and has since joined Kroeschell’s Executive Committee, advising on corporate governance.
Greg passed the Certified Public Accountant exam in Indiana and received his BS in Accounting from Indiana University.
William currently serves on the Board of Directors at Kroeschell Inc. Before working at Kroeschell, he worked as an Electro-mechanical Maintenance Repairman for Lucas Automotive and, before that, as an Industrial Electrician for PepsiCo, both in Cincinnati, Ohio. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from California Pacific University.
Executive Vice President of Kroeschell Engineering and has been with the company since 1987. Ken manages the building automation and control engineering department. His team will perform design-build and project management for building automation and energy-related projects.
Since 2008, Ken has been instrumental in developing and managing large design-build energy metering projects for the US Air Force Medical Support Agency (AFMSA) at locations across the United States, VA Hospitals and University of Illinois at Chicago campus.
Ken has worked closely with Ameresco and Noresco, large ESCO companies to bring building automation and energy metering projects to completion.
In addition, Ken manages his team to perform design, drafting, project management, programming, commissioning and electrical installation of building automation projects.
He earned the Illinois ASHRAE Chapter’s Excellence in Engineering Award in 1998 and received his Associate’s degree in Electronics Engineering from the DeVry Institute of Technology.
President of Kroeschell Rocky Mountain, Matthew Gum brought his 18 plus years of experience to Kroeschell in early 2015 and started as the Federal Operations Program Manager. He has vast experience with prime contracting, government contracts, design build construction, plan and spec construction, healthcare construction, tenant finish construction, small business development, joint ventures and general contracting.
In 2015 Matthew started Kroeschell’s General Contracting division which is based out of Colorado Springs, CO. The Rocky Mountain Division has continued to experience healthy growth over the past 3 years and is expanding into several markets.
Matthew has also been instrumental in the creation and management of the Kroeschell/Eagle Eye (KEE) Joint Venture along with developing nationwide opportunities and creating processes to meet all SBA requirements. Currently he is the Quality Control Director for the KEE JV.
Matthew also holds a Colorado Journeyman Electrical License.
Sid was in the United States Naval Reserve from 1962 thru 1970, and attained the Rank of Lieutenant Senior Grade.
Sid began performing legal services for Kroeschell immediately after becoming an attorney. His father had been representing Kroeschell since the middle 1930’s. He began attending Board Meetings of Kroeschell as General Counsel in the late 1960’s and has acted in that capacity since then. His responsibilities with Kroeschell have continuously involved the oversight and management of legal activities, as well as participation with, and assistance to, the chief financial officer. He went from pure “outside counsel” to a part-time employee of Kroeschell in 1990, and is currently a Vice President and Assistant Secretary.
In addition to his role as General Counsel, Sid directly participated in the formation of the Kroeschell ESOP in 1987, and the creation of Ontario Indemnity Group SPC, the Company’s Captive Insurance Company in Grand Cayman. He incorporated, and is the Managing Member of the 3206 Kennicott LLC. He also has participated in the structuring of the smooth transition of four different Owner/Management groups since he began in 1965, including changing the management structure from Board Managed to Executive Committee Managed.