Western Specialty Contractors names senior vice president of operations

From Illinois Business Journal news services

ST. LOUIS — Western Specialty Contractors recently promoted Tom Brooks to senior vice president of operations.

He had been vice president of operations and business development, In his new role, he will oversee marketing, business development, the sealants division and an operations region within Western, as well as assist Western’s chief operating officer. Brooks has been with Western since 2012.

With more than 20 years of industry experience, Brooks previously worked eight years for Berglund Construction, Chicago and previously owned a construction company, Contech, LLC, and worked as construction manager for Gough & Gough while residing in Valparaiso, Ind.

Brooks has a degree in Building Construction Management from Purdue University – North Central Campus and an AAS in Electrical Engineering Technology from Southern Illinois University. He is a U.S. Marine and Desert Storm veteran and a graduate of the Military Police Academy. Organization memberships: Construction Management Association of America, Construction Users Round Table and U.S. Green Building Council.

Western Specialty Contractors is the nation’s largest specialty contractor in masonry and concrete restoration, waterproofing and specialty roofing and is headquartered in St. Louis, with more than 30 branch offices nationwide, including Chicago, Peoria and Springfield.

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