St. Louis-based Roeslein & Associates Inc. has reorganized its leadership team as part of succession planning by founder Rudi Roeslein.
Roeslein said the goal is to provide clients, employees and vendors with a seamless transition of leadership that places emphasis on business relationships built over the company’s 30-year history.
Rudi Roeslein will continue to serve as CEO and will take on the additional title of chairman of the board, with Dave May transitioning to vice chairman of the board. The two will focus on the company’s overall strategy and future planning, emphasizing sustainable growth and adding value for Roeslein’s employee-owners, clients, and society.
“When you are engrossed in individual project details, it is difficult to step back and look at the big picture and to plan for the future. With Dave and I taking on these roles, we will have the dedicated energy to steer Roeslein in the right direction and be able to ensure the appropriate resources are allocated for future success,” said Roeslein.
Brian Sneed has been named president and chief operating officer. He has held many positions in the company from vice president and CFO to his early career as an intern.
“Brian is a true, organically grown Roeslein leader,” said Rudi Roeslein. “There is a great degree of comfort with having him lead the organization and I am proud of the way that he has consistently embraced all sides of the business. He was selected by his peers, which is a true compliment to him and his efforts in the company.”
Additional changes to the company’s organizational structure include the formation of three Divisions aimed to align company values and standards across its capabilities in Engineering, Procurement, Manufacturing, and Construction services. In order to achieve this, Larry Block, P.E. will serve as Divisional president of Professional Services, Rob Campbell as Divisional President of Manufacturing, and Charles J. Reneski, P.E. as Divisional President of Construction & Operational Services.
The company’s changes are a reminder of the past for Roeslein.
“I am reminded of the teachings of my father who told me that his only job in life was to get me to a point where he didn’t have to worry about me anymore: to give me the skills to succeed and embrace the right code of ethics,” he said. “I bring this experience into my company and feel this team exemplifies the values that I preach every day. I believe that they are prepared to relay these values to the future generations of leaders.”
From left to right: Larry Block, P.E., Charles J. Reneski, P.E., Rob Campbell, Brian Sneed, Rudi Roeslein, and Dave May.