Wednesday, June 18 2014
Experienced professionals expand and play key roles in The Austin Company’s management team in Cleveland, Ohio, headquarters and Atlanta, Georgia, office and provide expertise for continued growth of leading design-build firm.
The Austin Company, June 17, 2014, Cleveland, Ohio: The Austin Company continues its growth through the hiring and promotion of multiple senior personnel. The Company has appointed John C. Sosnowski, Director of Preconstruction Services; Steven J. Francis, Manager of Architecture and Engineering; Edward K. Wright, Jr., Project Executive; David K. Oshins, Senior Project Manager; and Charles H. Albertone, Manager of Continuous Improvement.
“The addition of these individuals reinforces Austin’s management structure and capacity as we plan for continued growth in the marketplace,” stated Mike Pierce, president of The Austin Company. “The backgrounds of these professionals provide a diverse wealth of experience that will benefit Austin’s clients, projects and future development.”
John C. Sosnowski, Director of Preconstruction Services, Cleveland
In this newly created role, John works closely with Austin’s Senior VP of Operations, Directors of Project Planning and Project Executives in the direction and management of Preconstruction Activities. John also assists in optimizing Austin’s resources and assuring the successful completion of preconstruction activities to meet project objectives and quality standards.
John is a graduate of Syracuse University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in construction management.
Steven J. Francis, RA, Manager of Architecture and Engineering, Cleveland
Steve is a graduate of Miami University (Ohio), with a Bachelor of environmental design degree in architecture, and is a Registered Architect.
Edward K. Wright, Jr., Project Executive, Atlanta
As Project Executive, Ed coordinates and monitors project teams to ensure that Austin delivers services as committed to the client, while upholding the Company’s Core Values. Ed serves as Austin’s executive liaison to the client from project inception through post construction.
Ed is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in animal industry/food science and a Master of Science degree in animal science.
David K. Oshins, PE, LEED®, Senior Project Manager, Cleveland
As Senior Project Manager, David manages client relationships, as well as the full lifecycle of Austin’s design and construction projects. In this role, David coordinates all aspects of the project, including engineering, construction, purchasing, accounting and estimating.
David is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering, and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in six states.
Charles H. Albertone, Manager of Continuous Improvement, Cleveland
Charles was recently named Austin’s first Manager of Continuous Improvement. In this newly created role, Charles supports Austin’s learning culture and goal of continuous improvement to create greater value and better results for our clients. The Manager of Continuous Improvement supports and carries out extraordinary projects and tasks that are identified by senior management as being necessary to continued development and improvement of the Company’s operations.
Charles holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from the University of Cincinnati and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Baldwin Wallace University.
About The Austin Company
The Austin Company was founded in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1878 and its headquarters remain in Cleveland, with additional offices in Irvine, California; Atlanta, Georgia; Portage, Michigan; and St. Louis, Missouri; in addition to a joint venture company in Mexico. Austin became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kajima USA Group in 2006 and is a proud member of the Kajima family of companies. Kajima Corporation is a leading global engineering and construction contractor.