Todd Rouw, President of BRACE Integrated Services – Midwest joined the company in 1986. Throughout his tenure Rouw has developed a strong foundation for the Corporation within the Industrial Services business. Rouw has made significant contributions to the overall success of the organization from developing and implementing the company’s Foreman Training Program, the GAAP and Regional Manager operational structure as well as developing current estimating practices. Beyond Rouw’s education at Iowa State University, he has completed multiple training programs at the Scaffold Institute of Americas, MIKE 2010 trained and holds the accreditation of NIULPE 3E Plus Certified Energy Appraiser and 30 Hr. OSHA.
Rick Swindle, President of BRACE Integrated Services – Southeast. Swindle is a Licensed General Contractor with 35 years of experience in operations and field management. During his time at ESI, Swindle was instrumental in the development and implementation of the Supervisor Training Program. Since the acquisition of ESI in 2014, he has provided the leadership for transitioning ESI into the BRACE family of companies. Swindle is responsible for leading and directing the Southeast regional managers and sales team.
Mark Talley, President Specialty Services for BRACE brings with him over Forty years of experience within the Scaffold and Mechanical Industry. Talley has performed scaffolding projects throughout the globe including North America, South America, The Caribbean and Africa. Over his career Mark has served in multiple roles from Vice President to Director with companies such as Peterson Enterprises, Inc., STARCON International, Inc., XSERV, Inc., Vemon L. Goedecke Co and BRAND Scaffold Services. Talley is responsible for the Specialty Services Group within Brace which includes Refractory, Heat Tracing and 3D Computer modeling.
Mark Gottlich, Vice President of Health, Safety and Environmental for BRACE Industrial group has over 25 years with the BRACE group of companies. During Mark’s final year at the University of Texas he began his career in the commercial and industrial services sector working for BASIC Industries’ sister company Corpus Christi Gaskets. Mark has a track record of positively impacting a company’s safety culture and is actively developing a culture where employee safety is critical to high performance and the presence of an accident free work environment. Mark is also responsible for Implementing and assuring compliance with world class HSE processes which utilize industry leading best practices. Throughout his tenure within the industry Mark led BASIC Industries to VPP Star Mobile Workforce in 2011, the first specialty contractor to achieve this designation in the United States. Mark serves as a TapRoot® Facilitator, Special Government Employee (SGE) for OSHA VPP, Board member of the Contractor Safety Council of the Coastal Bend, and a member of the VPPPA Congressional Outreach team. He is also certified in OSHA 500 and Purdue-Calumet 40 hr. Scaffold erection and safety.
DeWayne Harmon, President for BRACE Integrated Services – South Central, has over 32 years of experience within the industry from Brock Services, LLC, Atlantic Scaffolding, Miken Specialties, LTD, and Cherokee Construction Company. DeWayne will be working extensively with corporate management in all phases while overseeing the safety, financial, operations, planning and forecasting in regards to establishing and managing the South Central Region. DeWayne continues to deepen his knowledge of the industry by attending Louisiana State University’s Executive Development Program, classes at Southeastern Louisiana University, training programs with SIA including Scaffold Competent Person Instructor and NCCER’s Master Trainer and Craft Skills Assessor/Instructor.
Danny Saenz, President of BRACE Integrated Services – Southwest joined the company in 2006 bringing with him a civil and mechanical background. Throughout his tenure with BRACE, Saenz has held the position of Vice President of Operations, Regional Manager, Sr. Project Manager and Project Manager. He has developed a strong foundation in the power generation, aggregate, fabrication and industrial service markets. Danny will be responsible for embedding best practice processes, managing key customer relationships, and resource planning efficiencies across the BRACE Southwest team. He will also be responsible for fostering the high-performance safety culture as well as assuring the continued accreditation of VPP Mobile Workforce status. Danny has a Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management as well as Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Texas in San Antonio, TX.
Willie Westmoreland, President of PLATINUM Scaffolding Services has over 38 years of experience in the Scaffolding Services business from companies such as BRAND Scaffolding Services and Interstate Scaffolding, Inc. Along with his experience Westmoreland brings with him OSHA training and multiple state contractor licenses. The experience and knowledge gleamed over the years puts Westmoreland in the ideal situation to lead PLATINUM Scaffolding Services a BRACE Industrial Group Company. He is responsible for the continental United States union based scaffolding services including leading and directing the sales team as well as complete responsibility for the day-to-day operations.