Teresa has focused on the planning and management of major construction programs, workforce and labor strategy, and the prevention and resolution of complex claims. She has served as both the Manager of Project Services and the Construction Contract Strategy Manager for Southern Company, a leading US producer of electricity. In these roles, she was responsible for the redevelopment and implementation of Project Controls and Project Management Office for over $10 Billion of capital projects. Teresa was also responsible for the planning and execution of the contract strategy for the $16 Billion environmental scrubber and new generation programs. In addition, she played a key role in the negotiation of the $17 Billion Vogtle Units 3 & 4 engineering, procurement, and construction contract. Before rejoining Southern Company, Teresa served as CEO of Vulcan Industrial Contractors. Under her leadership, the company expanded territory and service offerings, EBITDA grew, safety performance improved, and the company developed key alliances. As a consultant with both Price Waterhouse and Arthur Andersen in dispute resolution services, Teresa focused on large, complex construction disputes.
Director • San Antonio, TX
Business Development Executive with four decades of proven success in building a competitive advantage through strategic business development, risk assessment and complex project management. Offers deep expertise in construction industry with a focus on chemicals and refining, combined with strong interpersonal skills, to establish and maintain relationships with clients, joint venture and consortium partners on major capital projects. Reporting relationships have included Senior Vice President, Executive Vice President, Business Unit President/s, and Chief Executive Officer.
Director • Birmingham, AL
Mark Underwood has over 35 years of industrial project and plant operations experience in the mining and minerals, power, and steel making industries. Working for Starvaggi Industries, Koch Industries, Holcim Cement, and Southern Company, Mark managed the production operations and maintenance programs, oversaw boiler outages and plant shutdowns, and managed expansion, small capital investment, and greenfield projects throughout the US. In addition, Mark has consulted with and overseen projects for Weirton Steel, US Steel, Paul Wurth, and Levy Industries. He is a recognized expert in slag granulation and grinding processes and equipment, boilers, and material handling systems. Mark also consults in the development and implementation of preventative maintenance programs for mechanical and electrical processes and equipment, the resolution of contract disputes, and operational effectiveness and cost improvement initiatives.
Director • Buffalo, NY
Michael Criscitiello has over 40 years of industrial project experience in the petrochemical, energy, refining, metals and electronics industry sectors. Working for Union Carbide Corporation and Praxair, Inc., he has managed engineering and construction projects in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Korea, China and Malaysia, including expatriate assignments in Korea and China. In addition, Criscitiello has been Director of Capital Procurement for Praxair, responsible for capital equipment and construction sourcing worldwide. He is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and has personally negotiated and administered EPC contracts in excess of $100 million. Criscitiello has been very active in construction industry organizations, serving on the Board of Advisors of CII and serving as President of the Board of Trustees for the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT).