Mr. Boone joined Orion Group Holdings in 2022. Before joining Orion, Mr. Boone was Chief Executive of the West Region at AECOM where he led a large multidisciplinary business. He was at AECOM for 23 years and started his career there as an entry level bridge engineer and held numerous positions during his tenure there. He worked at several construction companies in various roles prior to joining AECOM. He is a Board of Certified Safety Professionals Safety Trained Supervisor and has served on numerous industry boards.
Mr. Thanisch joined Orion Group Holdings in 2022. Prior to joining Orion, he co-founded and served as Chief Financial Officer for a Texas-based construction services start-up. Mr. Thanisch was Chief Financial Officer of CHC Helicopter from 2017 to 2021 and Director of Finance and Treasury for specialty constructor PLH Group from 2014 to 2016. During his nearly 30-year career in corporate finance, he has championed technology-driven process improvements and deep operational engagement in the finance organization.
Peter R. Buchler
Mr. Buchler joined the Company as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in September 2009. Soon thereafter, he was also appointed as Chief Compliance Officer and on January 1, 2010 was promoted to Executive Vice President. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Buchler founded and operated The Buchler Group, LLC, a corporate consulting firm providing contract negotiation, dispute resolution, compliance and other corporate advisory services to the domestic and international construction industry. From December 2003 to December 2008, Mr. Buchler worked for Global Industries Ltd. (NASDAQ: GLBL) in various capacities, including Assistant General Counsel, Vice President Commercial and Subcontracts, and Vice President of Asia Pacific. Prior to joining Global, Mr. Buchler worked for Cooperheat-MQS, Inc. as Executive Vice President, CAO, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Additionally, Mr. Buchler has held several positions with McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) over a 23-year period including Senior Counsel, Assistant General Counsel for Corporate, and Assistant General Counsel for Shipbuilding, Industrial Services and the Marine Construction segments. Mr. Buchler has also been an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York, NY and is a former NYSE arbitrator.
Scott H. Cromack
Mr. Cromack joined Orion Group Holdings as Executive Vice President of Orion Marine Group in March 2019. Mr. Cromack has over 30 years of experience and most recently served as a Senior Vice President at Texas Sterling Construction, Co. He has held a number of construction and project management positions over his career with companies including Peter Kiewit Sons, Inc., and Zachry Construction Corporation.
Ardell C. Allred
Mr. Allred serves as the Executive Vice President of TAS Concrete Construction leading the company’s concrete division. Mr. Allred has over 36 years of experience in the construction industry and has a strong project management background and expertise in heavy civil construction, site work, and infrastructure. Mr. Allred joined the Company in 2019 as Vice President of Operations and most recently held the position of Senior Vice President of Operations for our Marine and Industrial business segments. He has held a number of construction and project management positions over his career with companies including Texas Sterling Construction, Zachry Construction Corp., JWright Companies, and Kiewit Companies.
Shallee E. Biondo
Ms. Biondo has served as Orion’s Vice President of Human Resources since April 2021 with the responsibility of leading strategic Human Resources initiatives across all segments. Ms. Biondo joined the company in 2013 and most recently held the position of Director of Human Resources from 2016 to 2021 for the Marine and Industrial business segments. Ms. Biondo has over 18 years of broad-based industry experience as an enterprising business partner with strategic planning, organization restructuring, talent management, and employee engagement leadership. Prior to joining Orion, Ms. Biondo held progressively responsible leadership positions with Baker Hughes and GHX Industrial, LLC. Ms. Biondo holds several professional certifications with the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) including a Certified Senior HR Professional, certified Global HR Professional, and is a SHRM-Senior Certified Professional.
Barry C. Loudermilk
Barry joined Orion in May of 2016 and has over 18 years of hands-on project development and management history (Domestic and International), in addition to over 10 years of Business Development experience. Barry has been an integral part of the Company’s business development team and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his role. In addition to his other duties, Barry spearheads the Company’s efforts on large project pursuits and joint venture pursuits for the Marine and Industrial segment.