William J. O’Dwyer
Bill O’Dwyer has 34 years experience in mechanical contracting services, honing his capabilities to plan, administrate and coordinate business development with regard to target markets, goals and strategies. He has risen through the ranks in various roles in his career – HVAC and plumbing estimator, project manager, service manager and marketing director. He began his career with the EMDE Company in 1980. He joined Mechanical Interiors Inc. (MIINC) in 1988 as marketing director, moved to vice president of business development, and then was promoted to president in 1999. From 2001 to 2002, O’Dwyer was the executive vp of business development for Encompass Mechanical Services before joining Way Engineering Ltd. in 2003 as vice president of business development. He is a 1979 graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology, Industrial Distribution.
Executive Vice President – Operations
Dennis Cowen, has 35 years experience in the mechanical contracting field, beginning in 1977 as an estimator with Donald Miller Company before joining the J.F. Cavanaugh Co. as a project manager in 1978. In 1981, he moved to Natkin & Company as senior project manager and later to vice president and operations manager of their Kansas City office. He went to Foley Company as senior construction manager and vice president in 1996, joined the Baker Construction Management Services Company in 1999 as vice president, and eventually joined the Way Engineering, Ltd. organization in 2003 as a senior project manager. Cowen has a B.S. in Construction Management/Engineering and also attended Carrier Thermodynamics and Air Conditioning Engineering & Design School.
Executive Vice President – Construction
Randy Bradshaw has 41 years of experience in the mechanical contracting field, starting as an apprentice up to superintendent and on to project management and finally vp of construction. He began his career as an apprentice in 1972 with Allied Mechanical Contractors before moving to the McCally Company in 1976. He worked at Natkin & Company as a journeyman, then for Alyeska Pipeline in 1977 as apprentice, before joining the Burden Brothers team as foreman and then superintendent. Bradshaw was superintendent for Sam P Wallace Company in 1980 before launching his own business in 1985 – Southeast Systems, Inc. In 1991, he was employed as VP of Construction with Beard Mechanical Contractors, with a short interim with Burden Brothers Inc as a project manager. He joined the Way Engineering, Ltd. – Dallas team as a project manager and labor liaison in 2002. Bradshaw is a member of Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 100 in Dallas, where he was also examining board member. He holds a Master Plumber’s License with the State of Texas.
John Newlin has 33 years experience in the mechanical contracting business. Recruited right after college in 1980, he worked four years with a private national mechanical contractor (the EMDE Company) with annual sales of $220 million, where he received intense training in all aspects of large commercial mechanical contracting. Newlin then co-founded Mechanical Interiors, Inc. (MIINC) in 1984 as president and CEO; he grew it into a $42 million company by 1998. The company was then sold to a NYSE-listed firm and became part of a $4.2 billion corporation. He made a three-year commitment to the company, holding the position of regional president for the central United States and was responsible for $450 million in annual revenues. Newlin left Encompass in June of 2001 to work as a private consultant in the contracting business. He has been very active in all the major building associations in North Texas and holds several licenses and certifications for the state of Texas. He graduated from the University of Texas with a B.S. in Architectural Engineering.
Marcia Rhoades has 29 years experience in the mechanical contracting business. She began her career in 1984 as a purchasing/accounting assistant for Natkin & Company, and in 1989 was promoted to leader in accounting/job cost system for the entire company. She filled many roles – purchasing manager, operations assistant, project management assistant, estimating coordinator on all bids, accounting assistant, accounting manager on payables/receivables, job costing, contract administration, subcontracts, month-end accounting close and final close-out on all projects. Rhoades joined the Ivey Mechanical Company as office manager in 1997; and in 2002 she joined the Way Engineering, Ltd. – Dallas office as office manager. Ms. Rhoades jointed the MIINC team in 2004 as an accounting / office manager.