May 12, 2016

Jeffery Creighton & Bradley Hanpeter Join Barton Malow Company as Lean Leaders

Elevating Barton Malow’s Continuous Improvement Strategies

Southfield, MI — May 12, 2016 — Barton Malow Company, a leader in construction services in North America, is pleased to announce that Jeffery Creighton and Bradley Hanpeter have joined the Barton Malow team as Lean Leaders. In their roles, they will focus on developing and implementing Lean construction solutions as well as improving operational and financial outcomes through the application of process excellence principles.

Jeff’s 22-year career began in project delivery with roles as a journeyman ironworker and foreman with Ironworkers Local #25 as well as project management before transitioning to benchmarking and Lean construction management. Previously, as Benchmarking & Lean Manager, Jeff focused on promoting Lean construction and management initiatives for project delivery teams to continuously drive best-in-class project performance.

“Jeff’s project delivery experience coupled with his talents to manage and analyze lean metrics across the entire company will help Barton Malow increase project performance and leverage our competitive strategies,” said Alex Ivanikiw, Senior Vice President. “He will be an asset as a subject matter expert in process improvement, Lean fundamentals and application.”

Jeff holds a Masters of Business Administration in Global Leadership and Management from Lawrence Technological University, a Bachelors of Business Administration from Davenport University and is a journeyman ironworker and certified welder. Jeff is a resident of Keego Harbor, Michigan.

Brad has over 30 years of experience in leading teams to drive results using process excellence, continuous improvement and lean systems within an organization. His broad base of experience includes leadership of lean/quality teams in the design and implementation of process solutions as well as championing numerous improvement efforts utilizing Lean, Kaizen, Value Stream Mapping, Value Engineering/Value Analysis, and many other improvement methodologies.

“Brad excels at driving continuous improvement and operational excellence across global organizations and diverse environments,” said Alex Ivanikiw, Senior Vice President. “He has a demonstrated ability to deliver strong financial and operational results while simultaneously enhancing the value proposition for customers and the work experience for employees.”

Brad holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science in Operations Research/Industrial Engineering from Cornell University. He is an active member of the Michigan Lean Consortium and a certified Six Sigma Green Belt from the Juran Institute. Brad is a resident of Farmington Hills, Michigan.

About Barton Malow Company

Barton Malow Company provides construction services for a variety of delivery methods as well as capabilities to increase safety, quality and productivity through the ability to self-perform trades and technology.

Barton Malow Company leads North America as one of the top performing contractors in market specialties such as education, energy, federal, healthcare, industrial and manufacturing and special event facilities. Our vision is to build People, Projects and Communities.

We build innovative solutions through engaging technology like Building Information Modeling (BIM) and unique contracting methods like integrated project delivery (IPD). Our long term goal is to build innovative and trust based solutions to double efficiency by our 100th anniversary in 2024. The Barton Malow team includes 1,800 people throughout 12 offices and is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan. Annual revenues exceed $1.5 billion. Barton Malow is an equal opportunity employer.

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