DPS Group Announces Promotion, New Hires

Boston – DPS Group announced it has promoted Mike Sheehan to U.S. regional director of architecture & engineering. In addition, the company welcomed Keith Donnelly as the U.S. regional LEAN specialist; Nathan Speanburg, P.E., PMP, CM-LEAN as U.S. regional director, project management; and Noe Vallejo, U.S. regional director, Environmental Health & Safety (EHS). All four will report to Werner Greyling, president of U.S. project operations.

In a career spanning over 20 years of project management experience in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and semi-conductor industries, Sheehan’s primary focus since joining DPS has been on novel therapy manufacturing facilities, including cell and gene therapy cGMP manufacturing facilities. Based in Boston, he brings a considerable background in project engineering, program management, construction, and CQV on both client and A&E project teams to his current role.

With over 25 years of experience working on a diverse portfolio of projects, primarily in the semiconductor sector, Donnelly is experienced in layout optimization and design for high-volume semiconductor/advanced technology manufacturing facilities. He has been with DPS in the Albany, N.Y. office for four years in a design management role, and he is responsible for design, construction, and contract management.

Based in Albany, Speanburg has worked in the construction industry for the last 15 years, with most of his time as the lead on advance technology projects. He is involved in all phases of projects, from early programming, estimating, design, construction, final commissioning, and closeout. He holds his Professional Engineer license and holds PMP and CM-Lean certifications.

Working out of DPS Group’s office in Albany, Vallejo is responsible for optimizing the safety and health programs on construction projects. He is skilled in the coordination of safety efforts with owners, contractors, and field personnel to maximize the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the safety and health efforts on projects. He comes with several certifications related to his field: CHST, STSC, SMS (in review), SAIA, Crane Rigging, MSHA, and OSHA 30.

“Some of our objectives this year are to make some strategic changes to our organization to support our continued growth and planned future investment in the U.S.,” said Greyling. “These changes include the appointment of US Regional support functions on a full-time basis, building out of subject matter experts (SMEs), and becoming an industry leader in LEAN project execution. We are excited to have Keith, Nathan, and Noe to the company and congratulate Mike on his promotion.”