Holyoke, MA – Daniel O’Connell’s Sons (DOC), a general contractor and construction management firm, announced that Joubin Hassanein has joined the firm as president.
He will be responsible for the management and strategic direction at the firm. He will be based in the firm’s Holyoke office and succeeds Jeff Bardell who is retiring after leading DOC for the past 16 years.
Prior to joining Daniel O’Connell’s Sons, Hassanein served as the director of the New England Group for Shawmut Design and Construction. Prior to Shawmut, as the New England district manager for Nicholson Construction, he designed and implemented a business development plan in New England. He started his career as a construction manager with Modern Continental/Jay Cashman where he worked on one of the most complicated urban projects in the history of the U.S., the “Big Dig.”
“I am very excited to be joining Daniel O’Connell’s Sons as president,” said Hassanein. “The culture of the company is based on core values and principles that are evident in how the firm delivers its services and has built trust with the clients. It is a talent driven company that has the proven ability to successfully complete a diversity of project types, both heavy/civil and building. I am looking forward to developing and implementing a vision for the future with the highly talented individuals working at Daniel O’Connell’s Sons.”
“I am very excited about Joubin joining the very talented team we have at Daniel O’Connell’s Sons,” said Jim Sullivan, president of The O’Connell Companies, Inc. “Joubin is strategic, forward-thinking, and genuine. He has a detailed knowledge of the construction process and has been at the forefront of improvements in construction technology and delivery methods, lecturing at various industry organizations across the country on LEAN construction, and the Integrated Project Delivery method. His previous experience in both civil and building construction projects is a great fit for DOC.”
Hassanein earned a degree in civil engineering from Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada, and trained as a structural engineer in Canada where he was a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario for over 25 years. He is a member of the Lean Construction Institute (LCI) and serves on the school building committee for the town of Wellesley.