Advanced Manufacturing


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Manufacturing has expanded to play a major role in the Arizona economy, and much of that is coming from highly advanced sectors like semiconductors, cutting-edge batteries, alternative vehicles and related industries. Join BEX as we examine the state of the Advanced Manufacturing construction market, where it stands and where it’s going.


Christine Mackay

Community and Economic Development Director | City of Phoenix - MODERATOR

Christine is the Community and Economic Development Director with the City of Phoenix. She is responsible for leading the Business Development Team, including the areas of business attraction, business retention and expansion, small business and entrepreneurial efforts, downtown development, international, retail and workforce development. During the past five years, she has helped locate or expand more than 180 companies into the Region, brought more than 26,000 jobs, added nearly 5 million square feet to the industrial/office base and brought more than $7 billion in capital investment into the community. In 2016, Christine was named the Economic Developer of the Year, by the Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED).

Carl Beardsley

Senior Director-Capital Markets Group, JLL

Carl is a Senior Director in the Capital Markets Group for Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) where he focuses directly in the data center space. He works with investors, operators, developers, and end-users with a variety of services such as site selection, acquisition, disposition, debt & equity placement, leasing, and colocation strategies. His well-developed technical knowledge of real estate process gives him a broad understanding of the important principles that must be incorporated into any transaction. Carl started at JLL in 2016 with a background in the specialty finance sector. He brings over ten years of experience in commercial real estate and structured finance. He holds an active real estate license in the state of Arizona, a debt origination license in the state of Arizona and a debt origination license in the state of Nevada.

Chad Buck

Senior Vice President, Sundt Construction

Chad brings over 20 years of industry experience to his new role as Senior Vice President of the Building Group at Sundt. Before joining the Building Group, Buck most recently served as Senior Vice President for the company’s Industrial Group. Buck earned his bachelor’s degree in construction management from Northern Arizona University and a master’s degree in business administration from Arizona State University. He is a member of the Arizona Builders’ Alliance Leadership Development community, the American Society of Professional Estimators, the Design-Build Institute of America, and the United States Green Building Council. He is also a Design-Build Professional, a Certified Professional Constructor and a LEED Accredited Professional.

Terry Rucker

Principal, Farnsworth Group

Terry is a principal at Farnsworth Group with over 38 years of experience in the architectural profession, with project experience in commercial, industrial, advanced manufacturing, semi-conductor, retail developments, higher education, municipal, and recreational project types. As a principal at Farnsworth Group, he oversees the western region architectural group, including approximately 30 architects residing in offices within Phoenix, Denver, Fort Collins, and Des Moines. Terry is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the National Council of Registration Boards and holds licenses in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, New York, Nevada, and Montana. Terry earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Texas Tech University. His success as an architect leans on the premise that good design requires a balance of quality architectural design, schedule and budgetary adherence, efficient teamwork, and, most importantly, listening to and meeting the ultimate expectations of the client. His expertise in project and resource management, coupled with his dedication to unmatched client service, has resulted in maintaining solid client relationships for over 20 years.


First NameLast NameCompanyTitle
DeniseAllenSolutions AECBusiness Development Manager
MattAvilaMortensonBusiness Development Manager
CarrieBailesBuehlerBusiness Development Manager
OdetteBakkerCity of PhoenixEconomic Development Manager/Community and Economic Developmet Department 
JeremyBarretteAffiliated EngineersPrincipal
BethBeesonBEXEvents & Marketing Coordinator
DerronBowyerEmc2 Group Architects PlannersDirector of Business Development 
JanaBrickeyDFDG Architecture Principal / Business Development 
CameronBungerBunger Steel, Inc.Sales/Estimator 
HugoChairezIMEGAssociate, Senior Electrical Designer 
LeaCheshareckSpectrum Engineers, TBCxBusiness Development Manager
DanielChildersArchitektonAssociate Architect, AIA
David ClarkEmpire CatRental Sales Manager 
JerryCrowellBayley ConstructionRegional President
JeffDaltonFCL BuildersVice President 
CortDarlingKBE Building CorporationRegional Manager
NathanDavisSiemens Industry, Inc.Account Executive 
MichaelDillClaycoDirector of Advanced Technologies and Operations
KeliDobbersteinHunter ContractingBusiness Development Manager
KevinDumcumWestmarcDirector, Regional Workforce Development 
WayneEinbinderKitchellAZ Regional Manager
RandyEskelsonGray WolfVice President of Development 
ChaseFarnsworthMortensonSenior Project Development Manager
PatFieldsBunger Steel, Inc.Sales/Estimator 
JohnFillionSDB Contracting Services Vice President
MikeFlanneryDPR ConstructionSenior Project Manager
LisaGarrisonAPS Solutions for BusinessSenior Energy Account Manager 
DeannGatesMartin White Griffis Structural Director of Business Development 
DaveGorikEmc2 Group Architects PlannersDirector of Operations
AnnemarieHaenflerACS Services LLCPrincipal
AshleyHatleyAffiliated EngineersDirector of Business Development 
BillHeadleyHolder ConstructionSenior Vice President 
DonHeltonBryconVice President of Business Development 
ScotHolcombCrawford Mechanical ServicesSpecial Projects Manager
LaurenHolcombe BEXGraphic Designer
CaraHollandSiemens Industry, Inc.Automation Lead
JakeHollingsworthOkland ConstructionBusiness Development Analyst
AndreaHowardBEXMarket Researcher 
DeanHowardAlston ConstructionDirector of Business Development 
KevinHutchingsFleming West, LLCBusiness Development
TomJacksonCorbinsBusiness Development
Anthony JeffersHensel PhelpsIndustry Leader
PatrickJoaquimLSW Engineers Arizona, Inc.Mechanical Engineer
BriannaJohnsonBEXMarket Researcher 
SophieKanabaySDB Contracting Services Business Development
JaimelynnKapileoFarnsworth GroupSenior Architectural Project Manager
Celeste KarlsrudKiewitBusiness Intelligence Analyst
RobKerchARCO ConstructionBusiness Development
TomKilnkertBryconSenior Project Manager
AndyKlemThe Weitz Company Project Executive 
AshleyKnippKnipp ContractingDirector of Business Development 
YvonneKoehlerPK AssociatesPrincipal
AaliyahKoelzerBEXMarket Researcher 
DanKruegerCrawford Mechanical ServicesDirector of Sales & Business Development 
ColinLaisure-PoolMPSW, Inc.Sales Engineer 
SteveLorenzoNinyo & MooreDirector of Business Development 
BillLukehartArcadisVice President
TeriLynnIntelligent Manufacturing Systems InternationalSenior Operations Director
JeffreyMaasGenslerSenior Design Manager
TuckerMaconSundt Construction Project Director 
JimMacWilliamWillmengBusiness Development Coordinator
AbbyMadrigalButler Design GroupAssoicate/Project Manager
JaredMaloneAssoicated Architects, Inc.Project Architect
RustyMartinGraycorGeneral Manager
DuaneMaskProDims LLCPresident
TomMcClureArchitektonMarketing Director
LisaMcFateWilson Electric Marketing Manager
MikeMcKinneyPCL ConstructionVice President and District Manager
KenMeloyAllegionSpecification Team Lead
KarlaMoranSalt River ProjectPrincipal Economic Development 
RebekahMorrisBEXFounder & President
Stephanie MunozDibbleBusiness Development Director
ParisNaqviGoodmans Interior StructuresAccount Manager
BriannaNesslerSmall GiantsMarketing Manager
DonNottkeDerek BuildersVice President of Business Development 
DarrinOrndorffDick and Fritsche Design GroupPresident
FrederickOuelletteCrawford Mechanical ServicesDirector of Construction
SarahOwenSundt Construction Business Development Manager
EricOwnbyAmes ConstructionBusiness Development Manager
MarisaPalomoThe PENTA Building GroupExecutive Director 
LyaParrishBEXDatabase Manager 
BenPerroneSundt Construction Project Director 
JonathanPetersAtlas Business Development Manager
AshleyPetersSmall GiantsMarketing Specialist 
MarkPetersonStantecProject Manager
JoePetteeEnergy Engineering Associates, Inc.Senior Operations Manager 
Michelle PiersonCity of PhoenixDeputy Director/Community and Economic Development Department
KimPooleClaycoVice President
RachelPrattHensel PhelpsProposal Lead
KarenRatliffAdvanced Structural Engineering, Inc.Principal / Marketing & Business Design 
KatieRauschJohnson Carlier ConstructionBusiness Development and Marketing Specialist
CraigReesNinyo & MoorePrincipal, Construction Services 
RayReyesBunger Steel, Inc.Sales/Estimator 
LoriRichardsonC&S CompaniesSenior Business Development Manager
DanRichardsonEmpire CatRental Sales Manager 
RockRickertArchicon Architecture & Interiors, L.C.Principal / Business Development 
MichelleRousseauGilbane Building Company Unknown 
DougSandridgeFarnsworth GroupSenior Director
CodySchmidtSDB Contracting Services Project Manager
LisaShanleyHardison/Downey ConstructionDirector of Business Development 
LauraShiversJohnson Carlier ConstructionVice President
ChadShultzCorbinsVice President of Operations
GeoffShumwayHaydon Building CorpDirector of Business Development 
RobertSimmStantecSenior Vice President 
LisaSimonsVBFA Consulting EngineersBusiness Development
RyanSinclairPCL ConstructionConstruction Manager
NicoleSolarOlssonBusiness Development
RonStasArizona Foam & SprayBusiness Manager
Brian StoneSonoran Building Products, LLCPrincipal
JaceySuttonKBE Building CorporationBusiness Development Manager
SueSylvesterGraycorBusiness Development Manager 
MonicaTapiaBEXOffice Administrator
BrandonThayerIMEG CorpSenior Mechanical Engineer
EarlThompsonAllegionGC Consultant – End User Consultant 
JoshTomitaPCL ConstructionSpecial Projects Manager
MeghanUhlFocal Point Security President/CEO
RayValenzuelaOneVaenzuela Mining Group, Inc.Business Development
ScottWardWard DevelopmentBroker
EricWeberAllegionDistributor Consultant 
RichardWhitmanBrightView Landscape Development Business Development
MattieWhittLSW Engineers Arizona, Inc.Marketing Coordinator 
DianeWilsonHaydon Building CorpPursuits Manager/Business Development 
BobWirthProDimsSenior Scheduler



7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Registration Opens & Networking
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Panel Discussion
 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.


ASU SkySong Building