Field Leaders Toledo | October 7-9, 2020

Keynote Speakers

John Koontz

John Koontz, MCAA’s Director of Project Management Education, brings a balance of academic and practical experience to his presentations. A former tenured associate professor in Purdue University’s Department of Building Construction Management, he served as Purdue’s mechanical construction management coordinator. He has been teaching since 1992. Prior to this, he spent 15 years in the employment of MCAA contractors in a variety of positions including senior project manager, project manager, project engineer and estimator.

Mark Rogers

MCAA Past President / West Chester Mechanical Contractors Aston, PA
Mark Rogers is the Chief Operating Officer of West Chester Mechanical Contractors. He started out as a steamfitter, then started West Chester Mechanical in 1996. The company specializes in private commercial work in the healthcare and educational arenas. An MCAA past president and Chair Emeritus of MCAA’s Education Committee, Mark’s passion is education for everyone involved in our industry. He continues to help develop programs and sessions for the association, including the “Real Cost of a Manhour” presentation, which he has delivered over 125 times in the past eight years.

Greg Fuller

MCAA Past President/ North Mechanical Contracting and Services Company
Greg Fuller is the President and owner of Indianapolis-based North Mechanical Contracting and Services Company. Greg began learning about the craft at age five when he’d meet his father on jobsites. His journey continued into his teen years when he stocked shelves in his father’s small plumbing service company while gaining new insights into the business. After completing his apprenticeship, he joined North Mechanical and moved up to Project Manager when the position opened with the departure of the owner’s son.

Chris Haslinger

United Association
Christopher A. Haslinger was appointed to the position of Administrative Assistant to the General President on January 1, 2019. Chris handles various assignments such as Local Union Officer Educational Programs, UA Organizing Contribution Collections and other tasks as designated by UA General President Mark McManus. Prior to this appointment, he had served as the UA's Director of Education and Training. He served his apprenticeship as an HVACR technician with Local Union 50 in Toledo, Ohio. Chris has an Associate's degree in Industrial Training, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Labor Education and a Master's degree in Business Administration. He is also a graduate of the MCAA's Advanced Leadership Institute (ALI).

Kevin Dougherty

Leading Construction Industry Consultant
Kevin Dougherty, a leading construction industry consultant, has been guiding organizations as they adapt to a changing industry. He provides realistic, open-minded tangible solutions to today’s problems. Kevin is based in Sarasota, FL, and frequently speaks to construction industry organizations who welcome his engaging, enthusiastic manner.

Mark Breslin

Breslin Strategies
Mark Breslin, President of Breslin Strategies in Alamo, CA, is the fourth generation of his family engaged in the construction industry and he knows its issues first-hand. Mark is known for his straightforward presentation style and as one of the foremost speakers on labor-management relationships, change management and workforce development. He is the author of several books including The Five Minute Foreman—Managing the People Side of Construction and Alpha Dog—Leading, Managing and Motivating in the Construction Industry.