President, CEO, and Board Chairman, Tim Hermann announced a leadership change at Collins & Hermann’s St. Louis corporate-based facilities. Mr. Hermann is resigning from his position of President but will remain CEO and Board Chairman on October 18, 2010, and thus will be spending more time on CEO related activities and also with his family.
Mike Shepard will be stepping into the role of President. Tim Hermann expects that Mr. Shepard will aide in raising the bar for customer relations, staff performance, and product quality.
Mike Shepard has been with Collins & Hermann, Inc. for 13 years and is presently Vice President – Owner. Shepard says the most significant thing he has learned from Tim Hermann is to “persevere through adversity and difficulty – don’t quit, and to embrace diversity.”
Shepard comes from the “traditional world” of civil construction as opposed to having his roots in “guardrail, fence, highway signs, and metal fabrication.” Hermann said that “this ‘different perspective’ will undoubtedly begin to change the way senior leadership at the company views long term business development and growth opportunities.”
Shepard said he is seeking to foster healthy relationships between all our employees and the clients. He wants the customers to know that Collins & Hermann is just not a fence and guardrail company. Shepard says, “I hear weekly from customers “I didn’t know you did all that!”
Collins & Hermann is a specialty subcontractor providing guardrail, signing, civil construction, fencing, and metal fabrication solutions to customers throughout the Midwest.
In an industry where the price is often the deciding factor, Collins & Hermann offer something more substantial – performance, reliability, flexibility, and more than 35 years experience in meeting the demands of their clients.
As a specialty subcontractor, they often do the little pieces of big jobs, but whatever the size of the project, they get in and get it done. Their highly skilled craftsmen provide professional quality designed to meet their customers’ quality standards.