Leading a facility management operation involves diverse responsibilities and evolving goals. Since 2003, Facility Executive magazine has recognized facility management leaders with its annual Facility Executive of the Year Award. This lively panel discussion will feature past award recipients, recognized for their work related to energy improvements, water management, technology implementation, construction projects, and more. Hear about the initiatives and projects for which they've been recognized — and how they're continuing to push forward for their organizations.
Bob Wengel, the 2012 Facility Executive of the Year, has been with Shedd Aquarium in Chicago since 1995 and is currently the Vice President of Facilities. Wengel’s responsibilities include managing the Maintenance, Operations, Environmental Services, and Safety and Security departments and the administration of 20 maintenance service contracts that include elevator, chiller and fire system testing and maintenance, roofing and tuck pointing, and landscaping services.
Ralph Linne, the 2016 Facility Executive of the Year, is Director of Facilities for Hamilton County, Ohio, a position he has held since January, 2001. Prior to this position, Linne served as Facilities Services Manager for BOCC of Cuyahoga County Ohio. He has more than 25 years of facilities management experience, as well as over 35 years of construction management experience.
Mr. Reddig is currently the Director of Facilities at Ford Field. He is responsible for all buildings and systems on the Ford Field footprint, including the stadium, parking deck, surface lots, and the commercial real estate within Ford Field.
John Friedlander is a Senior Director at Kroll, based in the New York office. He has a varied security operational and administrative background, and has directed security management operations for leading financial firms, property management organizations, and high net worth individuals for nearly 20 years.
At Facility Executive Live!, industry experts will present on a variety of topics that are of critical importance to facility management professionals.
Brad Shokes is a Senior Vice President within the Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) service line at JLL and is the Business Lead for Facilities Flex.
This presentation will focus on the security awareness components of workplace violence and active shooter concerns for commercial office settings, including high-rise buildings. Topics to be covered are: building occupancy characteristics, typical security-related incidents, warning signs and indicators, response protocols, notification hierarchies, concealment vs. cover, what to expect when law enforcement arrives.