President and Chief Executive Officer
Greg Rice joined Penhall full time in February 2018 as their President and Chief Executive Officer. Greg brings over 33 years of experience in the industrial and construction services industries. Mr Rice has been a member of the Penhall Board of Directors since Sept 2014 working closely with past leadership team on safety, operational and sales improvements. Prior to joining Penhall, Greg served as the President and Chief Operating Officer for HydroChem LLC. His career with HydroChem LLC began over 33 years ago as a field engineer trainee and has included operational, safety, and sales/business development positions throughout those years, including international business development experience. Mr Rice has driven key safety initiatives, profit and loss responsibilities for multiple locations as well as sales/business development programs over multiple branch and project operations. Greg has achieved degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration from Oklahoma State University in 1986. In addition, he has completed several executive management programs through Harvard Business School, Rice University, Louisiana State University, Emory University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Chief Financial Officer
Lee Barnett joined Penhall in February 2018 as the Chief Financial Officer bringing over 27 years of experience in the construction service industry to Penhall. Prior to Penhall, Lee served as the CFO of Brace Industrial Group, CFO of Brown & Root Industrial Services, CFO of Foster Wheeler USA Corporation, Controller for The Shaw Group and Controller for Rust Constructors. Lee’s experience managing the finances around projects and construction brings the focus needed to Penhall to help improve profits on projects and implementing new processes and procedures to enhance profitability for the Company. Lee graduated from Auburn University with a B.S. in Accounting.
Senior Vice President, Operations
Brian Berger joined Penhall in April 2016 as their Vice-President, Northwest Region and was promoted to Sr. Vice-President, Operations in January 2019. Brian brings over 20 years of experience in the General Contracting background. Originally from Baltimore, MD and prior to joining Penhall, Brian worked for Kiewit, the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company and Aegion Corporation in various roles, from Field Engineer to Director of Operations. Brian strength in Estimating, Project Management and Operations has allowed Penhall to continue its focus and growth in the Projects arena. Brian holds a BSBA degree in Real Estate and Construction Management from the University of Denver and currently resides in Denver, CO.
Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Dave Myslenski joined Penhall Company in November 2018 and currently serves the company as the Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing. Dave has over 30 years of professional management and leadership experience. Prior to Penhall Company, Dave served in the United States Air Force as an air traffic controller, worked for Rohm and Haas Company as a training, quality and contractor manager, held the positions as Business Alliance Manager and Regional Operations Manager for HydroChem Industrial Services, and most recently Vice President of Operational Excellence and Vice President, Rental and Compliance for Total Safety US. Dave holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a Masters of Science in Counseling and Human Development from Troy University. Additionally, Dave has a professional certificate in Lean Six Sigma from Villanova University and is a certified John Maxwell Team leadership trainer and coach.
Vice President, HSE & Training
Roger Raney joined Penhall in May 2018 as their Vice President of Health, Safety, Environmental and Training. Roger brings over 30 years of safety and operations experience in the industrial service, construction and oil and gas sectors. Prior to joining Penhall, Roger served as a Senior Vice President for HydroChem LLC where he held safety and operational leadership roles. Roger has been instrumental in improving Penhall’s safety performance and culture through his leadership and development of practical and effective processes. Roger holds both the Certified Safety Professional and Construction Safety and Health Technologist designations from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. Roger earned his B.A. degree from the University of Houston in 1996. In addition, he has completed graduate level courses in Environmental Management and Business Administration. Roger proudly served in the US Army’s 3rd Armored Division and 1st Cavalry Division.
Vice President, Business Development
Joe Morello has been with Penhall Company for 32 years. Promoted in 2020 to Vice President of Business Development, he previously served as Vice President of Corporate Development for 4 years. He is currently responsible for business development growth of national accounts, key accounts, technology services and acquisitions. His strategic focus is to expand Penhall Company’s Core and Technology service model in existing and new markets. Prior to 2016, Mr. Morello was Vice President of West Operations and was responsible for day to day operations of 18 service and contract offices from Seattle to Hawaii. Mr. Morello started with Penhall in 1987 as a salesman in the Santa Clara office. In 1997, he relocated to the Pacific Northwest to open Greenfield Operations in Portland, OR and Seattle, WA markets. Mr. Morello has a B.S. degree in Industrial Technology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA.
Vice President, Human Resources
Terry Cooley joined the Penhall organization in June 2017 as the Vice-President of Human Resources. In 2019, he assumed the responsibility of corporate payroll. Terry has over 13 years of operational management experience and over 17 years of Human Resources management experience. Before joining Penhall, Terry was the Senior Vice-President of Human Resources for Education Futures Group, LLC and part of a leadership team that grew the company by more than 1000 employees organically in 7 years. He has utilized critical thinking, employee engagement, company-specific metrics, project management, and other business talents to improve organizational and operational effectiveness across organizations. Terry executed these experiences in the food, auto, appliance, healthcare, durable goods, and for-profit secondary education industries. He is also the recipient of the 2016 DallasHR Executive of the Year and an Advisory Board Member for the University of Texas in Dallas that contributed to launching a BS Degree Program in Human Resources Management. Terry holds BS Degree in Supply Chain Management from Pennsylvania State University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Wilmington University.
Jennifer G. Black
Vice President and General Counsel
Jennifer G. Black joined Penhall in January, 2021 as its Vice President and General Counsel. Jennifer has 30 years of legal experience in the construction and oil and gas industries, including experience in private practice and as in-house counsel. In addition to law firm experience as both trial and arbitration counsel, Jennifer served as SVP and General Counsel for Total Safety, Inc. Previously, she was in-house counsel for HydroChem Industrial Services, Inc. and Allwaste, Inc. Prior to law school, Jennifer worked in construction as a field engineer and project manager. Jennifer brings experience in managing litigation, risk management, contracts management, and operational support to Penhall. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in Environmental Engineering from Tufts University and received her JD from New York Law School.