Geiger & Peters

PRESIDENT – STEPHEN H. KNITTER
knitter@gpsteel.com

25 Years experience in Manufacturing Engineering.
20 years experience in the steel industry.
17 Years with Geiger & Peters.

BS Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Purdue University.

Responsibilities include:

  • Bottom-line accountability for all functions of the Fabrication Facility concerning Sales, Financial, Marketing, Engineering, Quality Control, Production, Environmental and Human Resource Matters.


VICE PRESIDENT-SALES – BARRY D. HOCHSTEDLER
barry@gpsteel.com

23 Years’ experience in the steel industry.
12 Years with Geiger & Peters.

BS Civil Engineering, Purdue University
MBA, Indiana University
2 Years’ experience with A&E Firm

Duties include:

  • Management of Sales and Estimating for all new projects
  • Conceptual Budgeting
  • Advisory with Project Managers
  • Oversight of Design/Build Projects


VICE PRESIDENT-OPERATIONS – CHARLES G. DENTON
cdenton@gpsteel.com

38 Years in the steel business at Geiger & Peters, Inc.

AA Business Administration, Ivy Tech State College
Certified Welder

Responsibilities include:

  • Management of Production
  • Communication of contract requirements to the Production Management Team
  • Maintenance of Production Records
  • Batching of drawings for release into the shop
  • Communication of revisions to shop personnel


VICE PRESIDENT-ENGINEERING – ROBERT C. ELSNER, P.E.
engr@gpsteel.com

44 Years of experience in the steel industry.
22 Years with Geiger & Peters.

BS Civil Engineering, Purdue University.
Vice President Engineering at Farnsworth Steel, Inc.

Duties include:

  • Management of Engineering Department
  • Coordination of detailing of all jobs done in-house and by outside firms
  • Maintenance of all Engineering Logs.
  • Communication of Revisions


PROJECT MANAGER – JOSEPH W. BUEDEL, PE
buedel@gpsteel.com

43 Years experience in the industry.
19 Years with Geiger & Peters.

BS CNT, Purdue University
Bovis International, Kajima International

Duties include:

  • Full responsibility of the project
  • Planning, organizing, motivating, and controlling resources to achieve the client’s goals.
  • Bridges the gap between the production team and client.
  • Management of the key issues of cost, time, quality, and above all, client satisfaction.


PROJECT MANAGER – SCOTT LEIGHTY
leighty@gpsteel.com

36 Years experience in the steel industry.
25 years experience in steel fabrication
10 Years with Geiger & Peters.

BA Business, University of Saint Francis

Duties include:

  • Full responsibility of the project
  • Planning, organizing, motivating, and controlling resources to achieve the client’s goals.
  • Bridges the gap between the production team and client Management of the key issues of cost, time, quality, and above all, client satisfaction.


PROJECT MANAGER – DARRELL TACKET
tackett@gpsteel.com

27 Years experience in the industry.
4 Years with Geiger & Peters.

BS BCT, Purdue University
Hagerman Construction

Duties include:

  • Full responsibility of the project
  • Planning, organizing, motivating, and controlling resources to achieve the client’s goals.
  • Bridges the gap between the production team and client Management of the key issues of cost, time, quality, and above all, client satisfaction.


PROJECT MANAGER – DERICK WOODS
woods@gpsteel.com

21 Years experience in the steel fabrication industry.
12 Years with Geiger & Peters.

BS CNT, Purdue University

Duties include:

  • Full responsibility of the project
  • Planning, organizing, motivating, and controlling resources to achieve the client’s goals.
  • Bridges the gap between the production team and client Management of the key issues of cost, time, quality, and above all, client satisfaction.


PROJECT MANAGER – JIM LAUER
jlauer@gpsteel.com

38 Years experience in the steel industry.
1 Year with Geiger & Peters.

Indiana University

Allstate Steel Erectors

Duties include:

  • Full responsibility of the project
  • Planning, organizing, motivating, and controlling resources to achieve the client’s goals.
  • Bridges the gap between the production team and client Management of the key issues of cost, time, quality, and above all, client satisfaction.


DETAILING MANAGER – RICHARD SALMA
salma@gpsteel.com

44 Years experience in the steel industry.
18 Years with Geiger & Peters.

Duties include:

  • Manage detailers of steel shop and erection drawings
  • Review approval drawings to verify client requirements and G&P standards
  • Coordinate advance material purchases
  • Review RFI’s


PURCHASING MANAGER – GREG VAVUL
vavul@gpsteel.com

20 Years experience in the steel industry.
20 Years with Geiger & Peters.

BS Business, Indiana University Kelly School of Business

Duties include:

  • Purchasing of all materials for production
  • Maintenance of Quality Documents
  • LEED Project Documentation


STAFF ENGINEER – TODD RYAN, P.E.
ryan@gpsteel.com

24 Years of experience in the steel industry.
2 Years with Geiger & Peters.

BS Civil Engineering, Purdue University.
Structural Design Inc.

Duties include:

  • Coordination of detailing of jobs done in-house and by outside firms
  • Maintenance of all Engineering Logs.
  • Communication of Revisions