Fred's experience exceeds 39 years in the industry. His roles have evolved over the years beginning as laborer and working his way up to be the owner of Knapp Construction, Inc. Today, Fred is Vice President of the Tucson operations of Core Construction, for the past nine years. He also serves as a Project Manager, when needed and is involved in Business Development. His credentials include CMAA, NAVFAC, OSHA, MSHA, ACE along with various boards and committees.
John Nyman, AIA Concord Construction Company
John has 40 years of general contracting experience. John consistently raises the bar on defining the delivery of excellence as indicated by Concord receiving the 2006, 2010, and 2016 Cornerstone Award, General Contractor of the Year. In addition, John received the 2011 Construction Industry's Good Scout Award presented by the Boy Scouts of America and the 2012 Jerry Wyatt Community Service Award presented by the Cornerstone Building Foundation.
Fernando Galvez, P.E. Monrad Engineering
Michael Becherer, AIA Swaim Associates, Ltd.
Peter Dourlein, AIA The University of Arizona
Peter is Campus Architect and Assistant Vice President at the University of Arizona's Planning, Design & Construction Department who are responsible for over $500 million in annual Capital Development of the campus. Peter has been with the University over 26 years now and previously worked in the private sector in both the design and construction industries. He is an avid supporter of the industry in southern Arizona and beyond; is a proud member of the AIA and MPA boards, and works relentlessly with his team to create a campus that inspires.
Evan Eglin Eglin+Bresler Architects, P.C.
Evan Eglin brings over 30 years of comprehensive architectural experience to a diverse clientele. He approaches every design with creative enthusiasm and professionalism, balancing marketplace demands with modern technologies, codes and costs. Evan strongly believes in an architectural team approach with close interaction among architect, client, and contractor. Active in the community of architecture, Evan has served as Director of the Southern Arizona Chapter of the AIA and Chairman of Architecture Week for several years.
Randall D. Harris, P.E., CSI, CDT Western Technologies Inc.
Randy Harris, PE, CSI, CDT serves as a board representative for CSI and is the current CSI Tucson Chapter President. He is Managing Director at Western Technologies Inc. and provides consulting services related to geotechnical, environmental, and materials engineering; construction materials testing; Special Inspections; and nondestructive testing services. His professional experience began in 1988 when he graduated from the University of Arizona (Go Cats!) and he has been active in Cornerstone since 2010.
Gregory Markling, FCSI iBIMsolutions
Greg Markling, FCSI is a senior building information management consultant with iBIMsolutions, LLC, a Building Information Management consulting firm dedicated to enhancing the value of the design and construction services by focusing on effective management of building information. Greg has over 40 years experience as a practicing architect, specification writer, and construction contract administrator. He is a 35-year member of CSI, and former Institute President. Greg is a Fellow of the Construction Specifications Institute, a Certified Construction Specifier and Certified Construction Contract Administrator, and is also a LEED Accredited Professional.
Katharine Kent The Solar Store
Katharine J. Kent is President of The Solar Store. She has a BS in Chemical Engineering, a MS in Nuclear and Energy Engineering, and a MBA. She is a licensed professional engineer and a certified energy manager. She holds plumbing and electrical contractor's licenses. The first woman to obtain three NABCEP certifications: PV and Solar Thermal Installer's and Professional Technical Sales.
Angie Ziegler General Air Control
Angie Ziegler is the Vice President of General Air Control, Inc. which provides testing, adjusting, and balancing services to the commercial construction industry. Angie, along with her husband Jon, became the owners of the firm in 1994. GAC is the proud recipient of the 2011 Corners Subcontractor of the Year award. In that same year, Angie was awarded the Jerry Wyatt Community Service Award. Angie has been privileged to serve on several industry association boards including CBF, ABA, and NAWIC.
Tracy D. Miller Western Technologies Inc.
Tracy D. Miller is the Marketing Director for Western Technologies Inc. She is originally from Texas and moved to Tucson in 1996. She joined Western Technologies Inc. in April 2015 but has been involved in the local A/E/C industry since 2003. She is a member/volunteer for Cornerstone, ATB, SDA, SAAEMA, Amigos, ASCE, SAME, CSI, and Canstruction. Her passion is volunteering in the community. She has a grown son in Texas and two dogs that she adopted from the Pima Animal Shelter.
Pat Sauer Eglin+Bresler Architects, P.C.
Awards Banquet Sponsor Representative
Matt Minder Southwest Gas Corporation
Matt Minder is an Energy Advisor for Southwest Gas Corporation, a natural gas utility that serves southern Arizona, central Arizona, Nevada, and parts of southern California. Matt is a graduate of Fort Lewis College, where he received a BA in marketing in 1990. After graduation, Matt began his career at Southwest Gas, where he specializes in natural gas sales for the residential component of new business. Working with national and local home builders, and developers to bring gas infrastructure into their new home communities. Matt serves on the board of directors of the Southern Arizona Home Builders Association, and is an assistant men's basketball coach at Pima Community College. Matt is married to Lisa, and has three wonderful children Madison, Hayden, and Isabella.