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New Chief Estimator in Rochester

Danforth is pleased to announce that Michael Ranalletta has been promoted to Chief Estimator for our Rochester region. Mike is a graduate of Alfred State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. He joined John W. Danforth Company full time in 2006, holding the position of Estimator prior to his promotion.…Read More

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Chris Herman Promoted to Senior Estimator

John W. Danforth is happy to announce the promotion of Chris Herman to Senior Estimator effective immediately. Chris is a graduate of Alfred State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. He joined John W. Danforth Company full time in 2009, holding the position of Estimator prior to his promotion. Over…Read More

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Danforth Names Raymond Rudolph Executive Vice President

John W. Danforth Company, one of the largest mechanical contractors in the northeast, announced that Raymond Rudolph, a longtime leader in the engineering and construction industry, has joined the company as executive vice president. Over the course of his 35-year career, Rudolph has successfully led a wide variety of large-scale national and international engineering, design…Read More

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Tim Hortons Now Open at Danforth’s South Park Avenue Facility

Buffalonians will now have a new spot to grab a cup of Tim Hortons coffee. This morning Danforth helped to welcome the first tenant to the retail space at our facility on South Park Avenue. County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Danforth’s CEO/Chairman Kevin “Duke” Reilly participated in the ribbon cutting for the Grand Opening celebration…Read More

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Matthew Ruhlig Promoted to Senior Project Manager in Capital Region

The John W. Danforth Company is pleased to announce the promotion of Matthew Ruhlig from Project Manager to Senior Project Manager in our Capital Region office. Matt is a graduate of Ferris State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Project Management. He began his career with Danforth right out of college, in January of…Read More

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U.A. Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 22 Member Recognized with Power of Our People Award

Danforth has recognized Jerry Wiess with the Power of Our People Award. Jerry is a member of Buffalo’s United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 22 and has been employed on multiple Buffalo projects including General Motors, Buffalo General Hospital, Olin Chemical and Key Bank Arena among others. Mike Bement nominated Jerry for this award…Read More

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Dennis Currie Promoted to Director of Service Operations

We are happy to announce the promotion of Dennis Currie to Director of Service Operations effective immediately. Dennis holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Alfred State College, and a Masters in Business Administration from the University at Buffalo. He is approaching his 19th year with John W. Danforth Company, and in…Read More

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Rochester’s Tyler Fitzpatrick is Promoted

Danforth’s Tyler Fitzpatrick has been promoted to Rochester Shop Manager. Tyler has been with Danforth since 2014 where he began as a shop driver and tool mechanic. From there, Tyler began managing the fabrication side of the shop by coordinating union labor, collaborating with Project Managers on fabrication projects, and ordering materials. Tyler’s expertise made…Read More

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Tonawanda Senior Estimator Promotion

Longtime Buffalo Estimator, Fred Smith-Dengler, has been promoted to Senior Estimator. Fred has over 26 years of experience as a Sheet Metal Worker, Project Manager, and Estimator. Fred was hired in May 2006 as Danforth expanded its sheet metal fabrication capabilities. His prior experience helped to get the new division off to a successful start…Read More

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Nick Optis Jr. Promoted to Senior Project Manager

Nick Optis Jr. is Danforth’s newest Senior Project Manager. His hard work and success on the jobsite as a Project Manager helped him earn his new role at Danforth. Nick started his career at Danforth in 2005 as a truck driver and shop employee. In 2007, Nick joined our Estimating Team as an intern before…Read More

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