Steve VanWormer is Vice President and General Manager for Austin’s West Michigan Operations and is responsible for projects based out of Austin’s Kalamazoo, Michigan, office. Steve ensures that adequate financial, operational and human resources are maintained throughout each project and that the client’s objectives are consistently achieved by the project team.
Steve’s career with The Austin Company began in 1989, working as a construction laborer, then as Unit Superintendent with Austin’s construction and maintenance team in Kalamazoo. During this assignment, which ran through 1994, he supervised a multitude of projects and maintenance work at one of the nation’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturing campuses. Subsequent roles with Austin included Owner’s Representative, Project Superintendent and Manager of Construction. Here, Steve was responsible for the supervision of construction operations, including preconstruction planning, coordination and scheduling of company trade personnel and subcontractors, obtaining competitive pricing, and monitoring compliance with technical specifications, as well as government regulations.
Steve has over 25 years of experience in managing construction activities, including project management, construction management, safety director, superintendent for environmental projects and as a maintenance superintendent. Steve is experienced in managing design-build and construction activities within pharmaceutical and other production environments, including Upjohn Company, Pharmacia & Upjohn Company, Muskegon Chronicle, and Rohm and Haas.